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Barcelona
How Many Days Should You Spend in Barcelona?

Barcelona is a city where you can get happily lost—in its energy, its culture, and its cuisine. With as little as 24 hours in Catalonia's capital, you can see the highlights, but with multiple days you'll discover even more of its treasures. Continue reading for the best options for activities in Barcelona, whether you're there for one day or five.

Madrid / Barcelona
Madrid or Barcelona: Which City is Best for You?

Madrid or Barcelona? These cities have different character and attractions, and we generally recommend spending time in both places on a moderately-paced trip. But for travelers with less time to spend, Spain's two top cities provide a tough choice. Here are some important things to consider if you have to choose between Madrid or Barcelona.

Catalonia Itineraries

Explore Parc Guëll and watch the setting sun over Barcelona
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Best of Barcelona & the Costa Brava - 9 days

This complete nine-day cultural itinerary features the vibrant and eclectic city of Barcelona, the quaint villages along the rugged Costa Brava coastline, as well as a day trip into the Montserrat mountains. You'll experience a broad range of cultural tours covering the history, architecture, and ancient and current traditions at the hands of knowledgeable private guides, with free time to go at your own pace. You'll drink wine, eat authentic Catalan fare, and swim in the Mediterranean.

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

This 8-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.

A coastal hiking trail in the Costa Brava
Map of Barcelona & the Costa Brava - 10 Days
Barcelona & the Costa Brava - 10 Days

This exciting Catalonia tour begins in Barcelona where you'll experience tapas, architecture, and a nearby monastery in the mountains. Next, head to the sun-kissed coastline called Costa Brava—a 125-mile (200-km) stretch of pine trees, golden beaches, and crystal clear water. Here you'll spend five days enjoying the Mediterranean Sea while staying in a medieval town loaded with great restaurants.

Explore beaches near the village of Begur
Map of Barcelona & the Costa Brava - 7 Days
Barcelona & the Costa Brava - 7 Days

This 7-day adventure combines a mix of private tours and free time for the ultimate introduction to Spain's Catalonia region. Kick off the week in cosmopolitan Barcelona for Gaudí architecture, tapas bars, and Mediterranean beaches. Then head north to the Costa Brava for kayaking, Dalí culture, and wine tasting—all while staying in a medieval town loaded with great restaurants.

Placa Reial in the Barri Gòtic
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Highlights of Barcelona - 5 Days

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.

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

This 6-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.

Get back to nature with some hiking in the Pre-Pyrenees
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Barcelona & Rural Catalonia - 7 Days

This active weeklong adventure starts in cosmopolitan Barcelona where you'll explore the city's best landmarks, sail in the Mediterranean, and tour a stunning monastery tucked away in the mountains. From here, head north to Vic—a rural town surrounded by dreamy medieval architecture and hiking trails in the foothills of the Pyrenees.

Barcelona
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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.

Calella de Palafrugell
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Barcelona & the Costa Brava - 14 Days

This two-week adventure kicks off in Barcelona where you'll explore fascinating art and culture, including Gaudí's UNESCO-listed landmarks. Then drive north to the Costa Brava—a 125-mile (200 km) stretch of pine trees, golden beaches, and crystal clear water—for a blissful week on the Mediterranean. Finish in Vic for medieval villages and hiking trails before returning to Barcelona for one more night on the town.

A coastal trail dotted with pine trees in the Costa Brava
Map of Barcelona & the Costa Brava - 12 Days
Barcelona & the Costa Brava - 12 Days

This 12-day tour kicks off in Barcelona where you'll explore the city's fascinating culture and architecture, including Gaudí's UNESCO-listed landmarks. Next, head north to the Costa Brava—a 125-mile (200-km) stretch of pine trees, golden beaches, and crystal clear water—for a blissful week on the Mediterranean while staying in a medieval town with great restaurants.

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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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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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Off the Beaten Path in Madrid & Barcelona - 9 Days

If you really want to do Spain differently, you'll not only visit the famous sights but you'll opt for cultural tours as well. This 10-day itinerary offers just such an authentic experience as you'll not only visit the plazas of Madrid and Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, but you'll take foodie tours and road trips to country villages. For a finishing touch, you'll enjoy a luxury sunset cruise on the Mediterranean Sea.

Menorca - Cala Mitjana
Map of Spain Beach Getaway: Barcelona and Menorca - 9 Days
Spain Beach Getaway: Barcelona and Menorca - 9 Days

This nine-day itinerary combines the best of Barcelona with a bit of an island hop. It begins in the capital of Catalonia with visits to famous buildings, like the cathedral La Sagrada Familia, as well as tours of the local markets, a private cooking class, and cycling tours of the Gothic Quarter and Barceloneta Beach. You'll cap the trip in the paradise of Menorca, where you'll go horseback riding and sunbathe on white-sand beaches.

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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.

Catch a sunset over València
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Best of Barcelona & Valencia - 9 days

Experience the best of eclectic Barcelona and València on this 9-day itinerary, featuring tapas, beaches, and guided city tours. Start in Barcelona where you'll explore Gaudí's whimsical architecture with La Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell, and Casa Milà, before heading to the mountains to discover the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey. You'll then ride the high-speed EuroMed to València, the home of paella, to immerse yourself amid medieval buildings, future-forward structures, and golden-sand beaches.

