Spain Family Travel

Spain offers plenty of fun for the whole family. The myriad beaches, beautiful cities and towns, and opportunities for outdoor excursions mean there are enough family group activities to suit every taste. Bring the brood to the Mediterranean coast and laze on the beaches of the Costa del Sol. Discover kid-friendly locales like Barcelona’s colorful Park Güell and the City of Arts and Sciences aquarium in Valencia. Or make it an active adventure by heading to Spain’s southern Andalusia region for off-roading near Ronda before finishing the trip on the coast.

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Row the family on Plaza de España in Seville
Map of 10 Days in Spain - 5 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Spain - 5 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas

Grab your kids and head to Spain for 10 days of fun activities, like beach trips near Málaga and on the Costa Brava; citywide treasure hunts; kayaking, catamaran, and sailing excursions; museum visits; and food tours. These five different itineraries take you all over the country, from north to south, as you witness Spain through your kids' eager eyes and explore places like the Sagrada Família, Park Güell, and the Royal Palace in Madrid, the Alhambra, the Mezquita, and Seville's Royal Alcázar.

Eat churros and play at Retiro Park in Madrid with your family
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1 Week in Spain - 5 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas

With kid-friendly activities like exploring Gaudí's whimsical Park Güell, expressing your creativity at mosaic workshops, and stretching your legs on easy-yet-stunning hikes in the southern hills, Spain is an excellent family destination. These top picks for family-friendly itineraries in Spain let you and your crew hop from Barcelona to Madrid to Granada and more with comfort, ease, and plenty of entertainment. Watch those faces light up as you channel your inner royal for the day, taste all the Spanish goodies (tapas are naturally kid-approved), and play at the beach!

Hiking with the family in the Canary Islands
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2 Weeks in Spain - 3 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas

Two weeks in Spain with your family is an ideal length of time for exploring more of the country, enjoying memorable experiences, and/or visiting unique places. Our three recommended itineraries give you options like active excursions across the Canary Islands, combining Spain and Portugal into one epic trip, or traversing the country from north to south.

Even the youngest members of the family can get involved in making delicious paella
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9 Days in Spain - 4 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas

On a family trip, you can cover three to four destinations with nine days in Spain. Consider Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, and Toledo if your family likes exploring cities. If you and the kids prefer outdoor adventures, try an itinerary with Barcelona and Andalusia, including snorkeling in Málaga. Families who like staying busy with hands-on workshops and activities will enjoy Toledo, Seville, and Segovia, while culture-focused families should see Granada and dance flamenco together in Seville.

Learn to cook Spanish cuisine as a family
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6 Days in Spain - 4 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas

With six days as a family in Spain, you can explore two destinations as its cities are an easy train ride or a short drive from each other. For a more relaxed pace, discover Barcelona and Valencia, complete with a family-friendly day trip, and pair Barcelona with Madrid for historical highlights. If the little ones are begging for beach time, follow Barcelona with the Costa Brava and Tossa de Mar, while families wanting a cultural experience can take cooking and flamenco dance classes together in Madrid and Seville.

Take the kids on a vacation to Spain's coastal Valencia
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12 Days in Spain - 3 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas

With 12 days, you'll have the perfect amount of time to introduce young travelers to Spain's vibrant cities and stunning landscapes. Families looking to admire iconic city landmarks will love a highlights tour, while those seeking kid-friendly activities, including horseback riding, kayaking, and hiking, should focus their time in Barcelona and Andalusia. Or, if Northern Spain's beautiful coastlines have caught your eye, split your time between Barcelona, San Sebastián, and Madrid on an active family trip.

See the whimsical architecture of Gaudí in Barcelona's Parc Güell
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15 Days in Spain - 4 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas

With 15 days in Spain as a family, you can embark on a family-friendly tour featuring city tours in Barcelona, Madrid, and Málaga or stretch your young ones' comfort zone while hiking, horseback riding, and joining hands-on workshops on a culture and natural wonders tour. Families looking for a mix of thrilling activities and kid-friendly city tours should include time in Córdoba and Seville in their itinerary, while those seeking abundant family time along the coast should opt for a trip in Northern Spain.

