Spain 8-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 30 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Spain.

With 8 days in Spain, the many distinct cultures and landscapes of the country can be combined into a comprehensive trip. It's the perfect amount of time for first-time travelers to experience Spain's most popular cities, Madrid, Barcelona, and Sevilla. If you want to soak up the Spanish sun, you can easily jet off to the Mediterranean beaches of the Balearic Islands or the Canary Islands on the Atlantic side. A road trip through Andalusia is also a great option for history buffs and food-lovers alike.

See more options below, or check out 8 Days in Spain: 6 Unique Itineraries.

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Set sail in Ibiza's turquoise waters
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Best of Barcelona & Ibiza - 8 Days

This 8-day itinerary is pure holiday bliss on the Mediterranean. Kick off the trip in Barcelona, an enchanting European city that needs no introduction, where you'll have a few days to explore Gaudi's architectural masterpieces and the popular gastro scene (i.e. tapas galore). From here, you'll jet off to the capital of cool—Ibiza island—for five days of white-sand beaches, sparkling seas, and serious bohemian relaxation.

Catch a sunset from the top of gorge in Ronda
Map of Ultimate Andalusian Road Trip - 8 Days
Ultimate Andalusian Road Trip - 8 Days

This eight-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 toward 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.

Caleta de Famara in northeastern Lanzarote
Map of Ultimate Canary Islands Tour - 8 Days
Ultimate Canary Islands Tour - 8 Days

This exciting 8-day itinerary covers the archipelago's three easternmost islands with the help of a private guide. Traveling by road and ferry, you'll discover historic villages, orchards, forests, mountains, beaches, volcanoes, and vineyards to understand just what makes this destination so unique. There will be plenty of free time to explore each isle's capital—especially in the evenings—to round out this fun adventure.

The Royal Alcázar of Seville
Map of Best of Spain Highlights: Seville, Madrid & Barcelona - 8 Days
Best of Spain Highlights: Seville, Madrid & Barcelona - 8 Days

This 8-day itinerary checks off Spain's three most exciting cities for an adventure you won't soon forget. Kick-off in Seville where you'll explore Moorish architecture and other top sites in the historic center. Then, train to Madrid (by way of Córdoba) and wander through the elegant streets and El Prado Museum. Finish in cosmopolitan Barcelona for beachy vibes and a private tour of La Sagrada Familia.

Admire encompassing vistas from atop the Puente Nuevo bridge in Ronda
Map of Andalusia Self-Drive Tour: From Málaga to Cádiz - 8 days
Andalusia Self-Drive Tour: From Málaga to Cádiz - 8 days

Discover the highlights of Andalusia, from the Mediterranean coast in Málaga to the Atlantic coast in Cádiz. On this eight-day self-drive tour, you'll enjoy whitewashed villages built into cliffsides, sample some of the country's best wine and sherry, explore ancient Moor and Roman ruins, and eat delicious local cuisine. Marvel at southern Spain's stunning landscapes, passionate people, and colorful culture.

A coastal village and beach near the town of Begur
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Best of Barcelona & the Costa Brava - 8 Days

This eight-day Catalonia tour kicks off in cosmopolitan Barcelona, where you'll experience top-notch cuisine and modern architecture via foot and bicycle. Next, drive to the sun-kissed Costa Brava—a 125-mile (200 km) stretch of pine trees, golden beaches, and crystal clear water. Here you'll spend four blissful days exploring trails, medieval villages, and artwork thanks to its famous native, Salvador Dalí.

Colorful views of the city
Best of Paris & Barcelona - 8 Days

Enjoy the top offerings of Paris and Barcelona — from historic sites to culinary delights — on this 8-day trip. You'll start your trip in the City of Lights for a visit to the artistic Montmartre neighborhood and a wine & cheese tasting in a medieval cellar. Continue to Spain to see impressive Gothic and Art Nouveau architecture and feast on traditional Catalonian fare.

A view of the Alhambra at sunset
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Best of Andalusia's Interior: Seville, Ronda, & Granada - 8 Days

This 8-day cultural tour takes you from Seville to Granada in Spain's southernmost region: Andalusia. Along the route, you'll explore iconic villages like Ronda (set on a spectacular gorge) as you head towards the Alhambra palace complex while discovering beautiful landscapes, centuries of Moorish and Roman history, and top-notch cuisine—often with the help of private guides.

