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8 Day Southern Spain Fly & Drive


Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights NYC-Malaga
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
  • 7 day car rental: Mini Manual. Upgrade to other categories available
  • Car rental includes: Unlimited Mileage, Third Party Liability Insurance, Theft Protection (T.P.), Collision Damage Waiver (C.D.W.), local taxes (VAT)
  • Breakfast daily


Vehicle Options
Economy - Chevy Aveo or similar

Mini Manual - Fiat Panda or similar

  • 1-2 passengers
  • 2 Small Suitcases
  • Manual Transmission
Intermediate - Hyundai Elantra or similar

Compact Manual - Ford Focus or similar

  • 1-3 Passengers
  • 1 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
  • Manual Transmission
Full Size - Chevy Malibu or similar

Standard Manual - Ford Mondeo or similar

  • 1-4 Passengers
  • 2 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
  • Manual Transmission

Standard Automatic - Ford Mondeo or similar

  • 1-4 Passengers
  • 2 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
  • Automatic Transmission
Full Size SUV - Ford Explorer or similar

Minivan Manual - Mitsubishi Grandis or similar

  • 1-5 Passengers
  • 2 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
  • Manual Transmission

Please note that the following is a suggested itinerary. While the sites listed below may be visited independently, the package does not cover any applicable entrance or tour fees.

DAY 1 - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Spain. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2 - Arrive in Malaga and Drive to Your Hotel
Arrive in Malaga and pick up your vehicle at the airport. Drive to your hotel in the Costa del Sol and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure
Drive Time: 30 minutes
Distance: 10 miles*
Overnight: Costa del Sol

DAY 3 - Drive to Ronda
Spend a full day at leisure or drive to Ronda, one of the most spectacularly located cities in the entire country. Perched atop a massive limestone outcropping, Ronda served as one of the last Moorish bastions in Andalucia. While touring the area, don't forget to visit the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge), one of the most photographed structures in Spain. The bridge, an impressive feat of 18th-century engineering, spans a 390 foot chasm and connects the two portions of the city. Explore the Palacio Mondragon, famous for its original Moorish mosaics and plasterwork decorations
Drive Time: 3 hours
Distance: 130 miles*
Overnight: Costa del Sol
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 - Explore Granada and Antequera
Spend a full day at leisure in the Costa del Sol or travel to Granada. Visit the famous Alhambra Palace, a dazzling piece of architecture built during the Nasrid Dynasty. Surrounded by seemingly impenetrable walls, the Palace was originally composed of houses, schools, baths, barracks, and gardens. Enjoy the Old Quarter and stroll through the Water Gardens of the Palacio de Generalife. On your way back to the Costa del Sol, stop in Antequera and see the Arco de los Gigantes. Using inscribed Roman masonry, the Arco was constructed in 1595 in honor of King Felipe II
Drive Time: 4 hours
Distance: 195 miles*
Overnight: Costa del Sol
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5 - Drive to Marbella and Gibraltar
Spend a full day at leisure in the Costa del Sol or drive to Gibraltar. Along the way to Gibraltar, stop in Marbella and see one of the most exclusive holiday destinations for Europe's rich and famous. From Marbella, head south and enjoy a visit to the impressive Rock of Gibraltar. The Rock stands guard over the Strait of Gibraltar, a narrow channel that connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea and separates Europe from Africa. Enjoy the dramatic views of both the Spanish and Moroccan coastline, visit St. Michael's Cave, and see the famous Barbary Apes which are Gibraltar's unofficial national animal. Enjoy some free time exploring the colonial buildings and duty-free shops located in the center of town. Then, proceed back to the Costa del Sol
Drive Time: 3 hours
Distance: 155 miles*
Overnight: Costa del Sol
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6 - Experience Cordoba
Spend a full day at leisure in the Costa del Sol or explore Cordoba. Cordoba, founded by the Romans, is one of the most cultured and refined cities of medieval Europe. Visit the Mezquita, a former Moorish Mosque that is still in use today as Cordoba's main Cathedral. See the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, the palace of the first unified monarchs of Spain, King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella I. Continue with a walk through the city and visit the Jewish Quarter and the medieval synagogue. After you have explored Cordoba, drive back to the Costa del Sol
Drive Time: 4 hours
Distance: 215 miles*
Overnight: Costa del Sol
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7 - Drive to Cadiz
Spend a full day at leisure in the Costa del Sol or drive to Cadiz. Welcome to Cadiz, Europe's oldest city. Founded by Phoenician traders in 1100 BC, Cadiz prospered in the Age of Exploration, due to its proximity to the New World. The old city of Cadiz is comprised of a series of narrow roads and grand plazas. A walk down the waterfront will lead you to the Tavira tower, where local traders used to watch for the arrival of merchant ships. Make sure to try some of the fresh seafood that Cadiz has to offer. Return to the Costa del Sol
Drive Time: 5 hours
Distance: 300 miles*
Overnight: Costa del Sol
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8 - Depart for the USA
Drive to Malaga airport and return your vehicle prior to your departure flight
Drive Time: 30 minutes
Distance: 10 miles*
Meals: Breakfast

*Please note that this is a suggested itinerary. Driving times and distances are estimated and can vary due to many circumstances, such as, specific route taken, hotel location, traffic, weather, road conditions, etc. GPS devices are recommended and can be rented locally.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
    Car rental fees, optional car rental insurance and parking.


    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.




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