3-Day Spain Road Trip Starting in Barcelona

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Duration
3 days & 2 nights
Available
Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
2 nights included
Car rental
3 days included
Flights
Optional
Travel app
All vouchers, itinerary, & map

Description

Explore the best of Spain on a 3-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Barcelona and Tarragona. 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 Barcelona. 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 Barcelona, 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. Plaça de Catalunya and Arc de Triomf are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Barcelona and Tarragona, 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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Included

Hotel, 2 nights
Rental car, 3 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Scenic aerial view of the Agbar Tower in Barcelona in Spain.Barcelona / 2 nights
Tarragona - city in SpainTarragona

Map

Attractions

Photo of view of Square of Catalonia (Placa de Catalunya) in Barcelona, Spain.Plaça de Catalunya
Photo of Triumphal Arch (Arc de Triomf) in Barcelona, Spain.Arc de Triomf
Photo of a view of Balco del Mediterrani in Tarragona, Spain.Balcó del Mediterrani
Photo of Ancient roman amphitheatre of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain .Amfiteatre de Tarragona
Photo of Roman circus of Tárraco ,Tarragona ,Spain .Roman circus of Tárraco
Monument als Castellers, Tarragona, Tarragonès, Catalonia, SpainMonument als castellers (Tarragona)
Camp de Mart, Tarragona, Tarragonès, Catalonia, SpainCamp de Mart

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Yes
No

Round trip
Economy
Round trip
Economy

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Flights

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Round trip
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Travelers

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Car
Yes
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Car

Small car

Small car

Category
small car
Transmission
People
Large bags
Medium car

Medium car

Category
Medium
Transmission
People
Large bags
Premium car

Premium car

Category
premium car
Transmission
People
Large bags

Hotels

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Day 1

Day 1 – Barcelona - arrival day

  • Barcelona - Arrival day
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  • Arc de Triomf
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Say hello to Barcelona! Your exciting road trip through Spain is just about to start. Navigating the top places to see in the region is a breeze with a car. The rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for pickup upon your arrival in the city. You will stay in Barcelona for 2 nights before you continue your adventure!

Barcelona is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Barcelona. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Spain. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city.

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

Make your stay in Barcelona one for the books by indulging in an unforgettable culinary experience at Lasarte, a 3 Michelin star-rated gem acclaimed by food experts. Its delightful creative cuisine and the praise from satisfied patrons speak of its outstanding quality. Lasarte, which has a Bib Gourmand award, gives you the best value for your money, and ensures your dining experience will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Another Michelin restaurant in Barcelona you shouldn’t miss is the Bib-Gourmand awardee ABaC. With 3 Michelin star rating, it’s a haven for food lovers and enthusiasts. ABaC proudly maintains an outstanding reputation, attracting diners from near and far, all delighted by its creative culinary offerings.

Cocina Hermanos Torres is not just another restaurant in Barcelona. Its 3-Michelin star menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and take you on a gastronomic adventure. This Bib-Gourmand awarded restaurant’s creative dishes and numerous glowing reviews from satisfied patrons have solidified its reputation as a culinary gem in Barcelona.

After dinner, visit Hemingway Gin & Cocktail Bar, which is considered one of the best bars in the city. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 893 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular place like La Whiskeria - Whisky & Cocktail Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 743 customers.

Alternatively, check out Cerveseria Catalana. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 14,751 customers.

Raise a toast to the start of your 3-day road trip in Spain!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Tarragona and Barcelona

  • Barcelona
  • Tarragona
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Drive 198 km, 2 hours 59 min

  • Monument als castellers (Tarragona)
  • Camp de Mart
  • Roman circus of Tárraco
  • Balcó del Mediterrani
  • Amfiteatre de Tarragona
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Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Tarragona has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Tarragona by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

To do something one-of-a-kind on this day of your trip, you can join a tour. You can discover all of the most fun and eye-opening experiences in your destination below and secure your spot here.

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

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at El Nacional while you’re in Barcelona. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 23,496 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Barcelona is El Bosc de Les Fades. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 14,606 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

While in Barcelona, enjoy Ciutat Comtal’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 12,951 satisfied guests.

Ocaña is a great bar to relax after a busy day. About 8,052 customers have given this spot an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, making it one of the most popular bars in the area.

Another bar in Barcelona we recommend is Elsa y Fred, an excellent place to meet new friends. This bar offers customers plenty of snack and drink options and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,884 customers.

El Xampanyet is also one of the best places to go to unwind and chat with locals. Over 3,394 bar-goers have rated it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Barcelona - departure day

  • Barcelona - Departure day
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  • Plaça de Catalunya
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Day 3 of your road trip in Spain is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Barcelona before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Optimize your last day in Spain and go on a shopping spree in Barcelona’s shopping center. This bustling commercial district is conveniently located near your lodging, granting you leisure time to roam and explore its assortment of establishments.

If you love the adrenaline rush of hunting for the best offers and deals in Spain, you’re in for a treat. A variety of goods and gifts await your discovery.

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

You’ll then say farewell to Barcelona. 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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