Two-Week Spain Road Trip from San Sebastian to Zaragoza, Barcelona, Tarragona, Valencia, Cuenca, Madrid, Valladolid, and Vitoria-Gasteiz

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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 San Sebastian, Zaragoza, Manresa, Barcelona, Tarragona, Peníscola / Peñíscola, Valencia, Cuenca, Toledo, Madrid, Segovia, Valladolid, Burgos Province, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Bilbao, and Portugalete. 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 San Sebastian, 1 night in Zaragoza, 3 nights in Barcelona, 1 night in Tarragona, 1 night in Valencia, 1 night in Cuenca, 3 nights in Madrid, 1 night in Valladolid, and 1 night in Vitoria-Gasteiz. 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 San Sebastian, 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. Sagrada Família and Park Güell are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through San Sebastian, Zaragoza, Manresa, Barcelona, Tarragona, Peníscola / Peñíscola, Valencia, Cuenca, Toledo, Madrid, Segovia, Valladolid, Burgos Province, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Bilbao, and Portugalete, 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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Destinations

Vitoria-Gasteiz - city in SpainVitoria-Gasteiz / 1 night
Peníscola / Peñíscola
Burgos - city in SpainBurgos
Scenic aerial view of the Agbar Tower in Barcelona in Spain.Barcelona / 3 nights
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
Photo of View on Peniscola from the top of Pope Luna's Castle , Valencia, Spain.Valencia / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of beautiful landscape of Zaragoza, Spain.Zaragoza / 1 night
Segovia - city in SpainSegovia
Tarragona - city in SpainTarragona / 1 night
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 / 3 nights
Photo of aerial view of Vizcaya bridge over the river and cityscape at Portugalete, Spain.Portugalete
Cuenca - city in SpainCuenca / 1 night
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
Manresa - town in SpainManresa

