Cheap 13-Day Spain Road Trip from Alicante traveling north to Valencia, Tarragona, and Xàtiva

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Bring out the adventurer in you and embark on an exciting 13-day road trip through Spain! Travel to Alicante, Valencia, la Vall d'Uixó, Castelló de la Plana, Salou, Cornellà de Llobregat, Sitges, Castelldefels, El Prat De Llobregat, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Sabadell, Terrassa, Sant Quirze del Vallès, Monistrol de Montserrat, Manresa, Marganell, Tarragona, Xàtiva, el Castell de Guadalest, and Benidorm with this cheap holiday package!

Explore Spain for less with this 13-day self-drive package. This customizable and cheap Spain travel package promises non-stop adventure. We'll introduce you to many famous and affordable vacation spots in the country. Dine with locals at popular restaurants and bars across Spain and get a taste of the people’s hospitality and authentic food.

This travel plan allows you to stay comfortably at a top-rated budget hotel for 2 nights in Alicante, 5 nights in Valencia, 4 nights in Tarragona, and 1 night in Xàtiva. We'll help you have an unforgettable road trip experience in Spain at the lowest price!

On arrival in Alicante, you'll pick up your rental vehicle. From there, you'll begin your journey to the best and cheapest places to travel to in Spain. Spain offers a wealth of world-class natural and scenic beauty you wouldn't want to miss!

During your cheap holiday in Spain, the choice of accommodation is entirely yours. Enjoy the freedom to select the ideal budget-friendly stay that perfectly matches your needs. Rest assured, your affordable accommodation will provide a welcoming retreat after a day of exploration and discovery.

Your camera will be full of memories you can share with friends and family or on social media.

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 affordable holiday package includes everything you need for a fantastic 13-day vacation in Spain. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 12 nights. We'll also provide you with the best budget rental car in Spain with CDW insurance.

You can customize your Spain travel plan for a more personalized holiday experience. Choose from popular and competitively-priced tours and tickets in Spain and add your picks to your itinerary. For example, get cheap tour tickets to uncover the stories behind Spain's famous sights. Or, try out some of the most fantastic excursions. There's no better way to add more culture and inspiration to your trip!

Booking this cheap holiday package in Spain offers you many perks. You'll get 24/7 travel support. In addition, you'll have access to a step-by-step guide in our mobile app. Here, you'll find all your travel documents organized in one place.

So what are you waiting for? Enjoy a hassle-free vacation in Spain with this cheap holiday deal! The best and most affordable tours in Spain fill up fast, so book your adventure today!

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Hotel, 12 nights
Rental car, 13 days
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Destinations

Xàtiva / Játiva / 1 night
Castelló de la Plana - city in SpainProvince of Castellón
Photo of View on Peniscola from the top of Pope Luna's Castle , Valencia, Spain.València / 5 nights
Photo of aerial view of Benidorm and Levante beach in Alicante Mediterranean of Spain.Benidorm
Photo of Altea white village skyline in Alicante at Mediterranean Spain.Alicante / 2 nights
Vallès Occidental
Sabadell - city in SpainSabadell
Tarragona - city in SpainTarragona / 4 nights

