18 days in Spain & Aire-sur-l'Adour Itinerary

18 days in Spain & Aire-sur-l'Adour Itinerary

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Aire-sur-l'Adour, France
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Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
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Cudillero, Spain
— 2 nights
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Noja, Spain
— 3 nights
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Potes, Spain
— 3 nights
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Santillana del Mar, Spain
— 2 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Aire-sur-l'Adour, France

— 1 night
Aire-sur-l'Adour is a commune in the Landes department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.It lies on the river Adour in the wine area of southwest France. On the 5th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Aire-sur-l'Adour online trip itinerary planner.

The Hague, The Netherlands to Aire-sur-l'Adour is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from The Hague in August, you will find days in Aire-sur-l'Adour are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Aire-sur-l'Adour

Historic Sites

Bilbao, Spain

— 2 nights

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 6th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Palacio Lezama Leguizamon, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Arrigunaga, then head outdoors with Parapente Bizkaia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Azkorri, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Palacio Chavarri, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón, get great views at El Balcon de Bizkaia, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Artxanda, and finally get in on the family fun at Forestal Park Bilbao.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bilbao vacation planner.

Getting from Aire-sur-l'Adour to Bilbao by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August in Bilbao, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Bilbao

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Enxebre, then make a trip to Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo, then don't miss a visit to Praza da Quintana de Vivos, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de San Fructuoso.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Santiago de Compostela is a bit cooler than Bilbao - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cudillero.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites

Cudillero, Spain

— 2 nights
Cudillero is a small village and municipality in the Principality of Asturias, Spain. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Mirador de la Garita-Atalaya, enjoy the sand and surf at Cabo Busto, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Busto, and finally make a trip to Casas de indianos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Candamo, get to know the resident critters at El Rincon de las Aves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playon de Bayas, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Espiritu Santo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Jesus de Nazareno, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Pedro.

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You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Cudillero in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 12th (Thu), you're off to Noja.

Things to do in Cudillero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Noja, Spain

— 3 nights
Noja is a municipality located in the autonomous community of Cantabria, Spain. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cabo de Ajo and Parque natural de las Marismas de Santona. Take a break from the city and head to Cueva Cullalvera and La Ojerada. Get out of town with these interesting Noja side-trips: Playa Arenillas (in Islares), Nacimiento del Rio Gandara (in Soba) and Nacimiento del Rio Ason (in Ason). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Candado, make a trip to Fuerte del Rastrillar, get outside with Monte Buciero, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Asuncion.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Noja online day trip planner.

You can drive from Cudillero to Noja in 3 hours. In August in Noja, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Potes.

Things to do in Noja

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Potes, Spain

— 3 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Potes Aventura and Via Ferrata de Camaleno. Step off the beaten path and head to Monasterio de San Andres de Arroyo and Ermita de San Pelayo. Explore Potes' surroundings by going to Iglesia de San Juan Bautista (in Moarves de Ojeda), Iglesia de la Asuncion (in Cervera de Pisuerga) and Iglesia de Santa Eufemia de Cozuelos (in Olmos De Ojeda).

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Potes road trip planning app.

Drive from Noja to Potes in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santillana del Mar.

Things to do in Potes

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Santillana del Mar, Spain

— 2 nights
Santillana del Mar is a historic town situated in Cantabria, Spain. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monumento Natural de las Sequoias del Monte Cabezon, and Iglesia de Santa Maria de Los Angeles. Get in touch with nature at Comillas' Beach and Playa de Luana. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santillana del Mar: Santander (Prehistory and Archaeology Museum of Cantabria, Refugio Antiaereo, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Playa de La Arnia, make a trip to Laberinto de Villapresente, snap pictures at La Maza Bridge, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle de Juan Infante.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Santillana del Mar vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Potes to Santillana del Mar in 1.5 hours. August in Santillana del Mar sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Santillana del Mar

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get outside with Parque Ecologico de Plaiaundi, contemplate the long history of St. Mary Gate, enjoy the sea views from Higer Lighthouse, then don't miss a visit to Ermita de Guadalupe, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jaizkibel, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Santillana del Mar to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

4.5
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.

Asturias travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
With a dramatic coastline of nearly 600 beaches, a rolling countryside of deep valleys, and sleepy villages that provide a rustic backdrop, a holiday in Asturias can be as varied as you like. Fiercely proud of its ties to an ancient Celtic culture, the local population considers its part of the country the "real" Spain--this region was the only part of the country never completely conquered by the Moors. In many ways, the modern Spanish state grew right out of this unconquerable land. Today, Asturias possesses a huge number of pre-medieval attractions, many dating as far back as the 7th century. Numerous historical attractions scattered across the region’s rural landscape are World Heritage Sites, well-preserved remnants of Spain’s early Christian heritage.