5-Day Spain Road Trip from Madrid to Valencia

Museo Nacional del Prado, Jerónimos, Retiro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, Spain
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Starts in
Madrid
Ends in
Madrid
Duration
5 days & 4 nights
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All Year

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Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 5-day road trip through Spain.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in Spain. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Madrid and Valencia.

We'll help you experience the best 5 days in Spain you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Spain at Madrid, you’ll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you’ll be off to take in some of the best travel destinations in Spain, including the stunning Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and Plaza Mayor.

You’ll have your choice of the country's best hotels and places to stay throughout your road trip, suitable for all budgets. For example, in the city of Valencia, you could choose to stay at a popular hotel like the 4-star Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 5-star Eurostars Madrid Tower Hotel. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star Axor Madrid Feria Hotel. No matter which price range you’re looking for, our local experts will assist you in finding the best stay option for your visit.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights, such as San Miguel Market in the city of Madrid. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing Plaza de España and Museo Nacional del Prado.

From the spectacular El Retiro Park in the city of Madrid to the unforgettable Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in the city of Madrid, you'll experience the best the area has to offer on your self-drive road trip through Spain.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you plenty of time to shop at the best markets in Spain, where you'll browse souvenirs you can take home to memorialize your road trip.

You’ll return home having experienced the very best of everything Spain has to offer.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of Spain. You’ll be booked at the best hotels for 4 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 4 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You’ll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. All taxes are included in your vacation package price. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. You can also add tours and tickets to your itinerary each day.

The best services in Spain fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your self-drive road trip in Spain today!

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Included

4 nights hotel
Breakfast
5 days car rental
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support
All taxes

Destinations

Madrid - city in SpainMadrid
Valencia - city in SpainValencia

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Attractions

Palacio de CristalPalacio de Cristal
Temple of DebodTemple of Debod
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Cortes, Centro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainThyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Plaza Mayor, Sol, Centro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainPlaza Mayor
Mercado de San MiguelSan Miguel Market
Plaza de España, Argüelles, Moncloa-Aravaca, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainPlaza de España
Royal Palace of Madrid, Palacio, Centro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainRoyal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional del Prado, Jerónimos, Retiro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainMuseo Nacional del Prado
El Retiro ParkEl Retiro Park
Puerta de Alcalá, Recoletos, Salamanca, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainPuerta de Alcalá
Santiago Bernabéu StadiumSantiago Bernabéu Stadium
The Central Market of ValenciaThe Central Market of Valencia
Jardí del Túria, Ciutat Vella, Valencia, Comarca de València, Valencian Community, SpainInstal·lacions dels Jardins del Túria
Ciudad de las Artes y las CienciasCiudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Las Ventas Bullring, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, EspañaLas Ventas Bullring
Estanque Grande de El Retiro, Jerónimos, Retiro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainGreat Pond of El Retiro
National Archaeological Museum, Recoletos, Salamanca, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainNational Archaeological Museum

Travel details

Travel dates
Nov 1 - Nov 5

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Travelers

2

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Day 1

Day 1 in Madrid - Arrival Day

  • Madrid - Arrival Day
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  • Palacio de Cristal
  • Temple of Debod
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • More

Your amazing road trip adventure in Spain begins when you reach the incredible city of Madrid. There, you'll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best luxury places you could stay in the city of Madrid is the Eurostars Madrid Tower Hotel. This 5-star hotel is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,531 guests.

We also recommend the best 4-star hotels, like the Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center. This hotel has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,129 guests.

Alternatively, the best cheap hotel in the city of Madrid is the Axor Madrid Feria Hotel. This 3-star hotel is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 4,355 guests.

If these hotels are not available during your trip to the city of Madrid, our system will automatically help you find the best hotel for your stay.

Madrid has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Palacio de Cristal. This attraction is a building and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 38,241 visitors.

Temple of Debod is another popular attraction in the city of Madrid. This unforgettable attraction is an egyptian temple and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 41,952 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the city of Madrid is Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 31,241 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Madrid, Salmon Guru. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,802 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Madrid is Coque. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,191 customers.

Locals recommend El Social as one of the best restaurants in the city of Madrid. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 944 customers.

Madrid also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Madrid is Salmon Guru. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,802 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Madrid is El miniBAR. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,297 customers.

