9-Day Spain road trip from Barcelona to Vilanova i la Geltru, Valencia, and Tarragona

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9 days & 8 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Experience the freedom of the open road in Spain as you embark on an unforgettable 9-day road trip! This experience caters to every traveler, featuring destinations like Barcelona, Vilanova i la Geltru, Peníscola / Peñíscola, Valencia, and Tarragona. Set off on the ultimate European adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Spain takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 4 nights in Barcelona, 1 night in Vilanova i la Geltru, 2 nights in Valencia, and 1 night in Tarragona. 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. 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 Barcelona, Vilanova i la Geltru, Peníscola / Peñíscola, Valencia, 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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Hotel, 8 nights
Rental car, 9 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Scenic aerial view of the Agbar Tower in Barcelona in Spain.Barcelona / 4 nights
Photo of View on Peniscola from the top of Pope Luna's Castle , Valencia, Spain.Valencia / 2 nights
Tarragona - city in SpainTarragona / 1 night
Vilanova i la Geltrú / 1 night

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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
Mercado de La Boqueria, el Raval, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Barcelonès, Catalonia, SpainMercado de La Boqueria
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 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 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 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
Montjuïc CastleMontjuïc Castle
Photo of Palau de la Música Catalana ,Barcelona ,Spain .Palau de la Música Catalana
Photo of Towers of Serranos in Valencia . Spain.Serrano Towers
CosmoCaixa BarcelonaCosmoCaixa Barcelona
Jardí del Túria, Ciutat Vella, Valencia, Comarca de València, Valencian Community, SpainInstal·lacions dels Jardins del Túria
Photo of Valencia, Spain. Mercado Colon - famous old market hall, currently housing exclusive restaurants.Mercado de Colón
Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Barcelonès, Catalonia, SpainBasilica of Santa Maria del Mar
Plaça de la Mare de Déu, Ciutat Vella, Valencia, Comarca de València, Valencian Community, SpainPlaça de la Mare de Déu
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 Square, Plaza of the Queen (Placa de la Reina) and La Escuraeta, Crafts Market before the Seville Cathedral.Plaça de la Reina (València)
Palau Sant JordiPalau Sant Jordi
Photo of Valencia Spain Square of Saint Mary's Architecture at Sunrise.Valencia Cathedral
Photo of a view of Balco del Mediterrani in Tarragona, Spain.Balcó del Mediterrani
Photo of Casa de la Ciutat, City Hall of Barcelona on the Placa de Sant Jaume in The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona during morning blue hour, Spain.Plaça Sant Jaume
Photo of Ancient roman amphitheatre of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain .Amfiteatre de Tarragona
Photo of Roman circus of Tárraco ,Tarragona ,Spain .Roman circus of Tárraco
The Ferreres Aqueduct, Tarragona, Tarragonès, Catalonia, SpainThe Ferreres Aqueduct
Monument als Castellers, Tarragona, Tarragonès, Catalonia, SpainMonument als castellers (Tarragona)
La Casa de las Petxines
Lighthouse of Peñiscola, Peníscola / Peñíscola, el Baix Maestrat, Castelló / Castellón, Valencian Community, SpainLighthouse of Peñiscola
Església de l'Ermitana, Peníscola / Peñíscola, el Baix Maestrat, Castelló / Castellón, Valencian Community, SpainEsglésia de l'Ermitana

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Day 1

Day 1 – Barcelona - arrival day

  • Barcelona - Arrival day
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  • Parc de la Ciutadella
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Welcome to Barcelona, the perfect starting point for your road trip in Spain! Pick up your rental car and let the adventure begin. You will spend 3 nights immersing yourself in Barcelona's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

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

Find your way to your hotel in Barcelona. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Spain. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

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.

Indulge in an exquisite Bib Gourmand dining experience at Lasarte. Renowned for its prestigious 3 Michelin-star rating and an array of mouthwatering dishes, Lasarte consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional creative cuisine.

Hemingway Gin & Cocktail Bar is a great bar to relax after a busy day. About 893 customers have given this spot an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, making it one of the most popular bars in the area.

Another bar in Barcelona we recommend is La Whiskeria - Whisky & Cocktail Bar, an excellent place to meet new friends. This bar offers customers plenty of snack and drink options and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 743 customers.

Cerveseria Catalana is also one of the best places to go to unwind and chat with locals. Over 14,751 bar-goers have rated it an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Raise a toast to the start of your 9-day road trip in Spain!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Barcelona

  • Barcelona
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Drive 29 km, 1 hour 20 min

  • CosmoCaixa Barcelona
  • Park Güell
  • Sagrada Família
  • La Pedrera
  • Casa Batlló
  • More

Day 2 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.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Barcelona, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Barcelona below.

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

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.

When you’ve finished your meal, Ocaña is one of the best bars in Barcelona for an after-dinner drink. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,052 customers.

Elsa y Fred is another of the most popular bars in the city. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,884 customers.

Alternatively, check out El Xampanyet. This popular place has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, as rated by 3,394 customers.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Barcelona

  • Barcelona
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Drive 3 km, 45 min

  • Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar
  • Plaça Sant Jaume
  • Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia
  • Palau de la Música Catalana
  • Arc de Triomf
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On day 3 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Barcelona. You’ll stay in Barcelona for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

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 day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Barcelona's best restaurants.

Reserve a table at Paradiso, a renowned restaurant in Barcelona. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 3,403 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at CocoVail Beer Hall - Craft Beer Barcelona while in Barcelona. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 3,235 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Barcelona at Disfrutar, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 2,164 customers.

If you’re up for getting a drink, consider going to Bobby's Free. Around 2,003 customers have given this incredible bar an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Locals of Barcelona also enjoy the drinks at Restaurant El Foro. This place is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,552 customers and is one of the best you can experience in the city.

Another top-rated alternative for a celebratory drink is Dr Stravinsky. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,837 customers.

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 and Vilanova i la Geltru

  • Barcelona
  • Vilanova i la Geltrú
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Drive 54 km, 1 hour 29 min

  • Mercado de La Boqueria
  • Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
  • Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
  • Palau Sant Jordi
  • Montjuïc Castle
  • More

Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 4 of your road trip in Spain. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Barcelona and Vilanova i la Geltru. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Vilanova i la Geltru. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Mercado de La Boqueria. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 160,835 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Magic Fountain of Montjuïc. This fountain has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 85,986 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. This art museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 28,394 visitors. Up to 718,000 people visit this place of interest annually.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Palau Sant Jordi. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 25,638 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Montjuïc Castle. This castle is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 50,433 visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Vilanova i la Geltru. This car ride takes around 48 min.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Vilanova i la Geltru, 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 Vilanova i la Geltru's best restaurants.

Reserve your spot at Xiringuito Miramar, a popular local restaurant in Vilanova i la Geltru. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,468 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience L'Oganpetit during your stay in Vilanova i la Geltru. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,275 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of La Bien Pagá, a popular local gem in Vilanova i la Geltru. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 648 satisfied guests.

Many locals go to Celler Cal Puput to have a good time. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,532 customers.

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option is Hotel Ceferino. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,777 customers.

Bar Restaurant Izan is another great option in Vilanova i la Geltru. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 595 customers.

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 5

Day 5 – Peníscola / Peñíscola and Valencia

  • Valencia
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Drive 326 km, 3 hours 45 min

  • Església de l'Ermitana
  • Peniscola Castle
  • Lighthouse of Peñiscola
  • La Casa de las Petxines
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Dive into day 5 of your remarkable road trip in Spain. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Peníscola / Peñíscola and Valencia, 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 Valencia. You’ll stay here for 2 nights.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Vilanova i la Geltru 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 2 hours 1 min. Upon reaching Peníscola / Peñíscola, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

When you’ve had your share of Peníscola / Peñíscola, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Valencia. Your travel time is around 1 hour 40 min.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Valencia, 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 Valencia's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Do not miss out on an incredible dining experience at El Poblet, one of the finest Bib Gourmand restaurants in Valencia, boasting 2 Michelin stars. Featuring delightful food options and creative offerings, El Poblet has garnered acclaim from numerous satisfied diners.

For local recommendations, look no further than Ricard Camarena. This food haven in Valencia has been awarded 2 Michelin stars. Featuring creative cuisine, this well-loved Bib Gourmand restaurant stands out as a favorite among local and international customers.

In the mood for something different? Consider reserving a table at Fierro. This celebrated dining spot in Valencia is renowned for its sumptuous meals and modern menu. Countless patrons sing this Bib Gourmand restaurant's praises, adding to its 1 Michelin-star prestige.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city, Cafe de las Horas. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 6,922 reviews and guarantees you a great time.

If you want to continue your night somewhere else, head to a popular bar like Puerta del Mar. This bar is a local favorite, with great drinks, lovely service, and an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,372 customers.

