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Bestowed with natural bounties and dripping with art and architecture, Spain is a traveler’s delight. Pair the Roman ruins of Mérida with Granada’s Moorish palaces and Madrid’s hulking, neoclassical building during your 10 days in Spain. Set sail off Barcelona's Mediterranean coast or dare to hike along the coastal cliffs of the Basque Country. Add Doñana National Park to your 10-day Spain itinerary for birding and cap off your trip sipping wine at a vineyard in La Rioja.
Below are four recommendations for Spain tours between 9 and 11 days long that might be of interest to you.
|Day 1||Take your first steps in the Spanish capital|
|Day 2||Enjoy a guided walking tour in Madrid|
|Day 3||Discover the confluence of three cultures in Toledo|
|Day 4||Soak up Valencia’s historic architecture during bicycle tour|
|Day 5||Behold the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences|
|Day 6||Take a peek at Gaudi’s masterpieces in Barcelona|
|Day 7||Try Barcelona’s delectable chocolates and pastries|
|Day 8||See the famous Black Madonna from distance|
|DAy 9||Transfer to Barcelona's airport|
Roman generals, Moorish rulers and Christian kings have all left their marks on Spain’s cultural fabric, so has modernity. Delve into Spain’s melting pot of tradition and modernity during this nine-day tour. Marvels of modern architecture hem in grand neoclassical monuments in Madrid, while Toledo, the ‘city of three cultures’, still lives in the past. A guided bicycle tour in Valencia will take you to its futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, an ode to knowledge carved in steel and glass. See the masterpieces of Catalan Modernism in Barcelona, home to fairy-tale Park Guell and the unfinished Sagrada Familia, before calling it a day. See tour.
|Day 1||Unravel Córdoba’s Moorish heritage|
|Day 2||Discover the birthplace of Averroes|
|Day 3||Travel back to the times of caliphate in Córdoba|
|Day 4||Head for Granada, Islam’s last outpost in Spain|
|Day 5||See the spectacular Alhambra|
|Day 6||Explore Granada on your own|
|Day 7||Visit historic Ronda and travel to Sevilla|
|Day 8||Soak up Sevilla’s architectural medley|
|Day 9||Bid farewell to Sevilla|
Brimming with historic sights, Cordoba is a gem of Moorish Spain and a starting point of this nine-day tour. Savor the highlights of ‘the ornament of the world’, then follow the trails of Moorish rule south from Cordoba to Granada, whose fall in the late 15th century marked the end of Muslim rule in Spain. A trip to Granada is incomplete without seeing the expansive Alhambra and the exquisite Generalife. Although not as palpable as in Granada and Cordoba, the remnants of Moorish legacy can be found in Seville, where craftsmen combined elements of Christian and Muslim architecture to form a unique style known as ‘mudéjar’. See tour.
|Day 1||Arrive in Madrid|
|Day 2||Tour the main attractions of Spanish capital|
|Day 3||Explore Toledo’s historic centre|
|Day 4||Travel to Caceres via the hometown of Francisco Pizarro|
|Day 5||See Caceres’ walled town and Merida’s Roman ruins|
|Day 6||Arrive in the buzzing university town of Salamanca|
|Day 7||Discover Spain’s most venerable seat of learning|
|Day 8||Stroll through ancient streets of Avila, travel to Segovia|
|Day 9||Continue to the Spanish capital|
|Day 10||End your journey in Madrid|
Travel back in time to medieval Spain with this ten-day self-drive tour. Having covered the capital city, you are off to unravel the cultural hotpot that is Toledo. An ancient city on the banks of the Tagus, Toledo was once a confluence of Islam, Christianity and Judaism. The medieval walls of Caceres, your next destination, hide within them Renaissance palaces and historic churches while Salamanca has been a venerable seat of learning for centuries and home to the third-oldest university in the world. Less than two hours to the east of Salamanca is Segovia, where the looming spires of the famous Alcázar puncture the sky. Leaving the pile behind, you are off to Madrid on the second-last day of this trip. See tour.
|Day 1||Arrive in Leon|
|Day 2||Hike the meandering trail of Camino to Molinaseca|
|Day 3||Ascend Rio Valcarce Valley|
|Day 4||Continue to Sarria|
|Day 5||Climb up Celerio Valley and descend to Portomarin|
|DAy 6||See delightful, rustic farmhouses of Lestedo|
|Day 7||Arrive in O'coto|
|Day 8||Admire Romanesque church and continue to Arzua|
|Day 9||Take the undulating route to Rua|
|Day 10||See the spires of Santiago|
|Day 11||End your journey in Santiago de Compostela|
Trod the path taken by pilgrims for over a millennium during this eleven-day, self-guided tour. Journey through forests of oak strewn with orchids and heather-clad villages suspended in time as you travel from Leon to Santiago De Compostela, where Saint James is said to have been buried. Follow the trails where once the Knights Templar stood guard, protecting travelers from bandits. The pinnacle of spiritual achievement for believers, Camino de Santiago is more than just a hiking trip, something that you will discover during this tour. See tour.
10 days in Spain is enough to make a memorable trip to Spain. If you are looking for other trip durations in the country, check out our guide on how long to spend in Spain. You can also get in touch with our travel expert in Spain to create an itinerary from scratch.
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