Two-Week Spain Road Trip from Pamplona to Vitoria-Gasteiz, Valladolid, Madrid, Zamora, Oviedo, Santander, and San Sebastian

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15 days & 14 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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14 nights included
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15 days included
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Explore the best of Spain on a 15-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Pamplona, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Burgos Province, Valladolid, Segovia, Real Sitio de San Ildefonso, Madrid, Toledo, Zamora, Leon, Oviedo, Cangas de Onís, Rionansa, Santander, Villaescusa, San Sebastian, Portugalete, Bilbao, and Olite/Erriberri. This road trip itinerary in Spain seamlessly combines exploration with relaxation.

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 Pamplona, 1 night in Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1 night in Valladolid, 5 nights in Madrid, 1 night in Zamora, 1 night in Oviedo, 1 night in Santander, and 2 nights in San Sebastian. 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 Pamplona, 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 Pamplona, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Burgos Province, Valladolid, Segovia, Real Sitio de San Ildefonso, Madrid, Toledo, Zamora, Leon, Oviedo, Cangas de Onís, Rionansa, Santander, Villaescusa, San Sebastian, Portugalete, Bilbao, and Olite/Erriberri, 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, 14 nights
Rental car, 15 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Vitoria-Gasteiz - city in SpainVitoria-Gasteiz / 1 night
Rionansa
San Ildefonso
Photo of the aerial view of Plaza de Toros in Pamplona, the capital of Navarre province in northern Spain.Pamplona / 2 nights
Cangas de Onís / Cangues d'Onís
Photo of aerial view over the historical village of Olite in Navarre, Spain.Olite/Erriberri
Burgos - city in SpainBurgos
Photo of aerial view of Valladolid skyline, Spain.Valladolid / 1 night
Photo of panoramic aerial view of San Sebastian (Donostia) on a beautiful summer day, Spain.Donostia / San Sebastián / 2 nights
Villaescusa
Photo of Santander city beach aerial panoramic view.Santander / 1 night
León - city in SpainLeón
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 / 1 night
Photo of San Salvador Cathedral of Zamora and acenas (water mills), view from Duero river. Castilla y Leon, Spain.Zamora / 1 night
The Puerta del Sol square is the main public space in Madrid. In the middle of the square is located the office of the President of the Community of Madrid.Madrid / 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
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
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
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
Beach of La Concha, San Sebastián, Donostialdea, Gipuzkoa, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainBeach of La Concha
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
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
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
Photo of Aerial panorama of medieval fortifications of Pamplona city of the running of the bulls in Navarra Spain .Ciudadela de Pamplona
Centro Botin, Santander, Cantabria, SpainCentro Botin
Photo of Alderdi Eder gardens is beautiful gardens along the bay in San Sebastian, Spain .Alderdi Eder parkea
Toledo Gate
Photo of Peine del Viento XV,San Sebastian, Spain.Haizearen orrazia
Laberinto De Villapresente, Reocín, Saja-Nansa, Cantabria, SpainLaberinto De Villapresente
Photo of Plaza de toros – a bullring in the spanish city Pamplona.Plaza de Toros de Pamplona
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
Photo of Pavilion monument at the castle Square in the old town of Pamplona, Spain.Castle Square
Federico Moyua enparantza, Abando, Bilbao, Biscay, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainFederiko Moiua enparantza
Alcantara Bridge, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, SpainAlcantara Bridge
Parque Etxebarria, Casco Viejo, Ibaiondo, Bilbao, Biscay, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainParque Etxebarria
photo of Plaza Gipuzkoa is a public park in the center of the San Sebastian city, Basque Country in northern Spain.Gipuzkoa Plaza
Photo of Collegiate Church of San Isidoro, Leon Spain.Basilica of San Isidoro
photo of Casa botines in Leon By Antoni Gaudi architect in 1894 Modernism by Saint James way.Casa de los Botines
Mercado del Este
Photo of Japanese style park with a pagoda and a pond in Yamaguchi Park in Pamplona, Navarra, Spain town famous for the running of the bulls.Parque yamaguchi
Parque Antoniutti, R-344401, R-6429242, R-349027, R-1311341Parque Antoniutti
Photo of Monumento al Encierro (Running Of The Bulls Monument) in Pamplona .Monumento al Encierro
Photo of Portal de San Nicolas, Baroque-style ancient city gate in the Taconera Gardens built in 1660 in Pamplona, Navarre, Spain on a cloudy day .Taconera
Photo of View of plaza porticada square in Santander, Spain.Plaza Porticada
Photo of Cartuja de Miraflores monastery, Burgos, Castilla y Leon Spain .Cartuja de Miraflores - Burgos
Mirador Del Castillo, Burgos, Castile and León, SpainMirador Del Castillo
Parque de La Isla, Burgos, Castile and León, SpainParque de La Isla
Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria, Santander, Cantabria, SpainMuseum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria
Photo of View of Balboa Park's El Cid Campeador statue, and the House of Charm building on the background with beautiful sunset sky.Park of El Cid

