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11 Best Spain Itineraries for 2021 - 2022

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The Basílica de la Sagrada Família, designed by Spanish/Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, in Barcelona, Spain

The Basílica de la Sagrada Família, designed by Spanish/Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, in Barcelona, Spain

From Madrid to Mallorca, Seville to San Sebastian, Barcelona to Bilbao, Granada to Girona, Spain is a perfect destination for 2021 and 2022. The following sample itineraries offer essential experiences as you consider your own ideal vacation. From a flavorful tour of authentic dishes to the romance of the coastline, an exploration of the dynamic trails to exclusive views of famous architectural grandeur, discover why Spain is the right destination for any traveler.

1. Traditions of Spain 20-Day Tour

Madrid Royal Palace and gardens

Madrid Royal Palace and gardens

Length: 20 days

Places Visited: Barcelona, Seville, Malaga, Madrid, Toledo, Ronda, Segovia, Girona, Tarragona, Valencia

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Authentic tradition, medieval marvels, and mouthwatering flavors combine to create the perfect blend of experiences during the Traditions of Spain 20-day tour. Designed by Samuel, a Spain travel specialist, you can go beyond the highlights with a truly immersive exploration. Sample delectable paella in Valencia, survey Royal Palace’s gilded rooms in Madrid, discover the atmospheric corners of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter and witness the remarkable remains of Tarragona’s Roman amphitheater.

2. Highlights of Northern Spain: Madrid, San Sebastian, Barcelona Tour

Vineyards at sunrise in Basque, Spain

Vineyards at sunrise in Basque, Spain

Length: 10 days

Places Visited: Madrid, San Sebastian, Toledo, Barcelona

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Spain radiates beauty, charm, luster, and life captured in the Highlights of Northern Spain: Madrid, San Sebastian, Barcelona Tour. Designed by a Spain travel specialist, bask in the slower pace that exudes the simple pleasures and a reverence for the past. Witness the brilliance of Picasso displayed in Barcelona, sample the traditional pintxos of the Basque region, and wander the grandeur where the world’s Judeo-Christian religions converged in Toledo.

3. Spain's Culinary Heritage Tour

Jamon and wine for sale at a market in Spain

Jamon and wine for sale at a market in Spain

Length: 14 days

Places Visited: Salamanca, La Alberca, Hervas, Caceres, Merida, Seville, Jabugo, Aracena, Cordoba, Granada, Madrid

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Spain is as much about history as about indulging in life’s abundant pleasures. Rosa, a Spain travel specialist, has designed the ultimate food and wine experience in Spain’s Culinary Heritage Tour. Your hands-on exploration reveals customs that have shaped the nation. Taste complex flavors when sampling renowned Iberian ham and delight boutique wineries across Montilla hills. From the Sierra Nevadas to famous cathedrals, luscious olive oils to eclectic cities, the past and present converge amid the picturesque setting.

4. Magical Highlights of Spain: Culture, Cuisine, Countrysides

Toledo, Spain

Toledo, Spain

Length: 13 Days

Places Visited: Madrid, Toledo, Ribera del Duero, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Barcelona

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Raquel, a Spain travel specialist, has captured the majesty of the culture in the Magical Highlights of Spain: Culture, Cuisine, Countrysides. Blend the familiar highlights of popular cities with the charisma of the countryside to find distinctive traditions rolling across the plains, over the hills, and through preserved cobbled lanes. Find esteemed artistic masterpieces, witness medieval Gothic cathedrals, and embrace the enticing flavors of the Ribera del Duero.

5. Coasts of Spain Tour: Atlantic to Mediterranean

Coastal town of Biarritz on the Bay of Biscay in France

Biarritz, France

Length: 11 days

Places Visited: San Sebastian, Loyola, Zumaia, Getaria, Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz, Hondarribia, Barcelona, Minorca

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Discover the natural beauty and pristine shores when traveling on the Coasts of Spain Tour: Atlantic to Mediterranean crafted by Ana, a Spain travel specialist. Spanish culture shines bright against the beaches' glitzy corners spreading across the edges of the Atlantic and Mediterranean waters. From San Sebastian’s illustrious cuisine to cycling along the Catalonian coast, you will uncover island grandeur, sprawling beauty, and the unique allure of La Familia Basilica.