Create memories on a family-friendly tour in Spain's Andalusia
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16 Days in Spain - 4 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas

With 16 days in Spain—and convenient train and flight options—you can visit at least five regions with your family. Those keen on culture and cuisine can make paella in Madrid and learn to flamenco in Seville. History buffs will enjoy a tour of Toledo's monuments, and budding artists will craft ceramic keepsakes in Barcelona and follow the footsteps of Salvador Dalí along the Costa Brava. Those seeking outdoor adventures should snorkel in Málaga and head to the Sierra Nevadas for a hike.

Take the family on a tour of scenic Ronda, an Andalusian "Pueblos Blancos"
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13 Days in Spain - 4 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas

Spain's size and train options make it possible to visit at least four regions in 13 days with the family in tow. First-timers can hit the highlights on guided tours of Barcelona and Madrid, while active families can hit the trails in the Sierra Nevadas, tour Bilbao by bike, and snorkel in La Herradura. Budding chefs will learn the secrets of Spanish cuisine in culinary workshops in Seville and Toledo, and family-friendly activities, such as a hot-air balloon ride in Segovia and a treasure hunt in Málaga, will keep the little ones entertained.

Take a family photo atop Barcelona's Mount Tibidabo
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11 Days in Spain - 4 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas

The convenience of train travel and the availability of domestic flights make it possible to visit four regions of Spain in 11 days with kids in tow. Families interested in the arts can create keepsakes in a pottery class and learn to dance flamenco in Seville, while budding chefs and foodies will enjoy a paella cooking lesson in Madrid, marzipan-making in Toledo, and a tapas crawl in Triana. Energetic families with various interests will appreciate an architecture walk in Barcelona and cycling tours in Bilbao and San Sebastián.

Family-friendly hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Pestana Plaza Mayor Madrid)
The 6 Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Madrid

Madrid is an excellent city for family trips, with so many activities that kids will love, such as rowing boats in Retiro Park, exploring the royal palace, and eating churros at Chocolatería San Ginés. At the end of the day, you'll find several hotels that support families with amenities like pools, restaurants with kid-friendly grub, and spacious rooms (some with bunk beds).

Family-friendly hotels in Barcelona (Photo courtesy of Casa Luz)
The 6 Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Barcelona

Barcelona is an ideal location when traveling with kids. The city never seems to get old for families, with gondolas and funiculars, large sweeping parks packed with entertainment, and beaches right in the city. But when traveling with the little ones in tow, it helps to choose a family-friendly hotel in Barcelona, too, of which there are plenty of options.

Luxury family-friendly hotels in Barcelona (Photo courtesy of Serras Barcelona‎)
The 3 Best Luxury Family-Friendly Hotels in Barcelona

When traveling with family—especially with young kiddos in tow—you might want accommodation with larger rooms, bunk beds, a swimming pool, kid-friendly restaurants, and entertaining attractions within walking distance. Sometimes, luxury hotels are the way to go because they offer many amenities that appeal to kids and adults alike. Plus, the cushy feel and elegant vibe don't hurt!

Family-friendly hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Alhambra Palace)
The 7 Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Granada

As a city filled with history, Granada is an excellent destination for a family trip. Adults and kids alike love exploring the streets of the Albaicín, walking the grounds of the Alhambra, and discovering the city's unique history. On top of excellent locations, the best family-friendly hotels in Granada offer perks that kids love, such as extravagant breakfast buffets, spacious rooms, on-site restaurants, and rooftop terraces.

Luxury family-friendly hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of URSO Hotel & Spa)
The 3 Best Luxury, Family-Friendly Hotels in Madrid

Some of the best luxury family-friendly hotels in Madrid offer those necessary perks that make it a little easier to travel with your brood. With these amenities, you can explore the city, then return to your comfy hotel for plenty of entertainment, like splashing around in the pool, eating conveniently at on-site restaurants, and hanging out on a rooftop terrace.

Mid-range family-friendly hotels (photo courtesy of (Photo courtesy of CoolRooms Palacio de Atocha)
The 3 Best Mid-Range Family-Friendly Hotels in Madrid

When traveling with family, those kid-friendly perks that make the trip a little easier can be worth it, such as convenient restaurants right on the property and a swimming pool to keep everyone entertained. Some of Madrid's best mid-range family-friendly hotels offer those amenities, plus an excellent location.