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Day 1

Day 1 – Pamplona - arrival day

  • Pamplona - Arrival day
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  • Castle Square
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Your road trip adventure in Spain begins as soon as you reach Pamplona and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Pamplona for 1 night and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

Pamplona 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 Castle Square 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 Pamplona. 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 Pamplona. 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 El Merca'o in Pamplona by securing a reservation in advance. Known for its Bib Gourmand status, El Merca'o offers a delightful variety of dishes highlighting its delicious traditional menu. If you're seeking an alternative culinary experience, be sure to explore Europa, a highly recommended restaurant known for its enticing contemporary cuisine. This popular 1-star Michelin-awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Ready for another culinary adventure? Indulge your senses at Rodero, a highly acclaimed restaurant celebrated for its exceptional modern menu.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Vermutería RÍO, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Bar Cerveceria La Estafeta provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Bar Hawái offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

Raise a toast to the start of your 15-day road trip in Spain!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Pamplona, and Vitoria-Gasteiz

  • Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Pamplona
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Drive 105 km, 2 hours 10 min

  • Plaza de Toros de Pamplona
  • Monumento al Encierro
  • Ciudadela de Pamplona
  • Parque Antoniutti
  • Parque yamaguchi
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On day 2 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 Pamplona. In the evening, you’ll end up in Vitoria-Gasteiz, where you will stay for 1 night.

Journey into the unknown at Plaza de Toros de Pamplona, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable bullring has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 10,402 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Monumento al Encierro is a recommended place to visit. This statue is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 5,963 reviews.

Another must-see attraction in Pamplona is Citadel of Pamplona. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 15,829 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Pamplona offers an experience you will remember.

Parque Antoniutti is another popular stop on travelers' itineraries in Pamplona. This urban park promises memorable moments of exploring. Other travelers have rated this attraction 4.5 out of 5 stars in 6,204 reviews.

Lastly, don't miss out on Parque yamaguchi. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,373 local and international travelers, it's a popular place to visit.

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.

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.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Soho Vitoria-Cocktail Bar, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Taberna Txustarra, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, Aldapa Taberna provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Vitoria-Gasteiz, Burgos Province, and Valladolid

  • Valladolid
  • Burgos
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Drive 248 km, 3 hours 11 min

  • Cartuja de Miraflores - Burgos
  • Mirador Del Castillo
  • Burgos Cathedral
  • Parque de La Isla
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 3 of your road trip in Spain. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Burgos Province. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Valladolid. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Set your GPS to Burgos Province and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 19 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Burgos Province beckons with new experiences!

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Miraflores Charterhouse. This carthusian monastery is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 4,183 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Mirador Del Castillo. This sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,666 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Burgos Cathedral. This catholic cathedral has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 28,435 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Parque de La Isla. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,189 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.

As you explore more of Valladolid, 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.

Prepare for an extraordinary culinary adventure in Valladolid by booking a table at Llantén, a Bib Gourmand restaurant that boasts an exceptional traditional menu. For a different flavor experience, head to Alquimia - Laboratorio, renowned for its delectable creative, and modern dishes. This 1-star Michelin restaurant consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Looking for another option? Visit Trigo, a local gem known for its delightful modern cuisine in Valladolid. Nestled in the city's heart, this 1-star Michelin restaurant is a perfect choice for discerning restaurant-goers seeking a new experience.

