On a 2-day trip to Malaga, you have time to explore the city by bike, go for a tapas crawl, and sail along the coast on a sunset cruise. Travelers can also experience Andalucia's famous flamenco performances and food scene. Here are a few ways to spend 48 hours in Malaga.
Day 1: History, Hands-on Cooking Classes, and Flamenco
Morning: Maximize your time in Malaga with an introductory tour that covers ground quickly. Options include a ride on the hop-on hop-off double-decker bus to move among landmarks with ease or a Segway tour that glides through the streets, passing Old Town attractions such as the Alcazaba Citadel.
Afternoon: Explore Malaga’s food scene with a tour that includes visiting multiple tapas restaurants. Snack as you go and taste traditional tapas and wine at several places. Alternatively sign up for a hands-on cooking class or a tour that might include both a market visit and a cooking workshop.
Night: Continue your immersion into the culture of Andalucia after dark with tickets to a live Flamenco show. Learn about the history of this traditional dance and see local dancers take the stage in a showcase of this art form.
Day 2: Bikes, Baths, and Bars
Morning: Discover hidden corners of Malaga on a bike tour or e-bike tour. Such trips might cycle beyond the historical city center to see the lighthouse at the Port of Malaga and Malagueta Beach. Learn about Malaga's history and architecture from your guide as you explore.
Afternoon: Visit Malaga’s Arabian baths, Hammam al Andalus, for an afternoon of relaxation. Sip mint tea and move from thermal pools and icy plunge pools to steam rooms and hot tubs. Book ahead to secure your spot and take advantage of upgrades, including options such as massages and exfoliating scrubs.
Night: Experience Malaga after dark with a pub crawl. Join a local guide for a crawl to several different bars in Malaga. Alternatively, board a catamaran in the Malaga Port for a sunset cruise that might end with Champagne. Sail along the coastline and watch the city lights flicker to life.