12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain Trip Planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Bilbao, Bus to Santander
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Santander
— 6 nights
Drive
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Potes
— 1 day
Drive
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Llanes
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ribadesella
— 2 nights
Drive to Asturias Airport, Fly to Paris

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Santander

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Iglesia San Pedro (in Castro Urdiales), Bilbao (Taberna Plaza Nueva, La Ribera Market, &more) and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (in Bermeo). Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Peninsula of Magdalena. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Primera de El Sardinero, make a trip to Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Latas, and get to know the resident critters at Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Santander trip tool.

Paris, France to Santander is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Santander, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Potes.

Things to do in Santander

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Potes

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Territorio Canopy and then get outside with Picos Xtreme.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Potes route maker site.

Traveling by car from Santander to Potes takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Potes are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Llanes.

Things to do in Potes

Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Llanes

— 3 nights
Llanes is a municipality of the province of Asturias, in northern Spain. On the 30th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Gulpiyuri and then stroll through Bufones de Pria. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of El Capricho de Gaudi, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Sobrellano, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Torimbia.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Llanes trip planner.

You can drive from Potes to Llanes in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ribadesella.

Things to do in Llanes

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ribadesella

— 2 nights
Ribadesella is a small municipality in the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias, Spain. Change things up with these side-trips from Ribadesella: Lake Covadonga (in Cangas de Onis), Santuario De Covadonga (in Covadonga) and Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano (in Oviedo). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Cuevona de Cuevas del Agua, make a trip to Ermita de la guia, take in panoramic vistas at Mirador del Fito, and take in the views from Puente Romano.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ribadesella trip builder website.

Ribadesella is just a stone's throw from Llanes. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ribadesella

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

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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.