11-Day Spain Road Trip from Madrid traveling north to Valencia, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Santander, Oviedo, and Salamanca

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11 days & 10 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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10 nights included
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11 days included
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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 11-day road trip through Spain that promises to leave you speechless. With this exciting adventure, you will have the chance to explore the diverse landscapes and local cultures of Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Bilbao, Santander, Cangas de Onís, Ribeseya, Oviedo, Valencia de Don Juan, and Salamanca. Pack your bags, hit the road, and prepare for an unforgettable journey where every moment becomes a lasting story.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Spain takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 3 nights in Madrid, 1 night in Valencia, 2 nights in Barcelona, 1 night in Zaragoza, 1 night in Santander, 1 night in Oviedo, and 1 night in Salamanca. 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 Madrid, 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 Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Bilbao, Santander, Cangas de Onís, Ribeseya, Oviedo, Valencia de Don Juan, and Salamanca, 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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Flights, economy included
Hotel, 10 nights
Rental car, 11 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Valencia de Don Juan
Cangas de Onís / Cangues d'Onís
Scenic aerial view of the Agbar Tower in Barcelona in Spain.Barcelona / 2 nights
Ribadesella/Ribeseya
Photo of View on Peniscola from the top of Pope Luna's Castle , Valencia, Spain.Valencia / 1 night
Photo of Santander city beach aerial panoramic view.Santander / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of beautiful landscape of Zaragoza, Spain.Zaragoza / 1 night
Photo of the Cathedral of Oviedo, Spain, was founded by King Fruela I of Asturias in 781 AD and is located in the Alfonso II square.Oviedo / 1 night
The Puerta del Sol square is the main public space in Madrid. In the middle of the square is located the office of the President of the Community of Madrid.Madrid / 3 nights
Salamanca - city in SpainSalamanca / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of Bilbao, Spain city downtown with a Nevion River, Zubizuri Bridge and promenade. Mountain at the background, with clear blue sky.Bilbao

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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
Photo of Retiro Park that is a city park in Madrid's Retiro district.El Retiro Park
Mercado de La Boqueria, el Raval, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Barcelonès, Catalonia, SpainMercado de La Boqueria
Plaza Mayor, Sol, Centro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainMain Square
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 the Santiago Bernabéu aerial view football stadium in Madrid, Spain.Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
Photo of Mercado San Miguel in Madrid, Spain. Mercado San Miguel of Madrid is one of the most popular landmark in Madrid, Spain.Market of San Miguel
Photo of entrance to the Prado Museum in Madrid at this time, a sunny day with blue skies and clouds.Museo del Prado
Photo of Plaza de España in Seville Spain.Plaza de España
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 the Royal Palace of Madrid through the gardens, Spain.Royal Palace of Madrid
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 Guggenheim, Bilbao, museum, modern art, Spain.Guggenheim Museum
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 morning Light at Plaza Mayor in Madrid , Spain.Plaza Mayor
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
photo of the Puerta de Alcala is a monument in the Independence Square at morning in Madrid, Spain.Puerta de Alcalá
Photo of Towers of Serranos in Valencia . Spain.Serrano Towers
Photo of Crystal Palace in Retiro Park,Madrid, Spain.Crystal Palace
Sanctuary of Covadonga, Cangas de Onís, Asturias, SpainSanctuary of Covadonga
Parque del OesteWestern Park
Medieval bridge in Cangas de Onis, Cangas de Onís, Asturias, SpainRoman bridge in Cangas de Onis
Salamanca Cathedral, Centro, Salamanca, Castile and León, SpainSalamanca Cathedral
Photo of gardens, orchard, "Calixto and Melibea" of Salamanca, Castilla y Leon,Spain .Calisto and Melibea Vegetable Garden
Mirador del Fitu
Photo of View on New Cathedral and roman bridge in Salamanca, Spain .Roman bridge of Salamanca
Photo of Fountain in Doña Casilda de Iturrizar Park at night - park in Bilbao, Vizcaya, Basque Country, Spain.Doña Casilda Iturrizar park
Federico Moyua enparantza, Abando, Bilbao, Biscay, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainFederiko Moiua enparantza
Photo of The famous comic called Mafalda based in "El paseo de las historietas" at the city of Buenos Aires,Spain .Mafalda statue
Museo y circuito Fernando Alonso, Llanera, Asturias, SpainMuseo y circuito Fernando Alonso
Plaza del FontánPlaza de El Fontán
Photo of The Square of the Fontan market is located in the historical center of Oviedo and is surrounded by bar and shops, Asturias.El Fontán Market
Parque de Invierno, Centro y casco histórico, Oviedo, Asturias, SpainParque de Invierno
Plaza Mayor de Salamanca
Castillo de Coyanza Valencia de Don JuanCastillo de Coyanza Valencia de Don Juan

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Day 1

Day 1 – Madrid - arrival day

  • Madrid - Arrival day
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  • Plaza de España
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Say hello to Madrid! 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 Madrid for 2 nights before you continue your adventure!

