10-Day Spain road trip from Barcelona to Vilanova i la Geltru, Valencia, Xàtiva, and Tarragona

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10 days & 9 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Explore the best of Spain on a 10-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Barcelona, Vilanova i la Geltru, Peníscola / Peñíscola, Valencia, Xàtiva, and Tarragona. This road trip itinerary in Spain seamlessly combines exploration with relaxation.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Spain takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 4 nights in Barcelona, 1 night in Vilanova i la Geltru, 2 nights in Valencia, 1 night in Xàtiva, and 1 night in Tarragona. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Spain. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Barcelona, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Spain on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Spain. Sagrada Família and Park Güell are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Barcelona, Vilanova i la Geltru, Peníscola / Peñíscola, Valencia, Xàtiva, and Tarragona, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Spain. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Spain.

Throughout your road trip in Spain, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Spain.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Spain fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Spain today!

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Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Xàtiva / Játiva / 1 night
Scenic aerial view of the Agbar Tower in Barcelona in Spain.Barcelona / 4 nights
Photo of View on Peniscola from the top of Pope Luna's Castle , Valencia, Spain.Valencia / 2 nights
Tarragona - city in SpainTarragona / 1 night
Vilanova i la Geltrú / 1 night

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Photo of sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the most known building created by Antoni Gaudi.Sagrada Família
Photo of stairs and buildings in the Park Guell by architect Gaudi o in Barcelona, Spain.Park Güell
Photo of view of Square of Catalonia (Placa de Catalunya) in Barcelona, Spain.Plaça de Catalunya
Mercado de La Boqueria, el Raval, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Barcelonès, Catalonia, SpainMercado de La Boqueria
Photo of view of Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia in the City of Arts and Sciences. It was designed by famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.City of Arts and Sciences
Photo of exterior View of Casa Batllo during Sunset in Barcelona.Casa Batlló
Photo of night view of Magic Fountain light show in Barcelona, Spain.Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
Photo of La Pedrera House facade in Barcelona, Spain.La Pedrera
Photo of Mercado Central or Mercat Central building is a public central market located in central Valencia, Spain.Mercat Central
Photo of Triumphal Arch (Arc de Triomf) in Barcelona, Spain.Arc de Triomf
Photo of L'Oceanografic (Aquarium) in Valencia, Spain.L'Oceanogràfic
Photo of Cascade Fountain in the Park Citadel in . Barcelona, Spain. The Park is also called Parc de la Ciutadella. Barcelona, Catalonia, SpainParc de la Ciutadella
Photo of Cathedral of Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia or Barcelona Cathedral in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Architecture and landmark of Barcelona.Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia
Photo of View of the sea from a height of Pope Luna's Castle. Valencian Community, Spain. Peniscola. Castell. The medieval castle of the Knights Templar on the beach. Beautiful view of the sea and the bay.Peniscola Castle
Aquarium BarcelonaAquarium Barcelona
Montjuïc CastleMontjuïc Castle
Photo of Natural recreation at Bioparc, Valencia ,Spain .Valencia Bioparc
Photo of Palau de la Música Catalana ,Barcelona ,Spain .Palau de la Música Catalana
Photo of Towers of Serranos in Valencia . Spain.Serrano Towers
CosmoCaixa BarcelonaCosmoCaixa Barcelona
Jardí del Túria, Ciutat Vella, Valencia, Comarca de València, Valencian Community, SpainInstal·lacions dels Jardins del Túria
Photo of Valencia, Spain. Mercado Colon - famous old market hall, currently housing exclusive restaurants.Mercado de Colón
Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Barcelonès, Catalonia, SpainBasilica of Santa Maria del Mar
Plaça de la Mare de Déu, Ciutat Vella, Valencia, Comarca de València, Valencian Community, SpainPlaça de la Mare de Déu
Photo of Barcelona National Museum (Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya) near Plaza de Espagna, Barcelona, Spain.Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
Photo of Square, Plaza of the Queen (Placa de la Reina) and La Escuraeta, Crafts Market before the Seville Cathedral.Plaça de la Reina (València)
Photo of Valencia Spain Square of Saint Mary's Architecture at Sunrise.Valencia Cathedral
Photo of The Lonja de la Seda or Llotja de la Seda or Silk Exchange is a late Valencian gothic style civil building in Valencia city, Spain.Llotja de la Seda
Jardins del Real, la Saïdia, Valencia, Comarca de València, Valencian Community, SpainJardins del Real de València
Photo of a view of Balco del Mediterrani in Tarragona, Spain.Balcó del Mediterrani
Photo of Ancient roman amphitheatre of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain .Amfiteatre de Tarragona
Photo of Towers of Quart (Torres de Quart) is one of the twelve gates that formed part of the ancient city wall,of the city of Valencia.Quart Towers
Photo of Roman circus of Tárraco ,Tarragona ,Spain .Roman circus of Tárraco
The Ferreres Aqueduct, Tarragona, Tarragonès, Catalonia, SpainThe Ferreres Aqueduct
La Casa de las Petxines
Lighthouse of Peñiscola, Peníscola / Peñíscola, el Baix Maestrat, Castelló / Castellón, Valencian Community, SpainLighthouse of Peñiscola
Llorito Park

