Spain 8-Day Self-Drive Tours & Itineraries

Explore 6 self-drive trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Spain.

In eight days you’ll have enough time to plan a road trip through Spain’s most historic cities, beginning in the capital of Madrid. One route takes you to the coast of Andalusia and romantic cities like Marbella and Ronda. Another idea is a food tour that stops in the La Rioja wine region on the way to Basque Country. And for an off-the-beaten-path adventure, head to La Mancha and visit its historic castles, medieval towns, and unspoiled national parks.

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Map of Ultimate Andalusian Road Trip - 8 Days
Ultimate Andalusian Road Trip - 8 Days

This 8-day self-drive itinerary takes you from Málaga to Cádiz through a gorgeous section of Spain's southern coast. Along the route, you'll explore Andalusia's White Villages (including Ronda, set on a spectacular gorge) as you head towards the Atlantic coast while discovering a range of landscapes, centuries of history and tradition, local producers, and exquisite cuisine—often with the help of a local guide.

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Map of Northern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to the Basque Country - 8 Days
Northern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to the Basque Country - 8 Days

Eight days is enough time to have the trip of a lifetime—particularly when it's a road-trip through northern Spain. On this itinerary, you'll drive from Madrid north through the stunning La Rioja wine country, of course stopping for a tasting or two. The experience culminates on the coast of Basque Country with city tours of Bilbao and San Sebastian, both home to rich culture and incredible food.

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 8 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 8 days

In a little over a week, you can embark on the road trip of a lifetime through Spain. After enjoying a city tour in Madrid, you'll pick up your car and hit the road south to Andalusia, stopping at the ancient Roman city of Córdoba. From there you'll visit Andalusia's capital of Seville, with its famous Gothic cathedral and Islamic architecture, before the trip culminates in the coastal city of Málaga.

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Map of Spain Road Trip: Madrid, León, & Santiago de Compostela - 8 Days
Spain Road Trip: Madrid, León, & Santiago de Compostela - 8 Days

This eight-day road trip includes the best parts of Spain's rich culture, historic cities, and unforgettable landscapes. In Madrid alone you'll tour famous city sights plus dine at authentic tapas bars and take in a live flamenco performance. Then it's time to hit the road as you travel to Salamanca, León, and finally to Santiago de Compostela, the final destination on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route.

Tenerife's volcanic Mount Teide.
Map of Wild Canary Islands Road Trip: Tenerife, La Gomera & Madrid - 8 Days
Wild Canary Islands Road Trip: Tenerife, La Gomera & Madrid - 8 Days

Escape to an unspoiled island paradise on this 8-day exploration of Spain’s remote Canary Islands. Start on Tenerife, where lush rainforests and towering mountains welcome you to a unique ecosystem. Hike through ancient woodland, climb Spain’s tallest volcano, and discover idyllic Canarian villages. End your stay on the neighboring island of La Gomera, where you’ll venture deep into its volcanic landscapes and spot whales along its northern coast.

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Map of Spain Off-the-Beaten-Path Road Trip: Madrid to La Mancha - 8 days
Spain Off-the-Beaten-Path Road Trip: Madrid to La Mancha - 8 days

In central Spain lies the region of La Mancha, an arid plateau first brought to international attention in the classic novel Don Quixote. It's a stunning area in real life, and you'll discover its historic towns, castles, and unspoiled national parks on an eight-day self-drive road trip. On top of this, you'll also tour Valdepeñas, one of the most productive wine regions in Spain.

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