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

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Valladolid, Segovia, Real Sitio de San Ildefonso, and Madrid

  • Madrid
  • Segovia
  • San Ildefonso
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Drive 227 km, 3 hours 14 min

  • Alcázar of Segovia
  • Segovia Cathedral
  • Aqueduct of Segovia
  • Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 4 of your road trip in Spain. Today, you will make 2 stops and experience some of the highlights of Segovia, and Real Sitio de San Ildefonso. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Madrid, which will be your home away from home for 5 nights.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Valladolid and set your GPS to Segovia. 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 21 min. Upon reaching Segovia, 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 Segovia. This alcázar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 49,713 visitors. Attracting more than 754,946 yearly visitors, it’s a top sight you don’t want to miss.

When you’re finished at Alcázar of Segovia, head to Segovia Cathedral. This one-of-a-kind catholic cathedral is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 18,509 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Aqueduct of Segovia. This stone bridge is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 95,202 visitors.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Segovia, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Real Sitio de San Ildefonso. This drive usually takes around 17 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Make Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this museum an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 19,635 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.

Treat yourself to an extraordinary dining experience at DiverXO, a 3-star Michelin restaurant offering an incredible creative menu. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Smoked Room is one of the best restaurants for contemporary cuisine in Madrid. This 2-star Michelin-awardee earns consistently high praises from guests. We also recommend checking out the menu at Paco Roncero. As a top-rated establishment with 2 Michelin star, it is an ideal choice for creative cuisine in the city.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Baton Rouge Cocktail Bar, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Cafe Madrid offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out 1862 Dry Bar. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Madrid, and Toledo

  • Madrid
  • Toledo
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Drive 151 km, 2 hours 29 min

  • Alcázar of Toledo
  • Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo
  • Zocodover
  • Puerta de Bisagra
  • Alcantara Bridge
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On day 5 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Madrid, where you'll stay for 4 nights more.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Madrid, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Toledo may take around 57 min. Upon your arrival in Toledo, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Alcázar of Toledo. This extraordinary alcázar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 30,193 visitors.

Next, make your way to Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo. This church is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 27,938 reviews.

While in Toledo, we also recommend a visit to Zocodover. This point of interest has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 19,930 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Puerta de Bisagra. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,260 travelers, this city gate is a highly recommended stop on your sightseeing around Toledo.

Make your way to Alcantara Bridge, perhaps the most famous point of interest in Toledo. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 8,836 reviews.

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

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.

Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at La Mi Venta, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Mas Al Sur offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Prada a Tope Madrid. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Madrid.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Madrid

  • Madrid
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Drive 9 km, 49 min

  • Crystal Palace
  • El Retiro Park
  • Great Pond of El Retiro
  • Puerta de Alcalá
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
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Day 6 of your road trip across Spain promises a magnificent time exploring Madrid. You have 3 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 Crystal Palace. This building is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 39,270 visitors.

El Retiro Park is another popular attraction you could visit today. This urban park has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 162,386 visitors.

Great Pond of El Retiro is also highly recommended by travelers. This park has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 22,242 visitors.

Puerta de Alcalá is an attraction you won’t want to miss. This triumphal arch is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 43,833 reviews.

Another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today is Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. This art museum has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 46,855 travelers. This local favorite gets around 1 visitor each year.

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.

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

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

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Madrid

  • Madrid
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Drive 3 km, 52 min

  • Market of San Miguel
  • Main Square
  • Círculo de Bellas Artes
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • Museo del Prado
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Day 7 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Madrid for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Market of San Miguel. This building is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 106,296 reviews.

Continue your journey at Main Square. This square is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 152,388 travelers from near and far.

Madrid is also the home of Círculo de Bellas Artes. This movie theater has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 27,540 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. A total of 671,078 people explore this attraction every year. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 32,846 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

Lastly, don't miss out on Museo del Prado. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 98,929 reviews, it’s hard to refuse the opportunity to see this art museum. Approximately 3,497,345 people visit this attraction every year.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Madrid, 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 Madrid 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.

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

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Madrid

  • Madrid
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Drive 32 km, 2 hours 51 min

  • Casa de Campo
  • Zoo Aquarium de Madrid
  • Western Park
  • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
  • Las Ventas
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On day 8 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.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Casa de Campo. This much-appreciated park is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 50,826 reviews.

