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Introducing Spain

Discover the best of Spain.
You won't need to go far beyond the Alhambra and Seville to find the real Spain. Step away from the crowds and you'll find that this destination has retained its depth—centuries of history linger in hilltop villages, and wild landscapes abound from the craggy Pyrenees to the Mediterranean coast. This is where you come to revel in the good life, whatever that means to you: hike through Galicia, embrace the architecture of Bilbao, and eat your way through the Basque Country

When is the best time to visit?
Generally, April-June and September-October offer the most pleasant weather and fewer crowds than peak summer months. One exception is northern Spain, where springtime sees more rain than in other parts of the country; here, June-September is your best bet. July and August are the hottest months of the year—for sun worshippers, this could be the perfect time to visit. Learn More  

Where should you go?  
If you're heading to Spain for the highlights, you'll want to start with Madrid, Barcelona, Córdoba, Granada, and Seville. Not your first trip? Consider San Sebastián, Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela, Valencia, and Málaga. And if you truly want to venture off the track, craft your itinerary from the literal road less traveled—hike through the Pyrenees to hidden villages, drink wine in La Rioja, explore Mérida and the Extremadura region, and the list goes on. Your local specialist can book a trip with your specific goals and interests in mind.

How many days do you need?
While it's possible to have a fun trip to one of Spain's cities over a long weekend, we recommend at least 5 days if you really want to experience a region. Madrid makes for a great base for taking regional day trips, and the same goes for Barcelona—medieval coastal villages and hiking trails in the Pyrenees are all within driving distance.

If you have 10 days, choose between northern and southern Spain to minimize travel time. A southern route could include Madrid, Mérida (or another stop in Extremadura), Seville, and Granada. Travelers interested in the north can hit Barcelona, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Oviedo, and Santiago de Compostela. With two weeks or more, geography is no longer an issue—just connect the dots to form a country-wide itinerary. Learn More

Getting Around Spain
Most travelers fly into either Madrid or Barcelona, and short, domestic flights are a convenient way to hop between major cities. Flying is also the best option for reaching the Canary Islands, Ceuta, and Melilla. For areas without airports, Spain’s high-speed AVE trains are fast and comfortable. Driving is another good option, as cities are mostly connected by well-maintained highways. Learn more

Ready to start planning your trip to Spain? Get started by telling us a bit about your ideal trip, and we will connect you to a local specialist to work out all the details.

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Spain Tours & Itineraries

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Bay of Biscay
Essential Basque Country - 5 Days

Discover the most emblematic spots of this gentle corner of Spain. Here you'll find ancient history, culture, and language, but a modern way of life with amazing gastronomy and wines. For nature lovers, there is also a wide array of great outdoor activities and fantastic beaches at the foothills of the Pyrenees. This 5-day itinerary helps you discover these great places, as well as learn about the Basque Country and its people.

Catch a sunset from the top of gorge in Ronda
Map of Ultimate Andalusian Road Trip - 8 Days
Ultimate Andalusian Road Trip - 8 Days

This 8-day self-drive itinerary takes you from Málaga to Cádiz through a gorgeous section of Spain's southern coast. Along the route, you'll explore Andalusia's White Villages (including Ronda, set on a spectacular gorge) as you head towards the Atlantic coast while discovering a range of landscapes, centuries of history and tradition, local producers, and exquisite cuisine—often with the help of a local guide.

Set sail in Ibiza's turquoise waters
Map of Best of Barcelona & Ibiza - 8 Days
Best of Barcelona & Ibiza - 8 Days

This 8-day itinerary is pure holiday bliss on the Mediterranean. Kick off the trip in Barcelona, an enchanting European city that needs no introduction, where you'll have a few days to explore Gaudi's architectural masterpieces and the popular gastro scene (i.e. tapas galore). From here, you'll jet off to the capital of cool—Ibiza island—for five days of white-sand beaches, sparkling seas, and serious bohemian relaxation.

