14-Day Spain Road Trip from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Valladolid, Madrid, Calatayud, Pamplona, and Santander

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14 days & 13 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 14-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 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Ali/Ehari, Valladolid, Burgos Province, Segovia, Madrid, Toledo, Calatayud, Zaragoza, Olite/Erriberri, Pamplona, San Sebastian, Portugalete, Santander, Rionansa, Villaescusa, and Bilbao. 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 2 nights in Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2 nights in Valladolid, 5 nights in Madrid, 1 night in Calatayud, 1 night in Pamplona, and 2 nights in Santander. 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 Vitoria-Gasteiz, 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 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Ali/Ehari, Valladolid, Burgos Province, Segovia, Madrid, Toledo, Calatayud, Zaragoza, Olite/Erriberri, Pamplona, San Sebastian, Portugalete, Santander, Rionansa, Villaescusa, and Bilbao, 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
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Destinations

Vitoria-Gasteiz - city in SpainVitoria-Gasteiz / 2 nights
Rionansa
Photo of the aerial view of Plaza de Toros in Pamplona, the capital of Navarre province in northern Spain.Pamplona / 1 night
Photo of aerial view over the historical village of Olite in Navarre, Spain.Olite/Erriberri
Ali/Ehari
Burgos - city in SpainBurgos
Photo of aerial view of Valladolid skyline, Spain.Valladolid / 2 nights
Photo of panoramic aerial view of San Sebastian (Donostia) on a beautiful summer day, Spain.Donostia / San Sebastián
Villaescusa
Photo of Santander city beach aerial panoramic view.Santander / 2 nights
Photo of aerial view of beautiful landscape of Zaragoza, Spain.Zaragoza
Calatayud / 1 night
Segovia - city in SpainSegovia
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 / 5 nights
Photo of aerial view of Vizcaya bridge over the river and cityscape at Portugalete, Spain.Portugalete
Photo of aerial view of Bilbao, Spain city downtown with a Nevion River, Zubizuri Bridge and promenade. Mountain at the background, with clear blue sky.Bilbao

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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 Guggenheim, Bilbao, museum, modern art, Spain.Guggenheim Museum
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
Photo of The Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar seen from the Ebro river,Zaragoza,Spain.Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar
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
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
photo of Vizcaya Bridge in the Biscay province of Spain - A UNESCO World Heritage Site.Vizcaya Bridge
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
Beach of La Concha, San Sebastián, Donostialdea, Gipuzkoa, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainBeach of La Concha
Photo of Parque Grande Jose Antonio Labordeta in Zaragoza, Spain in spring on a cloudy day.José Antonio Labordeta Grand 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
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
Photo of Ramparts of the Royal Palace of Olite in Spain.Royal Palace of Olite
Parque Campo Grande, Valladolid, Castile and León, SpainParque Campo Grande
Centro Botin, Santander, Cantabria, SpainCentro Botin
Photo of Alderdi Eder gardens is beautiful gardens along the bay in San Sebastian, Spain .Alderdi Eder parkea
Photo of Peine del Viento XV,San Sebastian, Spain.Haizearen orrazia
Mirador del Valle, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, SpainMirador del Valle
Laberinto De Villapresente, Reocín, Saja-Nansa, Cantabria, SpainLaberinto De Villapresente
Photo of The Puerta de Bisagra, the main entrance onto the territory of Toledo city, Spain.Puerta de Bisagra
Photo of Fountain in Doña Casilda de Iturrizar Park at night - park in Bilbao, Vizcaya, Basque Country, Spain.Doña Casilda Iturrizar park
Plaza Virgen Blanca, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Gasteizko kuadrilla/Cuadrilla de Vitoria, Álava, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainPlaza Virgen Blanca
photo of Plaza Gipuzkoa is a public park in the center of the San Sebastian city, Basque Country in northern Spain.Gipuzkoa Plaza
Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao, Indautxu, Abando, Bilbao, Biscay, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainMuseum of Fine Arts of Bilbao
Photo of View of Zaragoza in sunny day. Ancient stone bridge and Cathedral.Puente de Piedra
Mercado del Este
Photo of City of Vitoria-Gasteiz. Aerial view of La Florida and Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, Araba .La Florida
Puppy, Abando, Bilbao, Biscay, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainPuppy
Photo of amazing salburua park view,Elorriaga ,Spain .Salburua
CaixaForum Zaragoza, Delicias, Zaragoza, Aragon, SpainCaixaForum Zaragoza
photo of a beautiful sunny view of Monasterio de las Huelgas in Burgos, Spain.Monasterio de las Huelgas
Photo of New Square and city hall. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain .Nueva Square
Mirador Del Castillo, Burgos, Castile and León, SpainMirador Del Castillo
Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria, Santander, Cantabria, SpainMuseum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria
San Martineko parkea
Puente de Santa María, Burgos, Castile and León, SpainPuente de Santa María

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Day 1

Day 1 – Vitoria-Gasteiz - arrival day

  • Vitoria-Gasteiz - Arrival day
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  • La Florida
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Welcome to Vitoria-Gasteiz, the perfect starting point for your road trip in Spain! Pick up your rental car and let the adventure begin. You will spend 1 night immersing yourself in Vitoria-Gasteiz's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

Vitoria-Gasteiz 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 La Florida 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 Vitoria-Gasteiz. 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 Vitoria-Gasteiz. 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.

