13-Day Spain Road Trip from Madrid traveling east to Cuenca, Valencia, Murcia, and Albacete

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13 days & 12 nights
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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 13-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, Cuenca, Valencia, Alicante, Elche, Murcia, Cartagena, Albacete, and Toledo. 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 4 nights in Madrid, 1 night in Cuenca, 5 nights in Valencia, 1 night in Murcia, and 1 night in Albacete. 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. El Retiro Park and Main Square are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Madrid, Cuenca, Valencia, Alicante, Elche, Murcia, Cartagena, Albacete, and Toledo, 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, 12 nights
Rental car, 13 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Photo of Murcia city centre and Segura river aerial panoramic view. Murcia is a city in south eastern Spain.Murcia / 1 night
Cartagena - city in SpainCartagena
Elx / Elche - city in SpainElx / Elche
Photo of View on Peniscola from the top of Pope Luna's Castle , Valencia, Spain.Valencia / 5 nights
Photo of Altea white village skyline in Alicante at Mediterranean Spain.Alicante
Toledo - city in SpainToledo
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 / 4 nights
Albacete - city in SpainAlbacete / 1 night
Cuenca - city in SpainCuenca / 1 night

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Photo of Retiro Park that is a city park in Madrid's Retiro district.El Retiro Park
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 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 Mercado Central or Mercat Central building is a public central market located in central Valencia, Spain.Mercat Central
Photo of the Royal Palace of Madrid through the gardens, Spain.Royal Palace of Madrid
Photo of L'Oceanografic (Aquarium) in Valencia, Spain.L'Oceanogràfic
Casa de CampoCasa de Campo
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 Natural recreation at Bioparc, Valencia ,Spain .Valencia Bioparc
Photo of The Temple of Debod is an Egyptian temple donated by Egipt to Spain in 1968 in gratitude for the help provided in saving the Abu Simbel temples.Temple of Debod
Photo of Towers of Serranos in Valencia . Spain.Serrano Towers
Photo of Crystal Palace in Retiro Park,Madrid, Spain.Crystal Palace
Jardí del Túria, Ciutat Vella, Valencia, Comarca de València, Valencian Community, SpainInstal·lacions dels Jardins del Túria
Santa Bárbara Castle, Alicante, l'Alacantí, Alacant / Alicante, Valencian Community, SpainSanta Bárbara Castle
Photo of Valencia, Spain. Mercado Colon - famous old market hall, currently housing exclusive restaurants.Mercado de Colón
Plaça de la Mare de Déu, Ciutat Vella, Valencia, Comarca de València, Valencian Community, SpainPlaça de la Mare de Déu
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Cortes, Centro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainThyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Photo of Toledo Skyline with Alcazar of Toledo - Toledo, Spain.Alcázar of Toledo
Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, SpainSanta Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo
Parque del OesteWestern Park
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)
Círculo de Bellas Artes, Cortes, Centro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainCírculo de Bellas Artes
Photo of ALICANTE, SPAIN - August 18, 2019: Alicante Central Market Hall (Mercado Central, dating from 1912).Mercado Central de Alicante
Estanque Grande de El Retiro, Jerónimos, Retiro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainGreat Pond of El Retiro
Photo of Valencia Spain Square of Saint Mary's Architecture at Sunrise.Valencia Cathedral
Photo of Gulliver Park in the fall ,Valencia ,Spain .Gulliver park
Photo of Side view of the Cathedral of Saint Mary the Royal of La Almudena on the blue sky background with white clouds in Madrid, Spain. Madrid is a popular tourist destination of Europe.Almudena Cathedral
Zocodover, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, SpainZocodover
Photo of Ruins of roman amphitheater in Cartagena port city, Autonomous Community of Murcia, southeastern Spain.Roman theatre of Cartagena
Jardins del Real, la Saïdia, Valencia, Comarca de València, Valencian Community, SpainJardins del Real de València
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 Murcia's Cathedral,Murica ,Spain.Murcia's Cathedral
El Palmerar, Elx / Elche, el Baix Vinalopó, Alacant / Alicante, Valencian Community, SpainEl Palmerar
Photo of Parc de Capçalera ,Valencia ,Spain .Parc de Capçalera
photo of Plaça de l'Ajuntament is a town hall behind a fountain in Spanish town Valencia, Spain.Plaça de l'Ajuntament
Archaeological Museum of Alicante, Alicante, l'Alacantí, Alacant / Alicante, Valencian Community, SpainArchaeological Museum of Alicante
Parc Central, l'Eixample, Valencia, Comarca de València, Valencian Community, SpainParc Central
photo of Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Spain.Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia
Photo of Cactus in the Botanical Gardens of El Huerto del Cura in Elche near Alicante in Spain.Huerto del Cura
Plaza de Las Flores, San Pedro, Murcia, Área Metropolitana de Murcia, Region of Murcia, SpainPlaza de las Flores
photo of La Ciudad Encantada rock formations near Spanish town Cuenca, Spain.La Ciudad Encantada
Museo Paleontológico de Cuenca, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, SpainMuseo Paleontológico de Cuenca
Real Casino de Murcia, La Catedral, Murcia, Área Metropolitana de Murcia, Region of Murcia, SpainReal Casino de Murcia
photo of beautiful morning view of San Pablo bridge over river Huecar in Cuenca, Spain.San Pablo Bridge
Spanish Abstract Art Museum. Juan March Foundation, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, SpainSpanish Abstract Art Museum Juan March Foundation

