12-Day Spain Road Trip from Madrid to Zaragoza, Barcelona, Tarragona & Valencia

Casa Milà, la Dreta de l'Eixample, Eixample, Barcelona, Barcelonès, Catalonia, Spain
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Starts in
Madrid
Ends in
Madrid
Duration
12 days & 11 nights
Available
All Year

Description

Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 12-day road trip through Spain.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in Spain. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Tarragona, and Valencia.

We'll help you experience the best 12 days in Spain you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Spain at Madrid, you’ll collect the rental vehicle of your choice.

You’ll have your choice of the country's best hotels and places to stay throughout your road trip, suitable for all budgets. No matter which price range you’re looking for, our local experts will automatically assist you in finding the best stay option for your visit.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you plenty of time to shop at the best markets in Spain, where you'll browse souvenirs you can take home to memorialize your road trip.

You’ll return home having experienced the very best of everything Spain has to offer.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of Spain. You’ll be booked at the best hotels for 11 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 11 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You’ll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. All taxes are included in your vacation package price. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. You can also add tours and tickets to your itinerary each day.

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

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Included

11 nights hotel
Breakfast
12 days car rental
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support
All taxes

Destinations

Madrid - city in SpainMadrid
Zaragoza - city in SpainZaragoza
Barcelona - city in SpainBarcelona
Tarragona - city in SpainTarragona
Valencia - city in SpainValencia
Valencian Community - state in SpainValencian Community
Valencia - region in SpainValencia

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Attractions

Plaza de España, Argüelles, Moncloa-Aravaca, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainPlaza de España
Mercado de San MiguelSan Miguel Market
Royal Palace of Madrid, Palacio, Centro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainRoyal Palace of Madrid
Temple of DebodTemple of Debod
Plaza Mayor, Sol, Centro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainPlaza Mayor
Museo Nacional del Prado, Jerónimos, Retiro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainMuseo Nacional del Prado
Catedral de la Almudena, Palacio, Centro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainCatedral de la Almudena
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Cortes, Centro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainThyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Puerta de Alcalá, Recoletos, Salamanca, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainPuerta de Alcalá
Las Ventas Bullring
Santiago Bernabéu StadiumSantiago Bernabéu Stadium
Parque de El Capricho, Barajas, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainJardín El Capricho de la Alameda de Osuna
El Retiro ParkEl Retiro Park
Palacio de CristalPalacio de Cristal
Parc de Catalunya, Sabadell, Vallès Occidental, Barcelona, Catalonia, SpainParc de Catalunya
Arco de Triunfo de BarcelonaArco de Triunfo de Barcelona
Park GüellPark Güell
Camp NouSpotify Camp Nou
Casa Milà, la Dreta de l'Eixample, Eixample, Barcelona, Barcelonès, Catalonia, SpainCasa Milà
Cathedral of BarcelonaCathedral of Barcelona
Plaça de CatalunyaPlaça de Catalunya
Casa BatllóCasa Batlló
Ciutadella ParkCiutadella Park
Mercado de La Boqueria, el Raval, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Barcelonès, Catalonia, SpainMercado de La Boqueria
La Sagrada FamiliaLa Sagrada Familia
Magic Fountain of MontjuïcMagic Fountain of Montjuïc
Palau de la Música Catalana, Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Barcelonès, Catalonia, SpainPalau de la Música Catalana
Peniscola Castle, Peníscola / Peñíscola, el Baix Maestrat, Castelló / Castellón, Valencian Community, SpainPeniscola Castle
Aquarama
Coves de Sant Josep, la Vall d'Uixó, la Plana Baixa, Castelló / Castellón, Valencian Community, SpainCoves de Sant Josep
Mercat de Colón, l'Eixample, Valencia, Comarca de València, Valencian Community, SpainMercat de Colón
The Central Market of ValenciaThe Central Market of Valencia
Ciudad de las Artes y las CienciasCiudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Torres de SerranosTorres de Serranos
Plaça de la Reina, Ciutat Vella, Valencia, Comarca de València, Valencian Community, SpainPlaça de la Reina
Plaça de la Mare de Déu, Ciutat Vella, Valencia, Comarca de València, Valencian Community, SpainVirgin Square

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Travel dates
Nov 1 - Nov 12

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Day 1

Day 1 in Madrid - Arrival Day

  • Madrid - Arrival Day
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Your amazing road trip adventure in Spain begins when you reach the incredible city of Madrid. There, you'll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay.