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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 Mercado Central or Mercat Central building is a public central market located in central Valencia, Spain.Mercat Central
Photo of L'Oceanografic (Aquarium) in Valencia, Spain.L'Oceanogràfic
Photo of Sanctuary of Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey in Montserrat mountains, Spain.Santa Maria de Montserrat
Photo of Natural recreation at Bioparc, Valencia ,Spain .Valencia Bioparc
Photo of Towers of Serranos in Valencia . Spain.Serrano Towers
Jardí del Túria, Ciutat Vella, Valencia, Comarca de València, Valencian Community, SpainInstal·lacions dels Jardins del Túria
Santa Bárbara Castle, Alicante, l'Alacantí, Alacant / Alicante, Valencian Community, SpainSanta Bárbara Castle
Photo of Valencia, Spain. Mercado Colon - famous old market hall, currently housing exclusive restaurants.Mercado de Colón
Plaça de la Mare de Déu, Ciutat Vella, Valencia, Comarca de València, Valencian Community, SpainPlaça de la Mare de Déu
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)
Photo of ALICANTE, SPAIN - August 18, 2019: Alicante Central Market Hall (Mercado Central, dating from 1912).Mercado Central de Alicante
Photo of Valencia Spain Square of Saint Mary's Architecture at Sunrise.Valencia Cathedral
Photo of The Lonja de la Seda or Llotja de la Seda or Silk Exchange is a late Valencian gothic style civil building in Valencia city, Spain.Llotja de la Seda
Castell de l'Alcozaiba, el Castell de Guadalest, la Marina Baixa, Alacant / Alicante, Valencian Community, SpainEl Castell de Guadalest
Serra de Collserola Natural Park, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Vallès Occidental, Barcelona, Catalonia, SpainSerra de Collserola Natural Park
Photo of a panoramic view of the Cala de Hort cove in Ibiza Island, Spain .Coves de Sant Josep
Jardins del Real, la Saïdia, Valencia, Comarca de València, Valencian Community, SpainJardins del Real de València
Photo of a view of Balco del Mediterrani in Tarragona, Spain.Balcó del Mediterrani
Photo of Ancient roman amphitheatre of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain .Amfiteatre de Tarragona
Aqualandia, Benidorm, la Marina Baixa, Alacant / Alicante, Valencian Community, SpainAqualandia
Photo of Towers of Quart (Torres de Quart) is one of the twelve gates that formed part of the ancient city wall,of the city of Valencia.Quart Towers
photo of Parc de Catalunya in Sabadell urban cityscape in Barcelona, Spain.Parc de Catalunya
photo of lake of the Parc de Vallparadís in Tarrasa, Barcelona, Spain.Parc de Vallparadís
Photo of Parc de Capçalera ,Valencia ,Spain .Parc de Capçalera
photo of Plaça de l'Ajuntament is a town hall behind a fountain in Spanish town Valencia, Spain.Plaça de l'Ajuntament
Parc de Can Mercader
Archaeological Museum of Alicante, Alicante, l'Alacantí, Alacant / Alicante, Valencian Community, SpainArchaeological Museum of Alicante
Plaça Triangular
Parc Central, l'Eixample, Valencia, Comarca de València, Valencian Community, SpainParc Central
photo of Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Spain.Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia
photo of beautiful morning at Parc de l'Agulla in Manresa, Spain.Parc de l'Agulla
CCCC Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània, Ciutat Vella, Valencia, Comarca de València, Valencian Community, SpainCCCC (Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània)
Photo of Roman circus of Tárraco ,Tarragona ,Spain .Roman circus of Tárraco
photo of the slope of the Tutuki Splash in Port Aventura Park in Salou, Spain.Tutuki Splash
Parc del Garraf
Ribalta Park, Castelló de la Plana, la Plana Alta, Castelló / Castellón, Valencian Community, SpainRibalta Park
photo of Jardín de Monforte in Valencia, Spain.Jardín de Monforte
Parc El Palmerar, Alicante, l'Alacantí, Alacant / Alicante, Valencian Community, SpainParc El Palmeral
photo of old market in Plaza Mayor at night in Castellon de la Plana, Spain.Mercat Central de Castelló de la Plana
Mirador de l'Aeroport del Prat
Macizo de MontserratMontserrat
Font Cibernètica Salou
Parc de Sant Jordi, Terrassa, Vallès Occidental, Barcelona, Catalonia, SpainParc de Sant Jordi
Platja El Prat
Concatedral Sant Nicolau de Bari d'Alacant, Alicante, l'Alacantí, Alacant / Alicante, Valencian Community, SpainCocatedral de Sant Nicolau de Bari d'Alacant
Les Morisques Park
Canalejas Park, Alicante, l'Alacantí, Alacant / Alicante, Valencian Community, SpainParc Canalejas
Platja Castelldefels
The Mushroom Street, Alicante, l'Alacantí, Alacant / Alicante, Valencian Community, SpainEl Carrer dels Bolets
Ermita de Santa Cecília
Early Christian cemetery of Tárraco, Tarragona, Tarragonès, Catalonia, SpainEarly Christian cemetery of Tárraco

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Day 1

Day 1 – Alicante - arrival day

  • Alicante - Arrival day
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  • El Carrer dels Bolets
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Your exciting road trip through Spain starts when you reach the incredible city of Alicante, where you'll stay for 1 night. You'll pick up your rental car in Alicante and begin your adventure in Spain.

