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One Week in Spain: Top 3 Recommendations


Spending 1 week in Spain allows for just enough time to combine one or two major cities with other bucket-list destinations. The gastronomic delights of Barcelona and historic sights of Madrid make for a great match. Go on a hiking trip in the Pyrenees and spend a day out on a beach in San Sebastián. Not much of a beach bum? Head for the nearby Logroño and try La Rioja’s famous wine. There are countless things to do during 7 days in Spain. But before you pack your bags, scroll down and pore over our recommended tours for 4 to 8 days.

1. Classic Andalusia: 4 days in Spain

Plaza de Espana is an  impressive building with phenomenal architecture.
Climb to the top of Plaza de Espana to enjoy the panoramic view of Seville
Day 1 Delve into the history of Seville
Day 2 Cook like a Spaniard
Day 3 Admire Cordoba's architecture 
Day 4  Visit Ronda and bid farewell to Spain

The Moorish legacy of Spain can be felt in buildings and fortifications across Andalusia, which you will explore during this four-day tour. Delve into the lively history of Seville and head out to explore Cordoba’s back alleys, which hummed with intellectual fervor during its heydays and was home to Averroes, the famous polymath. The clifftop Puente Nuevo is a sight to behold  while in Ronda, the birthplace of bullfight, so are the churches that galore the city. See all our 5-day tours in Spain for further inspiration.

2. Cycling Catalonia: 1 week in Spain

Beautiful calella de pallafrugel is must to vist in 7 days in Spain
 Take a refreshing dive in the sea and sunbathe in the beautiful beaches of Calella de Palafrugell
Day 1  Arrive in Calalle de Palafrugell
Day 2 Ride to Platja de Pals, relax on its golden beach
Day 3 Enjoy free day by the sea
Day 4 Pedal to La Bisbal
Day 5  Explore La Bisbal on your own
Day 6 Back to the coast in Calella de Palafrugell
Day 7  Say goodbye to Spain

Catalonia, your playground for a week, has some of the most striking countryside and coastal areas in Spain. Start among the expansive coastline of Calella de Palafrugell. Relax on the beaches of Platja de Pals and stay in the 14th century Castell d'Emporda in La Bisbal. Rumor has it that Dali was interested in buying this castle. See the remnants of the oldest Iberian village in Spain in Ullastret and pedal back to the coastal town of Calella de Palafrugell, the final point of your journey. See 7-day tours to Spain

3. Self-drive through Spain: 8 days in Spain

Madrid in Spain
La Puerta del Sol, a public square in Madrid
Salamanca in Spain's Road Trip
 Salamanca cathedral is one of the many beautiful sandstone architectures to visit
Day 1  Arrive in Madrid 
Day 2 Soak up the classic sights of Spanish capital
Day 3 Head for Toledo
Day 4 Wander Toledo's streets and drive to Salamanca
Day 5 Discover Spain's seat of learning
Day 6  Transfer to Segovia with a stop-off in Avila
Day 7 Visit El Escorial and drive to Madrid
Day 8  Transfer to airport

Take a car out for a spin through the Spanish countryside for a week-long blast during this self-driving tour. Start your journey among the treasured masterpieces of the Spanish capital and continue to the imperial city of Toledo. Drift through Toledo’s historic center, then dig into Spain’s rich intellectual tradition in Salamanca. The medieval walls of Avila are on the itinerary next, followed by Segovia and its fairy-tale castle. Drive back to Madrid on day 7 with a stopover among the Renaissance monuments of El Escorial. See 8-day Spain itineraries

As you can already tell, a trip to Spain can be memorable even with just 7 days or less. You can also connect with our travel experts in Spain to create an itinerary from scratch. If you think you want to spend more time in Spain, check out our guide on how long to spend in Spain.

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