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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Highlights of Barcelona and Mallorca: Cities, Beaches, and Mountains - 10 Days

This nine-day itinerary combines the best of Catalan culture with one of its most beautiful assets: the island of Mallorca. To start, you'll uncover the sights, sounds, and flavors of Barcelona on cycling excursions around its historic Gothic Quarter, architecture tours of its most famous buildings, and cooking classes and visits to local markets. A fitting end to this unforgettable holiday will be jetting off to the island of Mallorca, where you'll sail its rocky coast and hike its breathtaking mountains.

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.

Taste of Northern Spain - 9 Days
Map of Taste of Northern Spain - 9 Days
Taste of Northern Spain - 9 Days

Experience northern Spain through a series of private gastronomic and cultural experiences over nine days. Get to know the world of Spanish wine in La Rioja, tour modernist architecture in Barcelona, try pintxos in San Sebastián, and dine in beautiful Bilbao. Throughout the tour, you'll see these areas through the eyes of a local with knowledgable private guides.

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Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona & Madrid - 7 Days

In a mere week, you can enjoy the perfect family holiday in Spain. This itinerary focuses on the two most iconic cities in the nation, Madrid and Barcelona, and includes stops at the highlights of each. Moreover, you'll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy Spain's world-famous cuisine and even take a day-trip to the medieval fortress city of Toledo.

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Map of Off the Beaten Path in Madrid & Barcelona - 5 Days
Off the Beaten Path in Madrid & Barcelona - 5 Days

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. 

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Highlights of Barcelona and Mallorca: Cities, Beaches, and Mountains - 7 Days

Spain's best beaches aren't just on its Mediterranean coast—the Balearic Islands are also famous for their stretches of sand and sapphire waters. Regardless, you'll visit both on this week-long tour that first stops in Barcelona for some Catalan culture, cuisine, and architecture tours. Then you'll take a flight to the island of Mallorca, famous for its coastal inlets and towering limestone mountains.  

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Map of Off the Beaten Path in Madrid & Barcelona - 7 Days
Off the Beaten Path in Madrid & Barcelona - 7 Days

With a full week, you can experience both the highlights of Spain's most famous cities like Madrid and Barcelona. Not only that but on this seven-day whirlwind itinerary, you'll also find time for day tours to historic towns outside the nation's capital. And when you do finally end up in Barcelona, prepare yourself for a delicious food tour and sunset sailing experience on top of visiting its most famous neighborhoods.

Explore Barcelona and Madrid
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Barcelona & Madrid: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 6 to 9 days is the perfect amount of time for a Spain trip with stops in both Barcelona and Madrid. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as about 5 days. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop, or explore more of the country—some of our favorite itinerary extensions include Seville, Valencia, or Córdoba. See more ideas for Barcelona and Madrid itineraries below.

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Map of Highlights of Barcelona and Mallorca: Cities, Beaches, and Mountains - 9 Days
Highlights of Barcelona and Mallorca: Cities, Beaches, and Mountains - 9 Days

It's a great holiday when you get to visit two of the most beautiful locales in Spain, which is just what this nine-day itinerary offers. First, it's a cultural immersion in Barcelona where you'll get a heaping of Catalan culture in the form of cooking classes, architecture tours, and bicycle rides around its famous neighborhoods. The trip culminates with a flight to Mallorca, an island hotspot famous for its secluded coves and sapphire waters. 

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Map of Off the Beaten Path in Madrid & Barcelona  - 10 Days
Off the Beaten Path in Madrid & Barcelona - 10 Days

This 10-day tour of Spain allows you to visit the highlights, like the plazas and palaces of Madrid, while also getting off the tourist track. This is a deep immersion into Spain's rich culture as you travel from the capital to Barcelona while also taking day trips to ancient villages like Pedraza and Segovia as well as countryside wineries. Throughout the adventure, you'll enjoy some delicious food as you stop at authentic tapas bars and covered markets. 

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Spain Beach Getaway: Barcelona and Menorca - 7 Days

Whether you want fun in the sun or nights out on the town, this weeklong itinerary has you covered. It combines two great parts of Spain, the first being the historic streets of Catalonia's capital of Barcelona. After embarking on city tours of its most famous sights, you'll jet off to the island of Menorca, in the Balearics, where you'll wrap up your holiday with horseback rides along the beach and kayaking off the coast.

Segovia
Map of Off the Beaten Path in Madrid & Barcelona  - 11 Days
Off the Beaten Path in Madrid & Barcelona - 11 Days

Even in a nation with a heavy tourism footprint like Spain, there are still secrets to discover. On this 11-day itinerary, you'll get to the heart of this incomparable nation on city tours of Madrid and Barcelona, hikes along the stunning Costa Brava, countryside wine tastings, and day trips to historic towns like Segovia and Pedraza. Plus there's a delicious encore as you tour cheese farms, olive-oil shops, and artisan chocolatiers.

View of Tossa de Mar from Vila Vella Fortress
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Barcelona & the Costa Brava: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that 7 to 9 days is perfect for a well-paced Spain trip with stops in both Barcelona and the Costa Brava. It's possible to hit the highlights in 5 or 6 days if you don't mind a fast-paced journey. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—one of the best-loved trip extensions includes the medieval town of Vic. See more ideas and itineraries below.

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Barcelona and the Balearic Islands: Mallorca and Menorca - 12 Days

The only way to make a Barcelona vacation better is to include a jaunt to the Balearic Islands. This 12-day adventure begins with tours of the city's Gothic Quarter and Gaudí-designed buildings, plus a cooking class celebrating Catalan cuisine. After wine tasting near the holy site of Montserrat, you'll jet off to Mallorca and Menorca, where you'll embark on horseback rides and hikes around the islands.

