10 days in Cantabria Itinerary

10 days in Cantabria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cantabria trip planner

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Santander
— 8 nights
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Espinama
— 1 night
Drive to Santander Airport, Fly to Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport

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Santander

— 8 nights

Spain's Most Elegant City

Known for its prime north coast location and elegant city center, Santander remains the central destination for tourism and commerce in the whole Cantabrian region.
Explore Santander's surroundings by going to Noja (Playa de Trengandin & Playa de Ris), Comillas (Capilla-Panteon, El Capricho de Gaudi, &more) and Playa de Candado (in Isla). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Peninsula of Magdalena, see the interesting displays at Museo de Altamira, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Primera de El Sardinero, and get your game on at Logicamente Santander.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Santander trip planner.

Madrid to Santander is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In August, Santander is a bit cooler than Madrid - with highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Espinama.

Things to do in Santander

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Espinama

— 1 night
On the 19th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Torre de Horcados Rojos, examine the collection at Casa de las Donas, then head outdoors with Via Ferrata de Camaleno, and finally head outdoors with Picos Xtreme.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Espinama online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Santander to Espinama by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Espinama

Outdoors · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Cantabria travel guide

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Beaches · Zoos · Architectural Buildings
A region rich in archeological attractions, Cantabria is perhaps best known for Altamira cave, often called the "Sistine Chapel of Prehistoric Art." A land of lush vegetation and colorful artistic heritage, it’s also home to numerous nature reserves, mountain valleys, and short but very rapid rivers. Offering a little of everything, its sandy beaches and modern seaside resorts have brought about a boom in international tourism. Deeper inland, quiet country roads and an extensive network of trails offer a chance for leisurely sightseeing in this rugged region on foot, or by car or bicycle.