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 and have some family-friendly fun at BrainQuest.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Marbella trip itinerary 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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Marbella due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in December, expect Marbella to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car 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
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda

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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 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, stroll through Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Nerja Book Centre.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nerja trip website.

Getting from Marbella to Nerja by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Marbella in December; daily highs in Nerja reach 14°C and lows reach 1°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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nights
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), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then test 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 and then get outside with Paseo Alcalde Marques del Contadero.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Seville travel planner.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nerja in December: high temperatures in Seville hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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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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