14-Day Spain Road Trip from Santander to Oviedo, Leon, Avila, Madrid, and Valladolid

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14 days & 13 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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13 nights included
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14 days included
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Experience the freedom of the open road in Spain as you embark on an unforgettable 14-day road trip! This experience caters to every traveler, featuring destinations like Santander, Cueto, Rionansa, Gijon, Oviedo, Colunga, Ribeseya, Cangas de Onís, Leon, Salamanca, Avila, Toledo, Madrid, Real Sitio de San Ildefonso, Segovia, Valladolid, Burgos Province, and Villaescusa. Set off on the ultimate European adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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 Santander, 2 nights in Oviedo, 1 night in Leon, 1 night in Avila, 5 nights in Madrid, and 1 night in Valladolid. 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 Santander, 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 Santander, Cueto, Rionansa, Gijon, Oviedo, Colunga, Ribeseya, Cangas de Onís, Leon, Salamanca, Avila, Toledo, Madrid, Real Sitio de San Ildefonso, Segovia, Valladolid, Burgos Province, and Villaescusa, 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, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Cueto
Rionansa
San Ildefonso
Cangas de Onís / Cangues d'Onís
Colunga
Burgos - city in SpainBurgos
Photo of aerial view of Valladolid skyline, Spain.Valladolid / 1 night
Ribadesella/Ribeseya
Villaescusa
Photo of Santander city beach aerial panoramic view.Santander / 3 nights
León - city in SpainLeón / 1 night
Ávila - city in SpainÁvila / 1 night
Segovia - city in SpainSegovia
Toledo - city in SpainToledo
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 / 2 nights
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 / 5 nights
Salamanca - city in SpainSalamanca
Gijón - city in SpainGijón

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Attractions

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 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 Ancient Roman aqueduct on Plaza del Azoguejo square and old building towns in Segovia, Spain.Aqueduct of Segovia
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 the Royal Palace of Madrid through the gardens, Spain.Royal Palace of Madrid
photo of Segovia, Spain. Alcazar of Segovia, built on a rocky crag, built in 1120. Castilla y Leon.Alcázar of Segovia
Casa de CampoCasa de Campo
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
photo of stunning landscape in the Cabarceno Nature Park in Cantabria. Northern coast of Spain.Cabarceno Natural Park
photo of the Puerta de Alcala is a monument in the Independence Square at morning in Madrid, Spain.Puerta de Alcalá
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 Crystal Palace in Retiro Park,Madrid, Spain.Crystal Palace
Sanctuary of Covadonga, Cangas de Onís, Asturias, SpainSanctuary of Covadonga
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Cortes, Centro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainThyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid, Moncloa-Aravaca, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainZoo Aquarium de Madrid
photo of León Cathedra at morning in Leon, Spain.León Cathedra
Photo of Toledo Skyline with Alcazar of Toledo - Toledo, Spain.Alcázar of Toledo
Photo of Cathedral of Santa Maria in Burgos, Spain.Burgos Cathedral
Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, SpainSanta Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo
Parque del OesteWestern Park
Photo of Bullring of Las Ventas in Madrid, Spain .Las Ventas
Círculo de Bellas Artes, Cortes, Centro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainCírculo de Bellas Artes
Matadero MadridMatadero Madrid
Estanque Grande de El Retiro, Jerónimos, Retiro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainGreat Pond of El Retiro
Medieval bridge in Cangas de Onis, Cangas de Onís, Asturias, SpainRoman bridge in Cangas de Onis
Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso, Real Sitio de San Ildefonso, Segovia, Castile and León, SpainRoyal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso
photo of National Archaeological Museum building in Madrid, Spain.National Archaeological Museum
Zocodover, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, SpainZocodover
Cueva El Soplao, Rionansa, Saja-Nansa, Cantabria, SpainCueva El Soplao
Photo of cathedral in Segovia, Spain.Segovia Cathedral
Salamanca Cathedral, Centro, Salamanca, Castile and León, SpainSalamanca Cathedral
Centro Botin, Santander, Cantabria, SpainCentro Botin
Photo of Beautiful San Lorenzo beach in the city center of Gijón, Spain .San Lorenzo Beach
photo of aerial view of the Jurassic Museum in the shape of a dinosaur footprint in Colunga, Asturias. Spain.Jurassic Museum of Asturias
Photo of gardens, orchard, "Calixto and Melibea" of Salamanca, Castilla y Leon,Spain .Calisto and Melibea Vegetable Garden
Mirador del Fitu
Laberinto De Villapresente, Reocín, Saja-Nansa, Cantabria, SpainLaberinto De Villapresente
Photo of The Eulogy to the Horizon or Elogio del Horizonte monument is a one of the most known symbols of Gijon in Asturias, Spain.Elogio del horizonte
Photo of View on New Cathedral and roman bridge in Salamanca, Spain .Roman bridge of Salamanca
Photo of The Puerta de Bisagra, the main entrance onto the territory of Toledo city, Spain.Puerta de Bisagra
Photo of The famous comic called Mafalda based in "El paseo de las historietas" at the city of Buenos Aires,Spain .Mafalda statue
Photo of Parque de Begoña ,Gijon , Spain .Begoña Park
Iglesia de Santa María del Naranco, Oviedo, Asturias, SpainSanta María del Naranjo
Museo Marítimo del Cantábrico, Santander, Cantabria, SpainMuseo Marítimo del Cantábrico
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
Photo of View of plaza porticada square in Santander, Spain.Plaza Porticada
Photo of Pablo Gargallo Museum,Zaragoza,Spain.Fine Arts Museum of Asturias
Plaza Pombo, Santander, Cantabria, SpainPlaza Pombo
Photo of Medieval (14th-century) Ancient city gate Arco de Santa María, Burgos, Castille and Leon, Spain .Arco de Santa María
Photo of Aerial view from above of Mataleñas beach (Playa de Mataleñas) in Santander, Cantabria, Spain .Playa de Mataleñas
Ascensor Río de la Pila
Puente de Santa María, Burgos, Castile and León, SpainPuente de Santa María