The options in Valencia don’t end there, you could also spend some time at the excellent Bar Tonyina. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,516 customers, this bar is one of the best places to relax after a long, adventure-filled day.

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 – Valencia

  • Valencia
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Drive 9 km, 56 min

  • Instal·lacions dels Jardins del Túria
  • Mercado de Colón
  • L'Oceanogràfic
  • City of Arts and Sciences
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Day 6 of your road trip across Spain promises a magnificent time exploring Valencia. You have 1 night left in Valencia. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Immerse yourself in the local scene through top-rated tours and activities. You can choose from a wide variety of easy to challenging tours and easily add them to your travel package below.

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

Make sure to book a table at Restaurante Canela, a popular restaurant in Valencia. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 2,818 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Navarro during your stay in Valencia. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 2,045 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Restaurante Flor de Valencia | Arrocería, a renowned dining destination in Valencia. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,561 satisfied guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Bar Vermudez, claiming it’s one of the best. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,200 customers.

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option in the city is Beer & Travels. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,028 customers.

El Lleón bar is yet another top-rated place where you can easily spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,124 customers.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Valencia and Tarragona

  • Valencia
  • Tarragona
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Drive 260 km, 3 hours 2 min

  • Mercat Central
  • Plaça de la Reina (València)
  • Valencia Cathedral
  • Plaça de la Mare de Déu
  • Serrano Towers
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 7 of your road trip in Spain, where you’ll be making 2 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Valencia and Tarragona. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Tarragona. Tarragona will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Drop by the renowned Mercat Central. This popular market hall has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 79,570 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Plaça de la Reina (València). Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 28,058 visitors, this square deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Valencia Cathedral. This catholic cathedral has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 22,457 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Plaça de la Mare de Déu. This square and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 32,170 local and international travelers.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Serrano Towers. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 39,998 travelers, this fortified tower is an attraction many avid travelers highly recommend visiting while in Valencia.

Set your GPS to Tarragona and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 2 hours 42 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Tarragona beckons with new experiences!

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Tarragona. Tarragona 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 Tarragona. 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.

Indulge in an exquisite luxury dining experience at La Xarxa. Renowned for its prestigious rating and an array of mouthwatering dishes, La Xarxa consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional modern and rice dishes cuisine.

Another favorite dining locale in Tarragona is Restaurant Casa Balcells. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 1,900 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

While in Tarragona, enjoy AQ’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 1,289 satisfied guests.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit CReeA, one of the top bars you could visit in the city. CReeA is an excellent place for a refreshing evening drink and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 605 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at El Galliner de l'Antiquari. Around 799 customers have rated their experience at El Galliner de l'Antiquari an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Ol’ Dirty Burgers La Cantonada also belongs to the list of the best bars in the Tarragona, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,311 bar-goers.

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 8

Day 8 – Tarragona and Barcelona

  • Barcelona
  • Tarragona
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Drive 129 km, 2 hours

  • Roman circus of Tárraco
  • Amfiteatre de Tarragona
  • Balcó del Mediterrani
  • Monument als castellers (Tarragona)
  • The Ferreres Aqueduct
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On day 8 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 Tarragona and Barcelona. In the evening, you’ll end up in Barcelona, where you will stay for 1 night.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Roman circus of Tárraco. This extraordinary chogang elementary school has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 7,761 visitors.

Next, make your way to Tarragona Amphitheatre. This roman amphitheatre is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 15,655 reviews.

While in Tarragona, we also recommend a visit to Balcó del Mediterrani. This scenic viewpoint has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 16,291 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Monument als castellers (Tarragona). With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,474 travelers, this sculpture is a highly recommended stop on your sightseeing around Tarragona.

Make your way to The Ferreres Aqueduct, perhaps the most famous park in Tarragona. This attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 6,777 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Barcelona. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 12 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

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

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Barcelona, 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 long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Barcelona.

Don't forget to book a table at ARTiSA Barcelona, a well-known eatery in Barcelona. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,771 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Vinitus while exploring Barcelona. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 2,462 discerning guests.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Barcelona - departure day

  • Barcelona - Departure day
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  • Plaça de Catalunya
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Day 9 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.

As you approach the end of your journey in Spain, take a moment for some retail therapy in Barcelona’s celebrated shopping district. Thanks to your stay’s premier location, you can easily visit the city’s commercial hubs and wander through its diverse range of local shops without rushing.

Whether you’re on a hunt for an ideal present to give to your friends or family, or looking for a personal memento to remind you of Spain, a variety of items are waiting for you.

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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