Start your culinary exploration in Vitoria-Gasteiz by securing a reservation at Zabala. This renowned restaurant holds a Bib Gourmand award and offers an exceptional menu of contemporary cuisine. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Restaurante-Asador Matxete, a popular restaurant in Vitoria-Gasteiz. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Bar Txiki, a hidden gem nestled in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

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

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

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Day 2

Day 2 – Vitoria-Gasteiz, Ali/Ehari, and Valladolid

  • Valladolid
  • Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Ali/Ehari
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Drive 236 km, 2 hours 51 min

  • Nueva Square
  • Plaza Virgen Blanca
  • San Martineko parkea
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 2 of your road trip in Spain. Today, you will make 2 stops and experience some of the highlights of Vitoria-Gasteiz, and Ali/Ehari. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Valladolid, which will be your home away from home for 2 nights.

When you're ready to see some sights, Nueva Square is a great place to start. This square is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,706 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Plaza Virgen Blanca. This point of interest has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 8,751 travelers.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Ali/Ehari, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Upon arrival in Ali/Ehari, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Parque de San Martín / Martin Deunako Parkea. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,975 reviews.

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.

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

Treat yourself to an extraordinary dining experience at Llantén, a Bib Gourmand restaurant offering an incredible traditional menu. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Alquimia - Laboratorio is one of the best restaurants for creative, and modern cuisine in Valladolid. This 1-star Michelin-awardee earns consistently high praises from guests. We also recommend checking out the menu at Trigo. As a top-rated establishment with 1 Michelin star, it is an ideal choice for modern cuisine in the city.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at The Lost Child Cocktail's Bar, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, Café Bar Alborada offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, Monasterio provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Spain!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Valladolid, and Burgos Province

  • Valladolid
  • Burgos
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Drive 253 km, 3 hours 13 min

  • Monasterio de las Huelgas
  • Mirador Del Castillo
  • Puente de Santa María
  • Burgos Cathedral
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Wake up to day 3 of your extraordinary road trip in Spain. With 1 night left in Valladolid, we encourage you to seize the day and discover the unexplored beauty of the city’s surroundings!

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Valladolid, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Burgos Province. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 24 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Kick off the day at Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This cistercian nunnery is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 5,194 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Mirador Del Castillo. Mirador Del Castillo is a sightseeing destination with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,666 reviews.

Puente de Santa María is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This bridge is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 699 visitors.

Beyond the attractions mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to visit Burgos Cathedral. This catholic cathedral is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 28,435 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Valladolid and your accommodation.

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

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

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at RUGBY BAR THE CENTRAL. Alternatively, go to THE VILLA GIN BAR, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife.

Say good night to Valladolid and look forward to another great day of your road trip in Spain!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Valladolid, Segovia, and Madrid

  • Madrid
  • Valladolid
  • Segovia
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Drive 211 km, 3 hours 4 min

  • Parque Campo Grande
  • Alcázar of Segovia
  • Segovia Cathedral
  • Aqueduct of Segovia
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Dive into day 4 of your remarkable road trip in Spain. Today you will explore Valladolid, and Segovia, 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 Madrid. You’ll stay here for 5 nights.

Journey into the unknown at Parque Campo Grande, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 15,850 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Valladolid, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Segovia may take around 1 hour 22 min. Upon your arrival in Segovia, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Drop by the renowned Alcázar of Segovia. This popular alcázar has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 49,713 visitors. Based on recent data, this attraction is visited by more than 754,946 travelers every year.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Segovia Cathedral. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 18,509 visitors, this catholic cathedral deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Aqueduct of Segovia. This stone bridge has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 95,202 reviews.

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

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

Have a memorable dining experience in Madrid by booking a table at DiverXO, renowned as a 3-star Michelin restaurant presenting an exceptional creative menu. For a different culinary experience, Smoked Room shines as one of the top destinations known for its delicious contemporary cuisine in Madrid. This 2-star Michelin-awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. If you're looking for an alternative, Paco Roncero is known as a top local spot for its delicious creative cuisine in Madrid. This 2-star Michelin awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Baton Rouge Cocktail Bar. Alternatively, go to Cafe Madrid, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, 1862 Dry Bar provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Madrid, and Toledo

  • Madrid
  • Toledo
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Drive 154 km, 2 hours 26 min

  • Alcázar of Toledo
  • Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo
  • Zocodover
  • Puerta de Bisagra
  • Mirador del Valle
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At the end of the day, you'll drive back to Madrid, where you'll stay for 4 nights more.