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Day 1

Day 1 – Madrid - arrival day

  • Madrid - Arrival day
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  • Western Park
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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 3 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 Western Park or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Madrid. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

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.

Make sure to reserve a table at El miniBAR, an iconic dining spot in Madrid. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Restaurante De María - Felíx Boix, a popular restaurant in Madrid. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Areia, a hidden gem nestled in Madrid. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Continue your lively evening at Baton Rouge Cocktail Bar, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. Cafe Madrid is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, 1862 Dry Bar ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

Raise a toast to the start of your 13-day road trip in Spain!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Madrid

  • Madrid
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Drive 16 km, 1 hour 11 min

  • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
  • Crystal Palace
  • El Retiro Park
  • Great Pond of El Retiro
  • Puerta de Alcalá
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Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Madrid has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Madrid by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

When you're ready to see some sights, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is a great place to start. This association football venue is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 120,158 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Crystal Palace. This building has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 39,270 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at El Retiro Park. The urban park has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 162,386 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Great Pond of El Retiro. This park is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 22,242 reviews.

Puerta de Alcalá is another easily accessible place to visit on this day of your trip. Stop by this triumphal arch, rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 43,833 reviews, to discover more of what makes it unique.

Immerse yourself in the local scene through top-rated tours and activities. You can choose from a wide variety of easy to challenging tours and easily add them to your travel package below.

As you explore more of Madrid, 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 La Mi Venta, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Mas Al Sur boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Prada a Tope Madrid. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Madrid.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Spain!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Madrid

  • Madrid
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Drive 17 km, 3 hours 4 min

  • Casa de Campo
  • Temple of Debod
  • Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Almudena Cathedral
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
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Day 3 of your road trip across Spain promises a magnificent time exploring Madrid. You have 1 night left in Madrid. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Take the opportunity to see Casa de Campo. This attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 50,826 visitors.

Temple of Debod is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This egyptian temple has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 44,446 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 Almudena Cathedral. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from a total of 19,842 reviews, a visit to this catholic cathedral is a great idea.

This day of your vacation in Madrid is also your chance to admire Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. This must-visit art museum enjoys an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 46,855 reviews. Approximately 1 person travel to Madrid every year to see this attraction with their own eyes.

You can learn more about Madrid today by going on a tour. Madrid offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

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 BiBo Dani García, a top-rated dining destination in Madrid. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Malacatín, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Pum Pum Café. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Madrid this evening.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Spain!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Madrid and Cuenca

  • Cuenca
  • Madrid
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Drive 170 km, 2 hours 17 min

  • Market of San Miguel
  • Main Square
  • Círculo de Bellas Artes
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • Museo del Prado
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Dive into day 4 of your remarkable road trip in Spain. Today you will explore Madrid, 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 Cuenca. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Cuenca and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 40 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Cuenca beckons with new experiences!

Make Market of San Miguel your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this building an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 106,296 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Main Square. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 152,388 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this square every year.