Mid-range family-friendly hotels in Barcelona (Photo courtesy of Casa Bonay)
The 4 Best Mid-Range Family-Friendly Hotels in Barcelona

What can make a family trip a little more manageable is the accommodation, but you don't necessarily need a posh 5-star hotel to stay comfy. Barcelona has several mid-range family-friendly hotels that offer kid-friendly perks that parents and the little ones will appreciate, like swimming pools, convenient on-site restaurants, and central locations next to the main sites.

Mid-range family-friendly hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of La Bella Granada)
The 4 Best Mid-Range Family-Friendly Hotels in Granada

Spain is an excellent destination for families who love to explore historical monuments, and Granada has one of the most famous sites: the majestic Alhambra Palace. But the city's unique history goes beyond its Nasrid palace, including the streets of the Albaicín neighborhood. You'll find plenty of the best mid-range family-friendly hotels within walking distance of all these famous sites.

Standard hotels in Barcelona (Photo courtesy of Sonder Casa Luz)
The 3 Best Standard, Family-Friendly Hotels in Barcelona

Barcelona's historic center is the perfect place for families to stay, with so much to do in the Gothic Quarter, Eixample, and El Born neighborhoods. These areas also offer family-friendly accommodation for any budget. Some of the best standard hotels in Barcelona still provide those fun amenities that kids love, like rooftop terraces, convenient (and tasty) on-site restaurants, and cozy lounges for reading or playing board games.

Standard family-friendly hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Palacio de Santa Ines)
The 3 Best Standard Family-Friendly Hotels in Granada

If you're planning a family trip to Spain and have your sights set on Granada, know that you can find some of the best standard family-friendly hotels within walking distance of all the historical sites. Some of our top picks sit perfectly between Alhambra and the city center, making it easier for kids to explore the city.

Mid-range hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Only YOU Boutique Hotel)
The 3 Best Standard Family-Friendly Hotels in Madrid

Madrid is an excellent choice for a family trip, as this diverse city offers plenty to see and do, plus a few accommodation options that don't require a splurge. Some of the best standard family-friendly hotels in Madrid are in our favorite walkable neighborhoods, meaning even shorter legs can enjoy all the sites. Our top picks are affordable, keep you centrally located, and still provide family-friendly amenities like breakfast buffets and cozy lounges.

Spain family-friendly itineraries

Let the kids play on Barcelona's beach
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona & Madrid - 7 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona & Madrid - 7 Days

In just one week, you can enjoy the perfect family holiday in Spain by visiting the two most iconic cities in the nation: Madrid and Barcelona. You and your family will enjoy the highlights of each and have plenty of opportunities to try Spain's world-famous (and inherently kid-friendly) cuisine and even take a day trip to the always entertaining medieval fortress city of Toledo.

Children taking part in a festival in Toledo
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia & Madrid - 9 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia & Madrid - 9 Days

Spend nine days enjoying the highlights of Spain with the entire family. This fun-filled itinerary 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 the Spanish capital's world-class cuisine. 

Play on the beaches of the Algarve in Portugal
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Family Vacation to Spain & Portugal - 14 Days

This two-week family vacation combines Portugal's beaches, palaces, and flavors with Spain's flamenco, royalty, and parks. Start your trip in Portugal with highlights kids and adults love, including playing on the beach, sailing in the ocean, and spotting dolphins. Then, make your way to Spain, where unique cultural experiences await, including sites like Granada's Alhambra, Madrid's Plaza Mayor, and Seville's Royal Alcázar.

Explore the parks of Barcelona with your family
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Seville - 10 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Seville - 10 Days

Spain is famous for many things, including 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 from Barcelona to Madrid and, finally, to Andalusia. This last region offers unique cultural elements that kids love, such as Moorish fortresses and flamenco rhythms.

Mother and child in Spain
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Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Costa del Sol - 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, visit mountaintop amusement parks, and end your adventure on the sun-soaked Costa del Sol.

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.

Take the kids to Plaza de España, a historical landmark in Seville
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Family Adventure in Southern Spain: Granada, Málaga & Seville - 7 Days

Take your family on a trip through memorable southern Spain, where you'll explore three incredible cities: Granada, Málaga, and Seville. Highlights of this itinerary include touring the Alhambra with a kid-friendly focus, exploring Málaga with an exciting treasure hunt, enjoying a day playing at the beach, and rowing boats at Plaza de España in Seville.

