8 days in Marbella, Torremolinos & Benalmadena Itinerary

8 days in Marbella, Torremolinos & Benalmadena Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa del Sol visit planner

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Marbella
— 2 nights
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Torremolinos
— 3 nights
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Benalmadena
— 2 nights
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Marbella

— 2 nights

Spanish Riviera

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 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): take in the waterfront activity at Puerto Banus Marina, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida del Mar, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Marbella Old Town.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Marbella vacation planner.

London, UK to Marbella is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Marbella at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Torremolinos.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Torremolinos

— 3 nights
Torremolinos is a municipality on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean, immediately to the west of the city of Málaga, in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Family-friendly places like La Carihuela and Playa La Carihuela will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Aqualand Torremolinos, stroll through Playamar, browse the eclectic array of goods at Calle San Miguel, and look for all kinds of wild species at Crocodile Park.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Torremolinos online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Marbella to Torremolinos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Torremolinos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Benalmadena.

Things to do in Torremolinos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Benalmadena

— 2 nights

Life of the Costa del Sol

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Marina Benalmadena, identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, and then walk around Parque De La Paloma. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Selwo Marina, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

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Benalmadena is just a stone's throw from Torremolinos. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Benalmadena

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours