City breaks in Spain

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Spain offers great airport connections to many of its cities. This makes it simple to enjoy a couple of days at many more of the top Spanish cities than years ago. Spain´s cities have a fervor for art and culture and there are plenty of museums, galleries to visit on rainy days. But since the weather is mild during most of the year, and especially in Southern Spain, you will be able to adapt your plans depending on the month of the year. In this section we share with you 7 of the best city breaks in Spain. On each of these guides, you will be able to find ready-to-use itineraries to make the most of your time.

No matter what you are looking for, a weekend to enjoy city life and beach, a culture or gastronomy getaway, we are sure you will find a great city break option in Spain. 

How should you use our city break guides?

On these guides, you will find very concrete plans to make the most of your visit to each of the cities and reduce your travel planning time.  IN case you are lloking for a city that you do not find on these Spain city break guides, we recommend you pay a look to our top cities in Spain section, where you will find more than 40 guides.  

We trust you enjoy your trip planning and that you decide to visit Spain for a short city break, or a longer trip.  

Top city breaks to enjoy in Spain

Complete itineraries to plan your city break in Spain

Málaga trip

Málaga trip – 1 or 2 days city break

Plan a wonderful day or two in Málaga. Málaga is one of the most popular cities to visit in Andalusía and one of the most popular city breaks to enjoy in Spain. Málaga offers amazing beaches, a vibrant historical city center and plenty of activities to enjoy when you have had your fill of crystal clear water and powdery sand. A great city break that combines art, gastronomy and beach relaxation in just 2 days. Find out in this ready to use itinerary all the top recommendations to make the most out of your time during your city break in Malaga, Spain

valencia trip

Valencia trip – 1 or 2 days Valencia city break

Valencia is one of Spain’s most beautiful cities. Check out our Valencia city break to plan the perfect getaway to this absolutely magical corner of Spain. IN this city break guide to Valencia you will find a ready to use itinerary with recommended things to visit, hotels, restaurants, day trips, and tours in Valencia. You will also find a tentavtive budget for your city break in Valencia. You can also find recommendations to adapt your trip to your travel style

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Granada trip – 1 or 2 days Granada city break

Granada is a magical place and it offers one of the most extraordinary city breaks in Spain. The Alhambra stands on the hill. Behind it the Sierra Nevada and its white peaks. Granada was moorish, but also jewish. Granada was actually known as the city of jews, where they flourished. We are sure you will get lost in the Albaicin district, relax at one of Granada´s baths and envy the dance of gipsys from the Sacromonte. Find in this city break guide to Granada all the information you need to plan your trip effectively and on budget: hotel recommendations, best places to enjoy local food, top attractions, viewpoints and things to see during your city break in Granada.

Roman bridge and Calahorra tower

Cordoba trip – 1 or 2 days city break

A fantastic itinerary to enjoy the best of Cordoba in one day or two days. Cordoba and its Mosque are a Must visit in Spain. Cordoba can be visited in one day, but for anyone who prefers not to rush two days many things await too! Selection of recommended restaurants to fit the itinerary, hotel selection and best things to do

Attractions in Seville : La Giralda in Seville

Seville trip – 2 days city break

A 2 day short break to enjoy Seville in Andalusia, Southern Spain. Ideas, recommendations and itineraries to get the max out of your stay. Discover the fascinating mix of cultures that contributed to the current heritage of Seville. Flamenco, La Giralda, the Barrio Santa Cruz, Calle Sierpes, the “Las seats” modern architecture. Enjoy Seville with this fantastic 2 day plan!

Retiro Park in Madrid

Madrid trip – 2 days city break

Madrid in 2 days. A complete itinerary to enjoy a short city break in Spain´s capital. Stay in Madrid with a plan that includes daily maps, budget and a list of hotels, restaurants and recommended things to do. Adapt the plan to your budget and your travel style and get the most out of 2 days in Spain´s Capital. A simple guide to find all you need to know to enjoy a city break in Madrid.

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Barcelona trip 2 day city break

Guide to enjoy a city break in Barcelona during 2 or 3 days. A complete itinerary to enjoy a short-break in Barcelona. Day to day activities, recommended hotels to fit the itinerary and restaurants to enjoy local gastronomy. In this complete city break to Barcelona you will find budget per person per day in Barcelona and daily activity plan maps and timing per day. You will also find ideas to adapt the itinerary to your budget and travel style

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Madrid is one of the few cities in the world, if not the only one, that can claim to enjoy so many Unesco heritage sites at less than 1 hour drive from the Capital.

Fascinating medieval villages where local gastronomy remains unspoilt, top palaces and gardens (El Escorial, Aranjuez, La Granja) or one of the world´s most impressive medieval walls in Avila. Add the famous hanging houses of Cuenca, the wines of Ribera del Duero, the windmills of Don Quixote, or the elegance and beauty of Salamanca and you will start to consider Madrid as a perfect base from where to enjoy day after day amazing destinations.

We have left to the end of this list Segovia and Toledo, 2 of the World´s bes preserved medieval cities and, in both cases, ancient capitals of Spain.

Excursions and day tours in Spain

Day trips are the perfect way to extend an itinerary in Spain. Nearly all cities in Spain offer fantastic day trip opportunities which are a perfect way to enrich your vacation. With these day trips you get to enjoy smaller villages or towns, Unesco sites, monasteries or wine country, and you do not need to change your accommodation so often during your vacation in Spain. Spain boasts an enormous amount of heritage that rests scattered throughout the country. In this guide you will discover the best day trips in Spain.

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All Inclusive beach resorts in Spain

With so many beaches to choose from, Spain boasts impressive all inclusive beach resorts in all its seaside regions. Great value for money and excellent quality set Spain aside as a top “no hassle” destination