The northern region of Spain is just as rich in culture and beauty as anywhere in Catalonia or Andalusia. You'll see this for yourself on a 12-day road trip that will take you from Madrid into the Galicia region, which is known for its delicious seafood, beautiful coast, and historic and religious pilgrimage sites. It all culminates with a gorgeous drive through Basque Country and a couple days in the star cities of Bilbao and San Sebastian.
Spain 12-Day Self-Drive Tours & Itineraries
In 12-days you can plan a road trip around Spain that includes famous cities and/or off-the-beaten path regions. One highlights tour includes a trip south from Madrid to the historic cities of Andalusia, like Seville, Córdoba, and Granada. Or head northwest from Madrid into Galicia and follow the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Another option is a foodie road trip from the restaurants of Madrid to the tapas bars of northern Basque Country.
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Enjoy a road trip through Spain that takes you from Madrid to Málaga through Toledo and the three jewels of Andalusia: Córdoba, Seville, and Granada. Beyond the cities, you'll enjoy cultural excursions like sherry wine tours and horse competitions. And at each destination, you'll meet a private guide who will reveal the hidden treasures of these historic and beautiful locales.
Part of the fun of traveling through Spain is seeing how the culture changes from one region to another. You'll experience this phenomenon over 12 days as you travel from the nation's capital of Madrid to Galicia. This is a unique part of the country that has it all, including historic religious sites, unspoiled coastline, exotic islands, and some of the best seafood anywhere in the world.
Blessed with fertile volcanic soils and delicate microclimates, the Canary Islands are a paradise for nature lovers. This exciting 12-day itinerary starts on Spain's mainland, where you’ll sample the culture and cuisine of Madrid before flying to the Canary’s largest island of Tenerife. Hike through ancient forests, horseback ride through almond groves, and scale the towering Mount Teide before catching a ferry to the magical island of La Gomera. Here you’ll explore lush mountainous landscapes, get lost in subtropical rainforests, and spot whales and dolphins along its rugged northern coast.
Spain is filled with historic regions abounding with well-preserved ancient cities, like La Mancha. This dry plateau region is located south of Madrid, and you'll discover its historic and literary legacy (it's Don Quixote's home region) on a self-drive road trip. Along the way, you'll imbibe in La Mancha's wine, visit its national parks, and travel further west, to Extremadura and medieval cities like Mérida and Cáceres.