Spain 3-Week Tours & Itineraries

Explore 15 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Spain.

With three full weeks in Spain you can see major cities in most areas of the country plus venture off the mainland. One example is to travel from Madrid to Seville and then the Balearic Islands. A gastronomic tour includes a hop around the tapas bars of Barcelona plus a wine tour of La Rioja. Perhaps criss-cross the country and see firsthand the Moorish history of Andalusia, the Gothic landmarks of Catalonia, and finish on the rugged Atlantic coast of Basque Country.

See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 21-day trips in Spain.

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Exploring the Balearic Islands
Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 21 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 21 Days

This three-week itinerary delivers everything you could want in a Spanish holiday. It begins in Madrid before moving south to Andalusia, with its Moorish architecture and flamenco flavor. You'll then discover the food and culture of Barcelona, capping the trip in the Balearic Islands, where you'll explore postcard coves and the azure waters off Menorca and Mallorca.

Drive to famous landmarks and visit historic cities in Spain , like Cádiz
Map of Road Trip Through Spain & Portugal - 21 Days
Road Trip Through Spain & Portugal - 21 Days

Hit the road on an unforgettable adventure across Europe's Iberian Peninsula. It begins in Madrid with city tours followed by visits to the historic cities of Toledo, Granada, Seville, and Cádiz. Then you'll leave Spain's Andalusia region and travel to the sun-kissed southern coast of Portugal before turning north and finishing the trip in beautiful Lisbon, Porto, and the Douro Valley.

Sunset in Barcelona
Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 21 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 21 Days

Get to know the major regions of Spain with this three-week getaway from north to south. Begin in Barcelona and enjoy an immersion in Catalan culture, followed by a jaunt to the Basque Country to sample world-renowned cuisine. Finally, head to the mountains of Málaga and further south through Andalusia, a region rich in Moorish culture and home to historic cities like Granada, Córdoba, and Seville.

The Basílica de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona
Map of Best of Spain & Portugal: Barcelona, Porto, Lisbon & Andalusia - 21 Days
Best of Spain & Portugal: Barcelona, Porto, Lisbon & Andalusia - 21 Days

See the best of Spain and Portugal with a harmonious mix of the "must-sees" and the off-the-beaten-track. Start in Barcelona before continuing to the country's capital, Madrid. From here, catch a short flight up to enchanting Porto for a few nights before making your way down through Lisbon, Évora, and the Alentejo region. Transfer back across the border to Andalusia, the southernmost region of Spain, which is known for its flamenco, bullfighting, tapas, and cultural traditions. 

Views of Granada's impressive Alhambra
Map of Culture & History in Spain: Madrid to Andalusia - 21 Days
Culture & History in Spain: Madrid to Andalusia - 21 Days

This three-week tour takes you from Madrid in Central Spain to Cádiz in the south, stopping to enjoy personalized walking tours in cities like Barcelona, Valencia, Málaga, Granada, Córdoba, and Seville. Experience the best of Spain's architecture (like the works of Gaudí in Barcelona), art (like the Picasso Museum in Málaga), and history (like the distinctive cultures of Toledo) while enjoying organic wine tasting, hiking in the scenic karst region, and visiting unique towns in Andalusia.

A plate of seafood paella and glass of wine
Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 21 Days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 21 Days

Spend a delectable three weeks traveling through Spain from north to south and enjoying its world-class food and wine as you go. This 21-day gastronomic vacation will take you from Barcelona across the nation to Basque Country. From there, travel to the capital of Madrid and finally down into Andalusia, the birthplace of flamenco. Throughout, you'll dine on regional specialties like tapas, plus enjoy vineyard tours and guided visits to olive groves.

Explore Granada's impressive Alhambra on a guided tour
Map of Iberian Adventure: Spain, Portugal & the Azores - 21 Days
Iberian Adventure: Spain, Portugal & the Azores - 21 Days

Experience the wonders of Iberia on this 21-day adventure in Spain and Portugal. Lap up culture on walking tours in Madrid and Granada, then tackle the steep streets of Porto and Lisbon by e-bike and e-tuk-tuk. You'll hike among beauty spots like Cascais Natural Park and the Caminito del Rey, then finish by exploring the volcanic landscapes of the Azores, where crater lakes, thermal pools, and whale watching tours await.

Take in Barcelona's stunning architecture and sights like Gothic Barcelona Cathedral
Map of Explore the Beauty of Spain & Portugal: Culture, History & Architecure - 21 Days
Explore the Beauty of Spain & Portugal: Culture, History & Architecure - 21 Days

Discover Spain and Portugal's beauty on this well-balanced 21-day cultural tour. You'll explore world-famous cities' cuisine, history, and architecture, from Barcelona and Madrid to Lisbon and Porto. Highlights include wine tasting in the lush Douro Valley and day trips to UNESCO-listed gems like hilltop fort city Toledo and Sintra, home of fairy-tale castles and palaces. The trip ends with sun-drenched beach time on the golden sands of the Algarve.

