Itinerary #1: Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia & Andalusia
Perfect for families wanting an adventure throughout Spain, this 14-day itinerary takes you from the cities of Barcelona, Madrid, and Valencia to Andalusia. You'll enjoy kid-friendly activities like visiting colorful Park Güell, exploring Valencia's City of Arts and Sciences, and riding through the countryside on a 4WD buggy.
|Day 1||Arrive in Barcelona, Self-Guided Barcelona Walk||Barcelona|
|Day 2||Visit Park Güell & Sagrada Família, Explore Ciutadella Park||Barcelona|
|Day 3||Gothic Quarter Family Tour, Ascend Mt. Tibidabo||Barcelona|
|Day 4||Barcelona to Valencia, Tour of the Historic Center||Valencia|
|Day 5||Family Activities & Flavors of Valencia||Valencia|
|Day 6||Valencia to Madrid, Free Day in Madrid||Madrid|
|Day 7||Discover Madrid's Royal Legacy||Madrid|
|Day 8||Tour the Prado Museum with Kid Activities||Madrid|
|Day 9||Family Day Trip to Toledo||Madrid|
|Day 10||Madrid to Seville, Private Seville City & Food Tour||Seville|
|Day 11||Day Trip to an Olive Oil Estate, Evening in Seville||Seville|
|Day 12||Seville to Málaga, Family Fun in Ronda||Málaga|
|Day 13||Málaga Family Walking Tour, Explore Tapas Culture||Málaga|
|Day 14||Depart Spain|
Your family adventure through Spain starts in Barcelona. Young travelers love exploring sites like Antoni Gaudí's quirky Park Güell, playing in Ciutadella Park, and riding mountaintop Ferris wheels. Next is Valencia, another Spanish city perfect for families, as it's home to the giant City of Arts and Sciences complex with a world-famous aquarium, interactive science museum, and IMAX theater. Head to Madrid on Day 6 to explore the city's historic streets, complete with a tour of the Royal Palace and a scavenger hunt through the Prado Museum. You'll also have plenty of free time to play at Retiro Park and visit the city of Toledo.
Lastly, head south to Seville and Málaga, where your days center around delicious kid-friendly fare and a few adventures. Both cities are perfect for tapas, a culinary tradition that appeases even the pickiest eaters! And you'll surely have fun on day trips to an olive oil estate in the countryside and the clifftop village of Ronda, where you'll explore the surroundings on a 4WD buggy. Learn More
Itinerary #2: Active Family Trip to the Canary Islands
If you have two whole weeks in Spain, you might as well go far and visit the Canary Islands, perfect for kids who love the beach and outdoor adventures. This two-week active family trip offers unique and memorable experiences, such as exploring a dormant volcano, dolphin and whale watching, kayaking through caves, and visiting a banana plantation.
|Day 1||Arrive in Gran Canaria, Free Afternoon in Maspalomas||Gran Canaria|
|Day 2||Family Excursion to the Peaks of Gran Canaria||Gran Canaria|
|Day 3||Beaches of Gran Canaria||Gran Canaria|
|Day 4||Catamaran Boat Trip in Gran Canaria||Gran Canaria|
|Day 5||Gran Canaria to Tenerife, Explore Santa Cruz||Tenerife|
|Day 6||Teide Excursion in Safari Jeeps||Tenerife|
|Day 7||Dolphin & Whale Watching Excursion||Tenerife|
|Day 8||Enjoy the Beaches of Tenerife||Tenerife|
|Day 9||Explore the Laurisilva Forest||Tenerife|
|Day 10||Tenerife to La Palma, Visit a Banana Plantation||La Palma|
|Day 11||Organic Beekeeping & Doña Quiteria Food Experience||La Palma|
|Day 12||Kayaking Cave Adventure||La Palma|
|Day 13||Free day in La Palma||La Palma|
|Day 14||Depart Spain|
Not many travelers make it to the Canary Islands, so this adventure is truly memorable. You'll start on Gran Canaria, where you and your family can enjoy excursions like hiking to unique rock formations, playing on the beach, and taking a catamaran boat cruise along the coast. You'll also stop to visit an aloe vera plantation and enjoy some free time to explore the island on your own. On Day 5, you and the family will hop over to Tenerife to explore Santa Cruz and investigate the islands' volcanoes on Mt. Teide. You'll also enjoy another full beach day, go dolphin and whale watching, and explore the lush Laurisilva Forest.
End your trip to the Canaries on La Palma, where you'll explore some of the region's culinary heritage. Tour a banana farm, learn about beekeeping, and try some delicious food made by a famous local, Doña Quiteria. End your adventure by kayaking through sea cliffs and having an entire day to enjoy La Palma at your leisure. Learn More
Itinerary #3: Family Vacation around Spain & Portugal
This 14-day family excursion takes you through southern Portugal and Spain, exploring iconic cities like Lisbon, Seville, and Granada and ending in Madrid. You and your kids will enjoy experiences like incredible beach days and sailing adventures in Portugal's Algarve region, food tours in Madrid and Lisbon, and cultural activities in Andalusia.
|Day 1||Arrive in Lisbon, Family Food & Cultural Walk||Lisbon|
|Day 2||Lisbon Guided Family Excursion, Free Afternoon||Lisbon|
|Day 3||Sintra For Young Explorers||Lisbon|
|Day 4||Lisbon to the Algarve, Enjoy the Beaches of the Algarve||Algarve|
|Day 5||Catamaran Sailing Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro||Algarve|
|Day 6||Dolphin Watching in the Algarve, Hiking on Rota Vicentina||Algarve|
|Day 7||The Algarve to Seville, Best of Seville Family Excursion||Seville|
|Day 8||Kid-Friendly Visit to the Alcázar, Flamenco Experience for Families||Seville|
|Day 9||Seville to Granada via Adventures in Ronda||Granada|
|Day 10||Visit the Alhambra & Generalife Gardens, Self-Guided Walk in Granada||Granada|
|Day 11||Granada to Madrid, Madrid for Kids Tour with Activities & Snacks||Madrid|
|Day 12||Cable Car Ride Over Madrid, Self-Guided Walk in Madrid||Madrid|
|Day 13||Family Day Trip to Toledo||Madrid|
|Day 14||Depart Spain|
Start your Portuguese and Spanish adventure in hilly and vibrant Lisbon, where you'll enjoy a delicious food tour with a visit to the iconic Mercado da Ribeira. Try fish cakes that even kids will love, and indulge in Portugal's most famous sweet treat, the pastel de nata. For kids, no trip to Lisbon is complete without exploring nearby Sintra, a colorful palace sitting atop a forested cliff—straight out of a fairy tale! End your time in Portugal in the country's southern region, the Algarve, known for its picture-perfect beaches and sea cliffs. Enjoy fun excursions like beach days, sailing to caves, dolphin watching, and hiking.
On Day 7, you'll cross the border into Spain, starting with a family-friendly city tour of Seville and strolling through the incredible Alcázar (keep an eye out for the roaming peacocks), and watching a Flamenco show. The next stop is Granada, where you'll explore the historic Alhambra fortress and visit one of the most beautiful White Villages in Spain, Ronda. Your adventure ends in Madrid, Spain's capital city. Enjoy a food-focused tour with kid-friendly grub like bocadillas (sandwiches) and churrros con chocolate, then take in the city views from above by riding a sky-high cable car.
Your final excursion is in Toledo, where you can taste delicious sweets and learn all about sword making. Learn More
More Great Spain Itineraries
Looking for more inspiration for your trip to Spain? Check out these other Spain itineraries, with outdoor adventures, cultural trips, and best-of tours to hit the highlights.