Spain itinerary ideas

Spain is one of the world´s top tourist destinations. It offers deep contrasts from North to South, from East to West. There are many ways to enjoy Spain and many possible itineraries in Spain. The task to build the perfect itinerary to enjoy Spain can seem daunting, but in our guides, you will find simple itineraries that can be easily replicated and modified to match your needs.
We have put together different types of itineraries based on their duration. Below you will find two-week itineraries, one-week itineraries, and also itineraries that do not require driving and which could be enjoyed fully by train.

How should you use our itineraries?

In some of our itineraries, you will find very concrete proposals to make the most of your time, whilst in other itineraries (longer ones) we concentrate on the main stops and overall itinerary, and link to each of the cities where we recommend staying. Each of these links will take you to comprehensive city guides of Spain´s cities where you will find lots of extra ideas and suggestions (hotels, tours, restaurants, day trips, and much more)

We trust you enjoy your trip planning and these Spain itineraries, at least as much as we have enjoyed putting them together. We truly hope you find them useful and that they will be the basis for a superb vacation in Spain.

Spain itinerary guide by duration and transportation

1 week in Spain itineraries

Avila Walls and towers

Madrid to Seville itinerary via Extremadura

A perfect itinerary in Spain that serves as an introduction to some of the top areas in the country: Madrid, Castilla Leon, Extremadura and Andalusia. This itinerary covers several Unesco sites and takes you to some of the hidden gems of Spain through less frequented roads. Discover in this 1 week itinerary in Spain magical cities like Segovia, Avila, Caceres, Merida and the two top cities of Madrid and Seville. A perfect itinerary to get to know “real Spain” in seven days.

2 weeks in Spain itineraries

Barcelona, Madrid and Andalusia itinerary

This itinerary in Spain is one of the best introductions to the country. We have put together this itinerary so you could reduce driving by connecting Madrid and Barcelona with high speed train. The itinerary takes you to some of the most seductive sights in Spain and it is full of highlights. From Roman ruins to medieval cities, beaches, amazing gastronomy and architecture that will take you to different cultures. The itinerary covers some of the most famous cities of Spain like Madrid, Granada Seville or Barcelona) but also adds many hidden gems and off the beaten track routes. One of the best itinerary options to enjoy Spain in less than 2 weeks.

Pathway to san juan de gaztelugatxe or dragonstone from game of thrones

North of Spain itinerary

The North of Spain offers a deep contrast with the Mediterranean and the south of the country. In this itinerary through the Northern part of Spain, we have also included Barcelona to ensure you get to enjoy one of Spain´s most amazing cities and all the connections it offers. Get ready to enjoy sublime landscames and gastronomye, beautiful beaches and some of Spain´s top secrets in this 2 weeks itinerary in Spain

Spain by train itineraries

If you are looking for a Spain by train itinerary in which there is no need to drive and you can still enjoy some of the top attractions in the country, these almost ready-made itineraries will be of great help to plan your trip to Spain. Each Spain by train itinerary contains detailed suggestions on how to spend your time, hotel recommendations, and an orientation budget.  You can find more information on Spain’s high-speed train network in this article. 

Madrid city guide

Barcelona to Madrid vacation

Madrid and Barcelona are Spain´s top two cities. Both cities offer countless things to do and see, no matter your travel style. With this simple 4 day itinerary in Spain you will be able to start your trip at either city and enjoy a n easy connection using the high speed train. If you want to enjoy top art museums like the Prado, Gaudi´s amazing architecture, tapas and some of the best food markets in Europe, endless nightlife, great shopping, two of the worlds best soccer teams and the beach (amongst many other highlights) this is a perfect Spain short itinerary for you!

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Madrid and Seville vacation

Madrid and Seville show very different faces of Spain. This simple 4 day itinerary in Spain connects these two fantastic cities by train in a simple, hassle free way. With this itinerary you will enjoy Madrid art galleries, its squares, Royal palace and vibrant nightlife, and combine it with the magic of Seville: flamenco dance and music, fantastic architecture influenced by the Moors, and the romantic Barrio de Santa Cruz. One of the best 4-day itineraries you can put together in Spain without driving!

Plaza Mayor de Madrid in Madrid

Barcelona, Madrid and Seville vacation

With this 6 or 7 day itinerary in Spain you will be able to visit Spain´s top three touristic cities and avoid the use of car. The itinerary can be easily extended to either spend more days in a city, add day excursions, or even other cities. Enjoy the culture and nightlife of Madrid, the architecture and beaches of Barcelona and the charm and magic of Seville in one single, easy to put together Spain itinerary.

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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