6. Romantic One-Week Tour of Seville and Madrid

Real Alcazar gardens in Seville, Spain

Real Alcazar gardens in Seville, Spain

Length: 7 Days

Places Visited: Seville, Ronda, Madrid, Toledo

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Unparalleled passion instills every day of the Romantic One-Week Tour of Seville and Madrid designed by Manlio to feature the spectacular spirit of Spain. Enjoy immersive experiences like seeing the priceless masterpieces displayed in Madrid’s world-famous museums and delight in the traditional ambiance of a flamenco performance. Travel to medieval streets, bask in remarkable views, and indulge in the beloved cuisine for a perfect romance in Spain.

7. Intimate Barcelona and Mallorca Honeymoon

Traditional villa overlooks the ocean in Majorca

Traditional villa overlooks the ocean in Majorca

Length: 9 Days

Places Visited: Barcelona, Majorca, Valldemossa, Deia, Soller

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

The treasured coastlines and Mediterranean beauty could persuade even the most cynical romantics during the Intimate Barcelona and Mallorca Honeymoon crafted by Ana, a Spain travel specialist. Enjoy the panoramic views over Barcelona and the fine details of Gaudi’s surrealist dreams. Indulge in wine country’s vintage charms and escape to hidden coves to bask in crystal-clear waters. This Spain trip captures the picturesque quality of cities, towns, and shores steeped in passion.

8. Unrivaled Luxuries of Spain Tour

The Generalife, palace and gardens, in Granada

The Generalife, palace and gardens, in Granada

Length: 12 Days

Places Visited: Barcelona, Penedès, Montserrat, Granada, Seville, Ronda, Marbella, Madrid

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Adventure and luxury go hand-in-hand during the Unrivaled Luxuries of Spain Tour designed by Elena, a Spain travel specialist. Indulge in celebrated wine vintages, bask in the Alhambra’s artistic design, and embrace flavor in Michelin-starred Madrid restaurants. Perfect for the discerning traveler, this tour boasts the country’s tradition of opulence in architecture, art, and cuisine.

9. Spain's Majestic Landscapes Trekking Tour

The Rock of Gibraltar

The Rock of Gibraltar

Length: 11 Days

Places Visited: Málaga, El Chorro, Antequera, El Torcal de Antequera, Pampaneira, Capileira, Cazorla, Córdoba, Córdoba City, Seville, El Rocío, Gibraltar

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Travel off the beaten path for a different view of culture and scenery during Spain's Majestic Landscapes Trekking Tour crafted by Emily, a Spain travel specialist. This tour is perfect for experienced hikers or novice trekkers eager to step away from the crowds. From wandering beneath the citadels of Malaga to witness the geological formations crafted around El Torcal de Antequera, every step feels significant as you touch Spain’s around Andalusia.

10. Exquisite Spanish Honeymoon: Canary Islands Tour

Catamaran sailing off the coast of Lanzarote

Catamaran sailing off the coast of Lanzarote

Length: 9 days

Places Visited: Canary Islands, Tenerife, Lanzarote, La Graciosa Island

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Whitewashed towns and gold-sand beaches become the picturesque image of Spain on the Exquisite Spanish Honeymoon: Canary Islands Tour, designed by Patricia, a Spain travel specialist. You can indulge in the essence of Spanish passion as you sample spectacular wines and embrace panoramic views stretching from the mountains to the ocean. From private island tours to fantastical landscapes, charming towns to quiet retreats, you can bask in honeymoon luxury on the Canary Islands.

11. Enchanting Journey through Spain: History, Heritage, Cuisine

Caves on the beach in Galicia, Spain

Length: 11 Days

Places Visited: Madrid, Trujillo, Extremadura, Cacéres, Dehesa, Salamanca, Astorga, Vigo, Santiago de Compostela

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Customizable, luxurious, and full of intriguing discovery, Joel, a Spain travel specialist designed Enchanting Journey through Spain: History, Heritage, Cuisine to unravel the nation’s exceptional heritage. Follow the footsteps of the Knights Templar at their preserved medieval castle and sample the exclusive flavors of Pata Negra Ham. From the Galician fjords to the Santiago Cathedral, you will discover grandeur in places often overlooked to enjoy charismatic heritage that has shaped history.

More Travel Information & Tips

Bilbao waterfront with the Guggenheim museum during sunset

Bilbao waterfront with the Guggenheim museum during sunset

Spain is a magnificent country to explore, filled with wonder from history to cuisine, beaches to rolling hills, each offering you a new chance of discovery. Find more inspiration on experiences tailored to your preferences by visiting our Spain Page. The Spain Travel Guide has many more helpful tips on planning your perfect trip. You can also find different perspectives on exciting destinations you can experience on Zicasso’s Travel Blog. Want to plan a trip? You can speak with a Spain travel expert for free by filling out a Trip Request Form or by calling 1-888-265-9707.

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