Toledo’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Madrid behind. This drive usually takes around 57 min. Toledo welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Alcázar of Toledo. This alcázar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 30,193 reviews.

Continue your journey at Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo. This church is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 27,938 travelers from near and far.

Toledo is also the home of Zocodover. This point of interest has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 19,930 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Puerta de Bisagra. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,260 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

Lastly, don't miss out on Mirador del Valle. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 10,058 reviews, it’s hard to refuse the opportunity to see this landmark.

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

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 La Mi Venta, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Mas Al Sur is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Prada a Tope Madrid. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Madrid tonight.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Spain!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Madrid

  • Madrid
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Drive 28 km, 1 hour 21 min

  • Great Pond of El Retiro
  • El Retiro Park
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • Círculo de Bellas Artes
  • Matadero Madrid
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On day 6 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Madrid. You’ll stay in Madrid for 3 nights and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Great Pond of El Retiro. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 22,242 reviews.

El Retiro Park is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This urban park is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 162,386 reviews.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. This art museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 32,846 reviews. Every year, around 671,078 travelers visit this site to discover its unique features.

Círculo de Bellas Artes is another outstanding experience in Madrid. Around 27,540 travelers have rated this movie theater an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

If you long for more, Matadero Madrid is not far away. This museum is a lovely addition to your itinerary. Previous visitors have rated it an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 24,723 reviews.

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

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

Have a fantastic dining experience at BiBo Dani García, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Malacatín offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Pum Pum Café is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Madrid.

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 – Madrid

  • Madrid
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Drive 32 km, 1 hour 38 min

  • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
  • Crystal Palace
  • Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Almudena Cathedral
  • Casa de Campo
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Day 7 of your road trip across Spain promises a magnificent time exploring Madrid. You have 2 nights left in Madrid. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. This association football venue is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 120,158 visitors.

Crystal Palace is another popular attraction you could visit today. This building has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 39,270 visitors.

Royal Palace of Madrid is also highly recommended by travelers. This royal palace has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 77,471 visitors.

Almudena Cathedral is an attraction you won’t want to miss. This catholic cathedral is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 19,842 reviews.

Another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today is Casa de Campo. This park has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 50,826 travelers.

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

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.

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 7 km, 54 min

  • Main Square
  • Market of San Miguel
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
  • Museo del Prado
  • Puerta de Alcalá
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Day 8 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Madrid for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Main Square. This extraordinary square is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 152,388 visitors.

Next, make your way to Market of San Miguel. This top attraction is a building with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 106,296 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Hosting 1 visitor every year, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is one of the most popular places to visit in Madrid. This art museum is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 46,855 travelers.

If you’re keen to keep exploring, visit Museo del Prado. This highly recommended sightseeing destination has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 98,929 travelers. Around 3,497,345 people come to experience this place of interest every year.

Today is also your chance to spend some time at Puerta de Alcalá. This triumphal arch is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 43,833 travelers.

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

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

Dine in style at James Joyce Irish Pub Madrid, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Restaurante El Espigón Madrid boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Coque. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Madrid.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Madrid, and Calatayud

  • Calatayud
  • Madrid
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Drive 241 km, 3 hours 31 min

  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Western Park
  • Temple of Debod
  • Plaza de España
  • Las Ventas
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On day 9 of your road trip in Spain, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Madrid. In the evening, you’ll end up in Calatayud, where you will stay for 1 night.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to National Archaeological Museum. This extraordinary national museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 19,100 visitors.

Next, make your way to Western Park. This top attraction is a park with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 28,992 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Temple of Debod. This egyptian temple is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 44,446 travelers.

If you’re keen to keep exploring, visit plaza de España. This highly recommended sightseeing destination has received an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 98,199 travelers.

Today is also your chance to spend some time at Las Ventas. This bullring is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 29,501 travelers.

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

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

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Calatayud, Zaragoza, Olite/Erriberri, and Pamplona

  • Pamplona
  • Zaragoza
  • Olite/Erriberri
  • More

Drive 276 km, 3 hours 39 min

  • José Antonio Labordeta Grand Park
  • CaixaForum Zaragoza
  • Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar
  • Puente de Piedra
  • Royal Palace of Olite
  • More

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 - Zaragoza, and Olite/Erriberri. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Pamplona. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Calatayud, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Zaragoza may take around 1 hour 4 min. Upon your arrival in Zaragoza, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Journey into the unknown at José Antonio Labordeta Grand Park, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 19,535 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, CaixaForum Zaragoza is a recommended place to visit. This cultural center is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 5,566 reviews.

