13 days in Spain & Porto Itinerary

13 days in Spain & Porto Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Valladolid, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Santander, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Gijon, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Walking tours, Catedral Primada, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and stroll around Parque del Oeste.

Before you visit Madrid, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from San Juan to Madrid, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Juan in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Valladolid.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Valladolid, Spain

— 1 night

Land of Castles

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 (Tue), examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Escultura, step into the grandiose world of Palacio Marques de Villena, then do a tasting at Bodega Muelas, then make a trip to Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas, and finally don't miss a visit to Ruta del Hereje.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Valladolid online tour planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Valladolid in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Madrid in July, with highs in Valladolid at 34°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bilbao.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Bilbao, Spain

— 1 night

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bilbao online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Valladolid to Bilbao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Valladolid in July, plan for little chillier days in Bilbao, with highs around 30°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santander.

Things to do in Bilbao

Wineries · Tours
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Santander, Spain

— 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.
On the 15th (Thu), grab your bike and head to Cantabrian Way, then kick back and relax at Playa De Valdearenas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Santisimo Cristo.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santander online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bilbao to Santander in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bilbao in July: highs in Santander hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gijon.

Things to do in Santander

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

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Gijon, Spain

— 1 night
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stop by La Esquina de Gijon, then get outside with Isabel la Catolica Paark, then stroll through Playa de Estano, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Meron.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gijon trip planner.

You can drive from Santander to Gijon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Gijon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

— 1 night

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
On the 17th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Monasterio de San Martin Pinario, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque De Belvis, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santiago de Compostela driving holiday planner.

Drive from Gijon to Santiago de Compostela in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gijon in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Santiago de Compostela, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Porto, Portugal

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Coimbra (Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, &more). The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, stop by Livraria Lello, take some stellar pictures from Terreiro da Se, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cais da Ribeira.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Santiago de Compostela to Porto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Porto. July in Porto sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

On the 21st (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Madrid online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Madrid is 1 hour. Traveling from Porto in July, expect Madrid to be somewhat warmer, temps between 40°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.