Spain 6-Day Tours & Itineraries

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

With six days in Spain, you can choose to explore one region for an in-depth experience or visit the highlights of two areas. One option is heading south to Andalusia where cities like Granada and Sevilla are easily combined with coastal village exploration. For sun-worshippers, Barcelona is an ideal jumping-off point for a beach holiday along the Costa Brava or the Balearic Islands. If Spain's cities are calling your name, Madrid and Barcelona are easily connected by train or flight.

See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 6-day trips in Spain.

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Map of Highlights of Barcelona and Mallorca: Cities, Beaches, and Mountains - 6 Days
Highlights of Barcelona and Mallorca: Cities, Beaches, and Mountains - 6 Days

Six days is just enough time to relax and recharge in two of Spain's best places for just such a mission: Barcelona and Mallorca. First, you'll enjoy a bit of culture as you tour Barcelona's historic neighborhoods and stop at famous buildings like La Sagrada Familia. Then you'll visit the island of Mallorca for three days of coastal sailing trips, city tours, and mountain hikes featuring incredible views of the Mediterranean.

Sant Joan Castle in Lloret de Mar
Map of Barcelona & the Costa Brava - 6 Days
Barcelona & the Costa Brava - 6 Days

This six-day tour is the perfect introduction to Spain's Catalonia region. Kick off in the capital of cool—Barcelona—for architecture, tapas bars, and hip neighborhoods before finishing with two nights in the Costa Brava for beaches and wine tasting. In addition to private excursions, you'll get plenty of free time to round out this fun adventure.

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Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona & Madrid - 6 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona & Madrid - 6 Days

Who says you can't enjoy the perfect European holiday in less than a week? This brisk six-day itinerary dispells that myth as you and the family enjoy a great adventure in Spain. It begins on the sun-kissed boulevards of Barcelona and ends at the historic plazas and royal palaces in Madrid—and includes plenty of time for food, fun, and family bonding.

Take a day trip to the Gothic-style Segovia Cathedral
Map of Off the Beaten Path in Madrid - 6 Days
Off the Beaten Path in Madrid - 6 Days

On this immersive 6-day itinerary, you'll get a local's eye view of Madrid as you explore its culture and cuisine with a series of guided walks and excursions. After visiting the capital's landmarks and sampling its best tapas, set out on a selection of easy day trips into the surrounding countryside of Castilla y León. Visit the historic towns of Segovia and Pedraza as you tour and taste your way through cheese farms, olive groves, and wineries, returning to the bustle of Madrid each evening.

Fuerteventura's Wild Volcanic Beauty
Map of Exploring the Canary Islands: Fuerteventura and Lanzarote - 6 Days
Exploring the Canary Islands: Fuerteventura and Lanzarote - 6 Days

Discover the unique beauty of Spain's Canary Islands on this 6-day tour covering both Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. With your own rental car, you'll explore the islands' charming villages, pristine white-sand beaches, and quirky terrain and rock formations that'll make you wonder if you're on another planet. Ride camels on sand dunes, hike to the tallest peak on the islands, and nosh on freshly-caught seafood like a local.

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Map of Ultimate Tour of Galicia: Santiago de Compostela, Lugo, & Vigo - 6 Days
Ultimate Tour of Galicia: Santiago de Compostela, Lugo, & Vigo - 6 Days

Even in six days, you can enjoy the highlights of Galicia. This region is as culturally rich and naturally beautiful as any other in Spain, but it's less visited than popular tourist destinations like Catalonia and Andalusia. The itinerary starts in Galicia's capital of Santiago, and from there you'll travel to inland wine country plus charming coastal cities while also embarking on a boat trip to beautiful offshore islands.

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Map of Ultimate Tour of the Basque Country: Bilbao & San Sebastian - 6 Days
Ultimate Tour of the Basque Country: Bilbao & San Sebastian - 6 Days

In less than a week you can visit the highlights of Spain's northern Basque Country while enjoying its rich culture. It begins in Bilbao with city tours, then a Basque cooking class followed by a visit to the famous Guggenheim Museum. Then you're off to the Cantabrian Mountains to see how rural Basque residents live before heading to one of the most beautiful seaside cities in the country, San Sebastian.