Another must-see attraction in Zaragoza is Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar. Rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 34,215 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Zaragoza offers an experience you will remember.

Puente de Piedra is another popular stop on travelers' itineraries in Zaragoza. This bridge promises memorable moments of exploring. Other travelers have rated this attraction 4.7 out of 5 stars in 7,689 reviews.

Set your GPS to Olite/Erriberri and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 27 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Olite/Erriberri beckons with new experiences!

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Royal Palace of Olite. This castle is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 18,713 reviews.

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

Begin your culinary exploration in Pamplona by securing a reservation at El Merca'o. This renowned restaurant holds a Bib Gourmand award and offers an exceptional menu of traditional cuisine. For another dining delight, visit Europa, celebrated for its delectable contemporary menu. This acclaimed 1-star Michelin-recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. Looking for a different experience? Discover Rodero, a top local spot known for its tantalizing modern menu. With a 1-star Michelin recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Vermutería RÍO, known for its inviting atmosphere. Bar Cerveceria La Estafeta is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, Bar Hawái provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

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

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Day 11

Day 11 – Pamplona, San Sebastian, Portugalete, and Santander

  • Santander
  • Donostia / San Sebastián
  • Portugalete
  • More

Drive 286 km, 3 hours 56 min

  • Gipuzkoa Plaza
  • Alderdi Eder parkea
  • Beach of La Concha
  • Haizearen orrazia
  • Vizcaya Bridge
  • More

On day 11 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Spain, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, San Sebastian, and Portugalete. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Santander, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, San Sebastian. This car ride takes around 1 hour 7 min.

When you're ready to see some sights, Gipuzkoa Plaza is a great place to start. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,940 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Alderdi Eder Parkea. This park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,442 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Beach of La Concha. The natural feature has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 21,054 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Peine del Viento XV. This sculpture is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 11,281 reviews.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to San Sebastian, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Portugalete. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 23 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Vizcaya Bridge, a remarkable suspension bridge where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 28,202 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.

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

Experience a taste of Cadelo in Santander by booking a reservation in advance. Renowned for its Bib Gourmand distinction, Cadelo delights its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious modern cuisine. For another culinary dining option, venture to Umma, celebrated for its delectable modern menu. This acclaimed Bib Gourmand-recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. Seeking an alternative? Discover Agua Salada, a top local restaurant known for its tantalizing contemporary, and traditional menu. With a Bib Gourmand recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Kings Pub, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Grog is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, HYGGE COCKTAIL also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Santander, Cerrazo, and Rionansa

  • Santander
  • Rionansa
  • More

Drive 142 km, 2 hours 18 min

  • Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria
  • Mercado del Este
  • Centro Botin
  • Laberinto De Villapresente
  • Cueva El Soplao
  • More

On day 12 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Santander, where you'll stay for 1 night more.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria. This extraordinary museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,931 visitors.

Next, make your way to Mercado del Este. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars in 7,680 reviews.

While in Santander, we also recommend a visit to Centro Botin. Hosting around 111,096 visitors every year, Centro Botin is one of the best places to visit. This art museum has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 14,508 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Santander, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Cerrazo may take around 27 min. Upon your arrival in Cerrazo, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Take the opportunity to see Laberinto De Villapresente. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 9,994 visitors.

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

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Cueva El Soplao. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 18,913 reviews.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Santander and your accommodation.

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

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

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Little Bobby, where the evening is just getting started.

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 – Santander, Villaescusa, Bilbao, and Vitoria-Gasteiz

  • Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Villaescusa
  • Bilbao
  • More

Drive 187 km, 2 hours 44 min

  • Cabarceno Natural Park
  • Puppy
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao
  • Doña Casilda Iturrizar park
  • More

Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 13 of your road trip in Spain. Today, you will make 2 stops and experience some of the highlights of Villaescusa, and Bilbao. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Vitoria-Gasteiz, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Villaescusa welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Cabarceno Natural Park. This zoo is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 45,839 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Bilbao and set your GPS to Vitoria-Gasteiz. 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 57 min. Upon reaching Vitoria-Gasteiz, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Puppy. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,913 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Guggenheim Museum. This museum building has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 64,815 reviews. Usually, around 530,967 people visit Guggenheim Museum every year.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao. This museum has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 8,312 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Doña Casilda Iturrizar park. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 9,643 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Vitoria-Gasteiz, 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 Vitoria-Gasteiz. 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 Zaldiaran, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, La Escotilla offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, El Portalón is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

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

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Day 14

Day 14 – Vitoria-Gasteiz, and Elorriaga - departure day

  • Vitoria-Gasteiz - Departure day
  • More
  • Salburua
  • More

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

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

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

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. If you're in the mood for something new, try Erdizka bar&grill, another premier location with a delectable menu.

You’ll then say farewell to Vitoria-Gasteiz. 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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