Alicante is a popular cheap holiday destination in Spain with something to offer every traveler. More than a city in Spain, Alicante is also a great place to find top-rated budget accommodations. You'll find many of these accommodations close to bustling markets and cultural attractions.

Savor the culinary delights of Alicante, where affordability meets excellence in dining and drinking. From inviting bars crafting signature cocktails to cozy eateries serving up local favorites, the city offers an unforgettable experience for every taste bud.

One restaurant we recommend you try in Alicante is Nou Manolín. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,895 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Alicante, Heladería Borgonesse is a name locals often mention. This local favorite offers a variety of options, helping it earn an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,861 diners.

El Portal Alicante - Krug Ambassade is a great spot where you can enjoy a refreshing drink after an active day. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,120 customers.

Pinocchio Gelateria Cocktail Bar is another excellent place to relax and have a drink or two after a busy day. Pinocchio Gelateria Cocktail Bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,140 bar-goers, proving it's one of the most popular bars in Alicante.

You might also want to cap the night off at 26 Cocktail Room, a fascinating bar that 960 customers have rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in their reviews.

Enjoy toasting the start of a terrific road trip vacation and a cheap holiday experience in Spain!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Alicante and Valencia

  • Alicante
  • València
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Drive 178 km, 2 hours 54 min

  • Cocatedral de Sant Nicolau de Bari d'Alacant
  • Mercado Central de Alicante
  • Santa Bárbara Castle
  • Archaeological Museum of Alicante
  • Parc El Palmeral
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Day 2 of your self-drive vacation in Spain will take you to the city of Valencia, where you'll be staying for 5 nights. On your way to Valencia, you'll explore 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in Spain, including Alicante and Valencia.

Drop by the renowned Cocatedral de Sant Nicolau de Bari d'Alacant. This popular church has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,219 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Mercado Central de Alicante. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 24,503 visitors, this building deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Santa Bárbara Castle. This castle has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 35,044 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Archaeological Museum of Alicante. This archaeological museum and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 8,768 local and international travelers.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Parc El Palmeral. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 6,211 travelers, this park is an attraction many avid travelers highly recommend visiting while in Alicante.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Alicante, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Valencia may take around 1 hour 54 min. Upon your arrival in Valencia, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

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

While exploring Spain is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Valencia has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Valencia on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

When it’s time to eat, treat yourself to a lovely meal without paying more than necessary. Valencia has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

Visit the popular Asador El Porteño. Serving a menu of mouthwatering dishes, this restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,693 customers.

Another restaurant you should check out during your cheap vacation in Spain is Restaurante Asador Argentino Gordon 10. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,075 customers, this famous restaurant is one of the area's most recommended places to eat.

If you wish to dine at a restaurant locals love, go to the wonderful Restaurante Belmonte. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,179 customers, and is an awesome place to satisfy your craving for good food and service.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at a bar. Cafe de las Horas is a great place to continue your night. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 6,922 customers.

If you want to know where locals go, check out Puerta del Mar. This bar has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,372 customers.

Another popular bar in the city is Bar Tonyina. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,516 customers.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Spain with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Spain!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Valencia

  • València
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Drive 10 km, 46 min

  • L'Oceanogràfic
  • City of Arts and Sciences
  • Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia
  • Parc Central
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Day 3 of your road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Valencia, proving that cheap holidays in Spain can be extraordinary.

Your discovery of Valencia does not have to stop there. You can add a budget-friendly activity on your itinerary and get to know more about Valencia on a personal level. Check out the fantastic selection of affordable tours and tickets offered on this leg of your journey across this top cheap holiday destination in Europe, Spain.

It's now time to discover the mouthwatering delights of Valencia, where top-quality dining experiences blend seamlessly with budget-friendly options. Check out the city's best dining options, offering a tantalizing array of flavors to satisfy every palate.

