Rent a car in Málaga: explore the Iberian Peninsula by yourself!
What could be better than exploring the Iberian Peninsula on your own, regardless of the standard tour plan of the tour operator?
You can take your own car to any part of the peninsula to realise your plans, giving you plenty to discover. However, if you're not in the mood for a long trip, and just want to have some fun, you can always rent a car when you arrive at your destination.
In this article, we've put together a 6 days driving itinerary for Spain: From Málaga to the Atlantic, where you can visit the coastal Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
Day 1. Travelling from Málaga to San Sebastián, Guipuzcoa by car: don't forget about cheap car hire in Málaga
- Distance: 979km from Málaga
- Travel time by car: 9h. 45 min. via A-4 and A-1
A stunning, picturesque city on the Bay of Biscay close to the French border. Known as a centre for Basque cuisine. The city also hosts an international film festival every autumn. Relax with the family on Playa de la Concha, or go surfing on Playa de la Surriola.
Day 2. Travelling from San Sebastian to Logroño by car
- Distance: 165 km
- Travel time by car: 1 hour. 55 min by car via the A-15 and the A-12
After admiring the lush green valleys and the quaint Basque houses, Logroño is worth the drive. Stop by the pinch bar for some national dishes and a glass of Spain's famous Rioja wine. Logroño is the administrative centre of the autonomous community of Rioja.
Day 3. Journey from Logroño to Zaragoza by car
- Distance: 170 km
- Travel time by car: 1 hour. 47 min by road AP-68
After the famous vineyards of La Rioja, through lush hills and medieval villages, we arrive at our next destination, Zaragoza, with its monumental architectural monuments. Zaragoza is a city in northeastern Spain and the capital of the autonomous region of Aragon.
Day 4. Journey from Zaragoza to Tarragona by car: rent a car low cost in Malaga
- Distance: 236 km
- Travel time by car: 2 hours. 24 min. via AP-2
Further along the coast we arrive in the ancient port city of Tarragona. Here you can walk through the ruins of Roman Tarraco and admire the seaside amphitheatre and the necropolis.
Day 5. Travelling from Tarragona to Valencia by car
- Distance: 259 km
- Travel time by car: 2 hours. 42 min via the AP-7
Traveling along the coast, we arrive in Valencia, the third largest and most popular city in the country. Visit Valencia Cathedral before heading to the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, the City of Arts and Sciences. In this enormous architectural complex, visit the opera house, the cinema, the enormous arcade garden and the science museum. And be sure to visit the largest aquarium in Europe.
Day 6. Travelling from Valencia to Málaga by car: Don't forget about cheap car hire in Málaga
- Distance: 618 km
- Travel time by car: 6 h. 20 min. via A-7
The suggested route is designed for 6 days of comfortable travel by car, through popular cities of the Iberian Peninsula. You can continue in any direction of this vast and diverse country, the choice of a suitable destination is up to you.
The important thing is to combine sunbathing on the pristine beaches, visits to historical places of interest, outdoor activities, discovering the local cuisine and simply enjoying a wonderful tour that you have designed yourself. Have a great experience!
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📌 FREE roadside assistance.
📌 Free cancellation and change of reservations.
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