18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip itinerary planner

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Fly
1
Madrid
Fly
2
Bilbao
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Vitoria-Gasteiz
Drive
4
Medina de Pomar
Drive
5
San Sebastian - Donostia
Drive
6
Santander
— 1 night
Drive
7
Samaniego
Drive
8
Pamplona
— 1 night
Drive
9
Bilbao
— 5 nights
Drive
10
Marbella
— 4 nights
Drive
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Madrid
— 3 nights
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Madrid

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Madrid journey builder app.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Santo Domingo to Madrid. In June, daytime highs in Madrid are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Bilbao

— 2 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Begona.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Bilbao travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Bilbao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in June: highs in Bilbao hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Things to do in Bilbao

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vitoria-Gasteiz

Green Capital of Spain

The capital of the Basque country, Vitoria-Gasteiz is a medieval city with lively suburbs and a traditional but elegant urban feel.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vitoria-Gasteiz tour app.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Vitoria-Gasteiz takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bilbao in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Vitoria-Gasteiz. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel to Medina de Pomar.

Things to do in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Historic Sites · Wineries · Nightlife · Museums

Medina de Pomar

Medina de Pomar is a municipality and town located in the province of Burgos, Castile and León, Spain. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Medina de Pomar fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Medina de Pomar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Vitoria-Gasteiz in June, Medina de Pomar is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. You'll set off for San Sebastian - Donostia on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Medina de Pomar

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

San Sebastian - Donostia

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.
On the 16th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Miramar Palace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia day trip website.

Traveling by car from Medina de Pomar to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santander.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites
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Santander

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Playa de La Arnia and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Somo.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Santander road trip site.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Santander in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. June in Santander sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Samaniego.

Things to do in Santander

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Samaniego

Samaniego is a town and municipality located in the province of Araba (Álava), in the Basque Country (autonomous community), northern Spain. Make your Samaniego itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Santander to Samaniego in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Santander in June, you will find days in Samaniego are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are slightly colder (13°C). You'll set off for Pamplona on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Samaniego

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Pamplona

— 1 night
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. On the 18th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Bodega Otazu, snap pictures at Puente Romanico, and then see the sky in a new way at Pamplonetario.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pamplona trip app.

Traveling by car from Samaniego to Pamplona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Pamplona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bilbao.

Things to do in Pamplona

Wineries · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Bilbao

— 5 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

Family-friendly places like Playa de Zarautz and Playa de Azkorri will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Casilda Iturrizar parkea and Bodega El Fabulista. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bilbao: Bodegas Tritium (in Cenicero) and Laguardia (Bodegas Ysios & Bodegas Solar de Samaniego). See some other sides of Bilbao: see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Bilbao travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Pamplona to Bilbao by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Marbella.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Marbella

— 4 nights

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa El Bajondillo and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Family-friendly places like Playa El Palmar and Avenida del Mar will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Marbella side-trips: Museo Lara (in Ronda), Buddist Temple (in Benalmadena) and Malaga Feria (in Malaga). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Carihuela.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Marbella trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Bilbao to Marbella in 10 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, Marbella is a bit warmer than Bilbao - with highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Discover out-of-the-way places like Casco Historico de Toledo and Mirador del Valle. Kids will appreciate attractions like National Archaeological Museum of Spain and Plaza de Santa Ana. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (San Martin Bridge & Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes), Chorrera de los Litueros (in Somosierra) and Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park (in Carrascal del Rio). Enjoy Madrid some more: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Segovia and take a stroll through Old City.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Madrid itinerary builder site.

Drive from Marbella to Madrid in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

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.