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Day 1

Day 1 – Santander - arrival day

  • Santander - Arrival day
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  • Plaza Pombo
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Welcome to Santander, the perfect starting point for your road trip in Spain! Pick up your rental car and let the adventure begin. You will spend 2 nights immersing yourself in Santander's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

Santander 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 Pombo or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Find your way to your hotel in Santander. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Spain. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

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

Experience a harmony of flavors at Cadelo in Santander by securing a reservation in advance. Known for its Bib Gourmand status, Cadelo offers a delightful variety of dishes highlighting its delicious modern menu. If you're seeking an alternative culinary experience, be sure to explore Umma, a highly recommended restaurant known for its enticing modern cuisine. This popular Bib Gourmand-awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Ready for another culinary adventure? Indulge your senses at Agua Salada, a highly acclaimed restaurant celebrated for its exceptional contemporary, and traditional menu.

Round off your dining experience by visiting Kings Pub, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Grog, a bar catering to every mood and preference. HYGGE COCKTAIL likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

Raise a toast to the start of your 14-day road trip in Spain!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Santander, and Cueto

  • Santander
  • Cueto
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Drive 12 km, 39 min

  • Plaza Porticada
  • Centro Botin
  • Museo Marítimo del Cantábrico
  • Playa de Mataleñas
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On day 2 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Santander. You’ll stay in Santander for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Make Plaza Porticada one of your first sightseeing stops in Santander. Rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,395 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Centro Botin is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This art museum is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 14,508 reviews. Up to 111,096 travelers visit this site every year to make their time in Santander special.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Museo Marítimo del Cantábrico. This maritime museum has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 6,771 visitors.

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.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Santander. Enjoy a satisfying meal that will recharge you for tonight's adventures.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at El Sol, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Restaurante Posada Del Mar? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Cadelo Restaurante as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Santander.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Little Bobby, a prime destination for a thrilling night out.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Santander, Cerrazo, Rionansa, Gijon, and Oviedo

  • Oviedo
  • Rionansa
  • Gijón
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Drive 237 km, 3 hours 43 min

  • Laberinto De Villapresente
  • Cueva El Soplao
  • San Lorenzo Beach
  • Begoña Park
  • Elogio del horizonte
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Dive into day 3 of your remarkable road trip in Spain. Today you will explore Cerrazo, Rionansa, and Gijon, 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 2 nights.

