15 days in Cantabria & Basque Country Itinerary

15 days in Cantabria & Basque Country Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain holiday planner

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Fly to Santander Airport, Drive to Comillas
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Comillas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Espinama
— 1 night
Drive
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Noja
— 1 night
Drive
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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 10 nights
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Comillas

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at Ferreria de Cades and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva El Soplao. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Playa de Oyambre, then make a trip to Castillo del Rey, then get outside with Monumento Natural de las Sequoias del Monte Cabezon,, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of cueva del castillo.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Comillas route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Comillas is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Comillas, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Espinama.

Things to do in Comillas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Espinama

— 1 night
On the 20th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Picos de Europa, take in the awesome beauty at Torre de Horcados Rojos, and then get outside with Picos Xtreme.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Espinama route planner.

You can drive from Comillas to Espinama in 2 hours. In August in Espinama, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Noja.

Things to do in Espinama

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Noja

— 1 night
Noja is a municipality located in the autonomous community of Cantabria, Spain. To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Noja trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Espinama to Noja in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Noja are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll set off for San Sebastian - Donostia on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Noja

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

San Sebastian - Donostia

— 10 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Sebastian - Donostia: Historic Center of Hondarribia (in Hondarribia), Pamplona (Fortress and Walls of Pamplona, Catedral de Pamplona, &more) and Molino del Infierno/Infernuko (in Etxalar). Dedicate the 22nd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach, step into the grandiose world of Palacio Real de Olite, don't miss a visit to Peine del Viento, and take in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia route planner.

Traveling by car from Noja to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in San Sebastian - Donostia can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cantabria travel guide

4.1
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.

Basque Country travel guide

4.4
Art Museums · Beaches · Landmarks
Proud of its distinctive culture, the Basque Country is known to its local population as Euskadi or Euskal Herria, "Land of Basque Speakers." Widely regarded as one of the world’s best destinations for gastronomic itineraries, this region includes several major culinary centers, not the least of which is San Sebastián, known for its singular tapas or "pintxos," as the locals call them. The region’s big cities boast not only award-winning restaurants, but also numerous galleries, museums, and historical attractions. Beyond these urban centers, Basque culture thrives in villages dotting the rolling foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains, which are home to a multitude of world-class wineries and innovative cider cellars.