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Florence to Malaga drive

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 Cinque Terre
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days

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Florence to Malaga road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Florence to Malaga. If you're planning a road trip to Malaga, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Florence
drive for about 2 hours

11:56 am  stay at Cinque Terre
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:56 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:27 pm  Nice
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 4:57 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:42 pm  Aix-en-Provence
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Aix-en-Provence
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:35 pm  Girona
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:35 pm
drive for about 4 hours

6:48 pm  Valencia
eat at Seu Xerea
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Valencia
drive for about 3 hours

12:01 pm  Alhambra
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:01 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:34 pm  Granada
stay for about 3 hours
and leave at 6:34 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

8:17 pm  arrive in Malaga

day 3 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Florence, Italy.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Cinque Terre  (39 mentions)

Nice  (62 answers)
    Vieux Nice  (4 mentions)
    Le Chateau  (4 mentions)
    Parc National du Mercantour  (3 mentions)
    Nice Old Town  (3 mentions)
    Place Masséna  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Nice:
        Le Negresco
        Wayne's Bar
        Sarl bulldog pub
        Le Sansas
        La Maison de Marie
    questions about Nice:
        What is a must do/see in Nice for a solo traveler in January?

Aix-en-Provence  (38 answers)
    Cours Mirabeau  (5 mentions)
    questions about Aix-en-Provence:
        Hotels and/or spas in Aix-en-Provence
        Sunday/Monday Dining in Aix-en-Provence?

Girona  (28 answers)
    Girona  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Girona:
        El Celler de Can Roca
    questions about Girona:
        Best places and art shops in Girona?
        Places to eat in Girona

Valencia  (102 answers)
    Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias  (7 mentions)
    Plaza de Toros de Valencia  (4 mentions)
    Túria  (4 mentions)
    La Lola  (4 mentions)
    Albufera  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around Valencia:
        Seu Xerea
        Trattoría Da Carlo Restaurant
        Chocolateria Valor Valencia
        Sagardi Valencia Centro
        Restaurante Canela
    questions about Valencia:
        Things to do in Valencia for families with children
        What is your favorite restaurant in Valencia?
        Must-see spots in Valencia?
        Breakfast in Mercado Central

Alhambra  (5 mentions)

Granada  (136 answers)
    Alhambra  (33 mentions)
    Albayzin  (9 mentions)
    Sacromonte  (8 mentions)
    Hammam Al Ándalus Granada - Baños Arabes  (3 mentions)
    Granada Cathedral  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Granada:
        Taberna La Tana
    questions about Granada:
        Study Abroad tips and tricks for Granada!
        Burned out and staying put in Granada for 4.5 days, suggestions?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Malaga, Spain.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to eat in Malaga?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Bodega Bar El Pimpi, which was mentioned 2 times.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Malaga? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Malaga?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Picasso Museum Málaga  (5 mentions)
Málaga Cathedral  (4 mentions)
Alcazaba  (3 mentions)
Gibralfaro Castle  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Malaga. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Cindy from Mankato, Minnesota asked:
What to do for port day in Malaga?  (4 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Malaga?  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Malaga.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Malaga to Florence drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Florence to Malaga. Or get a full Florence to Malaga flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Florence well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Florence!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,294 miles
driving time of 19 hours, 24 minutes
Malaga is the same time as Florence
463 Florence travel answers
62 Nice travel answers
38 Aix-en-Provence travel answers
28 Girona travel answers
102 Valencia travel answers
136 Granada travel answers
64 Malaga travel answers


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