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10 day Spain Itineraries

Are you looking to book a holiday in Spain for around ten days? Here are the best travel itineraries covering everything from the most popular destinations to off-the-beaten-path experiences in just under two weeks. Explore our sample itineraries ranging from short journeys across Northern Spain to longer trips combining Spain and Portugal.

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Our top ten-day Spain itineraries

We’ve picked the best itineraries that will take you through Spain’s most spectacular destinations in roughly 10 days. These longer itineraries are perfect if you’re looking to explore beyond just the popular spots, covering everything from famous sites such as the Puerta del Sol in Madrid to the sunny beaches of San Sebastián.

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  • Barcelona - Explore the city and take a stroll along the famous Las Ramblas or explore Gaudí's fascinating Güell Park.
  • Pamplona - Continue to Pamplona in the region of Navarre, famous for the Running of the Bulls festival. Stroll to the famous Estafeta Street.
  • Bilbao - Be sure to visit Bilbao's groundbreaking Guggenheim Museum, designed by the architect Frank O. Gehry.
  • San Sebastián - Enjoy a day at leisure to stroll along San Sebastián's boardwalk. The harbour is filled with fishing boats and pleasure crafts, so you can enjoy a number of sporting activities on its large sandy beach.
  • Burgos - Journey south through the Pyrenees foothills and the land of 'El Cid' to stop in Burgos where you can see his burial place in the cathedral (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). 

Discover the full itinerary here: Easy Pace Spain

ITINERARY 2
 
  • Barcelona - Explore the streets of the old Gothic Quarter, check out the Picasso Museum, wander the tree-lined pedestrian boulevard of Las Ramblas, or take the funicular to the top of Montjuic or Tibidabo for panoramic views of Barcelona and the harbour.
  • Logrono - Go on an evening walking tour of the Old Quarter, wandering down Calle del Laurel and the 60 or so taperias (tapas bars) that line the way. This is the perfect opportunity to sample regional delicacies; snack on grilled chorizo or wild mushrooms, and wash them down with a glass of the region’s famous red.
  • Picos de Europa National Park - Covering some 647 square kilometres, Picos de Europa is Spain's second-largest national park and spans across the three provinces of Asturias, Cantabria and Leon. Work up an appetite for tonight’s meal with a walk through this stunning landscape. 
  • Oviedo - At the heart of the town sits the impressive Gothic San Salvador Cathedral, built between the 14th and 16th centuries and adorned with a staggeringly elaborate altarpiece. Enjoy an introduction to wonderful local products of Asturia at El Fontan market, home to excellent fish stalls beneath a canopy of wrought-iron and glass.
  • Santiago de Compostela - Take a walk around the Old District lit up at night, through the arcaded stone streets, the spacious Plaza del Obradoiro and past the Archbishop’s imposing palace. Santiago is home to more than just pilgrims, with the large population of students from the university enhancing the city’s nightlife.

Discover the full itinerary here: Northern Spain Real Food Adventure

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Eight-day Spain getaway ideas

If you have a little over a week to travel, take a look at these shorter eight-day Spain itineraries and make the most of your stay. Discover the best of Granada, Cordoba, and Seville, or head up north and admire the mountainous landscape of the Pyrenees.

ITINERARY 1
 

  • Madrid - Discover Plaza Mayor or opt to visit the famous Royal Palace. Indulge in delicious Spanish tapas or get your art fix at the Prado Museum.
  • Granada - Wander through the whitewashed historic quarter of the Albaicin; with its narrow lanes and fantastic views, it's a great place to watch the sunset.
  • Cordoba - Go for a stroll through the historic Jewish quarter and visit the iconic Mezquita de Cordoba.
  • Seville - Explore the interiors and gardens of the Alcázar, a magnificent palace dating from Moorish times, and then visit the true heart of Seville: the Santa Cruz quarter — a charming area with winding alleys, picturesque lime-washed houses, flowery patios, and small squares.
  • Barcelona - Start your day by exploring the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas — two of Barcelona’s most picturesque and well-known districts. In the evening, learn to make authentic Spanish food at a tapas cooking class.

Discover the full itinerary here: Best of Southern Spain

ITINERARY 2
 
  • Barcelona - Go on a walking tour to cover the city’s famous sights, including La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, and Casa Milà.
  • Pyrenees - Opt for some hikes in the area or head to Ainsa to explore a beautiful medieval hilltop village.
  • Bilbao - Visit the stunning Guggenheim Museum, or climb the Mallona Stairs to Parque Etxebarria for beautiful views over the city.
  • San Sebastián - Take some time to wander through the plazas, marvel at the buildings, and spot the art sprinkled throughout the city. Stop in a bar for some wine or beer and sample their tapas (pintxos in Basque) selection. 
  • Logroño - With tons of churches, roman bridges, parks, plazas, and ancient buildings, there's no shortage of sights to be seen when wandering around this city.

