Spain 10-Day Self-Drive Tours & Itineraries

Explore 7 self-drive trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Spain.

A 10-day road trip in Spain can be whatever you want, whether that’s a food and wine tour or off-the-beaten-path adventure. Head north from Madrid and enjoy the cuisine of the Basque Country, stopping along the way to sample the wines of the La Rioja region. Or venture south to La Mancha, home to protected wetlands and endless vineyards. Perhaps consider lesser-visited Galicia and drive from Madrid to Léon and then the pilgrimage city Santiago de Compostela.

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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. 

The city of cities, Barcelona
Map of Barcelona, Granada & Seville - 10 days
Barcelona, Granada & Seville - 10 days

See the cultural highlights of Spain's most captivating cities on this 10-day itinerary, showcasing Barcelona, Granada, and Sevilla. You'll start in Barcelona, fly to Granada where you will pick up your car rental and drive to Ronda, before ending your stay in Sevilla. Along the way, you will drive through the Andalusian mountains, explore colorful cities, and marvel at ornate Islamic architecture.

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Map of Northern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to the Basque Country - 10 Days
Northern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to the Basque Country - 10 Days

Over 10 days you'll embark on a gourmet road trip from Madrid to Spain's northern Basque Country. This unforgettable excursion is a delight for the eyes and taste buds that includes tapas tours in Madrid, wine tasting in La Rioja, and sampling the great cheese and seafood of the Basque coast. A visit to the famous Guggenheim caps the trip, adding a cultural cherry atop an epic vacation sundae.

Tenerife's mountainous coast near Anaga.
Map of Wild Canary Islands Road Trip: Madrid, Tenerife & La Gomera - 10 Days
Wild Canary Islands Road Trip: Madrid, Tenerife & La Gomera - 10 Days

The dramatic beauty of Spain's Canary Islands is the backdrop to this active 10-day itinerary. Starting in Madrid, you’ll have a day to explore the vibrant capital before flying southwest down the coast of Africa to reach the Canary’s largest island of Tenerife. Here you’ll explore black sand beaches, hike through ancient ecosystems, and climb volcanic mountains before catching a ferry to the small, remote island of La Gomera. Discover its pristine subtropical countryside on foot, then set sail for a whale-watching excursion around the dramatic coastline. Your final day takes you back to Madrid for a night on the town as you bid adios to island life.

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Map of Spain Off-the-Beaten-Path Road Trip: Madrid to La Mancha - 10 days
Spain Off-the-Beaten-Path Road Trip: Madrid to La Mancha - 10 days

Over 10 days you'll leave the tourist traps and discover the real Spain, the ancient Spain—Don Quixote's Spain. From Madrid, you'll embark on a road trip into the plateau region of La Mancha, famous for its medieval towns, national parks, and vineyards. By the time the adventure ends, you'll have experienced a region that has captivated the world ever since Spain's golden age of literature.

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Map of Spain Off-the-Beaten-Path Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha, & Extremadura - 10 days
Spain Off-the-Beaten-Path Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha, & Extremadura - 10 days

Get lost in La Mancha on a  10-day road trip in this historic region in central Spain. It begins in Madrid and from there you'll travel south to the arid plateaus famous for being the homeland of the fictional character Don Quixote. Between wine tours and visits to national parks, you'll head to the Extremadura region and tour medieval cities like Cáceres, birthplace of the conquistador Francisco Pizarro.

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Map of Spain Road Trip: Madrid, Leon, & Santiago de Compostela - 10 Days
Spain Road Trip: Madrid, Leon, & Santiago de Compostela - 10 Days

The best thing about a road trip in Spain is that you're not only guaranteed to see beautiful landscapes but you'll visit incredible cities as well. This 10-day tour offers the best of both worlds as you drive from the capital of Madrid to León and then to Santiago and the heart of Galicia. Along the way, you'll stop for wine tours, river cruises, and even an island hop.

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