25 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

25 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

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1
Malaga
— 3 nights
2
Nerja
— 3 nights
3
Benalmadena
— 5 nights
4
Ronda
— 5 nights
5
Casares
— 2 nights
6
Marbella
— 2 nights
7
Marbella
— 3 nights

3
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Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 29th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Malagueta, walk around Parque de Malaga, thencontemplate the long history of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and finally make a splash at Aquavelis Water Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum, take in the waterfront at Puerto de Málaga, thencontemplate the long history of Alcazaba, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga, and finally don't miss a visit to Pasaje de Chinitas.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Malaga attractions planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Malaga is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Malaga. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in June: high temperatures in Malaga hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aquavelis Water Park
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Aquavelis Water Park ©
Aquavelis Water Park
Playa de La Malagueta ©
Playa de La Malagueta

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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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Balcony of Europe and Burriana Beach. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach, explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nerja tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Malaga to Nerja by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Malaga in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Nerja, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Benalmadena.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon

5
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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.
Attractions like Puerto Marina Benalmadena and Aqualand Torremolinos make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Benalmadena with a short trip to El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro in El Chorro, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Bioparc, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Selwo Marina, stroll through Playamar, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Benalmadena.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Benalmadena travel site.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Benalmadena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nerja in July, expect nights in Benalmadena to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Benalmadena

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Mijas, El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro
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Bioparc ©
Bioparc
Aqualand Torremolinos ©
Aqualand Torremolinos
Selwo Marina ©
Selwo Marina

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Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Bring the kids along to Playa De Las Tres Piedras and Playa de Bajo de Guia. Step out of Ronda to go to Arcos de la Frontera and see Museo del Belen, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, visit La Ciudad, and make a trip to Ronda.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ronda itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Benalmadena to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Benalmadena, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ronda, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Casares.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Museo del Belen, Playa De Las Tres Piedras, Playa de Bajo de Guia
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Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Playa de Bajo de Guia ©
Playa de Bajo de Guia
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

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Casares

Casares ©
Casares is a town and municipality in Spain, located in Málaga province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia.Geography and demographyThe municipality has a population of 4,051, an area of 160 km². Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Casa de Las Tejerinas, make a trip to Plaza de las Flores de Estepona, thendon't miss a visit to Paseo Maritimo de Estepona, and finally explore by horseback at Riding Fun In The Sun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the local landmark of Carlos III Fountain, thenstroll through Del Cristo Beach, thengo for a stroll along the water at Puerto Deportivo de Estepona, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Casares vacation planner.

You can drive from Ronda to Casares in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ronda in July, you will find days in Casares are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Casares

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Estepona
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Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun
Fishing Charters & Tours
Casa de Las Tejerinas ©
Casa de Las Tejerinas

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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 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Pedro de Alcantara and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto Banus Marina, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Calahonda, thenappreciate the history behind Dali Sculptures, thenget to know the fascinating history of Avenida del Mar, and finally have some family-friendly fun at BrainQuest.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Marbella trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Casares to Marbella takes an hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Casares in July: highs in Marbella hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Marbella.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Calahonda, Playa de San Pedro de Alcantara
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Climbing Tours
Playa de Calahonda ©
Playa de Calahonda
BrainQuest ©
BrainQuest

3
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Marbella

Marbella ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Bombo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala Mijas, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Cabopino Beach, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Levante, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Fontanilla, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Casablanca, thendon't miss a visit to Puente Cristo del Amor, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Marbella Old Town.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marbella route maker app.

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mijas
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Playa de la Fontanilla ©
Playa de la Fontanilla
Playa Casablanca ©
Playa Casablanca
El Pinillo Beach ©
El Pinillo Beach

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