If these hotels are not available during your trip to the city of Madrid, our system will automatically help you find the best hotel for your stay.

Madrid has many popular destinations you can explore.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Madrid, Salmon Guru. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,802 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Madrid is Coque. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,191 customers.

Locals recommend El Social as one of the best restaurants in the city of Madrid. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 944 customers.

Madrid also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Madrid is Salmon Guru. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,802 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Madrid is El miniBAR. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,297 customers.

Locals also enjoy James Joyce Irish Pub Madrid. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,124 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 12-day vacation in Spain!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Madrid

  • Madrid
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  • Plaza de España
  • San Miguel Market
  • Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Temple of Debod
  • Plaza Mayor
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On day 2 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the region of Community of Madrid.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Madrid.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Madrid, like Sobrino de Botín. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 8,311 customers.

El miniBAR is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Madrid. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,297 customers.

Locals enjoy James Joyce Irish Pub Madrid, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Madrid. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,124 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Madrid, Areia. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,973 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Lambuzo. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,622 customers.

Del Diego Cocktail Bar is another of the best bars in the city of Madrid. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,245 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your road trip adventure through Spain!

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Day 3

Day 3 in Madrid

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  • Museo Nacional del Prado
  • Catedral de la Almudena
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
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On day 3 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the region of Community of Madrid.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Madrid.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Madrid, like Areia. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,973 customers.

La Mi Venta is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Madrid. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,658 customers.

Locals enjoy DiverXO, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Madrid. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,255 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Madrid, Harvey's Cocktail Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,137 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Sambhad cocktail bar terraza. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,029 customers.

Baton Rouge Cocktail Bar is another of the best bars in the city of Madrid. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 966 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your road trip adventure through Spain!

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Day 4

Day 4 in Madrid

  • Madrid
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  • Puerta de Alcalá
  • Las Ventas Bullring
  • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
  • Jardín El Capricho de la Alameda de Osuna
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On day 4 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the region of Community of Madrid.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Madrid.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Madrid, like Restaurante Lakasa. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,130 customers.

Arrabal Madrid is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Madrid. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,924 customers.

Locals enjoy Asador Real, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Madrid. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,789 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Madrid, Cafe Madrid. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 662 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Restaurante El Espigón Madrid. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 621 customers.

Inclán Brutal Bar is another of the best bars in the city of Madrid. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,713 customers.

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Day 5

Day 5 in Community of Madrid and Zaragoza

  • Zaragoza
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  • El Retiro Park
  • Palacio de Cristal
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Day 5 of your road trip through Spain gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Zaragoza, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Restaurante La Senda, one of the best restaurants in the city of Zaragoza. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 629 customers.

Locals also recommend El Fuelle as one of the best restaurants in the city of Zaragoza. El Fuelle is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,804 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Zaragoza is Baobab Restaurant. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,382 customers.

After dinner, visit Meli Del Tubo, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Zaragoza. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,986 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Rock & Blues Cafe. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,922 customers.

Alternatively, Bar Cervino is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Zaragoza. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,983 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Spain!

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Day 6

Day 6 in Barcelona

  • Barcelona
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  • Parc de Catalunya
  • Arco de Triunfo de Barcelona
  • Park Güell
  • Spotify Camp Nou
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Day 6 of your road trip through Spain gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Barcelona, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Viana Barcelona, one of the best restaurants in the city of Barcelona. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,578 customers.

