6-Day Spain Road Trip from Madrid to Zaragoza, Barcelona & 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
6 days & 5 nights
Available
All Year

Description

Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 6-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, Zaragoza, Barcelona, and Valencia.

We'll help you experience the best 6 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 Spotify Camp Nou and Park Güell.

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 La Sagrada Familia in the city of Barcelona. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing Mercado de La Boqueria and Plaça de Catalunya.

From the spectacular Plaza Mayor in the city of Madrid to the unforgettable El Retiro Park 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 5 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 5 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

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

Destinations

Madrid - city in SpainMadrid
Zaragoza - city in SpainZaragoza
Barcelona - city in SpainBarcelona
Valencia - city in SpainValencia

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Attractions

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
Plaza Mayor, Sol, Centro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainPlaza Mayor
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
Santiago Bernabéu StadiumSantiago Bernabéu Stadium
Camp NouSpotify Camp Nou
Park GüellPark Güell
La Sagrada FamiliaLa Sagrada Familia
Mercado de La Boqueria, el Raval, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Barcelonès, Catalonia, SpainMercado de La Boqueria
Magic Fountain of MontjuïcMagic Fountain of Montjuïc
Puerta de Alcalá, Recoletos, Salamanca, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainPuerta de Alcalá
Arco de Triunfo de BarcelonaArco de Triunfo de Barcelona
Plaça de CatalunyaPlaça de Catalunya
Casa BatllóCasa Batlló
Palau de la Música Catalana, Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Barcelonès, Catalonia, SpainPalau de la Música Catalana
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
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Palacio de CristalPalacio de Cristal

Travel details

Travel dates
Nov 1 - Nov 6

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Day 1

Day 1 in Madrid - Arrival Day

  • Madrid - Arrival Day
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  • San Miguel Market
  • Plaza de España
  • Royal Palace of Madrid
  • 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 San Miguel Market. This attraction is a building and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 99,264 visitors.

Plaza de España is another popular attraction in the city of Madrid. This unforgettable attraction is a square and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 91,769 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the city of Madrid is Royal Palace of Madrid. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 71,288 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 6-day vacation in Spain!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Madrid and Zaragoza

  • Madrid
  • Zaragoza
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  • Plaza Mayor
  • Museo Nacional del Prado
  • El Retiro Park
  • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
  • Plaza de España
  • San Miguel Market
  • Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Temple of Debod
  • More

Day 2 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 Plaza Mayor, Museo Nacional del Prado, El Retiro Park, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the city of Madrid is the amazing Plaza Mayor. This attraction is a square and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 145,223 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible Museo Nacional del Prado. This art museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 94,257 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city of Madrid is the outstanding El Retiro Park. This urban park has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 157,844 visitors.

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

One of the best hotel options in the city of Zaragoza is the 4-star Hotel Silken Reino de Aragon. This hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,932 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star hotel. The hotel Nh Gran Hotel is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Zaragoza. This hotel is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,146 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Restaurante La Senda, one of the best restaurants in the city of Zaragoza. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 629 customers.

Locals also recommend El Fuelle as one of the best restaurants in the city of Zaragoza. El Fuelle is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,804 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Zaragoza is Baobab Restaurant. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,382 customers.

After dinner, visit Meli Del Tubo, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Zaragoza. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,986 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Rock & Blues Cafe. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,922 customers.

Alternatively, Bar Cervino is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Zaragoza. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,983 customers.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 in Barcelona

  • Barcelona
  • More
  • Spotify Camp Nou
  • Park Güell
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Mercado de La Boqueria
  • Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
  • Museo Nacional del Prado
  • El Retiro Park
  • Puerta de Alcalá
  • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
  • 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 Spotify Camp Nou, Park Güell, La Sagrada Familia, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the city of Barcelona is the amazing Spotify Camp Nou. This attraction is an association football venue and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 134,880 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible Park Güell. This sculpture garden has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 152,913 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city of Barcelona is the outstanding La Sagrada Familia. This minor basilica has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 186,728 visitors.

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

One of the best hotel options in the city of Barcelona is the 4-star Hotel Condes de Barcelona. This hotel has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 6,433 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel W Barcelona is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Barcelona. This hotel is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 11,801 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Viana Barcelona, one of the best restaurants in the city of Barcelona. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,578 customers.

Locals also recommend Disfrutar as one of the best restaurants in the city of Barcelona. Disfrutar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,164 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Barcelona is RAO Restaurant. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 964 customers.

After dinner, visit Viana Barcelona, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Barcelona. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,578 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Hemingway Gin & Cocktail Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 893 customers.

Alternatively, La Whiskeria - Whisky & Cocktail Bar is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Barcelona. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 743 customers.

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Day 4

Day 4 in Barcelona and Valencia

  • Valencia
  • Barcelona
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  • Arco de Triunfo de Barcelona
  • Plaça de Catalunya
  • Casa Batlló
  • Palau de la Música Catalana
  • Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso
  • Parque Campo Grande
  • 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 Arco de Triunfo de Barcelona, Plaça de Catalunya, Casa Batlló, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the city of Barcelona is the amazing Arco de Triunfo de Barcelona. This attraction is a triumphal arch and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 67,079 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible Plaça de Catalunya. This square has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 148,040 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city of Barcelona is the outstanding Casa Batlló. This tourist attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 94,592 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.

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Day 5

Day 5 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
  • Salamanca Cathedral
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Catedral de León
  • More

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

Locals also recommend El miniBAR as one of the best restaurants in the city of Madrid. El miniBAR is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,297 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Madrid is James Joyce Irish Pub Madrid. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,124 customers.

After dinner, visit Areia, 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 3,973 customers.

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

Alternatively, Del Diego Cocktail Bar is one of the best bars that locals recommend 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 in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Spain!

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Day 6

Day 6 in Madrid - Departure Day

  • Madrid - Departure Day
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  • Puerta de Alcalá
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
  • Palacio de Cristal
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Day 6 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.

Puerta de Alcalá is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Madrid. This triumphal arch and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 42,109.

If you're interested in seeing something else, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía art museum is another great option. According to 44,627 reviews, adding up to an average score of 4.5 out of 5 stars, this attraction certainly lives up to its reputation.

You can also stop at Palacio de Cristal building to capture the beauty and wonder of Madrid one last time. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 38,241.

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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