9 days in South of Spain Itinerary

9 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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1
Marbella
— 3 nights
2
Nerja
— 3 nights
3
Seville
— 2 nights

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga and Senda Litoral Dunas de Artola. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marbella: Adventure Rider Centre (in Mijas Pueblo), Ronda (Mirador de Aldehuela, El Tajo de Ronda, &more) and Bikestardo (in La Cala de Mijas). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, Head underground at Cueva del Gato, and get your game on at BrainQuest.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Marbella travel planning site.

Manchester, UK to Marbella is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Manchester to Marbella, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Marbella is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ronda, Mijas, La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga
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Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga ©
La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga

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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. Family-friendly places like Fundación Cueva de Nerja and Nerja Donkey Sanctuary will thrill your kids. Step out of Nerja to go to Monachil and see Sierra Nevada Independiente, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burriana Beach, get advice or help at Nerja Book Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Salon, and explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nerja sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Marbella to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marbella in December, expect Nerja to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sierra Nevada Independiente
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon

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Seville

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
On the 26th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, thentest your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, get outside with Paseo Alcalde Marques del Contadero, and then put a fun spin on your tour with City Mystery.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seville online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Nerja to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nerja in December; daily highs in Seville reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Fun & Games Outdoors
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Room Escape Games
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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