8 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

8 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

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8 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  7 h 15 min
1
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Benalmadena
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: London

2
nights
Nerja

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Alberquilla, then kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, then don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Torrecilla, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burriana Beach, and then stroll through Playa del Molino de Papel.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nerja trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to Nerja is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Nerja hover around 33°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Old City, get great views at Puente Nuevo, then explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ronda tour planner.

Getting from Nerja to Ronda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nerja in June: highs in Ronda hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Benalmadena.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo

3
nights
Benalmadena

Benalmadena ©
Stretching from the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas mountain range to the Mediterranean ocean, Benalmádena offers all the highlights of southern Spain: traditional whitewashed villages, beautiful Costa del Sol beaches, and strong Andalusian influence.
Family-friendly places like Bioparc and Selwo Marina will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Benalmadena side-trips: Marbella (Climbing Tours, Puente Cristo del Amor, &more). The adventure continues: make a splash at Aqualand Torremolinos, go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Marina Benalmadena, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, and make a trip to Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Benalmadena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Benalmadena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ronda in June, you will find days in Benalmadena are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Benalmadena

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Marbella, Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña, Aqualand Torremolinos, Bioparc
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Bioparc ©
Bioparc
Aqualand Torremolinos ©
Aqualand Torremolinos
Selwo Marina ©
Selwo Marina

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