17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip planner

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Santiago de Compostela
— 3 nights
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Oviedo
— 2 nights
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Santander
— 4 nights
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Bilbao
— 3 nights
Train
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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 4 nights
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Santiago de Compostela

— 3 nights

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), see the interesting displays at Museo Catedralicio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de San Fructuoso, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo, don't miss a visit to Enxebre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Colegiata del Sar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santiago, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Monte do Gozo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago de Compostela planning website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Santiago de Compostela is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oviedo.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Oviedo

— 2 nights
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Julian de los Prados, don't miss a visit to Monasterio de San Pelayo, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Porlier. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, examine the collection at Museum of Mining and Industry, and then see the interesting displays at Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Oviedo road trip planning tool.

Getting from Santiago de Compostela to Oviedo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Oviedo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Santander.

Things to do in Oviedo

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santander

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Prehistory and Archaeology Museum of Cantabria and Centro de Arte Faro Cabo Mayor. Get a sense of the local culture at Barcena Mayor Historic Village and Refugio Antiaereo. Change things up with these side-trips from Santander: Ferreria de Cades (in Herrerias), Cobreces (in Torrelavega) and Santillana del Mar (Museo de Altamira, Calle de Juan Infante, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ermita de la Virgen del Mar, admire the masterpieces at Centro Botin, see the interesting displays at Centro De Interpretacion Del Hombre Pez, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Santisimo Cristo.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santander driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Oviedo to Santander by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Santander sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Santander

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bilbao

— 3 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Popular historic sites such as Salt Valley and Basilica of Begona are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Museo Fournier de Naipes de Alava. Take a break from Bilbao with a short trip to Basilica de San Prudencio de Armentia in Vitoria-Gasteiz, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Bilbao, Spain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria, explore the historical opulence of Palacio de la Diputacion, and examine the collection at Museo de Coches Clasicos y Antiguos Torre Loizaga.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bilbao trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Santander to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santander in July, expect nights in Bilbao to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

San Sebastian - Donostia

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Iglesia de San Salvador and Ermita de San Telmo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Castillo de la Mota and Albaola, The Sea Factory of the Basques. Step out of San Sebastian - Donostia with an excursion to Ekainberri in Zestoa--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Calle San Pedro, take a stroll through Parte Vieja, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach, and get great views at Monte Urgull.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary site.

Drive from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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.