Next up is Zoo Aquarium de Madrid. This zoo has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 33,779 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Western Park. This park has been rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 28,992 reviews.

Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This association football venue has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 120,158 reviews.

To continue your sightseeing, head over to Las Ventas. This bullring is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 29,501 reviews.

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.

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.

Savor the flavors at James Joyce Irish Pub Madrid, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Restaurante El Espigón Madrid beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Coque. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining 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 9

Day 9 – Madrid, and Zamora

  • Zamora
  • Madrid
  • More

Drive 257 km, 3 hours 14 min

  • Toledo Gate
  • Almudena Cathedral
  • Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Plaza de España
  • Temple of Debod
  • More

On day 9 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Spain, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Madrid. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Zamora, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Toledo Gate. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 13,684 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Almudena Cathedral. This catholic cathedral has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 19,842 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Royal Palace of Madrid. This royal palace has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 77,471 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit plaza de España. This square is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 98,199 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Temple of Debod. This egyptian temple is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 44,446 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Zamora, 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 Zamora. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

Begin your culinary exploration in Zamora by securing a reservation at Cuzeo. This renowned restaurant holds a Bib Gourmand award and offers an exceptional menu of regional, and contemporary cuisine.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Spain!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Zamora, Leon, and Oviedo

  • Oviedo
  • León
  • More

Drive 267 km, 3 hours 9 min

  • Casa de los Botines
  • León Cathedra
  • Park of El Cid
  • Basilica of San Isidoro
  • More

Dive into day 10 of your remarkable road trip in Spain. Today you will explore Leon, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Oviedo. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Leon’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Zamora behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 28 min. Leon welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Make Casa de los Botines your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this building an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 7,594 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at León Cathedra. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 30,058 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this catholic cathedral every year.

Park of El Cid is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This park has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,321 visitors.

When you’re finished at park of El Cid, the perfect next stop is Basilica of San Isidoro. This collegiate church is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 8,015 reviews.

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

Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Restaurante Doña Concha, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? La Oveja Negra offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Restaurante La Tagliatella | Oviedo / Uviéu. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Oviedo.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Baam offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Mala Saña is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. L'Esperteyu Pub - Cervecería is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

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

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Day 11

Day 11 – Oviedo, Cangas de Onís, Cuadonga/Covadonga, Rionansa, Cerrazo, and Santander

  • Santander
  • Cangas de Onís / Cangues d'Onís
  • Rionansa
  • More

Drive 254 km, 3 hours 59 min

  • Roman bridge in Cangas de Onis
  • Sanctuary of Covadonga
  • Cueva El Soplao
  • Laberinto De Villapresente
  • More

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 Cangas de Onís, Cuadonga/Covadonga, Rionansa, and Cerrazo. In the evening, you’ll end up in Santander, where you will stay for 1 night.

When you’ve had your share of Oviedo, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Cangas de Onís. Your travel time is around 1 hour 1 min.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Roman bridge in Cangas de Onis. This point of interest is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Cangas de Onís, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 21,965 visitors.

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.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Sanctuary of Covadonga. This church is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 34,049 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.

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.

Experience a taste of local culinary excellence while in Santander by securing a table at Cadelo. Esteemed as a much-enjoyed Bib Gourmand restaurant, it features an exceptional modern menu. For an alternative taste experience, visit Umma, famous for its scrumptious modern dishes. This Bib Gourmand venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Looking for another choice? Discover Agua Salada, a local favorite celebrated for its exquisite contemporary, and traditional cuisine in Santander. Located in the heart of the city, this Bib Gourmand-awardee is an ideal pick for contemporary, and traditional cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Kings Pub, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. Grog is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, HYGGE COCKTAIL is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Santander, Villaescusa, and San Sebastian

  • Donostia / San Sebastián
  • Santander
  • Villaescusa
  • More

Drive 216 km, 2 hours 43 min

  • Plaza Porticada
  • Mercado del Este
  • Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria
  • Centro Botin
  • Cabarceno Natural Park
  • More

Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 12 of your road trip in Spain. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Santander, and Villaescusa. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in San Sebastian. You will spend 2 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Plaza Porticada. This extraordinary square is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,395 visitors.