Segovia
Map of Off the Beaten Path in Madrid & Barcelona  - 12 Days
Off the Beaten Path in Madrid & Barcelona - 12 Days

To get off the beaten path in Madrid and Barcelona requires venturing beyond the popular city sights and immersing yourself in the culture. This 12-day itinerary offers such an experience, as you meet local artisans in Madrid, venture into the countryside for wine tours, go on art walks, enjoy tours of local markets and tapas bars, cycle around Barcelona, hike the Mediterranean coast, and more.

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Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona & Madrid - 8 Days

This eight-day vacation is just long enough for you to get to the heart of Spain's two most famous cities: Barcelona and Madrid. Perfect for families, it involves a nice mix of fun activities as well as an exciting day trip. These include visits to ancient cathedrals and palaces, stops at an amusement park, and a tour of the historic city of Toledo.

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Highlights of Barcelona and Mallorca: Cities, Beaches, and 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 Familia 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.

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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.

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

This 8-day tour takes you through the historic districts of Madrid, Valencia, and Barcelona, starting with a tapas tour and 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.

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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.

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Barcelona and the Balearic Islands: Mallorca and Menorca - 11 Days

You'll discover everything that perfectly encapsulates Spain's Catalonia region on a visit to its capital of Barcelona. This 11-day trip includes touring its historic Gothic Quarter, bicycling around the waterfront, and sampling Catalan cuisine in the form of cooking classes and market tours. The last few days you'll fly to the Balearics and enjoy fun in the sun on two of its most beautiful islands: Mallorca and Menorca.

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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.

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Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia & Madrid - 9 Days

This nine-day excursion allows you to enjoy the highlights of Spain with the entire family. It begins in the most famous coastal city in the country, Barcelona, and continues down to Valencia, a historic metropolis home to a science and oceanographic center the kids will love. The journey ends in Madrid with a tour of the local palaces as well as plenty of opportunities to indulge in Spain's world-class cuisine. 

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Map of Barcelona and the Balearic Islands: Mallorca and Menorca - 9 Days
Barcelona and the Balearic Islands: Mallorca and Menorca - 9 Days

If you want a vacation that combines a cultural immersion in a historic city with some exotic island fun, this nine-day itinerary is for you. The city in question is Barcelona, and you'll discover it on walking tours of its iconic buildings, like Sagrada Familia, as well as cycling tours of its most famous neighborhoods, like the Gothic Quarter. Then it's off to Menorca and Mallorca, where you'll both hike and sail around these gorgeous isles. 

Sunrise over Barcelona's magical skyline.
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Spanish Food, Culture & Folklore: Barcelona, Valencia & Alicante - 9 Days

With a combination of private, small-group, and self-guided excursions, this lively 9-day itinerary explores the culture and cuisine of Spain's eastern coast. Start in Barcelona, where you'll tour Gaudi landmarks and sample Catalonia's best tapas in the medieval Gothic Quarter. Continue south along the Mediterranean to discover Valencia's blend of cutting-edge design and historic character while savoring the city's famous paella. End your journey in the vibrant port city of Alicante, where you'll learn to cook the regional cuisine, relax on golden beaches, and discover the spectacular coastline of the Costa Blanca.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 9 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 9 Days

Nine days is enough time to enjoy some of Spain's most beautiful regions: Catalonia, Madrid, and Andalusia. The adventure kicks off in Barcelona with a fun helicopter ride and then continues with walking tours of Madrid's historic streets. Finally, you'll end up in Seville, the capital of Andalusia and a city home to the most incredible Moorish architecture in the nation.

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Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 9 days

You don't need much more than a week to enjoy the highlights of Spain. This includes indulging in its world-class cuisine, great wine, and rich culture. It's a nine-day journey that will take you from the coast of Barcelona to the royal palaces of Madrid and finally to the Moorish fortresses of Andalusia.

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Map of Highlights of Spain & Portugal: Cities, Beaches, & Culture - 15 Days
Highlights of Spain & Portugal: Cities, Beaches, & Culture - 15 Days

Get ready for an adventure on the Iberian Peninsula. This comprehensive 15-day itinerary covers the highlights of both Portugal and Spain, including the capital cities of Lisbon and Madrid as well as Mediterranean beaches and the wine country near Porto. You'll also visit historic architectural marvels like the Pena Palace in Cintra, the famous cathedral of Toledo, and the Catalan-modernist buildings of Gaudí in Barcelona.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 7 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 7 Days

From medieval castles to some of the world's best wine, explore Spain's culture and history on this luxury weeklong getaway. Start in Barcelona where Catalan-modernist architecture dominates the landscape, then head to Madrid to enjoy tapas bars and live flamenco performances. End the trip in Seville with exclusive tours of Gothic churches, historic plazas, and royal palaces.

Stop in Córdoba to see the Mezquita en route to Madrid
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Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Seville, Madrid & Barcelona - 7 Days

Check off Spain's three most exciting cities for a weeklong adventure you won't soon forget. The trip starts in Seville where you'll explore the best rooftops, tapas, and flamenco performers in the historic center. Then, train to Madrid (by way of Córdoba) and wander through the elegant streets and Prado Museum. Finish in cosmopolitan Barcelona for beachy vibes and a private tour of La Sagrada Familia.

Madrid's Santa Maria la Real de La Almudena Cathedral and Royal Palace
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Seville, Madrid & Barcelona - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary combines Spain's three most exciting cities with a nice mix of private tours and free time. Kick-off in Seville where you'll experience the beautiful historic center and up-and-coming Triana district. Next, train to Madrid—with a stop in Córdoba—and stroll through the elegant streets and world-famous Prado Museum. Finish in cosmopolitan Barcelona for Mediterranean beaches and Gaudí highlights.

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Barcelona and the Balearic Islands: Mallorca and Menorca - 10 Days

There are no more beautiful locales in Spain's Catalonia region than Barcelona and the Balearic Islands. You'll visit both on a 10-day excursion that begins in Barcelona with bicycle rides through its historic neighborhoods as well as tours of its most impressive Gothic buildings. The final leg of the journey will see you hiking the gorgeous Tramuntana Mountains and sailing around the rocky coves of Mallorca and Menorca.

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Map of Highlights of Spain & Portugal: Cities, Beaches, & Culture - 13 Days
Highlights of Spain & Portugal: Cities, Beaches, & Culture - 13 Days

Why visit one beautiful country on Europe's Iberian Peninsula when you can visit both of them? This 13-day adventure begins in Portugal's historic capital of Lisbon and continues north to the equally stunning heritage city of Porto and the surrounding wine region. Then it's off to Spain, with not only stops at the best museums in Madrid but the best beaches in Barcelona and even further north along the Costa Brava.

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Map of Highlights of Spain & Portugal: Cities, Beaches, & Culture - 10 Days
Highlights of Spain & Portugal: Cities, Beaches, & Culture - 10 Days

In 10 days you can experience the highlights of two incredible European countries. The adventure kicks off in Portugal with visits to two historic medieval cities: Lisbon and Porto. You'll then jet off to Madrid and immerse yourself in Spain's capital before hitting Barcelona, capping the experience with a beautiful hike along the Mediterranean on the famous Costa del Sol. 

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 7 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 7 days

This week-long itinerary packs a lot of culture and activities into just a few days. The adventure begins in Barcelona with a tour of the city on foot and by helicopter. Then you're off to Madrid to see the city sights as well as attend an authentic flamenco performance. Finally, you'll head to Córdoba, a city known for beautiful medieval architecture and Moorish influences.

Taste your way through a culinary tour of Spain
Map of Barcelona, Seville, & Madrid: Best Itinerary Ideas
Barcelona, Seville, & Madrid: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 8 to 10 days is the perfect amount of time for a Spain trip with stops in Barcelona, Seville, and Madrid. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as 6 or 7 days. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Granada or Valencia. Keep reading for more inspiring Barcelona, Seville, and Madrid itineraries.

Lisbon's Alfama district
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Highlights of Spain & Portugal: Cities, Beaches, & Culture - 16 Days

There's nothing quite like the Iberian Peninsula. It's home to Spain and Portugal, two distinct countries that feature some of the richest culture and most scenic locales in Europe. Over 16 unforgettable days, you'll visit the highlights of both nations, from Lisbon and Madrid to Porto and Barcelona—plus the Costa Brava, the Empordá wine region, and everywhere in between.

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Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 10 days

In 10 days you can not only experience the natural beauty of Spain's different regions but you'll enjoy its cultural highlights as well. This involves a trip from Barcelona to Madrid and down into historic Andalusia. Along the way, you'll take a cooking class from a master chef, visit ancient fortresses, and of course attend an authentic flamenco show.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 10 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 10 Days

This 10-day luxury itinerary allows you to experience some major highlights of Spain in three different cities: Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville. Not only will you be staying in the best lodgings, but you'll enjoy some exciting activities like helicopter tours, flamenco shows, a cooking class, and even a trip to an olive-oil estate. It's a well-rounded vacation that also includes indulging in Spain's world-renowned cuisine. 

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Map of Highlights of Spain & Portugal: Cities, Beaches, & Culture - 14 Days
Highlights of Spain & Portugal: Cities, Beaches, & Culture - 14 Days

If the idea of country-hopping in Europe is appealing to you, then you're going to love this two-week Iberian adventure. It begins in Portugal with visits to Lisbon and Porto plus the surrounding wine country. Then you're off to Madrid for art and culture tours, day trips to Toledo, and finally a jaunt to beautiful Barcelona and the equally enticing Costa Brava.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 14 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 14 Days

You can have a great time in Spain on a shoestring budget—but you can really have a holiday for the ages when you travel in luxury. That's just what this 14-day itinerary offers as you'll stay in the best lodgings in Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville. Unforgettable activities along the way include day trips to historic towns, gourmet cooking classes, flamenco performances, wine tours, and more.

Sweeping views over Barcelona from the Modernist Parc Güell.
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Spanish Food, Culture & Folklore: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville -14 Days

This comprehensive two-week itinerary spotlights the cultures and cuisines of Spain with an immersive blend of self-guided, small-group, and private tour experiences. Starting in the Catalonian capital of Barcelona, you'll discover Modernist architecture and Catalan tapas before heading down the Mediterranean coast to Alicante for fresh seafood and the charms of the Costa Blanca. Tour Madrid's grand palaces and monuments, soak up Seville's vibrant Andalusian character, and wander the hallowed interiors of Granada's famed Alhambra. End your journey on the coast in Málaga, where you'll savor locally-grown delicacies from the region's olive and almond groves.

