11 days in Spain Itinerary

11 days in Spain Itinerary

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Fly
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Haro
— 1 night
Drive
3
Santander
— 3 nights
Bus to Bilbao, Fly to Vigo
4
Vigo
— 1 night
Drive
5
Santiago de Compostela
— 2 nights
Fly

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Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Catedral Primada, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid tour itinerary planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from San Juan to Madrid. Expect little chillier evenings in Madrid when traveling from San Juan in July, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Haro.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Haro

— 1 night
Haro is a town and municipality in the northwest of La Rioja province in northern Spain. On the 18th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Bodega Conde de los Andes, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at RiojaNatura, and then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tritium.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Haro trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Madrid to Haro in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in July: high temperatures in Haro hover around 31°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santander.

Things to do in Haro

Wineries · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Santander

— 3 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 Museo de la Canteria Rodrigo Gil de Hontanon (in Rasines), Cueva Covalanas (in Ramales de la Victoria) and Museo Etnografico Joaquin Sainz de Rozas (in Soba). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Santisimo Cristo, stroll through Playa de Loredo, view the masterpieces at Iglesia de la Asuncion. Observatorio Del Arte, and don't miss a visit to Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Latas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santander online trip maker.

Drive from Haro to Santander in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Haro in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Santander: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Vigo.

Things to do in Santander

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Vigo

— 1 night
Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. On the 22nd (Thu), take in the local highlights with Eat & Walkabout, then get outside with Guías Malouco -Turismo y Aventura-, and then don't miss a visit to Cruceiro de Hio.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vigo trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santander to Vigo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Vigo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Vigo

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Santiago de Compostela

— 2 nights

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): walk around Parque de la Alameda, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Obradoiro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, and finally pause for some photo ops at Fonte dos Cabalos. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Monasterio de San Martin Pinario, walk around San Domingos de Bonaval Park, and then make a trip to Praza da Quintana de Vivos.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites · Parks

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

La Rioja travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
La Rioja is an autonomous community and a province in Spain, located in the north of the Iberian Peninsula. Its capital is Logroño. Other cities and towns in the province include Calahorra, Arnedo, Alfaro, Haro, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, and Nájera. It has an estimated population of 322,415 inhabitants (INE 2010).It covers part of the Ebro valley towards its north and the Iberian Range in the south. The community is a single province, so there is no County Council, and it is organized into 174 municipalities. It borders the Basque Country (province of Álava) to the north, Navarre to the northeast, Aragón to the southeast (province of Zaragoza), and Castilla y León to the west and south (provinces of Burgos and Soria).The area was once occupied by pre-Roman Berones, Pellendones and Basques. After partial recapture from the Muslims in the early tenth century, the region became part of the Kingdom of Pamplona, later being incorporated into Castile after a century and a half of disputes. From the eighteenth century the Rioja region remained divided between the provinces of Burgos and Soria, until in 1833 the province of Logroño was created, changing the name of the province to La Rioja in 1980 as a prelude to its constitution under a single provincial autonomous community in 1982. The name "Rioja" (from Río Oja) is first attested in 1099.

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Galicia travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Still largely untouched by international tourism, Galicia offers outstanding seafood and a strong connection to the ancient Celts. Steeped in history, Galicia often feels far removed from the rest of the country, tracing its cultural ancestry to these Northern tribes, who began settling in the area about 3,000 years ago. Celtic traits remained ingrained in everyday life even during the period the region was part of the Roman Empire. Fiercely independent, Galicians take great pride in their cultural heritage and architecture, and well-preserved World Heritage Sites and other attractions are readily found in the region’s towns and villages. Its varied landscapes include spectacular sea views and rugged mountains.