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Photo of sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the most known building created by Antoni Gaudi.Sagrada Família
Photo of stairs and buildings in the Park Guell by architect Gaudi o in Barcelona, Spain.Park Güell
Photo of view of Square of Catalonia (Placa de Catalunya) in Barcelona, Spain.Plaça de Catalunya
Photo of Retiro Park that is a city park in Madrid's Retiro district.El Retiro Park
Mercado de La Boqueria, el Raval, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Barcelonès, Catalonia, SpainMercado de La Boqueria
Plaza Mayor, Sol, Centro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainMain Square
Photo of view of Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia in the City of Arts and Sciences. It was designed by famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.City of Arts and Sciences
Photo of exterior View of Casa Batllo during Sunset in Barcelona.Casa Batlló
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 night view of Magic Fountain light show in Barcelona, Spain.Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
Photo of La Pedrera House facade in Barcelona, Spain.La Pedrera
Photo of Mercado Central or Mercat Central building is a public central market located in central Valencia, Spain.Mercat Central
Photo of Triumphal Arch (Arc de Triomf) in Barcelona, Spain.Arc de Triomf
Photo of the Royal Palace of Madrid through the gardens, Spain.Royal Palace of Madrid
Photo of L'Oceanografic (Aquarium) in Valencia, Spain.L'Oceanogràfic
Photo of Cascade Fountain in the Park Citadel in . Barcelona, Spain. The Park is also called Parc de la Ciutadella. Barcelona, Catalonia, SpainParc de la Ciutadella
Photo of Guggenheim, Bilbao, museum, modern art, Spain.Guggenheim Museum
Photo of Cathedral of Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia or Barcelona Cathedral in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Architecture and landmark of Barcelona.Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia
Photo of View of the sea from a height of Pope Luna's Castle. Valencian Community, Spain. Peniscola. Castell. The medieval castle of the Knights Templar on the beach. Beautiful view of the sea and the bay.Peniscola Castle
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
Montjuïc CastleMontjuïc Castle
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
photo of the Puerta de Alcala is a monument in the Independence Square at morning in Madrid, Spain.Puerta de Alcalá
Photo of 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 Palau de la Música Catalana ,Barcelona ,Spain .Palau de la Música Catalana
Photo of Crystal Palace in Retiro Park,Madrid, Spain.Crystal Palace
CosmoCaixa BarcelonaCosmoCaixa Barcelona
Photo of The Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar seen from the Ebro river,Zaragoza,Spain.Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar
Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Barcelonès, Catalonia, SpainBasilica of Santa Maria del Mar
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
Photo of Barcelona National Museum (Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya) near Plaza de Espagna, Barcelona, Spain.Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
photo of Vizcaya Bridge in the Biscay province of Spain - A UNESCO World Heritage Site.Vizcaya Bridge
Photo of The Lonja de la Seda or Llotja de la Seda or Silk Exchange is a late Valencian gothic style civil building in Valencia city, Spain.Llotja de la Seda
Beach of La Concha, San Sebastián, Donostialdea, Gipuzkoa, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainBeach of La Concha
Zocodover, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, SpainZocodover
Photo of a view of Balco del Mediterrani in Tarragona, Spain.Balcó del Mediterrani
Parque Campo Grande, Valladolid, Castile and León, SpainParque Campo Grande
Photo of Ancient roman amphitheatre of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain .Amfiteatre de Tarragona
Photo of Alderdi Eder gardens is beautiful gardens along the bay in San Sebastian, Spain .Alderdi Eder parkea
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
Funicular Monte Igueldo, San Sebastián, Donostialdea, Gipuzkoa, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainFunicular Monte Igueldo
Federico Moyua enparantza, Abando, Bilbao, Biscay, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainFederiko Moiua enparantza
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
Photo of Miramar palace in san sebastian, guipuzcoa, Spain .Miramar Palace
photo of beautiful morning at Parc de l'Agulla in Manresa, Spain.Parc de l'Agulla
Photo of Roman circus of Tárraco ,Tarragona ,Spain .Roman circus of Tárraco
Photo of Plaza Mayor with statue of King Philips III in Madrid, Spain.Plaza Mayor
Photo of Cavalry Academy building on Zorrilla square in Valladolid, Spain.Plaza de Zorrilla
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Aragon, SpainCathedral of the Savior in his Epiphany of Zaragoza
La Casa de las Petxines
Photo of Medieval (14th-century) Ancient city gate Arco de Santa María, Burgos, Castille and Leon, Spain .Arco de Santa María
Photo of Aiete jauregia ,San sebastian ,Spain .Palacio de Ayete
Trinitate plaza, San Sebastián, Donostialdea, Gipuzkoa, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainTrinitate Plaza
Donostiako Hondartza

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Day 1

Day 1 – San Sebastian - arrival day

  • Donostia / San Sebastián - Arrival day
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  • Trinitate Plaza
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Your road trip adventure in Spain begins as soon as you reach San Sebastian and pick up your car. You’ll stay in San Sebastian 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.

San Sebastian 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 Trinitate Plaza 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 San Sebastian. 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 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.

Discover the culinary delights of San Sebastian by securing a reservation at Arzak. Esteemed for its 3-star Guide Michelin recognition, this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of creative, and traditional cuisine. For an alternative dining experience, try Amelia by Paulo Airaudo, renowned for its delicious creative dishes. This esteemed 2-star Michelin-recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. Craving more culinary excitement? Head to Kokotxa, a highly recommended local eatery celebrated for its mouthwatering modern menu. With its 1-star Michelin recognition, it offers an unforgettable dining adventure.

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at Gorriti Taberna, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 – San Sebastian, and Zaragoza

  • Zaragoza
  • Donostia / San Sebastián
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Drive 271 km, 3 hours 44 min

  • Alderdi Eder parkea
  • Funicular Monte Igueldo
  • Donostiako Hondartza
  • Miramar Palace
  • Beach of La Concha
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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 San Sebastian. In the evening, you’ll end up in Zaragoza, where you will stay for 1 night.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Alderdi Eder Parkea. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,442 visitors.