Círculo de Bellas Artes is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This movie theater has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 27,540 visitors.

When you’re finished at Círculo de Bellas Artes, the perfect next stop is Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. This art museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 32,846 reviews. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum attracts approximately 671,078 visitors annually.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Museo del Prado. This art museum is a top place to visit, with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 98,929 reviews. Museo del Prado hosts around 3,497,345 visitors every year.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Cuenca, 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 long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Cuenca.

Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Restaurante Sidrería La Figal, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Sibuya Urban Sushi Bar offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Marisqueria Joni. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Cuenca.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Café Hispano, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Bogart, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, CAFE BAR PRINCESA provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

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 5

Day 5 – Cuenca and Valencia

  • Valencia
  • Cuenca
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Drive 256 km, 3 hours 45 min

  • Museo Paleontológico de Cuenca
  • La Ciudad Encantada
  • San Pablo Bridge
  • Spanish Abstract Art Museum Juan March Foundation
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 5 of your road trip in Spain. Today, you will make 1 stop and experience some of the highlights of Cuenca. 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 5 nights.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Valencia. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 19 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Castilla-La Mancha Paleontological Museum, a remarkable fossil museum where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,372 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at San Pablo Bridge. This bridge has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,784 travelers.

Spanish Abstract Art Museum. Juan March Foundation is another must-visit attraction. This renowned museum offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,187 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

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

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

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Ubik Cafè Cafeteria Llibreria, a top-rated dining spot in Valencia. If you're in the mood for something new, try USUAL resto-bar, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Éter Valencia. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Valencia.

Keep the evening going at Café Negrito, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to Cafe de las Horas, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Valencia

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Drive 8 km, 35 min

  • Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia
  • Gulliver park
  • Parc Central
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On day 6 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Valencia. You’ll stay in Valencia for 4 nights and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Make Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this opera house an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 7,710 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Gulliver park. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 20,520 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this park every year.

Parc Central is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,326 visitors.

If you have an appetite for more adventure, check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Valencia on this day of your trip. You'll find the most recommended ones below.

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.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. Make sure to reserve a table at Casa Montaña, an iconic dining spot in Valencia. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of La Salita de Begoña Rodrigo, a popular restaurant in Valencia. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of El Lleón bar, a hidden gem nestled in Valencia. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

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 7

Day 7 – Valencia

  • Valencia
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Drive 10 km, 53 min

  • Instal·lacions dels Jardins del Túria
  • Jardins del Real de València
  • City of Arts and Sciences
  • L'Oceanogràfic
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Day 7 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Valencia for 3 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Instal·lacions dels Jardins del Túria, a remarkable park where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 37,810 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Jardins del Real de València. This urban park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 17,212 travelers.

City of Arts and Sciences is another must-visit attraction. This renowned tourist destination offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 125,881 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

Beyond the above-mentioned sites, you also have the opportunity to visit L'Oceanogràfic. This well-loved public aquarium boasts a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 76,085 reviews.

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.

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

Make sure to book a table at Bar Vermudez, a popular restaurant in Valencia. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Valencia at Restaurante Asador Argentino Gordon 10, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Beer & Travels. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Valencia tonight.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Valencia

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Drive 3 km, 47 min

  • Mercado de Colón
  • Plaça de la Reina (València)
  • Valencia Cathedral
  • Plaça de la Mare de Déu
  • Serrano Towers
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Day 8 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Valencia has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Valencia by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

Drop by the renowned Mercado de Colón. This popular building has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 37,146 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Plaça de la Reina (València). Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 28,058 visitors, this square deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Valencia Cathedral. This catholic cathedral has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 22,457 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Plaça de la Mare de Déu. This square and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 32,170 local and international travelers.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Serrano Towers. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 39,998 travelers, this fortified tower is an attraction many avid travelers highly recommend visiting while in Valencia.

Your discoveries in Valencia do not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Valencia on this day of your trip. You can select your tours below.

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

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Restaurante Canela, a top-rated dining spot in Valencia. If you're in the mood for something new, try A huevo Restaurante, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Bar Tonyina. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Valencia.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Valencia

  • Valencia
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Drive 9 km, 44 min

  • Valencia Bioparc
  • Parc de Capçalera
  • Quart Towers
  • Mercat Central
  • Plaça de l'Ajuntament
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Day 9 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.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Valencia Bioparc. This zoo is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 43,210 visitors.

