15 days in Province of Malaga & Province of Alicante Itinerary

15 days in Province of Malaga & Province of Alicante Itinerary

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Marbella
— 2 nights
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Ronda
— 3 nights
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Nerja
— 3 nights
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Javea
— 3 nights
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Alicante
— 3 nights
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Marbella

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santisimo Cristo de la Buena Muerte, get your game on at La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga, then steep yourself in history at Alcazaba, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardines de Pedro Luis Alonso. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Eco Reserva Ojen, then get outside with Experience Box Spain, then go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Banus Marina, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marbella vacation 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. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in May, expect Marbella to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Ronda

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Puente Nuevo, get great views at Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos, learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda trip planner.

Getting from Marbella to Ronda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

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Nerja

Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Balcony of Europe, admire the natural beauty at Detunda Botanical Garden, stop by Nerja Book Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nerja trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Ronda to Nerja by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Javea.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

3
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Javea

Xàbia or Jávea is a coastal town in the comarca of Marina Alta, in the province of Alicante, Valencia, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Javea: Calpe (Scuba & Snorkeling, Playa de Levante o la Fossa, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Cabo San Antonio, explore the striking landscape at Cap Prim, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get outside with Nautica Corcho.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Javea trip planner.

Drive from Nerja to Javea in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Javea, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Alicante.

Things to do in Javea

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

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Alicante

City of Sun

As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alicante: Benidorm (Paintball Benidorm, Mundomar, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Barbara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Juan, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Carbonell, and take in nature's colorful creations at El Palmeral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Alicante trip planner.

Traveling by car from Javea to Alicante takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Province of Malaga travel guide

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Nightlife · Landmarks · Marinas
The Province of Málaga is best known for its string of coastal resorts with sandy beaches and seaside cafes that make for a relaxed vacation. The countryside is dotted by charming villages of Moorish origin, each with its own colorful character, history, and architecture. Its diverse landscapes also include rugged mountains. Don’t miss a chance to tour its natural wonders, including dramatic gorges, excellent walking areas, and one of Europe’s main flamingo breeding grounds.

Province of Alicante travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Landmarks
One of the country’s most prosperous regions, Alicante Province is known for near-perfect climatic conditions, arguably the best in the country, and a series of sandy beaches and seaside resorts ideal for a relaxing holiday. Despite the prosperity driven by tourism, modernity runs right alongside tradition in this province, and visitors are often surprised to find hamlets completely unaffected by the 21st century hidden in the rugged mountains of the interior. A region of contrasts, the province is home to a diverse population, including a huge community of Nordic residents who have found homes away from home in the small settlements along the coast.