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Map of Highlights of Spain & Portugal: Cities, Beaches, & Culture - 11 Days
Highlights of Spain & Portugal: Cities, Beaches, & Culture - 11 Days

You'd be hard-pressed to find two more beautiful European countries to pack into a single vacation than Spain and Portugal. Each features medieval cities and towns, fertile wine regions, incredible food, historic landmarks, and some of the most beautiful coastline in the world.  Over 11 days you'll experience this via city tours of Madrid and Lisbon, wine tastings, enjoying the sights of Barcelona, and coastal hikes along Spain's incomparable Costa Brava.

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Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Andalusia - 11 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Andalusia - 11 Days

Who hasn't dreamed of a family vacation to Europe? This 11-day tour of Spain allows you and the kids to live that dream as you visit sunkissed Barcelona, the capital of Madrid, and the ancient Andalusia region. Along the way, you'll marvel at hillside castles, sample some of the finest cuisine in the world, visit royal palaces, and even enjoy a 4x4 offroading adventure.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 11 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 11 days

In 11 days you can tour three different regions of Spain and not just visit highlight locales but enjoy unforgettable meals as well. The adventure begins in Barcelona with a cooking class taught by a master chef and continues to Madrid for tours of the city's most famous sights. Then you'll head down to Andalusia, a region rich in Moorish culture, ancient fortresses, and an incredible tapas culture.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 11 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 11 Days

11 days is enough time to visit multiple regions of Spain and see the major sights and enjoy the best activities. It's a luxury tour that begins with a helicopter ride over the sultry coastal city of Barcelona, followed by museum tours in Madrid, and then Moorish architecture in the Andalusia region. Of course, every step of the way you'll be enjoying the incredible cuisine for which Spain is deservedly famous.

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.

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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.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 15 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 15 Days

On this 15-day tour of Spain, you'll see the most famous sights, partake in the most enjoyable activities, and you'll do so in style. You'll visit not only Barcelona and Madrid but you'll travel south into Andalusia, a region rich in Moorish history. Along the way, you'll take a helicopter tour of Barcelona, embark on a private art tour, enjoy a gourmet cooking class, and even visit an olive-oil estate.

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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.

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Map of Culinary Tour of Spain: Madrid, Bilbao, San Sebastian, & Barcelona - 12 Days
Culinary Tour of Spain: Madrid, Bilbao, San Sebastian, & Barcelona - 12 Days

Travelers who want to experience Spain's legendary culinary scene won't want to miss this 12-day food-forward tour filled with tapas, wineries, olive-oil tastings and more. Start with a gourmet tour of Madrid, enjoy a homecooked meal in the Cantabrian Mountains, dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant on the Cantabrian Coast, taste txakoli wine in San Sebastian, and end with an architecture and market tour in vibrant Barcelona.

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Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Andalusia - 12 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Andalusia - 12 Days

Spain's world-renowned culture and historic sights are such that they can be enjoyed by travelers of all ages. It's the perfect country for a family vacation, and over 12 fun-filled days you'll experience the best Spain has to offer, from the Mediterranean coast down into the Andalusia region. Along the way, there will be day trips and adventures in unforgettable cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Seville.

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Map of Highlights of Spain & Portugal: Cities, Beaches, & Culture - 12 Days
Highlights of Spain & Portugal: Cities, Beaches, & Culture - 12 Days

The Iberian Peninsula is a popular tourist destination, but many travelers only visit either Spain or Portugal. On this 12-day itinerary, you'll go to both, experiencing the major highlights of each country. This includes tours of historic capital cities like Madrid and Lisbon, wine tours of northern Portugal, plus culture and fun in the sun in the stunning Catalonian capital of Barcelona. 

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 12 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 12 Days

In 12 days you can not only see three of Spain's major regions, but you can do so in style and luxury. It starts with tours by land and air of Barcelona, followed by some cultural tours (including an art hop) in Madrid. Finally, you'll end up in Seville, the capital of Andalusia, which is famous for Moorish palaces and incredible tapas cuisine.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 12 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 12 days

To really experience Spain you need to visit different regions, immerse yourself in local culture, and sample as much delectable cuisine as possible. That's exactly what you'll do on a 12-day adventure that will take you from Barcelona to Madrid and down to Andalusia. Throughout the journey, you'll take gourmet cooking classes, attend an authentic flamenco show, and enjoy some of the greatest food and wine in the world.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 16 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 16 Days

This luxury tour of Spain includes visits to three different regions: Catalonia, Madrid, and Andalusia. You'll tour the highlight landmarks, enjoy great shows, and indulge in some of the world's most renowned cuisine. Throughout it all, you'll be staying in the best accommodations and enjoying optimum comfort.

Discover the 9th century Alhambra Palace in Granada
Map of Highlights of Central and Southern Spain: Madrid, Seville, & Barcelona - 12 Days
Highlights of Central and Southern Spain: Madrid, Seville, & Barcelona - 12 Days

This complete 12-day itinerary highlights some of Spain's most enchanting cities, featuring Madrid, Sevilla, and Barcelona. Begin in Madrid and explore historic Toledo, working your way into Andalucía and to Sevilla, Córdoba, Arcos de la Frontera, Ronda, and Granada. Fly to Barcelona and discover Gaudí's whimsical architecture, the 1000-year-old abbey in the Montserrat mountains, and the wines of the Penedès region.