When you’re finished at Valencia Bioparc, head to Parc de Capçalera. This one-of-a-kind urban park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 9,696 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Quart Towers. This fortified tower is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 14,889 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, then consider a visit to Mercat Central. This market hall is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 79,570 visitors.

To round off your sightseeing experience, make your way to Plaça de l'Ajuntament. This famous square is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 9,316 travelers.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Valencia, 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 Valencia below.

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

As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Racó del Túria, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Restaurante Genuina is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Central Bar. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Valencia tonight.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Valencia, Alicante, Elche, and Murcia

  • Murcia
  • Alicante
  • Elx / Elche
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Drive 263 km, 3 hours 39 min

  • Mercado Central de Alicante
  • Santa Bárbara Castle
  • Archaeological Museum of Alicante
  • Huerto del Cura
  • El Palmerar
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 10 of your road trip in Spain. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Alicante and Elche. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Murcia. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Alicante. This car ride takes around 1 hour 54 min.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Mercado Central de Alicante. This extraordinary building is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 24,503 visitors.

Next, make your way to Santa Bárbara Castle. This top attraction is a castle with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 35,044 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Archaeological Museum of Alicante. This archaeological museum is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,768 travelers.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Alicante, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Elche. This drive usually takes around 31 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Huerto del Cura. This garden is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 7,389 visitors.

El Palmerar is another popular attraction you could visit today. This park has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 11,060 visitors.

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

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

Make sure to book a table at Restaurante El Churra, a popular restaurant in Murcia. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Murcia at El Pasaje de Belluga, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Restaurante Hispano. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Murcia tonight.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, El Bosque Animado offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Culturas is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. BarAltea is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

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 11

Day 11 – Murcia, Cartagena, and Albacete

  • Albacete
  • Cartagena
  • Murcia
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Drive 255 km, 3 hours 7 min

  • Real Casino de Murcia
  • Murcia's Cathedral
  • Plaza de las Flores
  • Roman theatre of Cartagena
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On day 11 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 Cartagena and Murcia. In the evening, you’ll end up in Albacete, where you will stay for 1 night.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Murcia, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Cartagena may take around 42 min. Upon your arrival in Cartagena, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Roman theatre of Cartagena. Previous visitors have rated this archaeological site an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 18,504 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Murcia, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Cartagena may take around 42 min. Upon your arrival in Cartagena, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

When you're ready to see some sights, Real Casino de Murcia is a great place to start. This museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,805 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Murcia's Cathedral. This catholic cathedral has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 13,947 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Plaza de las Flores. The square has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,389 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Albacete, 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 Albacete's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at El Callejón de los Gatos, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Restaurante Sublime is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Don Gil Restaurante. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Albacete tonight.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Bar History, known for its inviting atmosphere. Liverpool Pub is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, Torito provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Albacete, Toledo, and Madrid

  • Madrid
  • Toledo
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Drive 334 km, 3 hours 40 min

  • Zocodover
  • Alcázar of Toledo
  • Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo
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On day 12 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Spain, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Toledo. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Madrid, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Toledo, 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 Albacete to Toledo may take around 2 hours 29 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Toledo, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Make Zocodover one of your first sightseeing stops in Toledo. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 19,930 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Alcázar of Toledo is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This alcázar is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 30,193 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo. This church has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 27,938 visitors.

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

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.

Don’t miss out on dining at Sagaretxe, a top-rated dining destination in Madrid. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Arrabal Madrid, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Taberna El Sur. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Madrid this evening.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Spain!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Madrid - departure day

  • Madrid - Departure day
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  • Plaza de España
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Day 13 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.

As you approach the end of your journey in Spain, take a moment for some retail therapy in Madrid’s celebrated shopping district. Thanks to your stay’s premier location, you can easily visit the city’s commercial hubs and wander through its diverse range of local shops without rushing.

Whether you’re on a hunt for an ideal present to give to your friends or family or looking for a personal memento to remind you of Spain, a variety of items are waiting for you. Hold onto the magic of Spain with these wonderful souvenirs, ensuring your memories never fade.

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

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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