You could check out Restaurante Canela, one of locals’ top restaurant options in the area. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,818 customers, and is a great place to enjoy a satisfying meal after a busy day of exploring.

Navarro is another excellent choice for cheap holiday-goers. This restaurant serves a variety of delicious and comforting foods and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,045 diners.

If you feel like having something different, check out the menu at Restaurante Flor de Valencia | Arrocería. This restaurant is known to offer good food at reasonable prices. Restaurante Flor de Valencia | Arrocería has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 1,561 customer reviews.

Bar Vermudez is a great spot where you can enjoy a refreshing drink after an active day. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,200 customers.

Beer & Travels is another excellent place to relax and have a drink or two after a busy day. Beer & Travels has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,028 bar-goers, proving it's one of the most popular bars in Valencia.

You might also want to cap the night off at El Lleón bar, a fascinating bar that 1,124 customers have rated 4.3 out of 5 stars in their reviews.

Cherish every minute of your road trip vacation across Spain. Celebrate this opportunity to enjoy a cheap holiday in Spain!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Valencia

  • València
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Drive 2 km, 27 min

  • Mercat Central
  • Llotja de la Seda
  • Plaça de la Reina (València)
  • Valencia Cathedral
  • Plaça de la Mare de Déu
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Day 4’s road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Valencia, proving that cheap holidays in Spain can be extraordinary.

Keen to do something new and one-of-a-kind today? There are many experiences you can add to your cheap vacation package. Check out all the budget-friendly activities and tours below and bag a cheap holiday deal.

Indulge in the culinary wonders of Valencia, where exceptional dining and drinking experiences await at unbeatable prices. Explore the city's diverse venues, ensuring a memorable culinary journey for every visitor.

One restaurant we recommend you try in Valencia is La Salita de Begoña Rodrigo. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,370 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Valencia, Central Bar is a name locals often mention. This local favorite offers a variety of options, helping it earn an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,369 diners.

If you’re not ready to call it a day, pop into the top-rated USUAL resto-bar. This bar is considered one of the best in Valencia and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 811 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Apotheke, rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 649 customers. Alternatively, go to Casa Montaña. This is one of the most frequently recommended bars in Valencia and boasts an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,465 reviews.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Spain with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Spain!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Valencia

  • València
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Drive 6 km, 58 min

  • CCCC (Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània)
  • Serrano Towers
  • Instal·lacions dels Jardins del Túria
  • Jardín de Monforte
  • Jardins del Real de València
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On day 5 of your budget-friendly road trip adventures in Spain, you’ll go deep into Valencia, making the most of your 2 nights in the city. To learn more of the city's culture, you'll also dine at the most popular restaurants in Valencia, and meet locals along the way!

Make your vacation in Spain more memorable and epic without spending a fortune. Take advantage of the cheap holiday deals you'll find in Spain and add budget-friendly activities to your travel plan.

After a long day of exploring and making the most of your budget vacation in Spain, treat yourself to a hearty meal and a refreshing drink. You’ll find many great restaurants and bars in Valencia that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

Eat at Éter Valencia. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,186 reviews.

You can also check out A huevo Restaurante. Offering appetizing foods and refreshing beverages at reasonable prices, this restaurant is an excellent choice for budget travelers. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 894 diners.

Cap off your night in this cheap holiday destination at Sagardi Valencia Centro and try some of its cocktails and snacks. This bar has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 5,245 customers.

Bar Mistela is another great place to hang out and unwind. This bar offers various drinks at affordable prices and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,177 customers.

If you want to have a drink or two with locals, you'll want to visit Ubik Cafè Cafeteria Llibreria, rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,757 customers.

A road trip vacation in Valencia can’t get any better than this! Toast to another amazing day in this cheap holiday destination in Spain!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Valencia

  • València
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Drive 11 km, 1 hour 5 min

  • Valencia Bioparc
  • Parc de Capçalera
  • Quart Towers
  • Plaça de l'Ajuntament
  • Mercado de Colón
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Day 6 means another chance to make the best memories in this cheap holiday destination in Spain, Valencia. So buckle up and prepare to be blown away by the city of Valencia!