Madrid is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. If you arrive before check-in time or prefer to get started on your sightseeing right away, we recommend checking out plaza de España or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Madrid. 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 Madrid. 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 the culinary delights of Madrid by securing a reservation at DiverXO. Esteemed for its 3-star Guide Michelin recognition, this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of creative cuisine. For an alternative dining experience, try Smoked Room, renowned for its delicious contemporary dishes. This esteemed 2-star Michelin-recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. Craving more culinary excitement? Head to Paco Roncero, a highly recommended local eatery celebrated for its mouthwatering creative menu. With its 2-star Michelin recognition, it offers an unforgettable dining adventure.

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at Baton Rouge Cocktail Bar, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists. Or, head to Cafe Madrid. This bar boasts a welcoming environment that is perfect for winding down. You could also continue your night at 1862 Dry Bar, another top-rated place in the area.

Raise a toast to the start of your 11-day road trip in Spain!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Madrid

  • Madrid
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Drive 18 km, 1 hour 4 min

  • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
  • Puerta de Alcalá
  • Museo del Prado
  • El Retiro Park
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
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Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Madrid has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Madrid by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

Drop by the renowned Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. This popular association football venue has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 120,158 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Puerta de Alcalá. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 43,833 visitors, this triumphal arch deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Museo del Prado. Hosting around 3,497,345 visitors every year, the fascinating Museo del Prado is one of the best places to visit in Madrid. This art museum has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 98,929 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is El Retiro Park. This urban park and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 162,386 local and international travelers.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. This art museum gets around 1 annual visitors. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 46,855 travelers, this art museum is an attraction many avid travelers highly recommend visiting while in Madrid.

To do something one-of-a-kind on this day of your trip, you can join a tour. You can discover all of the most fun and eye-opening experiences in your destination below and secure your spot here.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Madrid. 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.

Enjoy a delicious meal at La Mi Venta, a highly-rated dining destination in Madrid. If you're eager to try something different, consider Mas Al Sur, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Prada a Tope Madrid. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Madrid this evening.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Spain!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Madrid, and Valencia

  • Valencia
  • Madrid
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Drive 362 km, 4 hours 4 min

  • Main Square
  • Market of San Miguel
  • Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Crystal Palace
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 3 of your road trip in Spain. Today, you will make 1 stop and experience some of the highlights of Madrid. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Valencia, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Take the opportunity to see Main Square. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 152,388 visitors.

Market of San Miguel is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This building has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 106,296 travelers.

Madrid is also the home of Royal Palace of Madrid. Around 77,471 people have rated this royal palace an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Another place you’ll want to visit is Crystal Palace. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from a total of 39,270 reviews, a visit to this building is a great idea.

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.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Valencia. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

Experience a harmony of flavors at El Poblet in Valencia by securing a reservation in advance. Known for its 2-star Michelin status, El Poblet offers a delightful variety of dishes highlighting its delicious creative menu. If you're seeking an alternative culinary experience, be sure to explore Ricard Camarena, a highly recommended restaurant known for its enticing creative cuisine. This popular 2-star Michelin-awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Ready for another culinary adventure? Indulge your senses at Fierro, a highly acclaimed restaurant celebrated for its exceptional modern menu.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at Café Negrito after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to Cafe de las Horas for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Spain.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Valencia, and Barcelona

  • Barcelona
  • Valencia
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Drive 359 km, 4 hours 17 min

  • Mercat Central
  • Serrano Towers
  • City of Arts and Sciences
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On day 4 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Spain, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Valencia. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Barcelona, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

Journey into the unknown at Mercat Central, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable market hall has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 79,570 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Serrano Towers is a recommended place to visit. This fortified tower is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 39,998 reviews.

Another must-see attraction in Valencia is City of Arts and Sciences. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 125,881 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Valencia offers an experience you will remember.