When you’ve had your share of Santander, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Cerrazo. Your travel time is around 29 min.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Laberinto De Villapresente, a remarkable park where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 9,994 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Rionansa.

Take the opportunity to see Cueva El Soplao. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 18,913 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.

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

Have a fantastic dining experience at Restaurante Doña Concha, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, La Oveja Negra offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Restaurante La Tagliatella | Oviedo / Uviéu is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Oviedo.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Baam, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Mala Saña is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, L'Esperteyu Pub - Cervecería also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Oviedo, Colunga, Ribeseya, Cangas de Onís, and Cuadonga/Covadonga

  • Oviedo
  • Colunga
  • Ribadesella/Ribeseya
  • Cangas de Onís / Cangues d'Onís
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Drive 194 km, 3 hours 8 min

  • Jurassic Museum of Asturias
  • Mirador del Fitu
  • Roman bridge in Cangas de Onis
  • Sanctuary of Covadonga
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On day 4 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Oviedo, where you'll stay for 1 night more.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Colunga. This drive usually takes around 51 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Make Jurassic Museum of Asturias one of your first sightseeing stops in Colunga. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 11,827 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area. This fossil museum attracts 1,000,000 visitors every year.

Set your GPS to Ribeseya and hit the road. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Ribeseya beckons with new experiences!

Kick off the day at Mirador del Fito, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 10,162 reviews.

When you’ve had your share of Cangas de Onís, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Cuadonga/Covadonga. Your travel time is around 14 min.

Make Roman bridge in Cangas de Onis your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this sightseeing destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 21,965 reviews.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation in Oviedo.

As you explore more of Oviedo, 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.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Mesón El Viso, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Arrocería La Genuina de Cimadevilla? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at El Chibiski Oviedo as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Oviedo.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Per Se Café. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Oviedo, La Peña'l Fuelle, and Leon

  • León
  • Oviedo
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Drive 135 km, 1 hour 57 min

  • Plaza de El Fontán
  • El Fontán Market
  • Fine Arts Museum of Asturias
  • Mafalda statue
  • Santa María del Naranjo
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 5 of your road trip in Spain. Today, you will make 2 stops and experience some of the highlights of Oviedo, and La Peña'l Fuelle. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Leon, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is El Fontán Square. This square is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 6,309 reviews.

Continue your journey at El Fontán Market. This marketplace is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,436 travelers from near and far.

Oviedo is also the home of Fine Arts Museum of Asturias. This art museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,289 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Mafalda statue. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,537 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in La Peña'l Fuelle.

Drop by the renowned Santa María del Naranjo. This popular church building has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,703 visitors.

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

Set out on a gastronomic journey in Leon by reserving a table at Becook. Known for its Bib Gourmand reputation, Becook captivates its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious fusion, and modern cuisine. For a different taste, head over to Pablo, renowned for its delectable modern dishes. This distinguished 1-star Michelin-recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. Craving more culinary excitement? Explore ConMimo, a highly rated local gem known for its exquisite international menu. With a Bib Gourmand acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Leon.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Bar Chelsea. Alternatively, go to Café Bar Silver, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Leon, Salamanca, and Avila

  • Ávila
  • León
  • Salamanca
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Drive 319 km, 3 hours 16 min

  • León Cathedra
  • Roman bridge of Salamanca
  • Calisto and Melibea Vegetable Garden
  • Salamanca Cathedral
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 6 of your road trip in Spain. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Leon, and Salamanca. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Avila. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to León Cathedra. This catholic cathedral is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Leon, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 30,058 visitors.

Set your GPS to Salamanca and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 2 hours 2 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Salamanca beckons with new experiences!

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Roman bridge of Salamanca. This bridge is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 9,869 visitors.

Calisto and Melibea Vegetable Garden is another popular attraction you could visit today. This park has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 11,760 visitors.

Salamanca Cathedral is also highly recommended by travelers. This church has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 14,562 visitors.