Next, make your way to Mercado del Este. This top attraction is a sightseeing destination with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 7,680 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria. This museum is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,931 travelers.

If you’re keen to keep exploring, visit Centro Botin. This highly recommended sightseeing destination has received an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 14,508 travelers. Around 111,096 people come to experience this place of interest every year.

Upon your arrival in Villaescusa, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Cabarceno Natural Park. This zoo is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 45,839 reviews.

At the end of the day, you will drive to San Sebastian, 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 San Sebastian. 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 Arzak in San Sebastian by securing a reservation in advance. Known for its 3-star Michelin status, Arzak offers a delightful variety of dishes highlighting its delicious creative, and traditional menu. If you're seeking an alternative culinary experience, be sure to explore Amelia by Paulo Airaudo, a highly recommended restaurant known for its enticing creative cuisine. This popular 2-star Michelin-awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Ready for another culinary adventure? Indulge your senses at Kokotxa, a highly acclaimed restaurant celebrated for its exceptional modern menu.

Round off your dining experience by visiting Gorriti Taberna, a prime location for a drink.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – San Sebastian, Portugalete, and Bilbao

  • Donostia / San Sebastián
  • Portugalete
  • Bilbao
  • More

Drive 226 km, 3 hours 32 min

  • Vizcaya Bridge
  • Federiko Moiua enparantza
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Doña Casilda Iturrizar park
  • Parque Etxebarria
  • More

On day 13 of your road trip in Spain, you’ll start and end your day in Portugalete, but spend the day exploring what’s beyond the town. Since you will return to San Sebastian for 1 night more, there’s no need to rush. Experience Portugalete, and Bilbao to the fullest today with this curated day itinerary!

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to San Sebastian and set your GPS to Portugalete. 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 26 min. Upon reaching Portugalete, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Vizcaya Bridge. This suspension bridge is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 28,202 reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Bilbao, 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 Portugalete to Bilbao may take around 21 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Bilbao, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Federiko Moiua enparantza. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 9,235 visitors.

When you’re finished at Federiko Moiua enparantza, head to Guggenheim Museum. This one-of-a-kind museum building is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 64,815 reviews. Every year, approximately 530,967 travelers come here to experience the museum building for themselves.

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.

If you’re keen to explore more, then consider a visit to Etxebarria parkea. This park is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 9,229 visitors.

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

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

Enjoy a delicious meal at La Cuchara de San Telmo, a highly-rated dining destination in San Sebastian. If you're eager to try something different, consider Narru Restaurant, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Sirimiri Gastroleku. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in San Sebastian 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 – San Sebastian, Olite/Erriberri, and Pamplona

  • Pamplona
  • Donostia / San Sebastián
  • Olite/Erriberri
  • More

Drive 176 km, 2 hours 33 min

  • Gipuzkoa Plaza
  • Alderdi Eder parkea
  • Beach of La Concha
  • Haizearen orrazia
  • Royal Palace of Olite
  • More

Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 14 of your road trip in Spain. Today, you will make 2 stops and experience some of the highlights of San Sebastian, and Olite/Erriberri. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Pamplona, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Gipuzkoa Plaza. This much-appreciated park is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 8,940 reviews.

Next up is Alderdi Eder Parkea. This park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,442 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Beach of La Concha. This natural feature has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 21,054 reviews.

Peine del Viento XV is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This sculpture has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 11,281 reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Olite/Erriberri, 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 San Sebastian to Olite/Erriberri may take around 1 hour 30 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Olite/Erriberri, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

When you're ready to see some sights, Royal Palace of Olite is a great place to start. This castle is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 18,713 visitors.

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.

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

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 15

Day 15 – Pamplona - departure day

  • Pamplona - Departure day
  • More
  • Taconera
  • More

Day 15 of your road trip in Spain is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Pamplona before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Make the most of your final day in Spain by visiting Pamplona’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in Spain.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Taconera. This much-appreciated urban park is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,567 reviews.

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

As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Alhambra, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Bar Restaurante -San Nicolás La Cocina Vasca- Jatetxea is another top choice with a popular menu.

You’ll then say farewell to Pamplona. 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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