12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Santiago de Compostela
1
Santiago de Compostela
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
La Coruna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Oviedo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Valladolid
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Salamanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Madrid
— 2 nights
End: Madrid

2
nights
Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
On the 7th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Casa de la Troia and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santiago, then examine the collection at Museo Etnografico Casa Do Patron, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Veracruz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de Oseira.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santiago de Compostela trip planner .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airports are Santiago de Compostela Airport and A Coruña Airport. In September in Santiago de Compostela, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to La Coruna.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Foxos, Iglesia de Santiago, Iglesia de la Veracruz, Monasterio de Oseira, Museo Etnografico Casa Do Patron
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Foxos ©
Playa de Foxos
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Monasterio de Oseira ©
Monasterio de Oseira

2
nights
La Coruna

La Coruna ©
A Coruña is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. On the 10th (Mon), examine the collection at Emilia Pardo Bazan House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Santiago, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Santa Cristina. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Faro de Punta Nariga, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ermita de Santo Adrián, and then stroll through Playa de Razo.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our La Coruna trip itinerary planner .

La Coruna is very close to Santiago de Compostela. In September in La Coruna, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oviedo.

Things to do in La Coruna

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Malpica de Bergantinos, Praia De Razo, Playa de Santa Cristina
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Santa Cristina ©
Playa de Santa Cristina
Faro de Punta Nariga ©
Faro de Punta Nariga
Ermita de Santo Adrián ©
Ermita de Santo Adrián

2
nights
Oviedo

Oviedo ©
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Julian de los Prados, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Ferrocarril, and finally contemplate the long history of Termas Romanas de Campo Valdes.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Oviedo journey builder site .

Traveling by car from La Coruna to Oviedo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Oviedo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Oviedo

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gijon
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias ©
Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias
Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo ©
Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo
San Julian de los Prados ©
San Julian de los Prados

1
night
Valladolid

Valladolid ©
A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
On the 13th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Casa de Cervantes, brush up on your military savvy at Academia de Caballeria, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor de Valladolid, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Benito, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Escultura. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Miguel and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Juan Bautista, Banos de Cerrato.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Valladolid trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Oviedo to Valladolid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Oviedo in September, you will find days in Valladolid are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are slightly colder (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Salamanca.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Church of San Juan Bautista, Iglesia de San Miguel
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Escultura ©
Museo Nacional de Escultura
Plaza Mayor de Valladolid ©
Plaza Mayor de Valladolid
Church of San Juan Bautista ©
Church of San Juan Bautista

2
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural Arribes del Duero, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Anaya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salamanca online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Valladolid to Salamanca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Salamanca sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Parque Natural Arribes del Duero
Highlights from your plan
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) ©
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva)

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): explore the activities along Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and then admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid travel route app .

Getting from Salamanca to Madrid by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Madrid, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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