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

Treat yourself to an extraordinary dining experience at Barro, a 1-star Michelin restaurant offering an incredible creative menu. As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Cervecería La Cigueña is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Restaurante Bococo. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Avila tonight.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at Bar la Mezquita after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to La Oca Cocktail Bar for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting. Furthermore, The Black Rose is perfect for those looking to extend their night with a touch of local flavor.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Avila, Toledo, and Madrid

  • Madrid
  • Toledo
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Drive 209 km, 3 hours 5 min

  • Alcázar of Toledo
  • Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo
  • Zocodover
  • Puerta de Bisagra
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On day 7 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 Toledo. In the evening, you’ll end up in Madrid, where you will stay for 5 nights.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Avila and set your GPS to Toledo. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 1 hour 47 min. Upon reaching Toledo, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Alcázar of Toledo. This alcázar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 30,193 visitors.

When you’re finished at Alcázar of Toledo, head to Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo. This one-of-a-kind church is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 27,938 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Zocodover. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 19,930 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, then consider a visit to Puerta de Bisagra. This city gate is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 9,260 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.

Begin your culinary exploration in Madrid by securing a reservation at DiverXO. This renowned restaurant holds 3 Michelin star and offers an exceptional menu of creative cuisine. For another dining delight, visit Smoked Room, celebrated for its delectable contemporary menu. This acclaimed 2-star Michelin-recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. Looking for a different experience? Discover Paco Roncero, a top local spot known for its tantalizing creative menu. With a 2-star Michelin recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Baton Rouge Cocktail Bar, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Cafe Madrid, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, 1862 Dry Bar 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 8

Day 8 – Madrid

  • Madrid
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Drive 20 km, 2 hours 11 min

  • Casa de Campo
  • Zoo Aquarium de Madrid
  • Plaza de España
  • Temple of Debod
  • Western Park
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Day 8 of your road trip across Spain promises a magnificent time exploring Madrid. You have 4 nights left in Madrid. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Casa de Campo. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 50,826 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Zoo Aquarium de Madrid. This zoo has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 33,779 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to plaza de España. This square has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 98,199 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Temple of Debod. This egyptian temple is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 44,446 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Western Park. This park is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 28,992 visitors.

There are plenty of experiences you can choose from in Spain that will add excitement to your vacation. When you’re keen to discover what else Madrid has in store for you, use this day to go on a tour. Scroll down and select tours and activities to include on your itinerary for the day.

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.

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

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 9

Day 9 – Madrid

  • Madrid
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Drive 5 km, 1 hour 10 min

  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
  • Museo del Prado
  • Main Square
  • Market of San Miguel
  • Royal Palace of Madrid
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Day 9 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Madrid has to offer. Cherish the 3 nights you have left in Madrid by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

Drop by the renowned Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. This popular art museum has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 46,855 visitors. Based on recent data, this attraction is visited by more than 1 traveler every year.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Museo del Prado. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 98,929 visitors, this art museum deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Main Square. This square has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 152,388 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Market of San Miguel. This building and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 106,296 local and international travelers.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Royal Palace of Madrid. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 77,471 travelers, this royal palace is an attraction many avid travelers highly recommend visiting while in Madrid.

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

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

Make sure to reserve a table at BiBo Dani García, 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 Malacatín, 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 Pum Pum Café, a hidden gem nestled in Madrid. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Madrid

  • Madrid
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Drive 7 km, 1 hour 2 min

  • Great Pond of El Retiro
  • Crystal Palace
  • El Retiro Park
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • Círculo de Bellas Artes
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Day 10 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Madrid for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Great Pond of El Retiro. This much-appreciated park is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 22,242 reviews.

Next up is Crystal Palace. This building has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 39,270 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is El Retiro Park. This urban park has been rated 4.8 out of 5 stars in 162,386 reviews.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This art museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 32,846 reviews. This popular attraction gets 671,078 visits every year.

To continue your sightseeing, head over to Círculo de Bellas Artes. This movie theater is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 27,540 reviews.

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.