Take a tour of the Alhambra while staying Granada on this multicountry trip
Map of Highlights of Italy & Spain - 21 Days
Highlights of Italy & Spain - 21 Days

This three-week adventure traverses Italy and Spain, two countries whose thousands of years of history will leave you awestruck. In Rome, hit all the highlights, from the Colosseum to Vatican City, before heading to the twin pillars of romance known as Venice and Florence. Then, hop over to Spain to discover its rich culture with art, history, and guided food tours in Barcelona, Madrid, and Andalusia.

Drive south to the cliffs and beaches of the Algarve before crossing into Spain
Map of Epic Portugal & Spain Discovery Tour: Iberian Culture, Coastline & Beaches - 21 Days
Epic Portugal & Spain Discovery Tour: Iberian Culture, Coastline & Beaches - 21 Days

Get ready for three weeks of culture, cuisine, and adventure on the Iberian Peninsula. You'll visit all the highlights, beginning with tours in Portugal's northern city of Porto, followed by a road trip south to the capital of Lisbon to explore its famous seven hills. After hiking the coast of Sintra and the Algarve, you'll hop around southern and eastern Spain, from Seville and Granada to Mallorca and Barcelona.

Start your Iberian adventure in Spain, where tapas and pintxos are on the menu
Map of Culinary Journey Through Spain & Portugal - 21 Days
Culinary Journey Through Spain & Portugal - 21 Days

Spain is famous for its dynamic gastronomy, but this rich food heritage extends beyond borders. On this two-week culinary odyssey across the Iberian Peninsula, you'll discover distinct and delicious flavors, from Spain's tapas and olive oils to the wine and food markets of neighboring Portugal. During the adventure, you'll take cooking classes, go on wine tours, dine with locals, and much more.

Head up the coast from Barcelona to discover the Costa Brava gems like Cadaqués
Map of Coastal Spain & Southern Italy Trip: Barcelona, Costa Brava, Sicily & Amalfi Coast - 21 Days
Coastal Spain & Southern Italy Trip: Barcelona, Costa Brava, Sicily & Amalfi Coast - 21 Days

Experience the best of Spain's foodie north and Italy's vibrant south with this three-week adventure that traverses the sun-kissed coasts of the Costa Brava, the Sorrentine Peninsula, and Sicily. Start in Barcelona to discover dramatic architecture, cava vineyards, and relaxed coastal towns. Then, fly to Italy for sublime vistas, ancient ruins, and mouthwatering street food. Along the way, you'll hike volcanoes and kayak picture-perfect bays, with plenty of time to relax and soak up the Mediterranean rays.

Start your road trip with a drive to León, a city and province in northwest Spain
Map of Off-the-Beaten-Path Road Trip in Spain & Italy - 21 Days
Off-the-Beaten-Path Road Trip in Spain & Italy - 21 Days

Embark on an epic three-week road trip around Spain and Italy, visiting highlights that tourists rarely see. It begins in captivating Madrid, followed by a drive to Galicia and the Basque Country to indulge in rich culture and delicious cuisine. Next, fly to Italy to enjoy the highlights of Rome, and then drive to picture-postcard regions like Lazio and Umbria to visit historic villages and enjoy outdoor adventures.

Dine out in Spain and Italy on this three-week culinary journey (Rome pictured here)
Map of Culinary Journey through Italy & Spain - 21 Days
Culinary Journey through Italy & Spain - 21 Days

Calling all foodies! This three-week epicurean adventure through Italy and Spain takes you to the heart of Europe's most celebrated food destinations. Stroll through the charming piazzas of Venice, explore the gastronomic delights hidden in the backstreets of Rome and Emilia-Romagna, and indulge in Florentine delicacies. Then, discover the Basque Country's culinary gems in Bilbao and San Sebastián before indulging in Madrid's paella and sangria.

Stay two nights in Torla as you hike Spain's Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park
Map of City Culture & Outdoor Adventure in Spain & Italy - 21 Days
City Culture & Outdoor Adventure in Spain & Italy - 21 Days

Spend three active weeks exploring the best of Spain and Italy, from historic cities to its soaring mountains. Your trip begins in Spain's Catalonia region with tapas tours in Barcelona and nature hikes in the Pyrenees. After some scenic tours involving wine and olive oil production, you'll hop over to Venice to see the sights and enjoy romantic gondola rides. Finish the adventure in the far north by trekking in the Dolomites and soaking in hot springs at Lake Garda.

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