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

As you explore more of Barcelona, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Experience a symphony of flavors at Lasarte in Barcelona by securing a reservation in advance. Renowned for its 3-star Michelin distinction, Lasarte delights its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious creative cuisine. For a palate-pleasing alternative, make sure to dine at ABaC, acclaimed for its delectable creative specialties. This local 3-star Michelin establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Want to go on another culinary journey? Delight your senses at Cocina Hermanos Torres, a top-rated restaurant known for its outstanding menu. Known as a top-rated 3-star Michelin establishment, it's a top choice for creative cuisine in the city.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. Hemingway Gin & Cocktail Bar is an excellent place to start. You could also check out Bobby's Free, offering a different kind of charm. A last recommendation for the day is Torre Rosa. This bar promises an enjoyable experience with tasty drinks and a vibrant setting.

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 5

Day 5 – Barcelona

  • Barcelona
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Drive 12 km, 56 min

  • Park Güell
  • Sagrada Família
  • La Pedrera
  • Casa Batlló
  • Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia
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On day 5 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Barcelona. You’ll stay in Barcelona for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Kick off the day at Park Güell, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This sculpture garden is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 181,403 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Sagrada Família. Sagrada Família is a minor basilica with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 226,955 reviews. Attracting more than 4,527,427 yearly visitors, this place of interest is an attraction you don’t want to miss out on.

La Pedrera is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This monument is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 85,188 visitors.

Beyond the attractions mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to visit Casa Batlló. This tourist attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 125,060 visitors.

Lastly, don’t miss out on Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, a famous catholic cathedral in Barcelona. This attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 62,263 travelers.

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.

As you explore more of Barcelona, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Dine in style at ARTiSA Barcelona, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Restaurant El Foro boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Braseria La Selva Barcelona. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Barcelona.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Dr Stravinsky, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, El Xampanyet provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Barcelona, and Zaragoza

  • Zaragoza
  • Barcelona
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Drive 317 km, 3 hours 49 min

  • Parc de la Ciutadella
  • Arc de Triomf
  • Plaça de Catalunya
  • Mercado de La Boqueria
  • Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
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On day 6 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 Barcelona. In the evening, you’ll end up in Zaragoza, where you will stay for 1 night.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Parc de la Ciutadella. This extraordinary urban park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 68,100 visitors.

Next, make your way to Arc de Triomf. This top attraction is a triumphal arch with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 77,887 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Plaça de Catalunya. This square is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 175,036 travelers.

If you’re keen to keep exploring, visit Mercado de La Boqueria. This highly recommended sightseeing destination has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 160,835 travelers.

Today is also your chance to spend some time at Magic Fountain of Montjuïc. This fountain is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 85,986 travelers.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Zaragoza. Zaragoza 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 Zaragoza's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Experience a taste of local culinary excellence while in Zaragoza by securing a table at Gente Rara. Esteemed as a much-enjoyed 1-star Michelin restaurant, it features an exceptional creative, and contemporary menu. For an alternative taste experience, visit Cancook, famous for its scrumptious creative dishes. This 1-star Michelin venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Looking for another choice? Discover La Prensa, a local favorite celebrated for its exquisite contemporary cuisine in Zaragoza. Located in the heart of the city, this 1-star Michelin restaurant is an ideal pick for contemporary cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Be A Legend Bar, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Bar El Circo, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, Rock & Blues Cafe provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Zaragoza, Bilbao, and Santander

  • Santander
  • Bilbao
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Drive 405 km, 4 hours 27 min

  • Federiko Moiua enparantza
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Doña Casilda Iturrizar park
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 7 of your road trip in Spain. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Bilbao. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Santander. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Bilbao. This drive usually takes around 3 hours 3 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Kick off the day at Federiko Moiua enparantza, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 9,235 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Guggenheim Museum. Guggenheim Museum is a museum building with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 64,815 reviews. Attracting more than 530,967 yearly visitors, this place of interest is an attraction you don’t want to miss out on.

Doña Casilda Iturrizar park is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 9,643 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Santander, 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 Santander's best restaurants.

Prepare for an extraordinary culinary adventure in Santander by booking a table at Cadelo, a Bib Gourmand restaurant that boasts an exceptional modern menu. For a different flavor experience, head to Umma, renowned for its delectable modern dishes. This Bib Gourmand restaurant consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Looking for another option? Visit Agua Salada, a local gem known for its delightful contemporary, and traditional cuisine in Santander. Nestled in the city's heart, this Bib Gourmand-awardee is a perfect choice for discerning restaurant-goers seeking a new experience.