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Day 1

Day 1 – Barcelona - arrival day

  • Barcelona - Arrival day
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  • Parc de la Ciutadella
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Say hello to Barcelona! Your exciting road trip through Spain is just about to start. Navigating the top places to see in the region is a breeze with a car. The rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for pickup upon your arrival in the city. You will stay in Barcelona for 3 nights before you continue your adventure!

Barcelona is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Barcelona. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Spain. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Barcelona. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Transform your dining experience at Lasarte, one of the top Bib Gourmand restaurants in Barcelona, holding 3 Michelin stars. Offering a diverse menu focusing on creative cuisine, Lasarte has earned praise from numerous satisfied guests.

Indulge in culinary masterpieces at ABaC in Barcelona, renowned as a Bib-Gourmand recipient. With its 3 Michelin star rating, it caters to the most discerning palates. The delectable creative cuisine at ABaC is acclaimed far and wide.

Experience a symphony of flavors at Cocina Hermanos Torres in Barcelona. Its 3-Michelin star menu is crafted to delight your senses and transport you on a gastronomic journey. This distinguished restaurant, awarded with a Bib-Gourmand honor, offers creative dishes that have gained widespread acclaim from satisfied guests.

When you’ve finished dinner and you’re in the mood for a drink, we recommend visiting one of the best bars in Barcelona. Hemingway Gin & Cocktail Bar offers plenty of drink options for every taste and budget. Around 893 customers have given this bar an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Alternatively, go to a bar that locals recommend, like La Whiskeria - Whisky & Cocktail Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 743 customers.

If you're looking for something else, check out Cerveseria Catalana. This bar is one of the best places to enjoy a drink and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 14,751 customers.

Raise a toast to the start of your 10-day road trip in Spain!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Barcelona

  • Barcelona
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Drive 29 km, 1 hour 20 min

  • CosmoCaixa Barcelona
  • Park Güell
  • Sagrada Família
  • La Pedrera
  • Casa Batlló
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On day 2 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Barcelona. You’ll stay in Barcelona for 2 nights and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

One of the most unique ways of discovering what else Barcelona has to offer is by going on a top-rated tour. Be sure to check out all the experiences Barcelona offers and add your favorites to your Spain travel package below.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Barcelona.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit El Nacional. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Barcelona has received a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from around 23,496 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, El Bosc de Les Fades should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Barcelona, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 14,606 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Ciutat Comtal. This highly regarded restaurant in Barcelona has earned a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 12,951 satisfied guests.

Ocaña is an excellent example. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,052 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Elsa y Fred. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,884 customers.

El Xampanyet is another of the best bars in the city of Barcelona that serves various drinks. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,394 customers.

Celebrate another amazing day of your road trip adventure in Spain!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Barcelona

  • Barcelona
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Drive 14 km, 1 hour 1 min

  • Montjuïc Castle
  • Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
  • Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
  • Aquarium Barcelona
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Day 3 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Barcelona for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Barcelona, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Barcelona below.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Barcelona. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Paradiso, a distinguished dining establishment in Barcelona. It has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 3,403 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Barcelona is CocoVail Beer Hall - Craft Beer Barcelona. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 3,235 happy diners.

Disfrutar stands out as a local favorite in Barcelona. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 2,164 customers.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Bobby's Free, claiming it’s one of the best. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,003 customers.

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option in the city is Restaurant El Foro. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,552 customers.