When you’re finished at Alderdi Eder Parkea, head to Funicular Monte Igueldo. This one-of-a-kind park is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 9,567 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Donostiako Hondartza. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 136 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, then consider a visit to Miramar Palace. This palace is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 8,022 visitors.

To round off your sightseeing experience, make your way to Beach of La Concha. This famous natural feature is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 21,054 travelers.

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

Discover the culinary delights of Zaragoza by securing a reservation at Gente Rara. Esteemed for its 1-star Guide Michelin recognition, this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of creative, and contemporary cuisine. For an alternative dining experience, try Cancook, renowned for its delicious creative dishes. This esteemed 1-star Michelin-recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. Craving more culinary excitement? Head to La Prensa, a highly recommended local eatery celebrated for its mouthwatering contemporary menu. With its 1-star Michelin recognition, it offers an unforgettable dining adventure.

Round off your dining experience by visiting Be A Legend Bar, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Bar El Circo, a bar catering to every mood and preference. Rock & Blues Cafe likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Zaragoza, Manresa, and Barcelona

  • Barcelona
  • Zaragoza
  • Manresa
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Drive 328 km, 3 hours 48 min

  • Cathedral of the Savior in his Epiphany of Zaragoza
  • Puente de Piedra
  • Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar
  • Parc de l'Agulla
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 3 of your road trip in Spain. Today, you will make 2 stops and experience some of the highlights of Zaragoza, and Manresa. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Barcelona, which will be your home away from home for 3 nights.

Journey into the unknown at Cathedral of the Savior in his Epiphany of Zaragoza, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable co-cathedral has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 5,249 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Puente de Piedra is a recommended place to visit. This bridge is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 7,689 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.

After soaking in Zaragoza’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Manresa. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 2 hours 35 min. When you arrive in Manresa, it's time to take a break from the road.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Parc de l'Agulla. Previous visitors have rated this reservoir an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 7,966 reviews.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Barcelona. Barcelona offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

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

Experience a taste of Lasarte in Barcelona by booking a reservation in advance. Renowned for its 3-star Michelin distinction, Lasarte delights its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious creative cuisine. For another culinary dining option, venture to ABaC, celebrated for its delectable creative menu. This acclaimed 3-star Michelin-recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. Seeking an alternative? Discover Cocina Hermanos Torres, a top local restaurant known for its tantalizing creative menu. With a 3-star Michelin recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Hemingway Gin & Cocktail Bar, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Bobby's Free is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, Torre Rosa also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

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 4

Day 4 – Barcelona

  • Barcelona
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Drive 29 km, 1 hour 17 min

  • CosmoCaixa Barcelona
  • Park Güell
  • Sagrada Família
  • Arc de Triomf
  • Parc de la Ciutadella
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Day 4 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Barcelona has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Barcelona by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

When you're ready to see some sights, Museu de la Ciència CosmoCaixa is a great place to start. This museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 37,537 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Park Güell. This sculpture garden has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 181,403 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Sagrada Família. This site gets more than 4,527,427 visitors annually. The minor basilica has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 226,955 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Arc de Triomf. This triumphal arch is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 77,887 reviews.

Parc de la Ciutadella is another easily accessible place to visit on this day of your trip. Stop by this urban park, rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 68,100 reviews, to discover more of what makes it unique.

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

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

Have a fantastic dining experience at ARTiSA Barcelona, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Restaurant El Foro offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Braseria La Selva Barcelona is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Barcelona.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Dr Stravinsky. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, El Xampanyet offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Barcelona

  • Barcelona
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Drive 5 km, 1 hour 10 min

  • La Pedrera
  • Casa Batlló
  • Palau de la Música Catalana
  • Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia
  • Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar
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Day 5 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Barcelona for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to La Pedrera. This monument is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 85,188 visitors.

Casa Batlló is another popular attraction you could visit today. This tourist attraction has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 125,060 visitors.

Palau de la Música Catalana is also highly recommended by travelers. This concert hall has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 40,217 visitors.

Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia is an attraction you won’t want to miss. This catholic cathedral is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 62,263 reviews.

Another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today is Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. This church has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 33,464 travelers.

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

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

Dine in style at CocoVail Beer Hall - Craft Beer Barcelona, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, El Nacional boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Ciutat Comtal. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Barcelona.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Barcelona, and Tarragona

  • Tarragona
  • Barcelona
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Drive 104 km, 1 hour 54 min

  • Mercado de La Boqueria
  • Plaça de Catalunya
  • Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
  • Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
  • Montjuïc Castle
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Dive into day 6 of your remarkable road trip in Spain. Today you will explore Barcelona, 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 Tarragona. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Mercado de La Boqueria. This point of interest is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Barcelona, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 160,835 visitors.

Plaça de Catalunya is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 175,036 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Magic Fountain of Montjuïc. Visitors have rated this fountain an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 85,986 reviews.

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, boasting an annual visitor count of up to 718,000 people, is another unique site you can experience today. This attraction is an art museum rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 28,394 reviews.

Make your way to the fantastic Montjuïc Castle, perhaps the most famous castle in Barcelona. This attraction is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 50,433 travelers.

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

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

Experience a symphony of flavors at La Xarxa in Tarragona by securing a reservation in advance. Renowned for its Bib Gourmand distinction, La Xarxa delights its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious modern, and rice dishes cuisine. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try CReeA? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Hotel Tarraco Park as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Tarragona.

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at The Cube Night, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists. Or, head to Cafeteria Florida. This bar boasts a welcoming environment that is perfect for winding down. You could also continue your night at Bar Tolo, another top-rated place in the area.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Tarragona, Peníscola / Peñíscola, and Valencia

  • Valencia
  • Tarragona
  • Peníscola / Peñíscola
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Drive 279 km, 3 hours 31 min

  • Roman circus of Tárraco
  • Amfiteatre de Tarragona
  • Balcó del Mediterrani
  • La Casa de las Petxines
  • Peniscola Castle
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 7 of your road trip in Spain. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Tarragona, and Peníscola / Peñíscola. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Valencia. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Make Roman circus of Tárraco one of your first sightseeing stops in Tarragona. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,761 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Tarragona Amphitheatre is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This roman amphitheatre is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 15,655 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Balcó del Mediterrani. This scenic viewpoint has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 16,291 visitors.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Tarragona and set your GPS to Peníscola / Peñíscola. 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 31 min. Upon reaching Peníscola / Peñíscola, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to La Casa de las Petxines. This extraordinary sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,367 visitors.

Next, make your way to Peniscola Castle. This top attraction is a monument with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 61,572 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Valencia, 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 Valencia. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

Treat yourself to an extraordinary dining experience at El Poblet, a 2-star Michelin restaurant offering an incredible creative menu. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Ricard Camarena is one of the best restaurants for creative cuisine in Valencia. This 2-star Michelin-awardee earns consistently high praises from guests. We also recommend checking out the menu at Fierro. As a top-rated establishment with 1 Michelin star, it is an ideal choice for modern cuisine in the city.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like Café Negrito, known for its lively atmosphere. Cafe de las Horas is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Spain!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Valencia, and Cuenca

  • Cuenca
  • Valencia
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Drive 210 km, 2 hours 52 min

  • Llotja de la Seda
  • Mercat Central
  • L'Oceanogràfic
  • City of Arts and Sciences
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On day 8 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Spain, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Valencia. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Cuenca, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Llotja de la Seda, a remarkable lonja where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 22,376 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Mercat Central. This market hall has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 79,570 travelers.