Discover El Flysch, a hiking area, in Spain's Basque Country
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Northern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Basque Country - 8 Days

Eight days are enough to 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 Sebastián, both home to a rich culture and incredible food.

Visit Córdoba's Calahorra tower on your road trip of Andalusia
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 Barcelona and the Balearic Islands: Mallorca and Menorca - 8 Days
Barcelona and the Balearic Islands: Mallorca and Menorca - 8 Days

The only thing better than enjoying a holiday in Spain's Balearic Islands is stopping first in Barcelona for some culture and city life. You'll discover Catalonia's capital on a self-guided tour as well as an organized excursion to some of the most famous landmarks designed by legendary architect Antoni Gaudí. You'll then fly to Menorca for some horseback riding around the island followed by a trip to Mallorca for sailing and mountain hikes.

Las Teresitas beach in Tenerife
Ultimate Canary Islands Tour & Madrid - 8 Days

This 8-day trip covers the archipelago's three easternmost islands. Traveling by road and ferry, you'll discover historic villages, orchards, forests, mountains, beaches, volcanoes, and vineyards to understand just what makes this region of Spain so unique. There will be plenty of free time to explore each isle's capital—especially in the evenings—to round out this fun adventure.

Let the kids have fun exploring the whimsical Park Güell
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Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona & Madrid - 8 Days

This eight-day family vacation is just long enough for you to get to the heart of Spain's two most famous cities: Barcelona and Madrid. Discover art, history, royalty, and churros con chocolate on child-friendly tours that will spark the kids' curiosity. Along the way, you'll visit amusement parks, see Roman ruins, and dine on delicious tapas before concluding your trip in the medieval town of Toledo.

Discover Tenerife's volcanic Roque Cinchado in Teide National Park and marvel at Pico del Teide
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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.

Aerial View of Madrid Cathedral
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Explore the Cities & Culture of Spain: Madrid, Valencia & Barcelona - 8 Days

This eight-day tour takes you through the historic districts of Madrid, Valencia, and Barcelona, starting with a tapas tour and a visit to the famous El Prado Museum in Spain's capital. Enjoy a day trip to a medieval city near Madrid before driving to the coast and eating paella in Valencia. End the trip in Barcelona by sailing its coastline and exploring its culinary scene.

Plaza de España, Seville
Explore Madrid & Seville - 8 Days

This eight-day itinerary focuses on Madrid and Seville, leading you through the historic centers of both cities, as well as day trips to Córdoba and Toledo. You'll explore the cities with food and biking tours, visits to tapas, bars, and flamenco shows, plus a private tour of the El Prado museum in Madrid. End the trip with a visit to the famous White Villages of Andalusia and the town of Ronda, plus tours of an olive oil farm and a vineyard.

End your road trip with time spent in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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 memorable landscapes. In Madrid alone, you'll tour famous city sights, 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.

Papagayo Beach
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Adventure in Lanzarote - 8 Days

Visit the sunny islands of Lanzarote and La Graciosa on this active eight-day adventure. From sweeping ocean views to ancient volcanoes and dreamy beaches, the islands' landscapes will leave you wanting more. Kayak along the coast, go hiking and mountain biking in the north, and explore Cesar Manrique's art in the Jameos del Agua lava caves.

Menorca - Cala Mitjana
Map of Spain Beach Getaway: Barcelona and Menorca - 8 Days
Spain Beach Getaway: Barcelona and Menorca - 8 Days

A vacation in the paradise of Menorca is one thing—combining it with a visit to Barcelona is quite another. This eight-day itinerary will see you live it up in Catalonia's capital on tours of the city as well as participating in a cooking class. Then you're off to Menorca, a tranquil island in the Balearics, where you'll horseback along the white-sand beaches and perhaps explore the coast on a kayak excursion.

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Map of Highlights of Barcelona & Mallorca: Cities, Beaches & Mountains - 8 Days
Highlights of Barcelona & Mallorca: Cities, Beaches & Mountains - 8 Days

Barcelona and Mallorca combine to make a perfect city/island holiday. This nine-day adventure begins in Barcelona, where you'll see highlights like the Sagrada Família cathedral while also enjoying delicious Catalan flavors in a cooking class. Then, it's off to the European island hotspot of Mallorca, where you'll tour the historic streets of Palma, sail around the coast, and even hike beautiful limestone mountains.

