8 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

8 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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8 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Malaga, Spain
Drive:  1​h
1
Marbella, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Marbella, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ronda, Spain
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Marbella, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Mijas, Spain
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
7
Ojen, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
8
Marbella, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Granada, Spain
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
10
Marbella, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Malaga, Spain
— 1 day
End: Malaga, Spain

2
nights
Marbella, Spain

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.
On the 8th (Sat), stroll through Playa de Zahora and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marbella trip itinerary maker site .

Malaga to Marbella is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive. In June in Marbella, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Marbella

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Zahora, Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia
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Playa de Zahora ©
Playa de Zahora

1
day
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
On the 9th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of The King's Chapel, stroll around Commonwealth Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park, kick back and relax at Rosia Bay, then take in the views from Windsor Suspension Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Haynes Cave Battery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gibraltar trip planner.

You can drive from Marbella to Gibraltar in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Marbella in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gibraltar: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park ©
Rosia Bay ©
Rosia Bay
Commonwealth Park ©
Commonwealth Park

2
nights
Marbella, Spain

Marbella ©
On the 10th (Mon), make a trip to Fuente de la Virgen del Rocio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Christ of Calvary Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pedro, and finally kick back and relax at Puerto Cabopino Beach and Marina.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Marbella trip planner .

You can drive from Gibraltar to Marbella in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Iglesia de San Pedro
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Iglesia de San Pedro ©
Iglesia de San Pedro
Parroquia Sto. Cristo del Calvario ©
Parroquia Sto. Cristo del Calvario
Fuente de la Virgen del Rocio ©
Fuente de la Virgen del Rocio

1
day
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bodega Garcia Hidalgo. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Don Bosco, make a trip to Paseo de Blas Infante, then take in the views from Puente Viejo, then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and finally learn about winemaking at Joaquin Fernandez Bodega.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Marbella to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Marbella, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ronda, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Paseo de Blas Infante ©
Paseo de Blas Infante
Puente Viejo ©
Puente Viejo

1
night
Marbella, Spain

Marbella
For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Marbella online driving holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Ronda to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ronda in June, expect nights in Marbella to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. You will leave for Mijas on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Nightlife Tours

1
day
Mijas, Spain

Mijas
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Hawaii Playa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mijas road trip planner.

Mijas is just a short distance from Marbella. June in Mijas sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Ojen.

Things to do in Mijas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hawaii Playa

few
hours
Ojen, Spain

Ojen ©
For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ojen road trip website .

Getting from Mijas to Ojen by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Ojen can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Ojen

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Iglesia San Miguel
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia San Miguel ©
Iglesia San Miguel

1
night
Marbella, Spain

Marbella
For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Marbella itinerary planner .

Marbella is very close to Ojen. On the 13th (Thu), you're off toGranada.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Nightlife Tours

1
day
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Palacio de Alcazar Genil, see the interesting displays at Monasterio de la Concepcion, explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, then get engrossed in the history at Archive Saint John of God Museum, and finally shop like a local with Milenium Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Granada trip tool .

You can drive from Marbella to Granada in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Granada sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Granada

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Nasrid Palaces ©
Nasrid Palaces
Palacio de Alcazar Genil ©
Palacio de Alcazar Genil
Monasterio de la Concepcion ©
Monasterio de la Concepcion

1
night
Marbella, Spain

Marbella
To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Marbella journey planner.

You can drive from Granada to Marbella in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Malaga on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Nightlife Tours

1
day
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Los Alamos / El Canuelo, admire the masterpieces at Colección del Museo Ruso, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Malaga day trip website .

Traveling by bus from Marbella to Malaga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Malaga can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Los Alamos / El Canuelo
Highlights from your plan
Playa Los Alamos / El Canuelo ©
Playa Los Alamos / El Canuelo
Colección del Museo Ruso ©
Colección del Museo Ruso

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