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

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Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
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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.

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Historic Sites Museums
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You've added Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Zoo Aquarium de Madrid, Teleferico, and other attractions to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) and Royal Palace of Madrid. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and wander the streets of Gran Via.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Toledo to Madrid by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Marbella.

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Parks Historic Sites Museums

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Parque Warner
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Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) ©
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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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'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.

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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

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

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Ronda, Bioparc Fuengirola
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Marbella Old Quarter ©
Marbella Old Quarter
Bioparc Fuengirola ©
Bioparc Fuengirola
Reservatauro Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda

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