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Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Andalusia - 13 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Andalusia - 13 Days

Spain's welcoming culture, abundance of beautiful nature, and historic sights make any family trip here an exciting proposition. This 13-day itinerary is the perfect amount of time to get to know some of the major regions, including Catalonia and southern Andalusia. Naturally, this vacation includes stops in some of the most incredible cities in the country, including Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Málaga.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 13 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 13 Days

13 days of culture and excitement in the lap of luxury is what's on offer with this itinerary. Your grand tour of Spain begins in Barcelona and continues to the capital of Madrid and into the southern Andalusia region. The activities you'll enjoy are many, and they include cooking classes, art tours, visits to royal palaces and Moorish fortresses, tours of olive fields, and of course enjoying incredible meals in the country's best restaurants.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 13 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 13 days

Traveling through Spain in style means not only seeing the sights but indulging in the best food and wine as well. That's just what you'll do over 13 days on a journey that will take you across three distinct regions of Spain: Catalonia, Madrid, and Andalusia. Of course, you'll witness historic landmarks and beautiful scenery, but just as crucially, you'll enjoy some of the greatest meals of your life.

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Map of Highlights of Spain & Portugal: Cities, Beaches, & Culture - 9 Days
Highlights of Spain & Portugal: Cities, Beaches, & Culture - 9 Days

Nine days is just enough time for a whirlwind tour of both nations of the Iberian Peninsula. It begins with tours of Lisbon and Porto, both historic bastions featuring well-preserved medieval castles, cathedrals, and grand plazas. Then you'll fly to Madrid to visit some highlights like the El Prado art museum. The adventure ends on the streets of Barcelona, where you'll visit the most iconic Catalan-modernism buildings designed by the master Gaudí.

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
City Highlights Tour: Madrid, Seville, Granada & Barcelona - 9 Days

Explore Spain's lively cities and vibrant culture, starting with a gourmet food tour in Madrid and a flamenco show in Seville. Stop in Córdoba to tour the Mezquita, then discover Granada's most popular site, the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens. Meander the historic district of Albaicín with a personal photographer before ending the trip in Barcelona by touring the works of Gaudí and enjoying a day trip.

Spain for Families: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Costa del Sol - 16 Days
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Andalusia - 14 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Andalusia - 14 Days

Beyond the Ibiza beach parties and Barcelona nightclubs is a whole other Spain perfect for both adults and kids. This comprehensive 14-day tour celebrates the old and the new, from historic cities like Madrid and Seville to modern centers of art, culture, and science. Plus you'll enjoy day trips into the countryside and visit mountaintop amusement parks.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 14 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 14 days

There's an art to living and eating well, one that finds its equilibrium in Spain. On a two-week luxury tour of this culturally rich nation, you'll stay in the finest accommodations as you make your way from Barcelona to Madrid and down into Andalusia. Each plot point on the journey will be defined by meals in some of Spain's best restaurants as you indulge in many of its regional gastronomic specialties and fine wines.

Sunset in Palma de Mallorca
Highlights of Spain and Portugal - 19 Days

This 19-day itinerary allows you to visit three different regions of Spain, including Madrid, Basque Country, and Catalonia, as well as the Balearic Islands and Portugal. Throughout the adventure, you'll enjoy great food, wine tours, a flamenco show, historic Gothic architecture, and even make time for a bit of island-hopping in Ibiza and Mallorca. You'll also fly into Portugal to explore the cities of Porto and Lisbon, as well as the wine region in the Douro Valley and the famous palace of Sintra.

Sunset Views over Barcelona
Explore the Cities, Islands, and Culture of Spain - 14 Days

This 2-week trip leads you through Spain's major cities while also experiencing unique nature and beaches in the Canary Islands. Explore the historic city centers of Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville with tapas tours, flamenco dancing, bike rides, and sailing excursions. Enjoy a Jeep safari on the slopes of a volcano, go whale watching, and hike the Caminito del Rey trail, plus tour the famous Alhambra and enjoy a sherry tasting in Jerez.

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Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Andalusia - 10 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Andalusia - 10 Days

Spain is famous for many things, not least of which are its beautiful beaches, world-class gastronomy, royal palaces, and ancient cathedrals. Over 10 days you and the family will discover it all on an unforgettable journey that will take you from Barcelona to Madrid and finally to Andalusia. It's this last region that offers some of the most unique culture in the form of Moorish fortresses and flamenco rhythms.

Aerial Views of Granada, Spain
Cities & Culture in Spain: Madrid, Seville, Granada, & Barcelona - 10 Days

Discover the culture of Spain's cities on this 9-day trip, starting with a tour through Madrid and an evening of flamenco and tapas in Seville. Then make your way to Granada, passing through the village of Ronda and a winery along the way. You'll explore Granada's famous Alhambra palace and gardens, then fly to Barcelona for a cycling tour of its historic districts, as well as a visit to the sites of Gaudí's.

Spain for Families: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Costa del Sol - 16 Days
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Costa del Sol - 15 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Costa del Sol - 15 Days

Sure, Spain is famous for its food, fiestas, and great wine, but this European hotspot isn't merely for the adults. Besides the world-class beaches, there are historic castles, palaces and ample opportunities for adventure perfect for kids. You'll experience just that on a 15-day itinerary that covers not only Madrid and Andalusia but Barcelona and the Costa del Sol.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 15 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 15 days

Any foodie with a love of travel owes it to themselves to visit Spain. There's a rich culinary heritage in all of this nation's autonomous regions, including Catalonia, Madrid, and Andalusia. On this 15-day tour, you'll visit each of these areas and enjoy world-class tapas, seafood, and wine along the way.

The city of cities, Barcelona
Map of Barcelona, Granada & Seville - 10 days
Barcelona, Granada & Seville - 10 days

See the cultural highlights of Spain's most captivating cities on this 10-day itinerary, showcasing Barcelona, Granada, and Sevilla. You'll start in Barcelona, fly to Granada where you will pick up your car rental and drive to Ronda, before ending your stay in Sevilla. Along the way, you will drive through the Andalusian mountains, explore colorful cities, and marvel at ornate Islamic architecture.

Spain for Families: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Costa del Sol - 16 Days
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Costa del Sol - 16 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Costa del Sol - 16 Days

For every nightclub and beach party in Spain, there are 10 options for culture and family fun. This 16-day itinerary allows you and the brood to visit the nation's most iconic cities like Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville. Ancient castles, gothic churches, Mediterannean beaches, mountain villages, and even 4x4 off-roading make up some of the locales and activities you'll enjoy on this unforgettable vacation.

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 16 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 16 Days

A little over two weeks is all you need to visit the highlights of Spain. This 16-day itinerary is a whirlwind of royal palaces and Moorish temples, world-class gastronomy and some of the most beautiful natural landscapes anywhere in the world. The destinations you'll visit cover the map, from Barcelona and Basque Country to Madrid and the stunning cities of Andalusia, like Seville and Granada.

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Map of Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 16 Days
Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 16 Days

Experience the highlights of Spain on a 16-day tour of three distinct regions: Catalonia, Madrid, and Andalusia. It begins in the capital where you'll enjoy art tours and visit Madrid's grand plazas, parks, and the Royal Palace. Then you'll head south to Andalusia for flamenco performances and wine tours before closing out your epic holiday in the historic neighborhoods and beautiful beaches of Barcelona.

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Map of Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 11 Days
Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 11 Days

The opportunities for fun and adventure in a country like Spain are inexhaustible. That said, this itinerary packs as much excitement into 11 days as possible and includes city tours of Madrid and Barcelona as well as visits to multiple locales in Andalusia. In this region, you'll enjoy the tapas and flamenco of Seville, wine tours of Ronda, and visiting the famous Alhambra fortress in Granada.

View of Madrid at Sunrise
Highlights of Spain, from Barcelona to Andalusia - 16 Days

This tour takes you from the unique architecture of Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona to the vibrant streets of Madrid, finishing in the historic region of Andalusia in Spain's south. Along the way, visit the cities of Segovia and Toledo, as well as Ronda and the traditional white villages of Grazalema and Zahara de la Sierra, including a hike along the Caminito del Rey. Enjoy a guided visit through the Alhambra in Granada, and ample time to explore Córdoba, Seville, and Cádiz on your own, all while enjoying traditional tapas, local wine, and a flamenco show.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 16 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 16 days

Spain is synonymous with historic sights and incredible cuisine. If you're going to experience these twin pillars of Spanish culture, you might as well do so in style. That's what this 16-day tour offers as you travel from the Mediterranean coast to the capital of Madrid and down into Andalusia, staying in great hotels and enjoying the finest meals and best wine throughout the journey.

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 17 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 17 Days

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime. In 17 days you'll experience the highlights of Spain, from Barcelona to Basque Country, Madrid to Andalusia. It's a grand tour that covers all the hallmarks of this incomparable nation, from the legendary food to the beautiful landscapes to the legendary architecture and historic palaces. 

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 17 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 17 days

Traveling through Spain is one thing—eating your way through it is quite another. On this immersive 17-day tour you'll get to do both as you discover this nation's cultural heritage as well as its rich gastronomic legacy. It's a road trip that will take you from Barcelona and Madrid to the western valleys and down into Andalusia as you sample local delicacies and drink fine wine.

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Map of Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 12 Days
Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 12 Days

With 12 days in Spain, you can visit three of its most famous regions. On walking tours of Madrid, you'll see historic sights like the Royal Palace. Then you'll travel down to the Andalusia region, making its capital of Seville your homebase before embarking on wine tours around Ronda and visits to historic palaces in Granada. The tour ends in Catalonia where you'll visit its best neighborhoods and beaches on a cycling tour.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 18 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 18 days

Spain ranks right alongside France and Italy as one of the great foodie destinations in Europe. On an 18-day tour, you can visit the major regions of this country and indulge in its fine cuisine until your heart's content. This includes sampling the tapas of Madrid and Andalusia, savoring the fresh seafood on the coast, tasting great wines in the Spanish Basque Country, and even taking a traditional Spanish cooking class in Barcelona.

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 18 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 18 Days

To do Spain right what you need is time, and 18 days is the perfect amount to get to the heart of this historic nation. This timeframe allows you to visit the Mediterranean coast and Barcelona, the Atlantic and Basque Country, the capital of Madrid, and finally southern Andalusia. Throughout, you'll stroll some of the most historic streets and marvel at some of the most ancient architecture anywhere in Europe.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 19 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 19 days

Spain's culture is inexorably linked to its cuisine. To visit this country without experiencing its rich gastronomic offerings would render the entire endeavor moot. To avoid this unattractive scenario we offer you a 19-day tour that includes visits to all the historic and awe-inspiring sights of Spain's cities but also includes cooking classes, wine tours, olive-oil samplings, and all the tapas and regional dishes you can eat.

