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.
Spain 5-Day Tours & Itineraries
Five days in Spain is enough time to experience one region in depth or up to two regions for a more fast-paced trip. For first time travelers, Barcelona and Madrid are two highlights that you won't want to miss. If you want a mix of history and nature, you can head to Andalusia to discover Moorish architecture and world-renowned agriculture. If Michelin stars and stunning coastlines are more your style, head North to the Basque Country to experience the distinct culture of this up-and-coming region.
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Discover the amazing landscapes and diversity of the Basque Country. Enjoy five days of walking through diverse nature and local culture along the famous St. James Way — a combination of inland routes with spectacular coastal ones. From the glamorous city of San Sebastian to small towns rich in Basque history, you'll meet locals and learn how the Basque heritage has survived for thousands of years. Combined with fantastic gastronomy and charming hotels, this will be an experience that you won't easily forget.
If what you really need is a quick escape to recharge the batteries, then this five-day Spanish island holiday is for you. You'll make a beeline straight for Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Isles, and tour its historic capital of Palma on foot. The rest of the time will be spent enjoying Mallorca's gorgeous scenery as you embark on sailing tours and hiking excursions around the coast.
In a mere five days, you can enjoy an unforgettable Spanish vacation. This is possible when you make the culturally rich Basque region your destination. This itinerary includes tours of Bilbao and the Guggenheim Museum plus a coastal drive to San Sebastian, a seaside resort city of singular beauty.
This 5-day tour is the perfect introduction to Spain's cosmopolitan hub of Catalonia. Let local guides show you Barcelona's best architectural sights, tree-lined streets, and tapas bars by foot and bicycle. You'll also take a sailing trip and a kayaking excursion in the Mediterranean to round out this fun adventure.
Five days may not be much time, but if you focus your energy you can create the perfect Spanish holiday. This itinerary focuses on Madrid and Barcelona, and in the former, you'll visit its most famous city sights, enjoy gourmet walking tours, and visit local artisans. In Barcelona, you'll discover this Catalan gem via its cuisine as well as an unforgettable cruise around its port by sailboat.
Spain is the perfect country in which to escape for a few days, and Galicia is one of its most beautiful areas. This five-day jaunt will take you from the cobbled streets of Santiago to the green mountains of the Ribeira Sacra wine country. The cherry on top is a boat tour to the Cíes Islands, a small group of islets with white-sand beaches crystalline waters.
This 5-day jaunt is the ultimate introduction to Spain’s Andalusia region. The trip starts in Seville where you’ll get a taste of architectural must-sees (and tapas) in the historic center. Next, continue to beautiful Córdoba—the former capital of the Muslim emirate with an outstanding mosque. Hike along a gorge and spend a night in Picasso's hometown to finish the adventure.
Take a break from the real world and lose yourself in Spain's rich culture over five brisk days. You'll arrive in Madrid and immerse yourself in history while also learning how to prepare a mean Sangria. Then you're off to Seville, capital of Andalusia, where you'll tour its ancient alcázars and cathedrals plus enjoy a live flamenco performance you won't soon forget.