Explore Parc Guëll and watch the setting sun over Barcelona
Map of Best of Barcelona & the Costa Brava - 9 days
Best of Barcelona & the Costa Brava - 9 days

This complete nine-day cultural itinerary features the vibrant and eclectic city of Barcelona, the quaint villages along the rugged Costa Brava coastline, as well as a day trip into the Montserrat mountains. You'll experience a broad range of cultural tours covering the history, architecture, and ancient and current traditions at the hands of knowledgeable private guides, with free time to go at your own pace. You'll drink wine, eat authentic Catalan fare, and swim in the Mediterranean.

Caleta de Famara in northeastern Lanzarote
Map of Ultimate Canary Islands Tour - 8 Days
Ultimate Canary Islands Tour - 8 Days

This exciting 8-day itinerary covers the archipelago's three easternmost islands with the help of a private guide. Traveling by road and ferry, you'll discover historic villages, orchards, forests, mountains, beaches, volcanoes, and vineyards to understand just what makes this destination so unique. There will be plenty of free time to explore each isle's capital—especially in the evenings—to round out this fun adventure.

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 10 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 10 days

On this 11-day self-drive adventure you'll visit not only the most historic cities in Spain, bust some of the most beautiful countryside in the Andalusia region. From Madrid, you'll travel south into Andalusia and arrive at Seville, a city renowned for its Gothic cathedrals, Moorish palaces, and expansive plazas. You'll also visit other Andalusia gems like Córdoba, the famed white villages, and the mountaintop city of Ronda. 

Make the Most of Your Time in Spain

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
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How Many Days Should You Spend in Spain?

More a combination of culturally distinct regions than one homogenous country, Spain is almost too diverse to experience in a single trip—almost. You can enjoy the major areas...

Discover the best of Spain in one week
Map of 7 Days in Spain - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
7 Days in Spain - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With one week in Spain you can take a fast-paced trip to experience Spain's top cities Barcelona, Madrid & Seville. Or dive deeper into one region by sampling the legendary...

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Map of 10 Days in Spain - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Spain - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With 10 days, you can easily hop between three of Spain's great cities—Seville, Barcelona, and Madrid make a great pairing. Alternatively, you can combine the exploration of one...

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Map of 14 Days in Spain - 6 Unique Itineraries
14 Days in Spain - 6 Unique Itineraries

With two free weeks to spend in Spain, all options for fun and adventure are on the table. You can embark on food and wine tours throughout the country, laze on the white-sand...

Spain Travel Advice

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Spain in March: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

March in Spain is great for those who want the fun without the high prices. During this time the cold weather is easing back a little, making visits to Spain's famous beaches a...

Our Latest Spain Content

Bilbao riverfront [Photo by Jorge Fernández Salas on Unsplash]
The Best Hotels in Bilbao

One of this Basque city's most sought-after hotel amenities is a view of the impressive Guggenheim Museum. Take in its dramatic twisting steel exterior and everything else Bilbao has to offer at one of these equally architecturally interesting spots.

Plaza de la Reina, located in the historic center of Palma de Mallorca
The Best Boutique Hotels in Mallorca

On a shorter visit to the Balearic island of Mallorca, basing yourself in the main city of Palma puts you in the center of the action, while travelers who have a few more days to spend may want to head out to a countryside retreat to get away from it all. No matter what lodging you choose, all of these hotels have a story to share.

A street in the Jewish Quarter of Córdoba
The Best Boutique Hotels in Córdoba

Córdoba's hotels reflect the many civilizations that have called the city home. See the city's many influences up close in a luxury hotel atop an ancient Roman villa, from a palace once built for the counts of Colomera, or within houses of Jewish nobles with this list. Read on to learn more about your options.

Spain Travel Maps

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Spain map: 7 Days in Spain - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
7 Days in Spain - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Spain map: 5 Days in Spain - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
5 Days in Spain - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Spain map: 14 Days in Spain - 6 Unique Itineraries
14 Days in Spain - 6 Unique Itineraries
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Spain
Travel specialist Karin Eckhard
active 23 hours ago

Karin Eckhard

Although born and raised in New Hampshire, USA, I have had the fortune to live in places as diverse as Vail, Colorado; Salzburg, Austria; London, a small village in England and Madrid has been my...