Cheap, budget vacations are nothing but incredible, especially when you’re in Spain. To have the best affordable travel experience in Spain, make time for some unique, challenging, or inspiring activities. Adding a tour to your travel plan promises a one-of-a kind adventure that will make your cheap vacation in Spain unforgettable. Fortunately, you'll find plenty of budget-friendly tours and cheap holiday deals in Spain.

Savor the culinary delights of Valencia, where affordability meets excellence in dining and drinking. From inviting bars crafting signature cocktails to cozy eateries serving up local favorites, the city offers an unforgettable experience for every taste bud.

Café Negrito offers many snacks and liquors at different price points and has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 3,307 customers.

If you’d like to interact with locals and fellow travelers in Valencia, check out Restaurante del Este. This bar is an excellent place to hang out and relax after a busy day, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 849 customers.

To ensure a good time in this cheap holiday destination, visit Cuatro Monos. Cuatro Monos offers affordable drinks and snacks and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 854 reviews.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Spain!

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Day 7

Day 7 – la Vall d'Uixó, Castelló de la Plana, Salou, and Tarragona

  • Province of Castellón
  • Tarragona
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Drive 276 km, 3 hours 57 min

  • Coves de Sant Josep
  • Ribalta Park
  • Mercat Central de Castelló de la Plana
  • Font Cibernètica Salou
  • Tutuki Splash
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Day 7 of your road trip across Spain is another proof that cheap holidays in Spain can indeed provide you an extraordinary travel experience. Today's agenda includes exploring 4 wonderful destinations — la Vall d'Uixó, Castelló de la Plana, Salou, and Tarragona.

When you’ve had your share of Valencia, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of la Vall d'Uixó. Your travel time is around 45 min.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Castelló de la Plana. This car ride takes around 35 min.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Castelló de la Plana, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Salou. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 54 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Tarragona offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Spain. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the city.

As this day progresses, satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst at one of the city's best restaurants and bars. Many restaurants in Tarragona offer good food and drink options at even better prices; the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in Spain.

EL VERGEL VEGGIE RESTAURANT is an excellent example. Here, you can enjoy good food and service at affordable prices. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,368 customers.

Restaurant Casa Balcells is another great restaurant option for budget travelers. This restaurant serves a variety of delicious and savory meals at low prices and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,900 customers.

Locals enjoy dining at AQ, and you might want to check it out too. This restaurant has an exciting menu and an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 1,289 reviews.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit CReeA, one of the best bars in the city. CReeA is an excellent place to have a refreshing evening drink after exploring Tarragona. This bar 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. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 799 customers.

Ol’ Dirty Burgers La Cantonada also belongs to the list of the best bars in 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 customers.

A road trip vacation in la Vall d'Uixó can’t get any better than this! Toast to another amazing day in this cheap holiday destination in Spain!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Cornellà de Llobregat, Sitges, Castelldefels, El Prat De Llobregat, and Tarragona

  • Tarragona
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Drive 236 km, 3 hours 11 min

  • Parc de Can Mercader
  • Parc del Garraf
  • Platja Castelldefels
  • Mirador de l'Aeroport del Prat
  • Platja El Prat
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On day 8 of your affordable vacation in Spain, prepare for another exciting road trip adventure within and immediately outside Tarragona. You’ll start exploring in Tarragona. You’ll visit more of the best attractions in Spain, discover new cultures, and take in unique experiences.

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

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. El Prat De Llobregat, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Castelldefels to El Prat De Llobregat may take around 16 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Tarragona and your accommodation.

Going on cheap, budget vacations in Spain shouldn’t stop anyone from dining at top-rated restaurants and bars. More than just an affordable travel destination, Tarragona is also home to a variety of excellent dining spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the city's best places to eat and drink.

An excellent option with an exciting menu is El Llagut. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,375 customers.

Another dining option is Restaurant Can Bonachí. This restaurant is popular among locals and cheap holiday-goers for its delicious food and reasonable prices. Restaurant Can Bonachí has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,189 reviews.

