10 days in Toledo, Madrid & Marbella Itinerary

10 days in Toledo, Madrid & Marbella Itinerary

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10 days in Toledo, Madrid & Marbella Itinerary

Madrid
train:  45​min
Toledo
— 1 night
train:  1​h
Madrid
— 5 nights
train + bus:  3​h 30​min
Marbella
— 3 nights
bus + train:  3​h 30​min
Madrid

few
hours
Toledo

Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Toledo tour planner.

Madrid to Toledo is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Toledo can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Sightseeing Museums
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Catedral Primada

4
days
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You've added Teleferico, Plaza de Santa Ana, Casa de Campo, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) and Royal Palace of Madrid. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, contemplate the long history of Plaza de la Villa, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and stroll through Madrid Rio.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid tour planner.

You can take a train from Toledo to Madrid in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Madrid sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Marbella.

Things to do in Madrid

Sightseeing Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parque Warner
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Royal Palace of Madrid
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid

3
days
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've now added Reservatauro Ronda to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Reservatauro Ronda, then take a stroll through Old City, and then wander the streets of La Ciudad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Marbella Old Quarter, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bioparc Fuengirola, and then go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Banus Marina.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read our Marbella trip generator.

Do a combination of train and bus from Madrid to Marbella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Marbella, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marbella

Sightseeing Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Ronda, Bioparc Fuengirola
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Reservatauro Ronda
Bioparc Fuengirola
Old City

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