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Travel specialist Patricia Marques
active 17 hours ago

Patricia Marques

I was born and raised in Barcelona (Spain). I started travelling at a young age, and I acquired the passion for traveling from my parents. My passion for traveling made me make the decision to...

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Travel specialist Sam Lister
active 1 day ago

Sam Lister

I'm half Scottish, half New Zealander, born and raised in Hong Kong and Japan, schooled in England and now living in Spain. I'm a mish-mash of cultural backgrounds and now an adopted...

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Travel specialist James Monro
active 23 hours ago

James Monro

As great as they are, there is so much more to Spain than paella, sangría and beachside resorts!! So often the stereotypical images of a country remain just at that and bear little resemblance to...

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Trip Reviews for Spain

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Karin planned our trip across Northern Spain ... · Spain - Aug 31 - Sep 8, 2021

Traveler: Catherine G. - Local specialist: Karin Eckhard

Karin planned our trip across Northern Spain that we had wanted to do for many years. Although we had some specific places that we wanted to see, Karin was able to recommend several places that we would never have found, and that absolutely delighted us. She hired guides that were knowledgable, friendly and flexible, and twice when an emergency came up for them, another was substituted at the last minute, which was also great! We could never have done that. I recommend Karin, and Espiritu travel with Kimkim

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Karin Eckhard, local specialist, responded to this review:

Catherine, thank you for taking the time to do the review. I am pleased to read that you had such a lovely long await trip to northern Spain and that you were able to see some hidden gems.

First Trip to Spain · Spain - Sep 9 - Sep 18, 2021

Traveler: Don H. - Local specialist: Paula Aradas Trapote

I have an interest in Medieval history and specifically the Knights Templar. Spain's rich history includes the Templars, so it was high on my list of places to visit. Susana and Paula immediately got what I was looking for and put together a great itinerary that allowed me to not just see but experience Medieval Spain and the Templars.

Because of my interests in learning more, it's important that the local guides are knowledgeable about the history and the legends. Each of the local guides... read more

I have an interest in Medieval history and specifically the Knights Templar. Spain's rich history includes the Templars, so it was high on my list of places to visit. Susana and Paula immediately got what I was looking for and put together a great itinerary that allowed me to not just see but experience Medieval Spain and the Templars.

Because of my interests in learning more, it's important that the local guides are knowledgeable about the history and the legends. Each of the local guides Susana arranged was excellent. Not only were each of them very knowledgeable on the history, but personable, flexible and great storytellers. It was like traveling with a good friend rather than a guide I had never met before.

The attention to detail was suburb. The detailed travel book came in handy a number of times. The hotels were great and in the middle of what I was going to be seeing. Susana kept in touch each day to ensure I knew what was happening the next day, plus she happily stepped in a couple of times to solve minor problems, like when I got off at the wrong train station. She immediately called a local taxi company to transport me to the right station and interpreted with the taxi driver.

I would be remiss in not thanking Leo the taxi driver Susana arranged for me in Peniscola. Not only was he an excellent driver, but went into the clinic with me to translate and make sure I got the right COVID test. When I forgot my passport in the hotel, he drove me back to the hotel and back to the clinic.

I know that I'll be returning to Spain as there's much more I want to see and learn about. I will definitely use the great team at KimKim again.

Spain in September · Spain - Sep 4 - Sep 11, 2021

Traveler: Susan S. - Local specialist: Patricia Marques

My daughters and I traveled throughout Spain and had a wonderful trip. Patricia was our travel agent and she was great. We never had an issue with transportation or drivers. Our tours were so interesting and we didn’t have any problems because Pati was on top of everything from tickets to needed documentation. She set us up with wonderful tour guides, they were all so knowledgeable and nice!
I especially enjoyed a winery tour in Rhonda and flamenco experience in Seville.
I will be using KimKim again for future trips.

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Patricia Marques, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Susan,

Thank you for your lovely review! It was my pleasure to help you with tour trip to my beatiful country, and I am very happy you enjoyed all the experiences that we put together for you and your daughters!
Indeed the Boutique winery in Ronda is trully unique, and our flamenco guide in Seville is the best!

I am really happy you had a wonderful experience and trip!

Best,
Patricia