One-Week Road Trip in Spain and Portugal from Madrid to Cáceres, Lisbon, and Merida

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Embark on an unforgettable 8-day multi-country road trip across Spain and Portugal! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like Madrid, Cáceres, Merida, São Pedro de Penaferrim, and Sintra sounds like your idea of a great vacation, this iconic European tour is for you.

This enchanting 8-day multi-country tour allows you to journey through 2 extraordinary countries in Europe.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Spain, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. Explore charming locales such as Madrid, Cáceres, Merida, and Toledo, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

As you move on to the second country, Portugal, prepare to be mesmerized by its diverse and vibrant landscapes. Immerse yourself in the allure of São Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, Alcántara, Fátima, Lisbon, and Belém, where every street tells a story, and every corner reveals a new adventure.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 2 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories.

In more detail, this carefully crafted travel itinerary invites you to stay 5 nights in Spain and 2 nights in Portugal. During these 8 days, you will be able to fully embrace the extraordinary beauty and immersive wonders of top destinations such as Madrid, Cáceres, Merida, São Pedro de Penaferrim, and Sintra.

Throughout your tour around Europe, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

You can review and select your preferred accommodation for each destination of your road trip around Spain and Portugal in the booking widget to the right of your screen. Or, scroll down to the travel itinerary for each day of your trip.

Upon your arrival in Spain, you’ll be greeted by the captivating city of Madrid. Here, you're going to collect your chosen rental car and begin your 8-day adventure. While in Madrid, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the best attractions in the city, including El Retiro Park and the fascinating Museo del Prado. This is only the start of all the wonders you'll be able to experience throughout your tour around Europe.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as São Pedro de Penaferrim’s National Palace of Pena. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Spain and Portugal will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy!

Shop at the popular shopping centers in Madrid, Cáceres, Merida, São Pedro de Penaferrim, and Sintra and embark on a quest for rare souvenirs to give your friends and family back home. Shopping abroad is a fun experience that allows you to discover exclusive items that may not be available in your home country. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 8-day self-drive adventure in Spain and Portugal. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail.

Make the most of this multi-country holiday package by adapting it to your needs. Effortlessly include top-tier car rental services and drive through the continent’s enchanting landscapes with confidence. The included insurance coverage ensures a seamless and stress-free journey. Choose from a range of lavish or wallet-friendly lodgings to wake up well-rested on each day of your trip. Add flight tickets for a smooth arrival and departure. Lastly, upgrade your road trip experience with the best tours and activities along your route to have something fun to look forward to at each destination.

This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries in one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in Spain and Portugal.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Hotel, 7 nights
Rental car, 8 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Mérida - city in SpainMérida / 1 night
Cáceres -  in SpainCáceres / 1 night
Toledo - city in SpainToledo
Photo of Lisbon City Skyline with Sao Jorge Castle and the Tagus River, Portugal.Lisbon / 2 nights
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 monumental ensemble of the sanctuary and the basilica of our lady of Fatima, Portugal.Ourém
Agualva-Cacém

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Photo of Retiro Park that is a city park in Madrid's Retiro district.El Retiro Park
Plaza Mayor, Sol, Centro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainMain Square
Photo of the Santiago Bernabéu aerial view football stadium in Madrid, Spain.Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
Photo of the Sanctuary of Fatima on a beautiful summer day, Portugal.Sanctuary of Fátima
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 famous arch at the Praca do Comercio, Lisbon, Portugal.Praça do Comércio
Photo of entrance to the Prado Museum in Madrid at this time, a sunny day with blue skies and clouds.Museo del Prado
Photo of Plaza de España in Seville Spain.Plaza de España
Photo of the Belem tower at the bank of Tejo River in Lisbon ,Portugal.Belém Tower
Photo of the big Lisbon oceanarium (aka Oceanario de Lisboa) building on pier in an artificial lagoon at Tagus river, Portugal.Lisbon Oceanarium
Photo of the Royal Palace of Madrid through the gardens, Spain.Royal Palace of Madrid
Castelo de S. Jorge, Santa Maria Maior, Lisbon, Grande Lisboa, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, PortugalCastelo de S Jorge
Park and National Palace of Pena, São Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, Lisbon, Grande Lisboa, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, PortugalPark and National Palace of Pena
Photo of Palace Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, landmarks of Portugal.Quinta da Regaleira
Photo of Time Out Market Lisboa with a big wall clock and an arch, Portugal.Time Out Market Lisboa
Photo of Padrao dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries), Lisbon, Portugal.Padrão dos Descobrimentos
LxFactoryLxFactory
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 Stage of the Roman Theater of Mérida with Greek and Roman marble columns, lighting spotlights on scaffolding for the Mérida international theater festival. Sunny day before the evening performance.Roman Theatre of Emerita Augusta
Photo of Toledo Skyline with Alcazar of Toledo - Toledo, Spain.Alcázar of Toledo
Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, SpainSanta Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo
Parque del OesteWestern Park
Círculo de Bellas Artes, Cortes, Centro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainCírculo de Bellas Artes
Photo of Sintra, Portugal: the Castle of the Moors, Castelo dos Mouros, located next to Lisbon.Castle of the Moors

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Day 1

Day 1 – Madrid - arrival day

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  • El Retiro Park
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Spain and Portugal begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Madrid in Spain. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Madrid for 2 nights.

Catch an early flight to Spain to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Madrid before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated urban park and attraction in Madrid — El Retiro Park. About 162,386 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Madrid. 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.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Madrid’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Spain and Portugal.

Make sure to book a table at DiverXO, a 3 Michelin star restaurant and a Bib Gourmand dining venue in Madrid. This local gem’s delectable creative cuisine is sure to leave a lasting impression. DiverXO is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

Treat yourself to culinary excellence at Smoked Room, offering a Bib-Gourmand awarded dining experience. With its 2 Michelin star rating, it caters to the most discerning palates. The incredible contemporary cuisine at Smoked Room has earned praise globally.

If you're in the mood for something different, consider reserving a table at Paco Roncero. This celebrated dining spot in Madrid is renowned for its sumptuous meals and creative menu. Countless patrons sing this Bib Gourmand restaurant's praises, adding to its 2 Michelin-star prestige.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at El miniBAR. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 4,297 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at Areia. This popular bar in Madrid is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,973 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love James Joyce Irish Pub Madrid. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. James Joyce Irish Pub Madrid has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 4,124 reviews.

Your multi-country road trip in Spain and Portugal has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Madrid

  • Madrid
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Drive 15 km, 1 hour 15 min

  • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
  • Puerta de Alcalá
  • Círculo de Bellas Artes
  • Museo del Prado
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
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On day 2, you will wake up in Madrid with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Madrid before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Spain and Portugal.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Madrid, including the outstanding Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. Having an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 120,158 reviews, this fascinating association football venue and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Madrid is also home to the captivating Puerta de Alcalá, a local triumphal arch considered one of the highlights of the city. About 43,833 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.7 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Círculo de Bellas Artes is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Madrid. This extraordinary movie theater and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 27,540 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful Museo del Prado will inspire you as it does to more than 3,497,345 travelers every year. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing art museum and attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 98,929 reviews.

Soak in Madrid's rich culture at the fantastic Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Further proving its status as one of the best places to visit in Madrid is its overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 46,855 visitor reviews. Every year, travelers of more than 1 in count gather around this fascinating art museum and sightseeing spot to appreciate its unique features.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Madrid’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Spain and Portugal.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at El Jardín Secreto Madrid while you’re in Madrid. Famous for its lovely menu and delectable dishes, it has captivated around 4,058 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Madrid is Pum Pum Café. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 3,614 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

While in Madrid, enjoy Corral de la Morería’s delectable dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 3,011 satisfied guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend 1862 Dry Bar, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,987 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Taberna del Alabardero de Madrid. It is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,525 customers.

Baton Rouge Cocktail Bar is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 966 customers.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Madrid and Cáceres

  • Madrid
  • Cáceres
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Drive 302 km, 3 hours 31 min

  • Main Square
  • Market of San Miguel
  • Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Western Park
  • Temple of Debod
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Dive into day 3 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Spain and Portugal. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Madrid in Spain, 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 Cáceres. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Madrid is the magnificent Main Square. Around 152,388 visitors have rated this excellent square and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Market of San Miguel on this leg of your adventure in Spain. This attraction is a well-known building that has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from around 106,296 travelers.

The remarkable Royal Palace of Madrid is known to be one of the best places to visit in Madrid, and its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 77,471 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Madrid by exploring the captivating Western Park. With a stellar average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 28,992 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Madrid exploration list!

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Relax your senses after a day of exhilarating activities and fun exploration. Retreat to one of the best accommodations in Cáceres.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across Spain and Portugal by rewarding yourself with a taste of Cáceres’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Take your Cáceres getaway to new heights by dining at Atrio, a Bib Gourmand awarded restaurant. Renowned for its world-famous 3 Michelin-star rating and a variety of creative and refined dishes, Atrio consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional creative cuisine.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Mastropiero Gastrobar y Jardín while in Cáceres. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, treasured by 3,012 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Restaurante alBalat, a favorite in Cáceres. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,239 discerning guests.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Caballerizas, Jardin y Copas. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,067 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at Restaurante Eustaquio Blanco. This popular bar in Cáceres is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,029 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love Cafetería Charlotte. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Cafetería Charlotte has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,294 reviews.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Cáceres, São Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, and Lisbon

  • Agualva-Cacém
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Drive 377 km, 5 hours 11 min

  • Quinta da Regaleira
  • Park and National Palace of Pena
  • Castle of the Moors
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 4 of your multi-country journey across Spain and Portugal. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - São Pedro de Penaferrim in Portugal. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat for a restful slumber at one of the best hotels in Lisbon. You will spend 2 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in São Pedro de Penaferrim today.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Lisbon of your choice.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy lively vibes in central Lisbon. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Spain and Portugal.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in daPrata52 - Petiscos ¦ Tapas, a distinguished dining establishment in Lisbon. It has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 1,470 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Lisbon is Alma. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 1,033 happy diners.

