11 days in Spain Itinerary

11 days in Spain Itinerary

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Madrid
— 1 night
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Logrono
— 2 nights
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Bilbao
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santander
— 1 night
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Madrid
— 2 nights
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Madrid

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid tour website.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Madrid is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Luxembourg City in July, with highs in Madrid at 94°F and lows at 68°F. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Logrono.

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Logrono

— 2 nights
Logroño is a city in northern Spain, on the Ebro River. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Maria de Palacio and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo de la Rioja and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santiago el Real.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Logrono journey builder app.

You can drive from Madrid to Logrono in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Madrid in July; daily highs in Logrono reach 87°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Logrono

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Bilbao

— 2 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): experience the excitement of La Ribera Market and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bilbao, Spain. Keep things going the next day: have fun and explore at Ferreria de El Pobal, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Begona, and then get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bilbao trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Logrono to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Logrono in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bilbao: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

San Sebastian - Donostia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
On the 4th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Albaola, The Sea Factory of the Basques, then wander the streets of Parte Vieja, and then take a stroll through La calle 31 de agosto. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Eureka! Zientzia Museoa, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santander.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santander

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle de Juan Infante, then examine the collection at Museo de Altamira, and then kick back and relax at Playa De Valdearenas. On the next day, explore the engaging exhibits at Prehistory and Archaeology Museum of Cantabria, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Camello, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de la Esperanza.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Santander trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Santander takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Santander

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Madrid

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, and finally admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Madrid online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santander to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. When traveling from Santander in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · 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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