Three kids enjoying a holiday to Spain
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 adults. Besides the world-class beaches, there are historic castles, palaces, and ample opportunities for kid-friendly activities. You'll experience just that on this 15-day itinerary that covers not only Madrid and Andalusia but Barcelona and the Costa del Sol.

Enjoy a road trip with your family in southern's Spain Andalusia
Map of Family Adventure in Southern Spain: Málaga, Granada, Seville & More - 10 Days
Family Adventure in Southern Spain: Málaga, Granada, Seville & More - 10 Days

During this fun, family-friendly 10-day tour, you'll experience the natural beauty of southern Spain and its cultural highlights. Activities like treasure hunts and canyon walks suit families with kids who want a combination of action and downtime. You'll start in Málaga and end in Seville, visiting Ronda, Granada, and Córdoba along the way—all home to a wealth of Spanish culture and history.

Enjoy your 12 days in Spain with the family making lasting memories
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 travelers of all ages can enjoy them. 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.

Have fun exploring the Canary Islands
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Active Family Vacation in the Canary Islands - 14 Days

Enjoy this epic family vacation to Spain's Canary Islands, where 14 days of kid-friendly outdoor adventures await. Explore mountain peaks and volcanoes, spend time playing at the beach, hike through tropical forests, kayak in the ocean, visit a banana plantation, and more. These action-packed two weeks will keep the little ones entertained, with plenty of memories to bring home.

A little boy in Barcelona's famous  Park Güell
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona & Madrid - 8 Days
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.

Introduce your children to Spanish history and lore on guided tours
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Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & the Costa del Sol - 16 Days

Fall in love with Spain on this epic 16-day family tour that starts in Barcelona and finishes in one of the world's oldest seafront towns, Málaga. You'll tour the Royal Palace in Madrid, introduce the kids to Gaudí's famous works, and discover the kid-friendly attractions in Valencia and Seville. You'll even fit in fun at Spain's gorgeous beaches and an off-road tour across ancient towns in the Sierra de Grazalema mountains.

Mother and child petting a donkey in Spain
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, abundant 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.

View from the Valencian town of Peniscola
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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.

Let the children play in the surf of one of Costa Brava's many beaches
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Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona & the Costa Brava - 7 Days

From Barcelona's outdoor playground to the incredible beaches of the Costa Brava, Spain's Catalonia region is perfect for a family trip. Visit iconic sites with a kid-friendly twist, such as the quirky Park Güell and amusement park atop Tibidabo, then make memories on the coast with museum visits, beach days, and kayaking excursions.

Mother and daughter at Gaudi's Park Güell
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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 4WD off-roading adventure.

Enjoy the beaches of Costa Brava with your family
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Family Summer Vacation in Spain: Madrid, Barcelona & the Costa Brava - 10 Days

Summer is the perfect time to visit sunny Spain and take advantage of the country's kid-friendly outdoor activities. This 10-day adventure is all about family time outside, with visits to Barcelona's colorful and quirky Park Güell, food adventures in Madrid with kid-approved grub, beach days on the Costa Brava, catamaran cruises, and more.

Explore the charming alleys of Cadaques on Spain's Costa Brava
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Ultimate Family Trip to Northern Spain, Basque Country & Madrid - 15 Days

Embrace Spanish culture and ease into the Mediterranean outdoor lifestyle with this 15-day family trip to Spain. Discover gastronomy in Barcelona and Madrid with child-friendly cooking classes, and experience the Basque Country's stunning scenery and history with cycle tours around Bilbao and San Sebastián. There'll be plenty of beach time, too, with a self-guided trip to the Costa Brava and the perfect blend of activities, relaxation, and sightseeing to make the most of your Spanish adventure.

Explore Barcelona's sites with the kids in tow
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Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Andalusia - 14 Days

Explore some of Spain's biggest and most culturally rich cities through your kids' eyes as this two-week adventure takes you to Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, Seville, and Málaga. Enjoy family-friendly and kid-approved activities, like scavenger hunts in museums, city food tours, romping through parks and gardens, being royalty for the day, and playing at mountaintop theme parks.

