Two weeks in Spain with your family is an ideal length of time for exploring more of the country, enjoying memorable experiences, and/or visiting unique places. Our three recommended itineraries give you options like active excursions across the Canary Islands, combining Spain and Portugal into one epic trip, or traversing the country from north to south.

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.

Child in grey sweatshirt walks in Barcelona
Have fun in Barcelona with your little ones
Day Highlights Overnight
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. 

Hike in the beautiful Canary Islands with your loved ones
Day Highlights Overnight
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. 

Portugal, Algrarve - Family - Play on the beaches of the Algarve in Portugal
Play on the beaches of Portugal's Algarve
Day Highlights Overnight
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. 

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Map of 2 Weeks in Spain - 3 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas
Map of 2 Weeks in Spain - 3 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas