Spain 6-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 21 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.

A brother and sister stand against a backdrop of Barcelona
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 dispels 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.

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.

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.

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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.

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 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. 

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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.

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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 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. Then, you'll drive to Granada and visit one of Europe's most magnificent Moorish palaces, the Alhambra.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Map of Ultimate Tour of Basque Country: Bilbao & San Sebastian - 6 Days
Ultimate Tour of 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 Sebastián.

Enjoy visiting scenic and historical cities, including Toledo, once the capital of Old Spain
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 lesser-known La Mancha region. This road trip begins in Madrid, followed by a trip to Toledo, once the capital of Old Spain. Before returning to Madrid, you'll hit the road and drive into La Mancha, the protagonist's home in "Don Quixote," enjoying wine tours and stops at the region's famous windmills.

View from the Valencian town of Peniscola
Map of Family-Friendly Spain: Barcelona & Valencia - 6 Days
Family-Friendly Spain: Barcelona & Valencia - 6 Days

There's fun for the whole family on this relaxed six-day tour of eastern Spain. Starting in Barcelona, you'll ascend Mount Montjuïc 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, 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 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 & Menorca - 6 Days
Spain Beach Getaway: Barcelona & 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.

Drive through Andalusia and stop to check out the prehistoric rocky landscape of Torcal de Antequera
Map of Self-Drive Through Andalusia - 6 Days
Self-Drive Through Andalusia - 6 Days

Andalusia, with its historic villages and cities, beautiful countryside, and iconic monuments, is the perfect setting for a road trip. This itinerary takes you through the vibrant city streets of Seville for cultural experiences like flamenco, Cádiz for wine tasting, and Ronda to see the region's famed Pueblos Blancos (White Villages). You'll end in Granada with a private visit to one of the country's most important monuments, the Alhambra Palace.

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.

Take to the road in your rental car and pass through the mountains in Spain's La Rioja
Map of Self-Drive in Basque Country & La Rioja - 6 Days
Self-Drive in Basque Country & La Rioja - 6 Days

Explore two of Spain's scenic northern regions in your own car, the foodie-centric Basque Country with its scenic coastline and La Rioja, a famous wine region. You'll start in San Sebastián and discover the city's history, culture, and gastronomy, followed by a detour to La Rioja for wine tasting and charming towns. End in Bilbao with hiking, foodie adventures, and visiting the famous Guggenheim Museum.

Spend three days snowshoeing in Spain's Val d'Aran (Aran Valley)
Map of San Sebastián & Snowshoeing in the Pyrenees - 6 Days
San Sebastián & Snowshoeing in the Pyrenees - 6 Days

This Spanish itinerary offers a mix of gastronomy in Basque and outdoorsy fun in Catalonia for the ultimate winter adventure. Arrive in San Sebastián, a picturesque city on the Bay of Biscay with a notable food scene where you'll bike and sample local pintxos with a private guide. Then head uphill to the forested mountains of the Pyrenees for three days of snowshoeing followed by cozy evenings surrounded by nature (and a fireplace).

Sunset over Barcelona's Arc de Triomf
Map of Barcelona & Valencia Experience - 6 Days
Barcelona & Valencia Experience - 6 Days

Feel the vibrant energy of Barcelona and the rich culture of Valencia with this six-day tour of eastern Spain. Enjoy a private encounter with the iconic Sagrada Família and indulge in Catalan tapas. Treat yourself to a spa day and sail toward family-run wineries where the famous sparkling cava is produced. Eat your way across Valencia, the home of paella, then float along an underground river system. This short but immersive trip blends gastronomy, relaxation, adventure, and architectural wonders.

Discover family-friendly tours and workshops in Seville
Map of Family Adventures in Spain: Madrid & Seville - 6 Days
Family Adventures in Spain: Madrid & Seville - 6 Days

This activity-filled six-day family tour starts in the Spanish capital of Madrid, where you'll stroll the bustling Plaza Mayor and take a day trip to Toledo for a sword-making workshop. Then, it's off to Seville for a luxurious river cruise and family cooking class. Let the kids try their hand at pottery and tilework in the artistic Triana neighborhood, see incredible city views from the towers of La Giralda, and learn the art of Spain's most famous dance at the Museo del Baile Flamenco.

Take a family adventure along Spain's gorgeous Costa Brava
Map of Seaside Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona & Costa Brava - 6 Days
Seaside Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona & Costa Brava - 6 Days

Split your time between the city and the beach on this six-day family trip through northeastern Spain. Explore Barcelona's historic Gothic Quarter, see the whimsical works of architect Antoni Gaudí, and relax on the city's most popular beaches. Then, it's off to the Costa Brava, where you'll sea kayak through secret caves, snorkel in the warm Mediterranean waters, walk along the medieval walls of Tossa de Mar, and take a glass-bottomed boat ride to local coves.

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