8 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

8 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

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Marbella
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Benalmadena
— 1 night
Taxi
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Torremolinos
— 1 night
Drive
4
Nerja
— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Climbing Tours and Marbella Old Town will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marbella: Ronda (El Tajo de Ronda, Puente Nuevo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Eco Reserva Ojen, take in the waterfront at Puerto Banus Marina, visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Marbella, and ponder the design of Fuente La Venus de Mabella.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Marbella online road trip planner.

Manchester, 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Marbella. While traveling from Manchester, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Marbella, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Benalmadena.
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Benalmadena — 1 night

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in the waterfront activity at Puerto Marina Benalmadena, cool off at Aquamijas, and then get in on the family fun at Tivoli World.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Benalmadena trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Marbella to Benalmadena in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Benalmadena, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Torremolinos.
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Torremolinos — 1 night

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. Crocodile Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get to know the resident critters at Bioparc, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crocodile Park, and finally make a splash at Aqualand Torremolinos.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Torremolinos journey site.

Torremolinos is just a short distance from Benalmadena. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nerja.
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Nerja — 3 nights

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 enjoy Fundación Cueva de Nerja and Balcony of Europe. Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Aquavelis Water Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Alkimia, kick back and relax at Playa El Salon, and explore the activities along Río Chíllar.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nerja trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Torremolinos to Nerja takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Torremolinos in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Nerja, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Costa del Sol travel guide

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Nightlife · Landmarks · Marinas
Costa del Sol, literally translated as the "Coast of the Sun," stretches for over 150 km (93 mi) along the Mediterranean Sea. This coastline is home to numerous beach resorts, many of which are considered among Europe’s finest holiday destinations. Benefiting from a temperate climate, this region is one of the ideal places to visit for sailing, diving, or simply enjoying a dip in the sea and relaxing on the sand. Though urbanized and always packed with visitors from around the world, this coast retains numerous tiny coves and off-the-beaten-track bays where visitors eager to escape the crowds can lose themselves. Warm sands and gentle waters may be the main attraction, but the many seaside restaurants offer culinary delights, as well.
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