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Malaga Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2014

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Malaga, though perhaps skipped over on the less comprehensive tour of Spain, is rife with history, as much as just about any city of the Old World. Founded around 770 BC by the Phoenicians, Malaga flourished throughout the Roman times, survived the 800 year rule of the Arabs, and thrived into present day Spain, where the area contends with any of the marvels of the Old World. With so much readily at hand, there’s plenty to do.

Day 1: Explore Malaga


Malaga is located in Southern Spain, within a region known as the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun). So as you  might imagine, the area plays host to beautiful Mediterranean weather year-round. In order to best appreciate this, consider striking out on foot to get your bearings. A good hop-on hop-off tour can help get you oriented without breaking the bank (or killing your feet), but bike taxis are definitely high culture right now. There’s nothing like riding in a 21st Century bike-cum-taxicab while stealing down the cobbled alleyways of old-town and having the popular sites pointed out to you by a knowledgeable local guide.

Day 2: Delve Into Malaga’s Past


With a city as old as Malaga, it’s easy to experience the history of a place in a unique way. Consider starting your day with the Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga (Museum of Glass and Crystal), where you’ll learn the grand history of Malaga through the art its produced. And speaking of art, if Picasso rings a bell, you can always head over to the Museo Picassa Malaga. This museum is still just a fledgling and retains a highly personalized feel that visitors rave about. Afterward, grab some lunch, have a seat, and look up: the Alcazaba and Castillo de Gibralfaro stand high above the city and the sense of wonder they produce is tangible. After trekking about old town and seeing what tapas are available for lunch, head up to the apex of the hill and see some ancient Moorish gardens and corresponding architecture. Then catch a shuttle back down to old town where eager nightlife awaits you at one of the many bars and restaurants.

Day 3: Explore Day Trips Beyond Malaga

Malaga has enough to satisfy any visitor, but its proximity to everything else makes it truly a delight. On your third day, consider heading out beyond the city walls and into the surrounding Mediterranean landscape. Ronda is a short jaunt away and a notable city unto itself, spanning a gorge of monumental renown. Nejra is a only an hour away from Malaga and has a nice seaside feel to it, probably due to the beauty of its beach which the locals all seem to flock to. To the North-east lies Granada with the famous Alhambra at its gate, so it’s safe to say that whatever direction you choose to go, you’re guaranteed a good time.

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Morocco Day Trip from Malaga to Tangier

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 150 Reviews

Experience the magic of Morocco on a day trip to Tangier from Malaga. It may lie just across the Mediterranean Sea from Spain, but the exotic North African ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.41
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Granada Day Trip from Malaga, including the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

4 star rating: Recommended 137 Reviews

Visit Granada and the Alhambra Palace, one of the most beautiful architectural marvels in the world, on a day trip from Malaga. Along with the Alhambra and its ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.98

5-Day Morocco Tour from Malaga: Casablanca, Marrakech, Meknes, Fez and Rabat

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 13 Reviews

Discover the allure of Morocco on this 5-day tour from Malaga with hotel accommodation, a round-trip ferry crossing and city tours included! Led by an expert ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $605.77

Cordoba Day Trip from Malaga

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Be seduced by the Andalusian charm of Cordoba on a day excursion from Malaga. This intriguing ancient city was the capital of Moorish Spain for three ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.83

Malaga Super Saver: Morocco and Granada Day Trips Including Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

4 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Combine two best-selling tours for a two-day guided immersion in Morocco and Granada from Malaga, perfect for those who already have overnight accommodation. ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $200.52

Seville Day Trip from Malaga

3 star rating: Worth doing 37 Reviews

Be seduced by the Andalusian charm of Seville on a day trip from Malaga. Built on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, lively Seville has a rich Arab legacy ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.83

Ronda and El Tajo Gorge Day Trip with Wine Tasting from Malaga

3 star rating: Worth doing 33 Reviews

Explore the mountainous region of Ronda on this relaxing day trip from Malaga. See all the highlights of the beautiful town of Ronda, including the Plaza de ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.45

Gibraltar Dolphin Cruise with Transport from Malaga

Leave Malaga and travel to Gibraltar to spot wild dolphins on an exciting 1.5-hour dolphin cruise! Explore the waters around Marina Bay in Gibraltar aboard an ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.33

Malaga Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

See the sights of Malaga on a 1- or 2-hour Segway tour – the choice is yours! On a self-balancing electric Segway, follow a guide through Malaga’s historic ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 1 to 2 hours, depending on tour grade selected

From USD $41.53

Arabian Baths Experience at Malaga’s Hammam Al Andalus

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Recline and relax in Malaga’s heavenly Hammam Al Ándalus, a luxurious Arabian baths located near the old Medina. Head inside to unwind and spend 1.5 hours ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $59.53

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