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 19 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 19 Days

19 days is more than enough time to travel the length and breadth of Spain on a tour of the most remarkable locales in the country. This includes not only the capital of Madrid but the sunkissed metropolis of Barcelona, the Basque Country, and the southern Andalusia region. It's on this last leg of the journey that you'll discover some of the country's most historic landmarks that date back to the time of Moorish rule. 

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Map of Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 13 Days
Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 13 Days

13 days in Spain is ample time to immerse yourself in its culture. On this adventure you'll visit three different regions, beginning in Madrid then heading south to Andalusia where you'll visit its historic palaces/fortresses and enjoy flamenco music and authentic tapas. You'll also take nature hikes around the mountaintop city of Ronda and close out your tour with cycling tours around the most famous neighborhoods of Barcelona.

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 20 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 20 Days

Over 20 days you'll visit Spain's most beautiful and iconic regions as you spend time on both the Mediterranean and Pacific coasts. The journey begins in the north with stays in the incomparable city of Barcelona as well as the foodie haven of San Sebastian. Heading south, you'll enjoy the highlights of Madrid followed by a stop in Andalusia, a region rich in Moorish culture and romantic flamenco melodies. 

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 20 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 20 days

Like Italy and France, Spain is defined by world-class cuisine and stunning locales. Over 20 days you'll visit the highlights—including Madrid, Barcelona, the Basque Country, and Andalusia—while enjoying delicious food every step of the way. To complement the experience you'll also enjoy wine tours and visit olive groves where you'll learn the secrets to great Spanish olive oil.

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Map of Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 14 Days
Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 14 Days

This comprehensive Spain itinerary packs as many exciting activities and rewarding cultural experiences into 14 days as is possible. It begins in Madrid with visits to the major sights like the Royal Palace and continues south to Seville, known for its flamenco and tapas culture. You'll tour historic Andalusian towns like Córdoba and Granada, hike around the mountaintop city of Ronda, and close out the experience with a cycling and architecture tour of Barcelona.

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 21 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 21 Days

Get to know the major regions of Spain with this three-week getaway from north to south. Begin in Barcelona and enjoy an immersion in Catalan culture followed by a jaunt to Basque Country to sample world-renowned cuisine. Finally, you'll head to the mountains of Málaga and further south through Andalusia, a region rich in Moorish culture and historic cities like Granada, Córdoba, and Seville.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 21 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 21 Days

This three-week itinerary delivers everything you could want in a Spanish holiday. It begins in Madrid before moving south to Andalusia, with its Moorish architecture and flamenco flavor. You'll then discover the food and culture of Barcelona, capping the trip in the Balearic Islands, where you'll explore postcard coves and the azure waters off Menorca and Mallorca.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 21 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 21 days

The only thing better than traveling through Spain is enjoying its world-class food and wine as you go. This 21-day gastronomic holiday will take you from Barcelona across the nation to Basque Country. From there, travel to the capital of Madrid and finally down into Andalusia, the birthplace of flamenco. Throughout, you'll dine on regional specialties like tapas plus enjoy vineyard tours and guided visits to olive groves.

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Map of Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 15 Days
Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 15 Days

If you want to experience every aspect of Spanish culture, this 15-day excursion is for you. You'll enjoy a diverse array of activities that includes sightseeing in major cities, visiting local artisans in Madrid, going on wine tours in Andalusia, attending live flamenco performances, enjoying traditional tapas, and more. The best part is you'll close out the adventure in Barcelona, the beautiful capital of Catalonia.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 17 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 17 Days

This 17-day itinerary has all the makings of an unforgettable Spanish adventure. You'll not only visit the most incredible sights in the most famous cities like Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville, but you'll also make day trips to medieval gems like Ronda and Toledo. On top of taking food tours of local markets and tapas bars, you'll also head to the isles of Mallorca and Menorca for some sailing trips and coastal horseback riding.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 18 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 18 Days

This 18-day Spanish vacation packs in historic sights, gorgeous locales, and some of the best beaches. It begins in Madrid with a tour of its famous plazas and palaces, followed by a jaunt around Andalusia and its most beautiful cities, such as Seville, Ronda, and Grenada. But that's not all—you'll then fly off to Barcelona for Catalan culture in its Gothic Quarter before ending the trip on the postcard Balearic Islands.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 19 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 19 Days

The only way to improve on a journey through mainland Spain is to add an island adventure into the mix. Over 19 days you'll immerse yourself in cities like Madrid, Seville, Grenada, and Barcelona, visiting their historic sights and enjoying the regional cuisine. Beyond wine tours, art walks, and flamenco shows, you'll also jet off to the Balearic Islands and sail the sapphire waters of hot spots like Mallorca and Menorca.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 20 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 20 Days

With two-thirds of a month free, you can really immerse yourself in Spain. This 20-day itinerary allows you to visit three different regions, including Madrid, Andalusia, and Catalonia. Throughout the adventure, you'll enjoy great food, go on wine tours, take in a flamenco show, marvel at historic Gothic architecture, and even make time for a bit of island-hopping in Menorca and Mallorca. 

Aerial View of the Alhambra at Sunset
Discover Spain, North to South - 18 Days

Discover the highlights of Spain's cities and nature on this tour, starting in Picos de Europa National Park near Bilbao, and heading into Madrid via the UNESCO city of Segovia with its ancient Roman aqueduct. Visit the region of Andalucía, exploring the cities of Granada, Seville, and Ronda, plus hiking the Caminito del Rey, exploring the white villages, and enjoying an optional beach day. End your trip on the island of Mallorca, discovering its historic inland villages and coastal harbors, as well as its caves, mountains, and wineries.

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