Locals also recommend Disfrutar as one of the best restaurants in the city of Barcelona. Disfrutar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,164 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Barcelona is RAO Restaurant. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 964 customers.

After dinner, visit Viana Barcelona, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Barcelona. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,578 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Hemingway Gin & Cocktail Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 893 customers.

Alternatively, La Whiskeria - Whisky & Cocktail Bar is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Barcelona. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 743 customers.

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Day 7

Day 7 in Barcelona

  • Barcelona
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  • Casa Milà
  • Cathedral of Barcelona
  • Plaça de Catalunya
  • Casa Batlló
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On day 7 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the region of Barcelona.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Barcelona.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Barcelona, like La Whiskeria - Whisky & Cocktail Bar. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 743 customers.

Con Gracia is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Barcelona. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 604 customers.

Locals enjoy El Nacional, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Barcelona. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 23,496 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Barcelona, Cerveseria Catalana. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 14,751 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Ciutat Comtal. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 12,951 customers.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 in Barcelona and Tarragona

  • Tarragona
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  • Ciutadella Park
  • Mercado de La Boqueria
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
  • Palau de la Música Catalana
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Day 8 of your road trip through Spain gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Tarragona, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try EL VERGEL VEGGIE RESTAURANT, one of the best restaurants in the city of Tarragona. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,368 customers.

Locals also recommend El Llagut as one of the best restaurants in the city of Tarragona. El Llagut is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,375 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Tarragona is El Terrat Restaurant. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,082 customers.

After dinner, visit El Galliner de l'Antiquari, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Tarragona. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 799 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like CReeA. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 605 customers.

Alternatively, La Botifarra is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Tarragona. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 894 customers.

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Day 9

Day 9 in Valencia

  • Valencia
  • Valencian Community
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  • Peniscola Castle
  • Aquarama
  • Coves de Sant Josep
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Day 9 of your road trip through Spain gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Valencia, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Asador El Porteño, one of the best restaurants in the city of Valencia. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,693 customers.

Locals also recommend Restaurante Asador Argentino Gordon 10 as one of the best restaurants in the city of Valencia. Restaurante Asador Argentino Gordon 10 is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,075 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Valencia is Bar Mistela. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,177 customers.

After dinner, visit Bar Mistela, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Valencia. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,177 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Fox Congo. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,530 customers.

Alternatively, Puerta del Mar is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Valencia. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,372 customers.

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Day 10

Day 10 in Valencia

  • Valencia
  • Valencia
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  • Mercat de Colón
  • The Central Market of Valencia
  • Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
  • Torres de Serranos
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On day 10 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the region of Valencia.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Valencia.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Valencia, like Puerta del Mar. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,372 customers.

Navarro is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Valencia. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,045 customers.

Locals enjoy Restaurante Flor de Valencia | Arrocería, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Valencia. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,561 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Valencia, Central Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,369 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Bar Vermudez. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,200 customers.

El Lleón bar is another of the best bars in the city of Valencia. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,124 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your road trip adventure through Spain!

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Day 11

Day 11 in Valencia and Madrid

  • Madrid
  • Valencia
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  • Plaça de la Reina
  • Virgin Square
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Day 11 of your road trip through Spain gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Madrid, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Lambuzo, one of the best restaurants in the city of Madrid. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,622 customers.

Locals also recommend Restaurante Alabaster as one of the best restaurants in the city of Madrid. Restaurante Alabaster is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,156 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Madrid is Restaurante L'Albufera. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,187 customers.

After dinner, visit Cervantes Cervecería, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Madrid. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,073 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Mas Al Sur. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,973 customers.

Alternatively, Venta El Buscón is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Madrid. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,562 customers.

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Day 12

Day 12 in Madrid - Departure Day

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Day 12 of your road trip through Spain is your departure day.

You’ll then say farewell to Spain and begin your journey home, now filled with memories of unforgettable experiences in Spain!

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