Enjoy the Andalusian coast with the kids in tow
Map of Spain Family Trip: Madrid to Málaga - 10 Days
Spain Family Trip: Madrid to Málaga - 10 Days

Enjoy 10 unforgettable days exploring Spain with your family, starting in the royal city of Madrid and ending in the culturally rich Andalusia in southern Spain. Kids love trying all the different Spanish snacks and tapas (churros con chocolate and croquettes seem to be a favorite), spending all day at the beach, cruising the coast in a catamaran, and discovering exciting cities like Toledo, Seville, and Granada.

Visit Plaza Mayor in Madrid
Map of Spain Family Trip: Madrid to Málaga - 7 Days
Spain Family Trip: Madrid to Málaga - 7 Days

Pair Madrid's historic and royal city with Spain's sunny southern coastline for the perfect family-friendly combination. Kids love all the sites in Madrid's Old Town (and all its delicious snacks, like churros and chocolate), and nothing beats a little time on the coast, with a playful beach day and fun day trips to historic villages, exciting sea cliffs, and incredible caves.

Play on the beaches near Málaga
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Southern Spain Family Aventure from Madrid - 10 Days

Experience all the kid-friendly highlights of Spain with this 10-day excursion pairing the royal heritage of Madrid with the unique culture of southern Spain. Kids love trying all the treats (like churros dipped in chocolate), touring iconic sights like the Alhambra, walking in the countryside of Andalusia, and spending an entire day on the beach.

Take the family to Madrid and check out Retiro Park
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Madrid & Granada - 7 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Madrid & Granada - 7 Days

The royal city of Madrid and historical adventures in Granada create the perfect combination for a family trip to Spain. Kids love viewing Madrid from its cable car, strolling its ancient streets, and eating all the goodies, like tapas and churros with chocolate. In Granada, the historic Alhambra steals the show, and you'll make many everlasting memories while exploring the Andalusian countryside.

Children sitting on stone steps in Spain
Map of Spain Family Vacation: Madrid, Barcelona & Menorca - 14 Days
Spain Family Vacation: Madrid, Barcelona & Menorca - 14 Days

Introduce the kids to continental European life with this glorious two-week family trip to Spain. Starting in Madrid, you'll stroll medieval cobbled streets, feast on mouth-watering tapas, and experience centuries-old traditions in Toledo. Catch the train to vibrant Barcelona and gaze awestruck at the Sagrada Família as the city's turrets and steeples fire the kids' imaginations. Your trip finishes on the idyllic island of Menorca, where you'll swim in secret coves and sail the stunning coast

A family enjoying an al fresco lunch in Spain
Map of Active Family Trip to Barcelona, Northern Spain & Madrid - 12 Days
Active Family Trip to Barcelona, Northern Spain & Madrid - 12 Days

Discover culture, royalty, gastronomy, and more on this epic 12-day family vacation to Spain. Through child-friendly walking and cycle tours, nature hikes, and cooking classes, you'll experience the best of northern Spain, the Basque Country, and Madrid. Marvel at Gaudí's iconic structures in Barcelona, enjoy beach life and art in San Sebastián and Bilbao, and then hop on a plane to the country's capital. You'll round off your trip with sightseeing and flamenco dancing in Madrid!

Discover family-friendly tours and workshops in Seville
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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.

Looking out over the Alhambra in Granada
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Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona & Andalusia - 9 Days

This nine-day Spanish adventure is perfect for the family that loves to immerse themselves in a new culture—from art, history, and cuisine to architecture and nature. Discover a little of everything as you start with Barcelona's culinary and artistic heritage, heading south to Málaga for snorkeling and thrilling canyon treks. Hike in the Sierra Madre mountains and tour the palaces and gardens of Granada's Alhambra before continuing to Seville to learn flamenco and ceramic tile-making.

Snorkel and kayak in the waters off Málaga
Map of Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona & Andalusia  - 12 Days
Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona & Andalusia - 12 Days

With just the right blend of cultural and outdoor activities, this 12-day trip to Spain is perfect for families. Tour Barcelona's inspiring architecture, then ride the funicular to Monserrat's historic cliffside monastery. Kayak and snorkel in La Herradura before hunting for treasure in Málaga. You'll be hiking the Sierra Nevada mountains one moment, exploring Granada the next, and dancing your way through Seville before you know it. Round the trip off with horseback riding along Doñana's wild coastline.