Dr Stravinsky is yet another top-rated place where you can easily spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,837 customers.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Spain and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Vilanova i la Geltru

  • Barcelona
  • Vilanova i la Geltrú
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Drive 50 km, 1 hour 28 min

  • Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar
  • Arc de Triomf
  • Palau de la Música Catalana
  • Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia
  • Mercado de La Boqueria
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 4 of your road trip in Spain, where you’ll be making 2 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Barcelona and Vilanova i la Geltru. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Vilanova i la Geltru. Vilanova i la Geltru will be your home away from home for 1 night.

When you're ready to see some sights, Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar is a great place to start with. This church is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 33,464 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Arc de Triomf. This triumphal arch has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 77,887 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Palau de la Música Catalana. The concert hall has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 40,217 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia. This catholic cathedral is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 62,263 reviews.

Mercado de La Boqueria is another easily accessible place to visit on this day of your trip. Stop by this point of interest, rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 160,835 reviews, to discover more of what makes it unique.

Set your GPS to Vilanova i la Geltru and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 47 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Vilanova i la Geltru beckons with new experiences!

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Vilanova i la Geltru. Vilanova i la Geltru offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Vilanova i la Geltru's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Xiringuito Miramar. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Vilanova i la Geltru has received a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from around 1,468 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, L'Oganpetit should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Vilanova i la Geltru, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,275 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at La Bien Pagá. This highly regarded restaurant in Vilanova i la Geltru has earned a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 648 satisfied guests.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Celler Cal Puput, one of the top bars you could visit in the city. Celler Cal Puput is an excellent place for a refreshing evening drink and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,532 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at Hotel Ceferino. Around 1,777 customers have rated their experience at Hotel Ceferino an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Bar Restaurant Izan also belongs to the list of the best bars in the Vilanova i la Geltru, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 595 bar-goers.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Spain!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Peníscola / Peñíscola and Valencia

  • Valencia
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Drive 326 km, 3 hours 45 min

  • La Casa de las Petxines
  • Lighthouse of Peñiscola
  • Peniscola Castle
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On day 5 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Spain, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Peníscola / Peñíscola and Valencia. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Valencia, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

Peníscola / Peñíscola’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Vilanova i la Geltru behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 59 min. Peníscola / Peñíscola welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Valencia, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Peníscola / Peñíscola to Valencia may take around 1 hour 42 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Valencia, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Valencia's best restaurants.

Treat yourself to an extraordinary dining experience at El Poblet, one of the top Bib Gourmand restaurants in Valencia, holding 2 Michelin stars. Offering a diverse menu focusing on creative cuisine, El Poblet has earned praise from numerous satisfied guests.

A local favorite is Ricard Camarena. This exceptional dining experience in Valencia has been awarded 2 Michelin stars. Featuring creative cuisine, this popular Bib Gourmand restaurant is a top choice for both locals and tourists.

Discover the extraordinary dining experience offered by Fierro in Valencia. Its 1-Michelin star menu is designed to tantalize your taste buds and take you on a culinary adventure. Many previous guests have raved about this Bib Gourmand restaurant, adding to its 1 Michelin-star reputation.

Cafe de las Horas is one of our top recommendations. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 6,922 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Puerta del Mar. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,372 customers.

Bar Tonyina is another top-rated bar in the city of Valencia. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,516 customers.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Spain and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Valencia

  • Valencia
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Drive 12 km, 1 hour 6 min

  • Quart Towers
  • Serrano Towers
  • Instal·lacions dels Jardins del Túria
  • Jardins del Real de València
  • Valencia Bioparc
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Day 6 of your road trip across Spain promises a magnificent time exploring Valencia. You have 1 night left in Valencia. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Don’t forget to check out all the popular tours and activities you can add to your travel plan. Spain is a beautiful travel destination that offers plenty of unique tours that will enhance your vacation experience. Explore and select your activities below.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Valencia's best restaurants.

Don't miss out on experiencing Restaurante Canela, a renowned dining spot in Valencia. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 2,818 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Navarro while immersing yourself in Valencia. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,045 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Restaurante Flor de Valencia | Arrocería, a beloved dining establishment within Valencia. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,561 satisfied customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city, Bar Vermudez. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,200 reviews and guarantees you a great time.

If you want to continue your night somewhere else, head to a popular bar like Beer & Travels. This bar is a local favorite, with great drinks, lovely service, and an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,028 customers.

