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Spain Vacation planner

If you are looking for a perfect Spain vacation you are in good hands! Our team of local experts has put together some ready-made itineraries to ease your holiday planning process. All the content on this website and its travel guides are free. So you can start planning and use all the material and vacation ideas in Spain that put together by our team of local experts.  

If you would like to limit driving during your trip to Spain to a minimum we recommend you have a look at our Spain train map article where you will be able to find very useful information to help you build a perfect itinerary if you use the train. 

We have also put together a bespoke itinerary service for those who would like to get more personalized service from us. This comes at a cost. 

Parc de Montjuïc

City breaks in Spain

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.

Spain itinerary ideas

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

Spain itinerary guide by duration and transportation

City breaks in Spain

If you do not have much time for your vacation in Spain, a city break can be a great way to enjoy the country. Spain´s diversity and size are perfect to ensure you can find something interesting any month of the year. We share below 3 of these short vacations in Spain, but you can find many more in our Spain city break guides section. 

Barcelona

2 day City break

Barcelona… The mediterranean and Gaudi may come to your mind. 2 days may not be enough to enjoy all Barcelona has to offer but if you organise your time well you can enjoy the best of it. Our team has put together a superb itinerary to get the most out of your stay . 2 days in Barcelona guide

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Madrid

2 day City break

Madrid… 3 of the finest art galleries in the world,  relentless night life, and some of Spain´s most beautiful Plazas. Something most people are not aware of is that near Madrid you can enjoy 5 Unesco sites (Toledo, Segovia, El Escorial, Aranjuez) . 2 days is for sure not enough to enjoy it all but it can be a great start! 2 days in Madrid guide

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Seville

2 day city break

Seville is a city that makes it easy to fall in love with. Moorish and Mudejar architecture mix together with the largest cathedral in the world. Orange trees gathered in the white streets of Santa Cruz district, while flamenco music is played in Triana while locals enjoy pescaito and wine near Nervion. Great shopping opportunities and affordable prices if special occasions such as The Feria or Eastern are avoided. . 2 days in Seville guide

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Vacation itinerary ideas in Spain

If you have more time and would like to plan a longer trip in Spain, one of the ready-to-use itineraries in Spain we propose can make for the perfect vacation in the country. These itineraries are simple to use and some of them are built in such a way that only rail transportation is needed to enjoy them. You can find all our examples of itineraries in Spain in this section.

Barcelona & Madrid

4 day short vacation

Enjoy Spain´s 2 main cities in a short 4 day vacation. Fantastic airport connections to most countries andhigh speed train to get to Madrid or Barcelona make this a perfect combination to enjoy Mediterrean and Gaudi architecture in Barcelona. Tapas and art in Madrid… not to forget about soccer, shopping, nightlife…

Fantastic day tour opportunities to extent your trip. FIND OUT MORE

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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

All inclusive vacations in Spain

If what you have in mind for your vacation in Spain, rather than driving or changing hotels and cities every two days you feel more like relaxing next to the sea in superb all-inclusive resorts, you will find our top recommendations in our Spain top all-inclusive resorts section. 

Top 10 All-Inclusive Hotels in Mallorca

Top 10 All-Inclusive Hotels in Mallorca

Planning a no-hassle visit to Mallorca? Just looking to kick back and relax and forget your worries? Check out our expert local guides top picks of the best all inclusive hotels you can find in Mallorca.

Top day trips in Spain

One of the best things about Spain is that the number of things to do seems to never end. This gets especially clear when we look at all the options at less than one hour drive from most cities.  Spain ranks second in the list of Unesco countries, and most of these amazing sites are located outside of the top cities. In our view, the best way to make the most of a vacation in Spain is to include a few day trips. How many? It will all depend on how much time you have available! Find here the best day trips in Spain

Day trips from malaga

Day Trips From Málaga: Gibraltar, Caminito del Rey and more

In this article are local guides go over the best day tours from Málaga. Málaga is an amazing city in Andalucía, surrounded by many amazing attractions which are best visited using tour companies that operate tours that offer great value for money. Amongst the most popular day tours from Malaga you will find Gibraltar, Ronda, white villages like Frigiliana and the famous Caminito del Rey. One of the most popular day tours from Malaga takes you to Morocco! and you will also be able to visit Granada from Malaga as a day tour.

Day trips from Madrid

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.

Tailored made: itinerary building service for your vacation to Spain

With this service, we design detailed, bespoke itineraries that provide a personalized experience for travelers to Spain. Our bespoke itinerary building service focuses on you. We identify your interests and build an itinerary to ensure you visit Spain while you enjoy your favorite things.
We will ensure that you stick to the most scenic roads (if that is what you like!), sleep in the most charming accommodations, and discover the most authentic eateries.

We understand that everyone´s idea of what makes a perfect trip is different. At the same time, hiring a travel agency to run a bespoke itinerary in Spain for you can be very expensive. Our proposal is different, we charge a flat fee for your itinerary and let you take care of the booking process.
Our duty is to recommend you inspiring plans based on your taste and preferences.
We will learn about what you like, how many days you plan to spend in Spain and how much money you plan to spend.

Our services include an initial questionnaire to understand your preferences and your travel style.

This is followed by a phone call where we will try to understand better what you are looking for and which things are an absolute must for you.

We charge a flat fee basic rate of 500 E that covers itineraries of up to 6 people and 8 days. If you would like to add more days we charge 100€ extra per planning day and if you are more than 6 people we will prepare a quote for you. Trips for many people can become very complex to prepare.

If you would like to book this service contact us and also let us know if you have any coupons.