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

Sisters on vacation in Spain
Map of Active Family Trip to Barcelona, Northern Spain & Madrid - 13 Days
Active Family Trip to Barcelona, Northern Spain & Madrid - 13 Days

Discover the highlights of northern Spain and the Basque Country with this 13-day family vacation that combines the perfect blend of culture and fun outdoor activities. Explore castles and Gaudí's famous works in Barcelona, then fly north for scenic hikes and cruises around San Sebastián. Sharpen your taste buds in Bilbao and see spectacular art at the Guggenheim before learning classic flamenco moves and cooking the perfect paella in Madrid.

Take a family adventure along Spain's gorgeous Costa Brava
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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.

See Spanish wonders like the Alhambra as a family
Map of Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona, Málaga, Granada & Seville - 13 Days
Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona, Málaga, Granada & Seville - 13 Days

Enjoy the highlights of Spain on this fun-filled family tour, starting in Catalonia's capital city, Barcelona. Here, you'll explore the historic Gothic Quarter, see the whimsical architecture of Gaudí, and ride horses through the lush greenery of Montserrat Natural Park. Then, it's off to the beaches of Málaga for a kayaking excursion and a guided family treasure hunt. Tour the majestic Alhambra fortress in Granada, learn the art of flamenco in Seville, and see perfectly pink flamingoes in Doñana National Park.

See the top sights in Madrid with your family
Map of Family Adventures in Spain: Madrid, Toledo & Seville - 9 Days
Family Adventures in Spain: Madrid, Toledo & Seville - 9 Days

This family-friendly tour of Spain starts in the capital city of Madrid, where you'll make traditional paella, visit the historic Plaza Mayor, and learn the art of flamenco, Spain's most famous dance! Take a day trip to Segovia for breathtaking views via hot-air balloon and spend some time with the master swordsmiths of Toledo. Then, it's off to picturesque Seville for a cruise on the Guadalquivir River, pottery classes in the artsy Triana district, and the gastronomical wonders of Andalusia's tapas restaurants.

Take a luxury cruise down Seville's Guadalquivir River
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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.

See historic cities, natural highlights and plenty of beaches on this family adventure
Map of Epic Family Adventure in Spain: Madrid, Toledo, Córdoba, Málaga & Barcelona  - 15 Days
Epic Family Adventure in Spain: Madrid, Toledo, Córdoba, Málaga & Barcelona - 15 Days

This 15-day family exploration of Spain starts in historic Madrid, where you'll stroll the lively Plaza Mayor, prepare (and eat!) delicious paella, and learn the art of flamenco. Visit Toledo and watch swordsmiths at work, then head to Córdoba for the Mezquita's stunning Moorish designs and a horseback ride through the nearby countryside. Cruise the Guadalquivir River in Seville, swim and surf on the beaches of Málaga, and end with a tour of Gaudí 's whimsical architecture in Barcelona.

Broaden young palates with family cooking classes and tapas tours
Map of Family Adventures in Spain: Madrid, Toledo, Córdoba & Seville - 11 Days
Family Adventures in Spain: Madrid, Toledo, Córdoba & Seville - 11 Days

See Spain's top sights from Madrid to Andalusia on this 11-day family tour. Start in the capital to stroll the lively Plaza Mayor, prepare (and eat!) delicious paella, and learn the art of flamenco. Visit Toledo and watch swordsmiths at work, then it's off to Córdoba to see the Moorish architecture of the Mezquita and take a horseback ride through the nearby countryside. End your adventure in Seville, exploring the Royal Alcázar, relaxing on a scenic river cruise, and getting crafty with a pottery workshop.

Hit the beaches with a self-drive adventure on the Costa Brava
Map of Ultimate Family Trip to Northern Spain, the Basque Country & Madrid - 16 Days
Ultimate Family Trip to Northern Spain, the Basque Country & Madrid - 16 Days

Starting in Barcelona, this 16-day trip to Spain ticks all the boxes for active families searching for the perfect blend of sightseeing, excursions, and beach time with the kids. See Gaudí's iconic works in Catalonia's capital before discovering Dalí in the Costa Brava. Next up is the Basque Country, where you'll feast on pintxos, marvel at the Guggenheim and sail around foodie hotspot San Sebastián. Finish your vacation in the cultural capital of Madrid, where you'll learn to flamenco and master the art of paella!

