12 days in Cantabria Itinerary

12 days in Cantabria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cantabria trip planner

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Fly to Santander Airport, Drive to Potes
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Potes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Valderredible
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santander
— 4 nights
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Potes

— 2 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ruta'l Quesu y la Sidra and Iglesia de San Salvador de Cantamuda. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parroquia de San Vicente and Palacio de Cernuda. Venture out of the city with trips to Ruta del Cares (in Poncebos), Iglesia Santa Maria Magdalena (in Poo de Cabrales) and Cueva El Soplao (in Celis).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Potes day trip planning tool.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Potes is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, expect Potes to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Valderredible.

Things to do in Potes

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Valderredible

— 4 nights
Get some cultural insight at Iglesia de San Martin de Fromista and Castle of the Dukes of Frias. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Iglesia de Santa Maria la Blanca and Iglesia de Santa Eufemia de Cozuelos. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valderredible: Vitoria-Gasteiz (Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, Catedral de Santa Maria, &more), Monasterio del Espino (in Santa Gadea) and Roman Villa La Tejada (in Quintanilla de la Cueza).

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Valderredible trip maker tool.

You can drive from Potes to Valderredible in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Potes in September, Valderredible is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Santander.

Things to do in Valderredible

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Santander

— 4 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.
Iglesia de San Pantaleon and Casco Viejo will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Faro de Punta Silla and Palacio de La Magdalena. Explore Santander's surroundings by going to Colegiata de Santillana del Mar (in Santillana del Mar), Vizcaya Bridge (in Getxo) and El Capricho de Gaudi (in Comillas). Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Peninsula of Magdalena. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Primera de El Sardinero and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santander trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Valderredible to Santander in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santander when traveling from Valderredible in September, with lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Santander

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.