8 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

8 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
+3
Train + Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  7 h 15 min
1
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Ronda
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Marbella
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h
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 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Salon, kick back and relax at Capistrano Playa, and then kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nerja trip app.

London, UK to Nerja is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from London to Nerja, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon

3
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Let the collections at Museo Lara and Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Reservatauro Ronda and El Tajo de Ronda. Go for a jaunt from Ronda to Antequera to see El Torcal de Antequera about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: visit Old City, learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, take a stroll through La Ciudad, and get a dose of the wild on Paddock Paradise Ronda.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, Ronda is somewhat warmer than Nerja - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trip

El Torcal de Antequera
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Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Torcal de Antequera ©
El Torcal de Antequera
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

2
nights
Marbella

Marbella ©
Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, explore the galleries of Alcazaba, then contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, then kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala Mijas, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de la Duquesa, and finally try your luck at Riding Fun In The Sun.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Marbella itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Ronda to Marbella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Marbella sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Malaga, Playa de la Cala Mijas, Riding Fun In The Sun, Castillo de la Duquesa, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

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