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Spanish Highlights Road Trip

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

Expect on your Spanish Highlights Road Trip 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
SHOW ON MAP Stages9 mi1,355.3 h/stage2.3

Best months to drive Spanish Highlights Road Trip in Spain

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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 480GBP drive & more 208GBP sleep & more 440GBP eat & more 360GBP Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,008GBP Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,488GBP
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 600GBP drive & more 271GBP sleep & more 770GBP eat & more 480GBP Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,520GBP Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,120GBP
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,424GBP drive & more 344GBP sleep & more 1,374GBP eat & more 720GBP Total (est. for 2 prs.) 2,438GBP Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 3,862GBP
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self cooking. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 2,249GBP drive & more 406GBP sleep & more 275GBP eat & more 360GBP Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,041GBP Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 3,290GBP
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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 1,355mi and there are around 2.3 hours each day on the road. Strap in and let’s hit the road!
number of days 12 number of days
route length 1,355 mi 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 1,355 mi Driving time 22.8 h Pace: fast 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 208 mi Driving time 3.7 h Pace: fast Stage map Trip plan
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2 Zaragoza - Burgos

Distance 208 mi Driving time 3.6 h Pace: fast Stage map Trip plan
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3 Burgos - León - Salamanca

Distance 242 mi Driving time 3.8 h Pace: fast Stage map Trip plan
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4 Salamanca - Ávila - Madrid

Distance 132 mi Driving time 2.2 h Pace: fast Stage map Trip plan
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5 Madrid - Toledo

Distance 46 mi Driving time 1.0 h Pace: fast Stage map Trip plan
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6 Toledo - Trujillo

Distance 136 mi Driving time 2.2 h Pace: fast Stage map Trip plan
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7 Trujillo - Mérida - Seville

Distance 173 mi Driving time 2.8 h Pace: fast Stage map Trip plan
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8 Seville - Cordoba

Distance 87 mi Driving time 1.6 h Pace: fast Stage map Trip plan
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9 Cordoba - Granada

Distance 123 mi Driving time 2.0 h Pace: fast Stage map Trip plan
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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 31mph, when driving around the build-up areas may result in a speeding fine. When it comes to rural areas, the maximum car speed is 62mph. When travelling on highways, you can drive at the allowed speed of 75mph. 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 208 GBP. You should take into consideration that economy accommodation options will cost more or less 440 GBP. When it comes to the travel expenses related to restaurants and food in this offer, the average expenses are 360 GBP. Travellers will have to pay approximately 480 GBP 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 1,008 GBP to approximately 1,488 GBP.
Holidayers who are interested in greater comfort and the standard option will pay approximately 271 GBP for the gasoline needed to cover the road trip. The expected approximate cost of standard accommodation is 770 GBP. When opting for this option, take into consideration that the food and restaurants within this range will cost about 480 GBP. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a standard hire car can expect a cost of roughly 600 GBP. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total approximately 2,120 GBP for travellers who would like to try car rental and 1,520 GBP 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 3,862 GBP for holidaymakers who are considering car rental and 1,520 GBP 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 1,424 GBP. When it comes to the premium version of the road trip, you have to spend the maximum of 344 GBP 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 1,374 GBP for hotels and approximately 720 GBP for food and restaurants.
Our trip will also meet the expectations all camper fans. If you choose this transport option, it costs around 2,249 GBP. Travellers will spend around 406 GBP on fuel allowing to cover all stages of the trip. Holidayers who would like to go for camper hire should expect to pay about 275 GBP for accommodation and more or less 360 GBP 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 31 mph
max speed rural max speed rural 62 mph
max speed highway max speed highway 75 mph
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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