Updated: September 22, 2023Published: September 20, 2023
Have you been dreaming about Spain for the past few years? Have you been dreaming about traveling to the cosmopolitan European cities, the quiet medieval towns, or maybe the crystal blue beaches?
Have your dreams become reality just yet? If not, what is stopping you from traveling to Europe? I don’t know about you, but for years, I heard friends complain that they don’t travel enough, and when I finally asked one of them why, she said, “I don’t know where to start!”.
I finally got it! Most of our friends postponed trips because they didn’t know how to organize them, and who can blame them? What is best to choose with so many hotels, tours, restaurants, and places to see!?
**STOP DELAYING YOUR DREAM TRIP TO SPAIN**
I have always loved and enjoyed organizing trips; well, if you are reading this blog, you might see what has come of it. And I want to help you travel and discover Spain without worrying too much, without fighting with your spouse, and without sacrificing too much of your time organizing.
In this article, you will find 11 itineraries to travel to Spain, from 1 day to two weeks, all full of recommendations for different cities and activities.
You can follow them as they are or tweak them a bit and personalize the itineraries; after all, Sensation Spain’s itineraries are meant for you to enjoy and travel happily.
On top of that, I will link you to other resources that will make your time in Spain even better!
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How to plan a trip to Spain?
Planning a trip is like a writer confronting a blank page; you may have so many ideas but don’t know how to put them down and make them real.
Well, planning a trip can be way easier than writing a book because the information is already out there. You don’t have to be extra creative to plan an amazing trip. The only thing you need is to follow my three traveling steps.
(If you are traveling with a boyfriend or girlfriend, a wife or husband, or your entire family, it is vital that they also answer the same questions.)
Go from general to specific.
Create a set budget.
When can I make this trip? And what would be my ideal season?
How many days can I travel? How many days do I want to travel?
The most crucial part of organizing a trip is knowing when it would be possible. Timing affects the choice of season, place, and even your budget.
If your trip depends on company vacations, figure out when you can get them. If your trip depends solely on you, then choose your favorite season.
If you are wondering what is the best to travel to Spain, check out our featured article below. The best seasons are usually Spring and Autumn.
Go from General to Specific
After you have made a choice of season, let’s narrow down the travel options. I bet you have a book or a Pinterest board with all the cute places you want to see in Spain, with food recommendations, tips and tricks, and more.
Well, now is the time to gather all the general to create a more concrete board of the places you want to visit. Let’s answer the following questions:
Do I prefer cities or small towns? Do I want to include nature in my trip?
What are my top 10 places to see in Spain (cities or villages)?
Which of these places are best for the season I chose?
After doing this, you will have a list of the best places you can visit in Spain according to the season. Now, onto the final step.
Tip: When you list cities, also write down which ones are non-negotiable. For example, when planning my first trip to the Netherlands, I had only four days available (including flying) and four cities in mind: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, and Delt. I don’t enjoy rushing; I love discovering places, so I had to choose. Once I knew Delft was my non-negotiable and could narrow down my options, I could cross out Rotterdam and The Hague for the next occasion.
Create a set budget
After choosing the season, number of days, and the best places, it is time to set the amount of money you want to spend on this journey. Remember that a trip is an investment, so create a budget that will allow you to enjoy and not envy others.
In this article, you can read how much it costs to travel to Spain 🛫:
This is the section you came for! We have created 11 itineraries guided by the amount of time you might have available to travel to Spain.
We have made from 1 to 14 days itineraries, so you can choose what is best for you, your partner, and your family. They all include resources that will give you more information and advice to make your journey smoother and even more enjoyable!
Itinerary for 1 Day in Spain
In this article, you will find two itineraries, one for 24 hours well spent in Madrid and 24 hours to enjoy in Barcelona.
People who travel only for a day usually do it due to business trips or as a pit stop to go to another city; if any of this is your case, we got you covered!
In this article, five itineraries will help you spend the best 5 days in Spain. You will find one itinerary for Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville, another itinerary only to discover southern cities, and a third one to visit Spain’s major classics.
I love this article! Here, you will find a unique itinerary that will take you to Valencia and the Balearic Islands. This unique featured special is for those who have already seen Madrid and Barcelona and would like to give their trip nice ocean views!
This itinerary takes north and south! You will find three different ways to spend seven days in our country. The first itinerary takes you to the main cities plus Seville; the second itinerary takes you all the way to the north, where you will discover Bilbao and San Sebastián, and the third is special for first-timers as it takes you into an immersive trip to Madrid and Barcelona.
With two weeks in Spain, you get to see lots of the essentials! With this two-week itinerary in Spain, you go from North to South, traveling and discovering 12 cities and top UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Check it out!
If these itineraries are not enough and you still need a little help, leave us a comment or email us!
We love Spain, and we want more people to be able to explore it for real and with the most authentic experiences. At Sensational Spain, we aim to make your dream trip come true. Whether it is with your partner or your whole family, we can create a personalized trip for all of you.
If you want a completely different itinerary or wish to avoid all the research and booking, we can cover that for you, so you juts have to relax and enjoy Spain.
Inigo Navarro is a seasoned travel writer with a deep understanding of Spain's cities, culture, people and language. Born and raised in Spain, he has spent years exploring the country and is currently one of the most-read Travel Bloggers about Spain. Inigo is also an experienced digital marketer, a father to 4 beautiful children and a huge Real Madrid Fan. ¡Hala Madrid!