Take your family on an epic tour of Spain
Map of Family Fun in Spain: History, Culture & Natural Wonders - 15 Days
Family Fun in Spain: History, Culture & Natural Wonders - 15 Days

This epic 15-day family adventure starts in Barcelona, where you'll tour Gaudí's fantastical creations, get creative with a pottery class, and learn to make a traditional Spanish meal. Head south to the beaches of Málaga for kayaking and snorkeling, then brave the heights of the Caminito del Rey with a family hike. Get lost in the Moorish palaces of Granada, put on a show with a flamenco class in Seville, and end in Madrid for a kid's-eye-view of the capital and ziplining over Toledo's Tagus River.

Enjoy delicious tapas with your family in Spain
Map of Highlights of Spain Family Tour: Madrid, Seville & Granada- 9 Days
Highlights of Spain Family Tour: Madrid, Seville & Granada- 9 Days

This fun-filled family tour of Spain starts in the historic city of Madrid, where you'll stroll the lively Plaza Mayor, relax in Retiro Park, and learn to make traditional paella in a family cooking class. Then, it's off to Seville for a luxurious river cruise and a chance to dance with professional flamenco dancers. The trip ends with visits to Granada's magnificent Alhambra fortress and Generalife Gardens, a walk through the colorful Alcaicería market area, and of course, the city's delicious Spanish tapas!

Explore the Sierra Nevadas together as a family
Map of Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona & Andalusia - 11 Days
Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona & Andalusia - 11 Days

Discover Spain together with this 11-day family-friendly holiday that combines the cultural and the outdoors to perfection. Begin by touring Barcelona's highlights before heading off horseback riding in Montserrat and kayaking in Málaga. Explore the mountains and monuments of Granada, then stop by Seville for an introduction to flamenco. With bountiful opportunities to experience art, culture, history, and natural beauty hands-on, this itinerary has something to inspire every family member.

Start your adventure in Madrid with your family
Map of Family Adventures in Spain: Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba & Seville - 13 Days
Family Adventures in Spain: Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba & Seville - 13 Days

This 13-day family adventure starts in the capital city of Madrid, where you'll stroll through the vibrant Plaza Mayor, learn to make traditional Spanish paella, and show off your dancing skills in a flamenco class. Head to Toledo to see swordsmiths at work, then it's off to Córdoba for a family tour of the impressive architecture of the Mezquita Cathedral. Learn to make Triana pottery and cruise the Guadalquivir River in Seville, and end your trip with a relaxing visit to the gorgeous beaches of Málaga.

Kids looking out over San Sebastián's La Concha Beach
Map of Family-Friendly Highlights of Barcelona, Northern Spain & Madrid - 11 Days
Family-Friendly Highlights of Barcelona, Northern Spain & Madrid - 11 Days

Experience the best of northern Spain and the Basque Country with this 11-day family trip that starts in Barcelona and ends in Madrid. Discover Gaudí, Roman ruins and castles in Catalonia's capital, then fly to Bilbao for family-friendly art and gastronomy. Explore the stunning San Sebastián coast with a cruise and hike along the Bay of Pasaia before discovering culture, royalty, and flamenco in the country's capital.

Explore Spain's beautiful beaches and promenades
Map of Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona, Andalusia & Madrid - 16 Days
Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona, Andalusia & Madrid - 16 Days

Explore the wonders of Spain on this 16-day family tour, which starts in bustling Barcelona. See the whimsical works of Gaudí, ride horses through scenic Montserrat Park, and relax on local beaches. Then, it's off to Málaga for kayaking and snorkeling excursions at La Herradura and an exciting treasure hunt around the city. Visit Granada's impressive Alhambra fortress, don your dancing shoes for flamenco lessons in Seville, and end in Madrid with a visit to the Royal Palace and a wild zipline ride.

Take the ultimate Spain vacation with your family
Map of Epic Family Adventure in Spain - 16 Days
Epic Family Adventure in Spain - 16 Days

You'll find culture, history, and plenty of interactive fun on this kid-friendly 16-day trip to Spain. Touch down in Madrid, where the whole family can roll up their sleeves to learn how to make paella and brush up on their flamenco steps. Take to the skies over Segovia by hot-air balloon, play swordsmiths for the day in Toledo, explore the Moorish palaces of Córdoba, and learn to make pottery in Seville. After an epic treasure hunt and plenty of beach time in Málaga, wind down in Barcelona with a sunset sailing trip.