Locals also enjoy James Joyce Irish Pub Madrid. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,124 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 5-day vacation in Spain!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Madrid

  • Madrid
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  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
  • Plaza Mayor
  • San Miguel Market
  • Plaza de España
  • Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Museo Nacional del Prado
  • El Retiro Park
  • Puerta de Alcalá
  • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
  • More

On day 2 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the city of Madrid. You’ll be able to visit amazing attractions, like the incredible Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Plaza Mayor, San Miguel Market, and many more.

One of the best travel destinations in the city of Madrid is Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. This incredible attraction is an art museum and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 44,627 visitors.

Plaza Mayor is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Madrid. This spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 44,627 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Madrid is San Miguel Market. This amazing attraction is a building and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 99,264 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Madrid.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Madrid, like Sobrino de Botín. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 8,311 customers.

El miniBAR is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Madrid. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,297 customers.

Locals enjoy James Joyce Irish Pub Madrid, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Madrid. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,124 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Madrid, Areia. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,973 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Lambuzo. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,622 customers.

Del Diego Cocktail Bar is another of the best bars in the city of Madrid. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,245 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your road trip adventure through Spain!

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Day 3

Day 3 in Madrid and Valencia

  • Valencia
  • Madrid
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  • Museo Nacional del Prado
  • El Retiro Park
  • Puerta de Alcalá
  • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
  • Plaza de España
  • San Miguel Market
  • Temple of Debod
  • Plaza Mayor
  • More

Day 3 of your road trip through Spain gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Museo Nacional del Prado, El Retiro Park, Puerta de Alcalá, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the city of Madrid is the amazing Museo Nacional del Prado. This attraction is an art museum and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 94,257 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible El Retiro Park. This urban park has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 157,844 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city of Madrid is the outstanding Puerta de Alcalá. This triumphal arch has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 42,109 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Valencia, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Valencia is the 4-star Eurostars Rey Don Jaime. This hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 4,096 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort by Hoteles Santos is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Valencia. This hotel is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,040 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Hotel Malcom & Barret. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,889 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Asador El Porteño, one of the best restaurants in the city of Valencia. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,693 customers.

Locals also recommend Restaurante Asador Argentino Gordon 10 as one of the best restaurants in the city of Valencia. Restaurante Asador Argentino Gordon 10 is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,075 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Valencia is Bar Mistela. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,177 customers.

After dinner, visit Bar Mistela, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Valencia. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,177 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Fox Congo. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,530 customers.

Alternatively, Puerta del Mar is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Valencia. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,372 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Spain!

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Day 4

Day 4 in Valencia and Madrid

  • Valencia
  • Madrid
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  • The Central Market of Valencia
  • Instal·lacions dels Jardins del Túria
  • Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Alcázar de Segovia
  • Aqueduct of Segovia
  • More

Day 4 of your road trip through Spain gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable The Central Market of Valencia, Instal·lacions dels Jardins del Túria, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the city of Valencia is the amazing The Central Market of Valencia. This attraction is a market hall and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 66,417 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible Instal·lacions dels Jardins del Túria. This park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 34,674 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city of Valencia is the outstanding Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. This tourist destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 109,290 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Madrid, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Madrid is the 4-star Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center. This hotel has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,129 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel Eurostars Madrid Tower Hotel is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Madrid. This hotel is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,531 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Axor Madrid Feria Hotel. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 4,355 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Areia, one of the best restaurants in the city of Madrid. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,973 customers.

Locals also recommend La Mi Venta as one of the best restaurants in the city of Madrid. La Mi Venta is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,658 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Madrid is DiverXO. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,255 customers.

After dinner, visit Harvey's Cocktail Bar, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Madrid. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,137 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Sambhad cocktail bar terraza. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,029 customers.

Alternatively, Baton Rouge Cocktail Bar is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Madrid. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 966 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Spain!

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Day 5

Day 5 in Madrid - Departure Day

  • Madrid - Departure Day
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  • Las Ventas Bullring
  • Great Pond of El Retiro
  • National Archaeological Museum
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Day 5 of your road trip in Spain is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Madrid before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Las Ventas Bullring is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Madrid. This bullring and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 28,384.

If you're interested in seeing something else, the Great Pond of El Retiro park is another great option. According to 21,282 reviews, adding up to an average score of 4.7 out of 5 stars, this attraction certainly lives up to its reputation.

You can also stop at National Archaeological Museum national museum to capture the beauty and wonder of Madrid one last time. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 18,220.

Your accommodation will also be strategically located for some last-minute shopping in the city of Madrid before you conclude your short European break.

You’ll then say farewell to Spain and begin your journey home, now filled with memories of unforgettable experiences in Spain!

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