The Volcanoes of Timanfaya National Park
Exploring the Canary Islands: Fuerteventura and Lanzarote - 8 Days

This week-long trip takes you to Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, two of the incredible Canary Islands, where you'll enjoy charming island villages and idyllic white-sand beaches, as well as delicious, locally-sourced cuisine. Discover your adventurous side with camel rides through beach dunes and hikes to the highest peak on the islands, plus surfing and mountain biking. The highlight of the trip is a guided tour of the unique and otherworldly landscape of Timanfaya Park.

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Map of Off the Beaten Path in Madrid & Barcelona - 8 Days
Off the Beaten Path in Madrid & Barcelona - 8 Days

In just over a week you can not only experience the highlights of Spain but go off the beaten track as well. This eight-day itinerary delivers on the famous sights and neighborhoods of Madrid and Barcelona, but you'll really immerse yourself on gourmet walking tours of these cities. Throw in a sunset sailboat cruise around Barcelona and you have the recipe for the perfect Spanish holiday. 

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 8 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 8 Days

With a week and a day you can visit three of Spain's most beautiful regions. This luxury tour includes stops in Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville, the capital of the Andalusia region. Not only does this itinerary include great food and accommodations, but you'll also be able to take city tours on foot and even by helicopter.

Views of the Mezquita-Catedral and Puente Romano
Highlights of Madrid & Andalusia - 8 Days

Explore some of Spain's best cities on this eight-day trip to Madrid and the region of Andalusia, starting with private tours of Madrid's historic neighborhoods and its royal past. Board the train to the city of Seville for tapas and flamenco, as well as a day trip to the town of Ronda and a winery. You'll end the trip with Granada for a tour of the famous Alhambra and Generalife Gardens before returning to Madrid.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 8 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 8 days

With a week and a day you can plan an epic Spanish vacation that covers the major highlights, from incredible food and wine to amazing city sights. It begins in Barcelona with a combined architecture/helicopter tour followed by a traditional cooking class taught by a master chef. Then you'll head to Madrid for city tours and a flamenco show followed by a trip down to Andalusia and Córdoba, a city with incredible medieval landmarks.

The Alhambra and Generalife, Granada
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Highlights of Madrid & Andalusía - 8 Days

Explore the highlights of Spain by visiting the cities of Madrid, Córdoba, and Granada on this eight-day trip. You'll enjoy private tours of the historic old towns, as well as a day trip to Toledo to learn about its historic steel production and marzipan. End the trip in Spain's southern region Andalusía with tours of the Alhambra in Granada, the Mezquita in Córdoba, and the famous White Villages in the countryside.

The Consuegra windmills in Castile-La Mancha, Spain
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 historical 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 Spain's most productive wine regions.

Learn to make the perfect paella with a family cooking class in Madrid
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Family Adventures in Spain: Madrid, Toledo & Seville - 8 Days

Kick off this eight-day, family-focused tour in historic Madrid, where you'll learn to make traditional paella in a family cooking class and take lessons in the art of flamenco, Spain's most famous dance! Spend some time in Toledo to discover the art of sword-making with a master craftsperson, then head to Seville for a luxurious river cruise and a creative pottery class. See the Seville Cathedral and Royal Alcázar with a private guide, and spend your last evening eating your way through the city's best tapas restaurants.

It doesn't get much better than fresh watermelon on the beach in Mallorca
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Family Trip to Barcelona & Mallorca - 8 Days

Combine incredible Spanish architecture, food, and history with the laid-back coastal beauty of the Balearic Islands on this fun, family-focused trip to Barcelona and Mallorca. Packed with kid-friendly guided tours, you'll spend three nights in the vibrant Catalonian capital, seeing sights such as the Sagrada Família before flying over to Mallorca to discover the island's best swimming spots, alluring villages, and charming landmarks.

Take a luxury cruise down Seville's Guadalquivir River with the kids in tow
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Highlights of Spain Family Tour: Madrid, Seville & Granada - 8 Days

Kids of all ages will find plenty of fun on this eight-day family tour through southern Spain. Start in historic Madrid, where you'll stroll cobblestone streets and plazas, learn to make paella in a family cooking class, and see where royalty lived at the Royal Palace. Then, it's off to Seville for a luxurious river cruise and lessons in the art of flamenco, Spain's most famous dance! Your adventures finish in Granada, where you'll walk the ancient paths of kings at the Alhambra and hike the rugged trails of the Sierra Nevada.

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