As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Sagaretxe, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Arrabal Madrid is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Taberna El Sur. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Madrid tonight.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Spain!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Madrid

  • Madrid
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Drive 28 km, 1 hour 14 min

  • Matadero Madrid
  • Las Ventas
  • Puerta de Alcalá
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
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On day 11 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Madrid. You’ll stay in Madrid for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Matadero Madrid, a remarkable museum where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 24,723 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Las Ventas. This bullring has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 29,501 travelers.

Puerta de Alcalá is another must-visit attraction. This renowned triumphal arch offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 43,833 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 National Archaeological Museum. This well-loved national museum boasts a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 19,100 reviews.

When there’s still energy left for exploring, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium awaits. If you’ve been interested in experiencing an association football venue, this is a top pick rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 120,158 previous visitors.

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.

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

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at James Joyce Irish Pub Madrid, a top-rated dining spot in Madrid. If you're in the mood for something new, try Restaurante El Espigón Madrid, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Coque. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Madrid.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Madrid, Real Sitio de San Ildefonso, Segovia, and Valladolid

  • Valladolid
  • San Ildefonso
  • Segovia
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Drive 226 km, 3 hours 10 min

  • Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso
  • Aqueduct of Segovia
  • Segovia Cathedral
  • Alcázar of Segovia
  • More

On day 12 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Spain, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Real Sitio de San Ildefonso, and Segovia. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Valladolid, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Real Sitio de San Ildefonso’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Madrid behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 13 min. Real Sitio de San Ildefonso welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Drop by the renowned Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso. This popular museum has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 19,635 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Segovia, 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 Real Sitio de San Ildefonso to Segovia may take around 17 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Segovia, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Kick off the day at Aqueduct of Segovia, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This stone bridge is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 95,202 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Segovia Cathedral. Segovia Cathedral is a catholic cathedral with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 18,509 reviews.

Alcázar of Segovia is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This alcázar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 49,713 visitors. In a single year, this alcázar hosts approximately 754,946 visitors.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Valladolid. Valladolid 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 long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Valladolid. Enjoy a satisfying meal that will recharge you for tonight's adventures.

Enjoy an outstanding dining experience at Llantén, a Bib Gourmand restaurant offering an exceptional traditional menu. If you are in the mood for trying an alternative dining experience, consider visiting the nearby 1-star Michelin-awardee, Alquimia - Laboratorio, known for its delicious creative, and modern cuisine. Another highly-recommended restaurant in Valladolid is Trigo, a renowned restaurant with a 1-star Guide Michelin recognition, known for its delicious modern menu.

Continue your lively evening at The Lost Child Cocktail's Bar, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. Café Bar Alborada is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, Monasterio ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Spain!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Valladolid, Burgos Province, Villaescusa, and Santander

  • Santander
  • Burgos
  • Villaescusa
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Drive 320 km, 3 hours 49 min

  • Puente de Santa María
  • Arco de Santa María
  • Burgos Cathedral
  • Cabarceno Natural Park
  • More

Dive into day 13 of your remarkable road trip in Spain. Today you will explore Burgos Province, and Villaescusa, 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 Santander. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

After soaking in Valladolid’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Burgos Province. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 23 min. When you arrive in Burgos Province, it's time to take a break from the road.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Puente de Santa María. This extraordinary bridge is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 699 visitors.

Next, make your way to Arco de Santa María. This top attraction is a triumphal arch with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,973 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Burgos Cathedral. This catholic cathedral is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 28,435 travelers.

Upon reaching Villaescusa, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Cabarceno Natural Park. This much-appreciated zoo is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 45,839 reviews.

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.

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

Enjoy a delicious meal at Bar La Cátedra Tapas y Vinos, a top-rated dining destination in Santander. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider La Barruca de Calderón, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at La Bombi. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Santander this evening.

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

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Day 14

Day 14 – Santander - departure day

  • Santander - Departure day
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  • Ascensor Río de la Pila
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Day 14 of your road trip in Spain is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Santander before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Explore local shops for souvenirs to remember your trip or find unique gifts for loved ones.

Take the opportunity to see Ascensor Río de la Pila. This attraction has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 1,667 visitors.

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

Dine in style at Casa Lita, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Bodega del Riojano boasts a menu that's sure to impress.

You’ll then say farewell to Santander. 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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