13 days in Spain & Biarritz Itinerary

13 days in Spain & Biarritz Itinerary

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13 days in Spain & Biarritz Itinerary

Start: Pontevedra, Spain
Drive:  2​h
1
Lugo, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gijon, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Zaragoza, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Biarritz, France
— 2 nights
End: Biarritz, France

2
nights
Lugo, Spain

Lugo ©
Lugo is a city in northwestern Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Centro de Interpretacion de la Muralla Romana. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Mondonedo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Monasterio de San Salvador, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Salvador de Vilar de Donas, and finally get outside with Paseo do Rio Rato.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lugo holiday planner .

Pontevedra to Lugo is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Lugo are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Gijon.

Things to do in Lugo

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Iglesia de San Salvador de Vilar de Donas, Catedral de Mondonedo
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Catedral de Lugo ©
Catedral de Lugo
Muralla Romana de Lugo ©
Muralla Romana de Lugo
Centro Arqueologico San Roque ©
Centro Arqueologico San Roque

3
nights
Gijon, Spain

Gijon ©
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. On the 23rd (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Cabo Penas, brush up on your military savvy at Museo Maritimo de Asturias, explore the different monuments and memorials at Necropolis del Monte Areo, take in the waterfront at Senda Poniente-El Rinconin, then stroll through Via Verde la Camocha, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Del Sagrado Corazon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by La Plaza. El Mercado de Aviles, kick back and relax at Aguilar Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Ermita de la Regalina, then explore the striking landscape at Cabo Vidio, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Ferrocarril.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gijon tour planner .

You can drive from Lugo to Gijon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Gijon can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Gijon

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Museo Maritimo de Asturias, Faro de Cabo Penas, Aguilar Beach, Ermita de la Regalina, Cabo Vidio
Highlights from your plan
Aguilar Beach ©
Aguilar Beach
Faro de Cabo Penas ©
Faro de Cabo Penas
Museo Maritimo de Asturias ©
Museo Maritimo de Asturias

2
nights
Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On the 25th (Thu), make a trip to Plaza de Anaya, pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then steep yourself in history at Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Purisima Church. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural Arribes del Duero, explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Monterrey, admire the landmark architecture of Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo), then get a sense of history and politics at Universidad de Salamanca, and finally steep yourself in history at Escuelas Menores.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salamanca online trip builder .

You can drive from Gijon to Salamanca in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Gijon, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Salamanca, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Parque Natural Arribes del Duero
Highlights from your plan
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Catedral de Segovia capture your imagination. Do your shopping at Cava Baja Gallery and Mercado San Miguel. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo & Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes), Playa del Alberche (in Aldea del Fresno) and Alcazar de Segovia (in Segovia). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Madrid vacation maker .

Drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Madrid, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia, Playa del Alberche
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at Emoz, then admire the landmark architecture of La Lonja, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and finally contemplate the long history of Daroca.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Zaragoza sightseeing planner .

Take a train from Madrid to Zaragoza in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Zaragoza are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Lonja ©
La Lonja
Daroca ©
Daroca
Emoz ©
Emoz

2
nights
Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Cote des Basques, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Biarritz, then get great views at Rocher de la Vierge, and finally kick back and relax at Plage du Miramar. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Ateliers des Artistes de la Milady, then look for gifts at Mercado Les Halles, then head outdoors with La Grande Plage, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Biarritz trip planner .

You can drive from Zaragoza to Biarritz in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Zaragoza in June: highs in Biarritz hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Grande Plage ©
La Grande Plage
Ateliers des Artistes de la Milady ©

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