Spain is a country with a rich history and culture, so there are many options for a tour. But here is one possible itinerary for a tour of Spain that covers some of the country’s main highlights:
Day 1: Madrid
- Start your tour in Madrid, the capital of Spain. Visit the famous Prado Museum to see works by Spanish artists such as Velázquez and Goya.
- Take a stroll through Retiro Park, an oasis of green in the middle of the city.
- Explore the historic neighborhoods of Madrid, such as the Austrias and the vibrant La Latina.
Day 2: Toledo
- Take a day trip to the ancient city of Toledo, located about an hour from Madrid. Toledo is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture and its art, including the famous painting “The Burial of the Count of Orgaz” by El Greco.
- Take in the beautiful views of the city from the top of the Alcázar.
- Walk through the narrow, winding streets of the old city and visit the grand Cathedral of Toledo.
Day 3: Seville
- Take a train or drive to the southern city of Seville, known for its impressive Moorish architecture.
- Visit the Alcazar, a palace complex with beautiful gardens, tile work and courtyards
- Take a stroll through the charming Santa Cruz neighborhood, full of narrow streets, patios and flowers
- Experience the local culture by seeing a flamenco show in a traditional tablao
Day 4: Granada
- Take a train or drive to Granada, home of the famous Alhambra, a palace and fortress complex built by the Moors in the 14th century.
- Take a tour of the Alhambra and its stunning gardens, courtyards and patios
- Explore the historic city center, with the grand Cathedral of Granada and the Royal Chapel
- Visit the Sacromonte caves and see the flamenco shows in the cave’s taverns
Day 5: Barcelona
- Take a train or fly to Barcelona, the second-largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia.
- Take a walk down Las Ramblas, a lively boulevard lined with shops and street performers.
- Visit the iconic Sagrada Familia, an unfinished basilica designed by Gaudi
- See the Picasso Museum and the Joan Miró Foundation, which have works by the famous Spanish artists.
Of course, this is just one possible itinerary, and there is much more to see and do in Spain depending on your interest. But this tour would allow you to see some of the most famous and iconic sites in the country in a week, including the architecture, culture, art and monuments that define the nation, it’s up to you to decide what’s the most important to you, and what’s the best fit for your travel style and budget.