Make sure to stop by El Terrat Restaurant for a great dining experience. A favorite place to eat among many, around 1,082 customers have rated the irresistible El Terrat Restaurant an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Cap off your night in this cheap holiday destination at La Botifarra and try some of its cocktails and snacks. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 894 customers.

TERRASSA tapes i música is another great place to hang out and unwind. This bar offers various drinks at affordable prices and is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 208 customers.

If you want to have a drink or two with locals, you'll want to visit Korxo, rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 310 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Spain!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Sant Cugat del Vallès, Sabadell, Terrassa, Sant Quirze del Vallès, and Tarragona

  • Vallès Occidental
  • Sabadell
  • Tarragona
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Drive 253 km, 3 hours 45 min

  • Parc de Vallparadís
  • Parc de Sant Jordi
  • Serra de Collserola Natural Park
  • Les Morisques Park
  • Parc de Catalunya
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On day 9 of your affordable vacation in Spain, you’ll start and end your day in Tarragona, but spend some time exploring destinations outside the city.

Set your GPS to Terrassa and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 13 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Terrassa beckons with new experiences!

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Parc de Vallparadís, a remarkable park where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 10,164 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Parc de Sant Jordi. This park has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 5,787 travelers.

Sant Cugat del Vallès’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Terrassa behind. This drive usually takes around 25 min. Sant Cugat del Vallès welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Sant Quirze del Vallès, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Sant Cugat del Vallès to Sant Quirze del Vallès may take around 22 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation in Tarragona.

When it’s time to eat, treat yourself to a lovely meal without paying more than necessary. Tarragona has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

Eat at Filosofia. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 867 reviews.

You can also check out Racó de l'abat. Offering appetizing foods and refreshing beverages at reasonable prices, this restaurant is an excellent choice for budget travelers. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 859 diners.

Another great restaurant we recommend you go to after your activities is Vadegust. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 817 customers, this restaurant is sure to provide you with a memorable dining experience.

Bar Cafetería Transit Gran Prix offers many snacks and liquors at different price points and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 194 customers.

If you’d like to interact with locals and fellow travelers in Tarragona, check out Baires Bar. This bar is an excellent place to hang out and relax after a busy day, with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 127 customers.

To ensure a good time in this cheap holiday destination, visit 4 Latas Tarragona. 4 Latas Tarragona offers affordable drinks and snacks and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 328 reviews.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Spain with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Spain!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Monistrol de Montserrat, Manresa, Marganell, and Tarragona

  • Tarragona
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Drive 258 km, 3 hours 24 min

  • Santa Maria de Montserrat
  • Montserrat
  • Ermita de Santa Cecília
  • Parc de l'Agulla
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Day 10 of your exciting road trip across Spain is proof that there's more to this country than meets the eye. Today's agenda is to explore Tarragona and its neighboring areas. Expect amazing attractions, a great dining experience, and a wonderful time discovering the daily lives of locals.

When you’ve had your share of Manresa, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Tarragona. Your travel time is around 1 hour 26 min.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Tarragona and your accommodation.

Indulge in the culinary wonders of Tarragona, where exceptional dining and drinking experiences await at unbeatable prices. Explore the city's diverse venues, ensuring a memorable culinary journey for every visitor.

One musty-try restaurant is ELIAN RESTAURANT. This restaurant offers good food at reasonable prices and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 812 customers.

La Caleta Restaurant Tarragona is an excellent alternative with an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 631 reviews. La Caleta Restaurant Tarragona is known for its delicious meals that will surely satisfy your hunger.

Another of the best places to eat in the area is Braseria Taula Rodona. This restaurant has an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 744 customers because of their good food, service, and ambiance.

After dinner, look back into the highlights of today’s adventure and visit one of the best bars in Tarragona, The Cube Night. This famous bar offers snacks and drinks at different price points and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 165 bar-goers.

Touché Lounge and Drink is a great place for anyone who is into classic bar drinks. This bar is considered one of the best drinking spots in Tarragona, with its average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 100 customers.

Alternatively, you can drop by Hotel Tarraco Park, where you can have drinks, let loose, and socialize. This bar is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 1,661 customers.

