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Spanish Highlights Road Trip

Barcelona - Zaragoza - Burgos - Salamanca - Madrid - Toledo - Trujillo - Seville - Cordoba - Granada

Expect on your itinerary

Urban life Urban life
Culture Culture
Historical sites Historical sites
Landscape Landscape
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Security Security
Spanish Highlights Road Trip ACTIVATE MAP Stages9 km2,175 h/stage2.6

Best months to drive

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VII VIII IX X XI XII

Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Spanish Highlights Road Trip in Spain?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 576EUR drive & more 250EUR sleep & more 528EUR eat & more 432EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,210EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,786EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 720EUR drive & more 325EUR sleep & more 924EUR eat & more 576EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,825EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,545EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,710EUR drive & more 413EUR sleep & more 1,650EUR eat & more 864EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 2,927EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 4,637EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 2,700EUR drive & more 488EUR sleep & more 330EUR eat & more 432EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,250EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 3,950EUR
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Spanish Highlights Road Trip Itinerary

If you are searching for an interesting road trip around Spain, Spanish Highlights Road Trip will surely meet your expectations. family will be especially delighted with this trip. The route takes you through such beautiful places as Barcelona, Burgos, and Salamanca. The route described in this article was designed for 12 days of travel, however, you can also complete it in 8. Of course, if you are tempted with the picturesqueness of the region, you can always extend your tour. The tour will take 2,175km and there are around 2.6 hours each day on the road. Strap in and let’s hit the road!
number of days 12 number of days
route length 2,175 km route length
budget fair budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the right traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level
During Spanish Highlights Road Trip, holidayers will spend plenty of time outside the urban areas where they will have the opportunity to contemplate breathtaking nature. The road trip is a great opportunity to see a number of thrilling spots relatively stress-free and for a reasonable price. The road trip will be enjoyed by all drivers who are into foreign cultures. While on Spanish Highlights Road Trip, you will also have a superb option to see multiple brilliant historical sites. Holidayers will have an equal opportunity to see the urban life, as the adventure also passes through numerous urban zones. Driving on the right and a moderate number of accidents are characteristic features of the road conditions in the region. The period between April and October are the recommended months for the trip.

START Barcelona

Distance 2,175 km Driving time 23.7 h Pace: fast 652.6 kWh Airports BCN
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Your journey starts at the Barcelona Airport. It is precisely the place where you can collect your rental vehicle.

1 Barcelona - Montserrat - Zaragoza

Distance 335 km Driving time 3.9 h Pace: fast 100.5 kWh View map Itinerary
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2 Zaragoza - Burgos

Distance 325 km Driving time 3.7 h Pace: fast 97.6 kWh View map Itinerary
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3 Burgos - León - Salamanca

Distance 389 km Driving time 3.9 h Pace: fast 116.8 kWh View map Itinerary
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4 Salamanca - Ávila - Madrid

Distance 214 km Driving time 2.4 h Pace: fast 64.1 kWh View map Itinerary
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5 Madrid - Toledo

Distance 74 km Driving time 1.0 h Pace: fast 22.1 kWh View map Itinerary
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6 Toledo - Trujillo

Distance 221 km Driving time 2.4 h Pace: fast 66.3 kWh View map Itinerary
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7 Trujillo - Mérida - Seville

Distance 279 km Driving time 2.8 h Pace: fast 83.8 kWh View map Itinerary
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8 Seville - Cordoba

Distance 141 km Driving time 1.6 h Pace: fast 42.2 kWh View map Itinerary
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9 Cordoba - Granada

Distance 198 km Driving time 2.1 h Pace: fast 59.4 kWh View map Itinerary
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Spanish Highlights Road Trip Summary

We hope that our Spanish Highlights Road Trip has inspired you.
Our tour can be used as a base that you can recreate in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with original stopovers of your choice.
If car travel is the preferred travel mode for you, there are a number of important traffic regulations to follow and a number of elements to remember to turn your road trip into pure pleasure. These tips will also become useful for tourists who are interested in car hire or camper hire in Spain.
It is vital to follow the local road rules when on a tour around Spain. Alcohol is best to be avoided at all costs when Spain is your road trip destination. The permitted blood alcohol level is low and amounts to only 0.5‰. Exceeding the maximum speed limit, which is 50km/h, when driving around the build-up areas may result in a speeding fine. When it comes to rural areas, the maximum car speed is 100km/h. When travelling on highways, you can drive at the allowed speed of 120km/h. It is best to equip your car with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit and drive with your headlights on at daytime to increase your safety.
One of the decisive factors when scheduling an itinerary is costs. The money that you have to pay is dependent on the budget option that you choose. Let’s have a look at the budget options.
We estimate that the budget option when it comes to fuel to cover the planned 10 stages across Spain can cost around 250 EUR. You should take into consideration that economy accommodation options will cost more or less 528 EUR. When it comes to the travel expenses related to restaurants and food in this offer, the average expenses are 432 EUR. Travellers will have to pay approximately 576 EUR if they go for the cheapest car hire option as well. Thus, going for vehicle rental will increase the expenses of the road trip from about 1,210 EUR to approximately 1,786 EUR.
Holidayers who are interested in greater comfort and the standard option will pay approximately 325 EUR for the gasoline needed to cover the road trip. The expected approximate cost of standard accommodation is 924 EUR. When opting for this option, take into consideration that the food and restaurants within this range will cost about 576 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a standard hire car can expect a cost of roughly 720 EUR. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total approximately 2,545 EUR for travellers who would like to try car rental and 1,825 EUR for those who are not interested in rental.
Tourists who are considering the highest level of convenience will be pleased with the premium option. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total roughly 4,637 EUR for holidaymakers who are considering car rental and 1,825 EUR for those who do not need a rental car. Travellers who would like to cover the tour in a premium hire car should expect a cost of roughly 1,710 EUR. When it comes to the premium version of the road trip, you have to spend the maximum of 413 EUR on the fuel needed to cover the tour. Tourists who would like to go for top services in all aspects of their adventure should expect to pay approximately 1,650 EUR for hotels and approximately 864 EUR for food and restaurants.
Our trip will also meet the expectations all camper fans. If you choose this transport option, it costs around 2,700 EUR. Travellers will spend around 488 EUR on fuel allowing to cover all stages of the trip. Holidayers who would like to go for camper hire should expect to pay about 330 EUR for accommodation and more or less 432 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The section Road Trip Costs presents all the presented details in an easy to follow manner.
The part of Spain presented in our adventure idea is superb to be explored between April and October. If Spanish Highlights Road Trip has inspired you, you should see other picturesque road adventures that we offer on our website. We hope that the great versatility of travel opportunities will surely meet the expectations of the most demanding travellers.

Facts for safer driving in Spain

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 50 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 100 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 120 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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