Lisboa Tu e Eu 2 stands out as a local favorite in Lisbon. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,027 customers.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Delirium Café Lisboa, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Delirium Café Lisboa has charmed many with its 4.5 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 3,093 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Sacramento do Chiado, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Sacramento do Chiado captures hearts with its 4.4 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 1,947 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on The George, another local party gem in Lisbon. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,939 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Spain and Portugal! Enjoy your evening in Lisbon to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 5

Day 5 – Lisbon, Alcántara, and Fátima

  • Ourém
  • Lisbon
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Drive 269 km, 3 hours 36 min

  • Sanctuary of Fátima
  • Lisbon Oceanarium
  • Time Out Market Lisboa
  • LxFactory
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Day 5 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Alcántara. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across Spain and Portugal by rewarding yourself with a taste of Lisbon’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Book a table at Nicolau Lisboa, a famous dining establishment in Lisbon. This culinary hotspot and its delectable cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 5,172 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Lisbon is Duque, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.6 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 1,973 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Lisbon’s Belcanto for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,203 satisfied diners.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Lisbon. At Delfina-Cantina Portuguesa, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 662 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Brown's Central Hotel, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,273 reviews.

Lisboa Bar is also one of the best places in Lisbon where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 417 customers.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Lisbon, Belém, and Merida

  • Lisbon
  • Mérida
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Drive 300 km, 3 hours 55 min

  • Praça do Comércio
  • Castelo de S Jorge
  • Belém Tower
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 6 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 3 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this European tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Lisbon in Portugal and Merida in Spain. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Merida. Merida will be your home for 1 night.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated square and attraction in Lisbon — Praça do Comércio. About 108,290 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The popular Castelo de S. Jorge is another top sight in Lisbon that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved museum in the area, rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 86,378 visitors.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Merida. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Merida boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Spain.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Agallas Gastro & Food. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Merida has received a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from around 622 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, A de Arco should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Merida, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,916 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Sybarit Gastroshop. This highly regarded restaurant in Merida has earned a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 1,611 satisfied guests.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Merida. At La Carbonería Brasas y Tapas, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,494 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Restaurante Chamorro, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 1,192 reviews.

NATURA GastroArt is also one of the best places in Merida where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 720 customers.

Celebrate day 6 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Merida, Toledo, and Madrid

  • Madrid
  • Mérida
  • Toledo
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Drive 380 km, 4 hours 14 min

  • Roman Theatre of Emerita Augusta
  • Alcázar of Toledo
  • Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo
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On day 7 of your multi-country road trip across Spain and Portugal, 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 to see in Merida in Spain. In the evening, you’ll end up in Madrid, where you will stay for 1 night.

In Merida, the extraordinary Roman Theatre of Emerita Augusta awaits. This attraction is a valued roman theatre that boasts an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 37,382 travelers' reviews.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Madrid’s top hotels offer a lovely retreat at day’s end. Choose from options ranging from budget to luxury.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Madrid. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at La Mi Venta. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Madrid boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from around 2,658 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Madrid is Malacatín. It has garnered a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,017 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at JUNGLEKING - International Food & XL Brunch in Madrid, in Madrid. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,533 satisfied customers.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, Harvey's Cocktail Bar. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,137 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Cafe Madrid. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 662 customers.

Inclán Brutal Bar cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 7,713 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.6 out of 5 stars average rating.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Madrid - departure day

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  • Plaza de España
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On day 8 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Madrid before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across Spain and Portugal. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

Make the most of your final day in Spain by visiting Madrid’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Your stay’s proximity to the city’s retail haven invites an unhurried and unforgettable exploration of its variety of stores and establishments.

Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in Spain.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Madrid, including the outstanding plaza de España. Having an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 98,199 reviews, this fascinating square and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Get a last taste of Spain’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Madrid and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across Spain and Portugal.

The time has come to say farewell to Madrid for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 8-day European road trip in Spain and Portugal with fond memories. Safe travels!

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Download Europe’s biggest travel marketplace to your phone to manage your entire trip in one place

Scan this QR code with your phone camera and press the link that appears to add Europe’s biggest travel marketplace into your pocket. Enter your phone number or email address to receive an SMS or email with the download link.