The options in Valencia don’t end there, you could also spend some time at the excellent El Lleón bar. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,124 customers, this bar is one of the best places to relax after a long, adventure-filled day.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Spain.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Valencia and Xàtiva

  • Valencia
  • Xàtiva / Játiva
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Drive 64 km, 1 hour 12 min

  • Mercat Central
  • Llotja de la Seda
  • Plaça de la Mare de Déu
  • Valencia Cathedral
  • Plaça de la Reina (València)
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Dive into day 7 of your remarkable road trip in Spain. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Valencia and Xàtiva, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Xàtiva. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Take the opportunity to see Mercat Central. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 79,570 visitors.

Llotja de la Seda is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This lonja has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 22,376 travelers.

Valencia is also the home of Plaça de la Mare de Déu. Around 32,170 people have rated this square an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Another place you’ll want to visit is Valencia Cathedral. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from a total of 22,457 reviews, a visit to this catholic cathedral is a great idea.

This day of your vacation in Valencia is also your chance to admire Plaça de la Reina (València). This must-visit square enjoys an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 28,058 reviews.

After soaking in Valencia’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Xàtiva. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 54 min. When you arrive in Xàtiva, it's time to take a break from the road.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Xàtiva, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Xàtiva.

Head back to your accommodation in Xàtiva and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in Spain!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Valencia and Tarragona

  • Valencia
  • Tarragona
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Drive 323 km, 3 hours 46 min

  • L'Oceanogràfic
  • City of Arts and Sciences
  • Mercado de Colón
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 8 of your road trip in Spain. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Valencia and Tarragona. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Tarragona. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Xàtiva, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Valencia. This drive usually takes around 46 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Start your day with a visit to L'Oceanogràfic. This extraordinary public aquarium is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 76,085 visitors.

Next, make your way to City of Arts and Sciences. This top attraction is a tourist destination with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 125,881 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Mercado de Colón. This building is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 37,146 travelers.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Tarragona. This car ride takes around 2 hours 41 min.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Tarragona. Tarragona offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Tarragona. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Discover an unparalleled culinary experience at La Xarxa, a restaurant perfect to visit if you’re craving culinary excellence and fine dining. This restaurant has a diverse and enticing menu selection, which includes its delicious and signature modern and rice dishes meals.

Make it a priority to experience Restaurant Casa Balcells during your stay in Tarragona. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,900 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of AQ, a popular local gem in Tarragona. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,289 satisfied guests.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in Tarragona. CReeA is a fantastic option, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 605 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, don't forget to check out El Galliner de l'Antiquari. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 799 customers.

Another bar with a great atmosphere is Ol’ Dirty Burgers La Cantonada. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,311 customers.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Spain.

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Day 9

Day 9 – Tarragona and Barcelona

  • Barcelona
  • Tarragona
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Drive 138 km, 2 hours 6 min

  • Llorito Park
  • Roman circus of Tárraco
  • Balcó del Mediterrani
  • Amfiteatre de Tarragona
  • The Ferreres Aqueduct
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On day 9 of your road trip in Spain, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Tarragona and Barcelona. In the evening, you’ll end up in Barcelona, where you will stay for 1 night.

Journey into the unknown at Llorito Park, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable park has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,026 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Roman circus of Tárraco is a recommended place to visit. This chogang elementary school is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 7,761 reviews.

Another must-see attraction in Tarragona is Balcó del Mediterrani. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 16,291 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Tarragona offers an experience you will remember.

Tarragona Amphitheatre is another popular stop on travelers' itineraries in Tarragona. This roman amphitheatre promises memorable moments of exploring. Other travelers have rated this attraction 4.5 out of 5 stars in 15,655 reviews.

Lastly, don't miss out on The Ferreres Aqueduct. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,777 local and international travelers, it's a popular place to visit.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Tarragona, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Barcelona may take around 1 hour 12 min. Upon your arrival in Barcelona, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Barcelona, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Barcelona's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Make sure to reserve a table at ARTiSA Barcelona, an iconic dining spot in Barcelona. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,771 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Vinitus while in Barcelona. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, treasured by 2,462 previous guests.

As the day draws to a close, take a moment to unwind and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your road trip in in Spain.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Barcelona - departure day

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Day 10 of your road trip in Spain is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Barcelona before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

On your last day in Spain, take time to indulge in shopping at Barcelona’s popular marketplace. Thanks to your accommodation’s strategic location, city’s bustling commercial district is only a stone’s throw away, giving you ample time to leisurely explore the area, filled with local shops.

Take time to find the perfect present, reminding you of the charms of Spain. Each store here is brimming with unique finds.

Before you conclude your road trip in Spain, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Barcelona.

You’ll then say farewell to Barcelona. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Spain!

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