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at Kings Pub, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists. Or, head to Grog. This bar boasts a welcoming environment that is perfect for winding down. You could also continue your night at HYGGE COCKTAIL, another top-rated place in the area.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Spain!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Santander, Cangas de Onís, Cuadonga/Covadonga, Ribeseya, Coruño, and Oviedo

  • Oviedo
  • Cangas de Onís / Cangues d'Onís
  • Ribadesella/Ribeseya
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Drive 255 km, 3 hours 33 min

  • Roman bridge in Cangas de Onis
  • Sanctuary of Covadonga
  • Mirador del Fitu
  • Museo y circuito Fernando Alonso
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Dive into day 8 of your remarkable road trip in Spain. Today you will explore Cangas de Onís, Cuadonga/Covadonga, Ribeseya, and Coruño, 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 Oviedo. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

After soaking in Santander’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Cangas de Onís. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 33 min. When you arrive in Cangas de Onís, it's time to take a break from the road.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Roman bridge in Cangas de Onis. Previous visitors have rated this sightseeing destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 21,965 reviews.

Set your GPS to Cuadonga/Covadonga and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 14 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Cuadonga/Covadonga beckons with new experiences!

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Sanctuary of Covadonga. This extraordinary church is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 34,049 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Oviedo, 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 Oviedo. Enjoy a satisfying meal that will recharge you for tonight's adventures.

As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Restaurante Doña Concha, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, La Oveja Negra is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Restaurante La Tagliatella | Oviedo / Uviéu. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Oviedo tonight.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Baam. Alternatively, go to Mala Saña, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, L'Esperteyu Pub - Cervecería provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Oviedo, Valencia de Don Juan, and Salamanca

  • Salamanca
  • Oviedo
  • Valencia de Don Juan
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Drive 332 km, 3 hours 39 min

  • El Fontán Market
  • Plaza de El Fontán
  • Mafalda statue
  • Parque de Invierno
  • Castillo de Coyanza Valencia de Don Juan
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 9 of your road trip in Spain. Today, you will make 2 stops and experience some of the highlights of Oviedo, and Valencia de Don Juan. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Salamanca, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is El Fontán Market. This marketplace is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 5,436 reviews.

Continue your journey at El Fontán Square. This square is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,309 travelers from near and far.

Oviedo is also the home of Mafalda statue. This monument has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 7,537 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Parque de Invierno. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,020 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

After soaking in Oviedo’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Valencia de Don Juan. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 37 min. When you arrive in Valencia de Don Juan, it's time to take a break from the road.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Castillo de Coyanza Valencia de Don Juan. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,583 visitors.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Salamanca. Salamanca 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 Salamanca. 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.

Set out on a gastronomic journey in Salamanca by reserving a table at En la Parra. Known for its 1-star Michelin reputation, En la Parra captivates its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious contemporary cuisine. For a different taste, head over to Víctor Gutiérrez, renowned for its delectable creative, and fusion dishes. This distinguished 1-star Michelin-recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. And don’t miss Bambú Tapas y Brasas. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Salamanca.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, Café Bar Capitán Haddock stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, Mist Cocktail Bar offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night. Bar Segundo is also a great option that provides a perfect setting for a relaxing evening.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Salamanca, and Madrid

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  • Salamanca
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Drive 218 km, 2 hours 26 min

  • Plaza Mayor de Salamanca
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Salamanca Cathedral
  • Calisto and Melibea Vegetable Garden
  • Roman bridge of Salamanca
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On day 10 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Spain, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Salamanca. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Madrid, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Drop by the renowned Plaza Mayor de Salamanca. This popular point of interest has been rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 3,379 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Salamanca Cathedral. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 14,562 visitors, this church deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Calisto and Melibea Vegetable Garden. This park has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 11,760 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Roman bridge of Salamanca. This bridge and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 9,869 local and international travelers.

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

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Madrid. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

Dine in style at BiBo Dani García, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Malacatín boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Pum Pum Café. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Madrid.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day of your road trip in Spain!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Madrid - departure day

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  • Western Park
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Day 11 of your road trip in Spain is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Madrid before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Maximize your last day in Spain and go on a shopping spree in Madrid’s shopping center. Browse for souvenirs to remind you of your wonderful journey in Spain.

Drop by the renowned Western Park. This popular park has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 28,992 visitors.

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

Savor the flavors at Sagaretxe, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Arrabal Madrid beckons with its unique menu offerings.

You’ll then say farewell to Madrid. 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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