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 6 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 6 days

This brisk six-day road trip includes stops at some of Spain's most historic locales. It's a celebration of rich Spanish culture as you drive from Madrid to Seville and partake in a cooking class to learn how to prepare traditional Spanish cuisine. As if that's not all, you'll drive to Granada and tour one of the most magnificent Moorish palaces in Europe, the Alhambra.

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Map of Spain Off-the-Beaten-Path Road Trip: Madrid to La Mancha - 6 days
Spain Off-the-Beaten-Path Road Trip: Madrid to La Mancha - 6 days

In less than a week you can visit some of Spain's most historic cities while touring its famed La Mancha region. It begins in Madrid followed by a trip to Toledo, once the capital of Old Spain. You'll then hit the road into La Mancha, enjoying wine tours and stops at the region's famous windmills before returning to Madrid.

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Map of Off the Beaten Path in Madrid & Barcelona - 6 Days
Off the Beaten Path in Madrid & Barcelona - 6 Days

Even in less than a week, it's possible to get to the heart of Spain—you just need to focus on the right places. This six-day whirlwind cultural tour achieves exactly that by focusing on Madrid and Barcelona, ensuring you get the most out of each. Not only will you see famous sights like the Royal Palace and El Prado Museum, but expert local guides will give you a delicious introduction to both cities on private food tours. 

Barcelona
Map of Discover Barcelona - 6 Days
Discover Barcelona - 6 Days

Barcelona is one of Spain's most beautiful and vibrant cities, and on this six-day tour you can really focus on what makes it so special. With a combination of time in the central city and surrounding areas, focusing on culture as well as natural attractions, you'll experience the best of Barcelona. Learn about its history and iconic architecture, get a taste of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea along the Costa Brava, and take your pick of nearby day trip destinations.

The royal garden in Córdoba's Alcazar
Map of Highlights of Andalusia: History, Gastronomy, and Culture - 6 Days
Highlights of Andalusia: History, Gastronomy, and Culture - 6 Days

This 6-day trip is the ultimate introduction to Spain's southernmost region. Kick off in Seville for UNESCO-listed sites, tapas bars, and flamenco dancing. Then drive to the picturesque town of Córdoba—former stomping ground of Christopher Colombus. Finish the adventure in coastal Málaga for Picasso culture and fresh seafood.

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Map of Spain Beach Getaway: Barcelona and Menorca - 6 Days
Spain Beach Getaway: Barcelona and Menorca - 6 Days

This brisk six-day tour of Spain not only includes visiting the most famous landmarks in Barcelona but also the most beautiful beaches of the Balearic Islands. It starts in Barcelona with an architecture tour that includes Gaudí masterpieces like Park Güell and Sagrada Familia. Then you're off to the island of Menorca, where you can explore its famously beautiful coast on both horseback and in a kayak.

Valencia's historic Plaza de la Virgen
Family-friendly Spain: Barcelona & Valencia - 6 Days

There's fun for the whole family on this relaxed 6-day tour of eastern Spain. Starting in Barcelona, you'll ascend Mount Montjuic via cable cars, take a sunset sail around the harbor, and wander the cobbled streets of the Gothic Quarter. After a day trip exploring the wonders of surrounding Catalonia, you’ll head down the coast to finish your trip in Valencia, where all ages can marvel at underwater wonders in Europe’s largest aquarium and sample the city’s signature dish of paella.

The beautiful countryside of wine region La Rioja
Map of Best of Spain's Basque Country - 6 Days
Best of Spain's Basque Country - 6 Days

Discover the wonders of Spain's northern Basque Country with this elegant six-day itinerary. Take in the gastronomy and viticulture of Bilbao and San Sebastián as you combine the best of the region's art with its stunning natural beauty. Along the way, you'll uncover the treasures of the Guggenheim, explore the rolling vineyards of La Rioja, and set sail to a romantic 13th-century fishing village.

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