Raise your glass to celebrate your fun and affordable travel experience in the city of Tarragona!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Tarragona and Xàtiva

  • Tarragona
  • Xàtiva / Játiva
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Drive 330 km, 3 hours 38 min

  • Roman circus of Tárraco
  • Amfiteatre de Tarragona
  • Balcó del Mediterrani
  • Early Christian cemetery of Tárraco
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Day 11 of your road trip across Spain offers you the chance to visit 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Tarragona and Xàtiva. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Xàtiva.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Roman circus of Tárraco. This much-appreciated chogang elementary school is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 7,761 reviews.

Next up is Tarragona Amphitheatre. This roman amphitheatre has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 15,655 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Balcó del Mediterrani. This scenic viewpoint has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 16,291 reviews.

Early Christian cemetery of Tàrraco is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This museum has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 292 reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Xàtiva, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Tarragona to Xàtiva may take around 3 hours 17 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the city of Xàtiva. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Xàtiva, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

Going on cheap, budget vacations in Spain shouldn’t stop anyone from dining at top-rated restaurants and bars. More than just an affordable travel destination, Xàtiva is also home to a variety of excellent dining spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the city's best places to eat and drink.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Spain!

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Day 12

Day 12 – el Castell de Guadalest, Benidorm, and Alicante

  • Benidorm
  • Alicante
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Drive 148 km, 2 hours 47 min

  • El Castell de Guadalest
  • Aqualandia
  • Plaça Triangular
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On day 12 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Spain, you’ll experience 3 charming destinations — el Castell de Guadalest, Benidorm, and Alicante. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Alicante.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Xàtiva, you’ll hit the road in the direction of el Castell de Guadalest. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 18 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Benidorm, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from el Castell de Guadalest to Benidorm may take around 34 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Make Aqualandia one of your first sightseeing stops in Benidorm. Rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 16,542 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Plaça Triangular is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This park is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 9,047 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Benidorm and set your GPS to Alicante. 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 40 min. Upon reaching Alicante, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

While exploring Spain is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Alicante has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Alicante on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

Indulge in the culinary wonders of Alicante, where exceptional dining and drinking experiences await at unbeatable prices. Explore the city's diverse venues, ensuring a memorable culinary journey for every visitor.

One place locals and cheap holiday-goers recommend is Mish Mish. This restaurant is known for its delicious and comforting foods and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,322 customers.

Restaurant Piripi is another popular restaurant you can eat at to ensure an affordable and pleasant vacation. This restaurant serves good food at low prices and has an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,321 customers.

TK Restaurante has a menu of appetizing and reasonably priced meals, so you might want to check it out too. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 1,245 reviews.

After dinner, visit El Garaje Bar Alicante, which is considered one of the best bars in the city. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,943 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular place like Noray Puerto de Alicante / Café Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,699 customers.

Alternatively, check out LA ZONA SOCIAL BAR. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 740 customers.

Cheers for an adventure-filled road trip vacation in Spain! Celebrate this incredible opportunity for an affordable travel experience in the city of Alicante!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Alicante - departure day

  • Alicante - Departure day
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  • Parc Canalejas
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Your budget road trip vacation in Spain is about to end. Day 13 is your departure day and your last chance to capture the beauty of Alicante.

As your final day in Spain unfolds, don’t miss the chance for a last-minute shopping spree in Alicante’s shopping district. Your accommodation’s convenient location near the city’s shopping area offers the luxury of time, so you don’t have to limit yourself from leisurely strolling its streets amidst a collection of establishments.

Look for the perfect gift for your loved ones back home, or buy yourself a little keepsake to remind you of Spain.

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

For example, Temple Restaurant has a menu of appetizing food and refreshing beverages and is rated at an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 897 customers.

If you feel like eating something else, Restaurant L'Ereta is another restaurant worth trying out. This restaurant serves a variety of value-for-money savory dishes and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 904 customers.

Another restaurant popular among cheap holiday-goers is Steki Restaurante. Rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 567 customers, this restaurant is a great place to enjoy unique flavors that will remind you of Spain and your fun memories in Alicante.

You’ll then say farewell to Alicante. 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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