L'Oceanogràfic is another must-visit attraction. This renowned public aquarium offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 76,085 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

Beyond the above-mentioned sites, you also have the opportunity to visit City of Arts and Sciences. This well-loved tourist destination boasts a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 125,881 reviews.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Cuenca. Cuenca 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 dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Cuenca. 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 Cuenca by securing a reservation at Olea Comedor. This renowned restaurant holds a Bib Gourmand award and offers an exceptional menu of modern, and fusion cuisine. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Sibuya Urban Sushi Bar, a popular restaurant in Cuenca. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Marisqueria Joni, a hidden gem nestled in Cuenca. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Café Hispano. Alternatively, go to Bogart, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, CAFE BAR PRINCESA provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Cuenca, Toledo, and Madrid

  • Madrid
  • Toledo
  • More

Drive 256 km, 3 hours 14 min

  • Alcázar of Toledo
  • Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo
  • Zocodover
  • Puerta de Bisagra
  • More

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 Toledo. In the evening, you’ll end up in Madrid, where you will stay for 3 nights.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Cuenca, 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 1 hour 56 min. Upon your arrival in Toledo, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Journey into the unknown at Alcázar of Toledo, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable alcázar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 30,193 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo is a recommended place to visit. This church is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 27,938 reviews.

Another must-see attraction in Toledo is Zocodover. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 19,930 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Toledo offers an experience you will remember.

Puerta de Bisagra is another popular stop on travelers' itineraries in Toledo. This city gate promises memorable moments of exploring. Other travelers have rated this attraction 4.7 out of 5 stars in 9,260 reviews.

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

As you 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.

Experience a harmony of flavors at DiverXO in Madrid by securing a reservation in advance. Known for its 3-star Michelin status, DiverXO offers a delightful variety of dishes highlighting its delicious creative menu. If you're seeking an alternative culinary experience, be sure to explore Smoked Room, a highly recommended restaurant known for its enticing contemporary 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 Paco Roncero, a highly acclaimed restaurant celebrated for its exceptional creative menu.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, Baton Rouge Cocktail Bar stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, Cafe Madrid offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night. 1862 Dry Bar is also a great option that provides a perfect setting for a relaxing evening.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Madrid

  • Madrid
  • More

Drive 6 km, 1 hour 1 min

  • Market of San Miguel
  • Main Square
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • El Retiro Park
  • Crystal Palace
  • More

On day 10 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Madrid. You’ll stay in Madrid for 2 nights and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Take the opportunity to see Market of San Miguel. This attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 106,296 visitors.

Main Square is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This square has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 152,388 travelers.

Madrid is also the home of Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. This art museum gets more than 671,078 visitors on an annual basis. Around 32,846 people have rated this art museum an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Another place you’ll want to visit is El Retiro Park. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from a total of 162,386 reviews, a visit to this urban park is a great idea.

This day of your vacation in Madrid is also your chance to admire Crystal Palace. This must-visit building enjoys an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 39,270 reviews.

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

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Madrid. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

This renowned restaurant holds and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. Make sure to reserve a table at La Mi Venta, an iconic dining spot in Madrid. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Mas Al Sur, a popular restaurant in Madrid. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Prada a Tope Madrid, a hidden gem nestled in Madrid. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

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

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Day 11

Day 11 – Madrid

  • Madrid
  • More

Drive 26 km, 1 hour 36 min

  • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
  • Puerta de Alcalá
  • Museo del Prado
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
  • Casa de Campo
  • More

Day 11 of your road trip across Spain promises a magnificent time exploring Madrid. You have 1 night left in Madrid. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. This extraordinary association football venue has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 120,158 visitors.

Next, make your way to Puerta de Alcalá. This triumphal arch is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 43,833 reviews.

While in Madrid, we also recommend a visit to Museo del Prado. Hosting around 3,497,345 visitors every year, Museo del Prado is one of the best places to visit. This art museum has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 98,929 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. This attraction gets around 1 yearly visitors. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 46,855 travelers, this art museum is a highly recommended stop on your sightseeing around Madrid.

Make your way to Casa de Campo, perhaps the most famous park in Madrid. This attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 50,826 reviews.

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

As 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.