Discover the full itinerary here: Best of Northern Spain

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Look up when inside Barcelona's Sagrada Familia
Look up when inside Barcelona's Sagrada Familia

The ultimate twelve-day Spain itinerary

If you have more than ten days to explore Spain, get inspired by this twelve-day itinerary that takes you to incredible sights beyond Madrid and Barcelona. Enjoy the cultural and culinary heritage of Spain by discovering impressive architecture, fascinating history, and mouthwatering local cuisine.

ITINERARY 1
 

  • Valencia - Tour the Valencia Cathedral, Puerta del Real, Puerta de la Trinidad and Puerta de las Serranos. Walk through the lively streets of Barrio de Carmen and finish at the Gothic-style La Lonja de la Seda (the Silk Exchange).
  • Granada - Visit the Alhambra Palace, a lasting reminder of Moorish rule in Spain spanning centuries. Then tour Generalife Gardens, the idyllic summer retreat for the emirs of the Nasrid dynasty.
  • Seville - Visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria where Christopher Columbus is buried, the impressive Royal Alcazar and the historic Jewish Quarter of Santa Cruz.
  • Jerez de la Frontera - The city is known for its production of the sweet fortified wine, sherry. Tour a sherry wine cellar, learn about the grape variety required to make this well-loved tipple, see the barrels the sherry matures in and enjoy a tasting.
  • Cordoba - The stunning white city of Spain is home to the country’s hottest summers. Filled with orange groves, cobblestone streets, and Moorish architecture, Cordoba houses the impressive Mezquita, an 8th-century mosque that holds a Christian church inside.

Discover the full itinerary here: Spain Explorer

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Add Plaza de España, Seville to your itinerary
Add Plaza de España, Seville to your itinerary

The best way to travel around Spain & Portugal in ten days

Thinking of travelling to Spain and Portugal? These two Spain and Portugal itineraries cover all the must-see spots along the Iberian Peninsula, including Lisbon, Porto and Seville. 

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  • Barcelona - Orient yourself with the city by strolling along Las Ramblas. Then visit the Gaudí buildings and explore the Gothic Quarter.
  • Madrid - Spend your time in Spain's beautiful capital visiting its many sites, from art museums to sprawling squares, and sampling its best culinary delights.
  • Seville - Visit the Real Alcázar, a Moorish palace, or take part in an evening flamenco show.
  • Lagos - Spend the day on the Algarve with free time for hiking, water activities, or relaxing by the ocean. 
  • Lisbon - Visit Cristo Rei for sweeping views of the area, check out the monuments of the Belem neighbourhood, or relax in one of the city’s inviting cafés.

Discover the full itinerary here: Spain & Portugal on a Shoestring 

ITINERARY 2
 
  • Toledo - Head to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Toledo. With its Gothic architecture and impressive cathedral, you’re sure to fall in love with this charming medieval town.
  • Ronda - Visit this town located on both sides of the El Tajo gorge. The most iconic site here is the ‘Puente Nuevo’ (New Bridge). Admire the spectacular views from the bridge before taking a leisurely lunch.
  • Seville - Seville is famous for flamenco, tapas bars and its colossal Gothic cathedral. Get lost among the cobbled streets of the old town, and be sure to visit the Metropol Parasol, the palaces of Alcázar Casa de Pilatos and the Museum of Flamenco.
  • Porto - Visit Ponte de'Luis, a stunning bridge that crosses the River Douro, the Clerigos Tower and many other famous landmarks. Afterward, enjoy a tasting of Portugal’s most famous export: port wine.
  • Avila - Avila is notable for its many Romanesque and Gothic churches, and the famous and incredibly well-preserved medieval walls.

Discover the full itinerary here: Highlights of Spain & Portugal

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Ten-day Spain tour with Ibiza

Known for its pristine beaches and legendary nightlife, Ibiza is the perfect destination to add if you’ve got ten days for your Spain trip. This itinerary starts in Barcelona and ends in Madrid, so you’ll get a great mix of buzzing cities, cultural attractions, and dreamy beaches.

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  • Barcelona - You can cycle around the city from the Gothic Quarter to Las Ramblas, and then sign up for a traditional Flamenco Show over tapas and drinks.
  • Ibiza - Explore charming food markets and secluded coves, and then kick back on the beach and catch some rays. When the sun goes down, experience the island’s notorious nightlife.
  • Valencia - Stroll through beautiful Valencia, where historic buildings sit alongside modernist architecture, and parks and fountains fill the streets. Sign up for a paella cooking class in the evening. 
  • Madrid - Uncover the city's Gothic cathedral, the famous Renaissance sculptor, painter and architect El Greco’s house and the site of sieges, revolutions and treason.

Discover the full itinerary here: Ibiza & Beyond

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is worth a visit while in Bilbao
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is worth a visit while in Bilbao

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