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

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Madrid, Segovia, and Valladolid

  • Valladolid
  • Madrid
  • Segovia
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Drive 211 km, 3 hours 14 min

  • Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Plaza de España
  • Temple of Debod
  • Alcázar of Segovia
  • Aqueduct of Segovia
  • More

Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 12 of your road trip in Spain. Today, you will make 2 stops and experience some of the highlights of Madrid, and Segovia. 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 1 night.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Royal Palace of Madrid. This much-appreciated royal palace is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 77,471 reviews.

Next up is plaza de España. This square has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 98,199 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Temple of Debod. This egyptian temple has been rated 4.4 out of 5 stars in 44,446 reviews.

When you’ve had your share of Madrid, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Segovia. Your travel time is around 1 hour 10 min.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Alcázar of Segovia, a remarkable alcázar where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 49,713 reviews. Each year, this popular place of interest welcomes approximately 754,946 visitors.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Aqueduct of Segovia. This stone bridge has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 95,202 travelers.

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

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.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at The Lost Child Cocktail's Bar, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Café Bar Alborada, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, Monasterio provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Valladolid, Burgos Province, and Vitoria-Gasteiz

  • Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Valladolid
  • Burgos
  • More

Drive 243 km, 3 hours 1 min

  • Plaza Mayor
  • Plaza de Zorrilla
  • Parque Campo Grande
  • Arco de Santa María
  • Burgos Cathedral
  • More

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

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Plaza Mayor. This extraordinary square is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,713 visitors.

Next, make your way to Plaza de Zorrilla. This top attraction is a square with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,590 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Parque Campo Grande. This park is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 15,850 travelers.

Burgos Province’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Valladolid behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 22 min. Burgos Province welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Arco de Santa María. This triumphal arch is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 1,973 reviews.

Continue your journey at Burgos Cathedral. This catholic cathedral is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 28,435 travelers from near and far.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Vitoria-Gasteiz. Vitoria-Gasteiz offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

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

Set out on a gastronomic journey in Vitoria-Gasteiz by reserving a table at Zabala. Known for its Bib Gourmand reputation, Zabala captivates its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious contemporary cuisine. Looking for something different? Restaurante-Asador Matxete offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Bar Txiki. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at Soho Vitoria-Cocktail Bar after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to Taberna Txustarra for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting. Furthermore, Aldapa Taberna is perfect for those looking to extend their night with a touch of local flavor.

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

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Day 14

Day 14 – Vitoria-Gasteiz, Bilbao, Portugalete, and San Sebastian

  • Donostia / San Sebastián
  • Bilbao
  • Portugalete
  • More

Drive 190 km, 3 hours 5 min

  • Federiko Moiua enparantza
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao
  • Doña Casilda Iturrizar park
  • Vizcaya Bridge
  • More

Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 14 of your road trip in Spain. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Bilbao, and Portugalete. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in San Sebastian. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Bilbao. This car ride takes around 57 min.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Federiko Moiua enparantza, a remarkable point of interest where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 9,235 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Guggenheim Museum. This museum building has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 64,815 travelers. Given the site's popularity, it’s easy to understand why more than 530,967 people visit it every year.

Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao is another must-visit attraction. This renowned museum offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,312 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

Beyond the above-mentioned sites, you also have the opportunity to visit Doña Casilda Iturrizar park. This well-loved park boasts a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 9,643 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Portugalete. This car ride takes around 22 min.

Make Vizcaya Bridge one of your first sightseeing stops in Portugalete. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 28,202 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

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.

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

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at La Cuchara de San Telmo, a top-rated dining spot in San Sebastian. If you're in the mood for something new, try Narru Restaurant, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Sirimiri Gastroleku. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in San Sebastian.

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

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Day 15

Day 15 – San Sebastian - departure day

  • Donostia / San Sebastián - Departure day
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  • Palacio de Ayete
  • More

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

On your last day in Spain, take time to indulge in shopping at San Sebastian’s popular marketplace. Look for keepsakes or souvenirs to remind you of your trip.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Palacio de Ayete. This palace is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 280 reviews.

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

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

You’ll then say farewell to San Sebastian. 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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