22 days in Extremadura Itinerary

22 days in Extremadura Itinerary

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22 days in Extremadura Itinerary

Start: Malaga
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Fuente del Arco
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Zafra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Badajoz
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
4
Merida
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Caceres
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Coria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Plasencia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Cuacos de Yuste
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Trujillo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Malaga

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Fuente del Arco

Fuente del Arco ©
Fuente del Arco is a municipality located in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermita Virgen del Ara, then explore the ancient world of Ruinas del Teatro Romano de Regina, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Mayor de Nuestra Senora de la Granada, and finally examine the collection at Museo Historico de Llerena.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fuente del Arco travel planning website .

Malaga to Fuente del Arco is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zafra.

Things to do in Fuente del Arco

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Llerena, Ruinas del Teatro Romano de Regina
Highlights from your plan
Ruinas del Teatro Romano de Regina ©
Ermita Virgen del Ara ©
Ermita Virgen del Ara

2
nights
Zafra

Zafra ©
On the 9th (Mon), make a trip to Plaza Grande, examine the collection at Museo Del Jamon de Monesterio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel, then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Templaria, and finally admire the striking features of Castle Burguillos del Cerro. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ciudad de Zafra, examine the collection at Museo Historico y Etnografico, pause for some photo ops at Arco de Jerez, then ponder the world of politics at Casa Consistorial de Zafra, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Colegiata de La Candelaria, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Chica.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Zafra trip planner .

Drive from Fuente del Arco to Zafra in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Zafra are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Badajoz.

Things to do in Zafra

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Jerez de los Caballeros, Museo Historico y Etnografico, Museo Del Jamon de Monesterio, Castle Burguillos del Cerro
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel
Museo Historico y Etnografico ©
Museo Historico y Etnografico
Museo Del Jamon de Monesterio ©
Museo Del Jamon de Monesterio

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nights
Badajoz

Badajoz ©
Badajoz is the capital of the Province of Badajoz in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. Castillo de Luna and Casa De Misericordia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Consorcio Museo Etnografico Extremeno Gonzalez Santana and Archaeological Museum of Badajoz. Change things up with these side-trips from Badajoz: Iglesia Santa Maria Magdalena (in Olivenza) and Torre del Homenaje (in Monforte de Lemos). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 14th (Sat) at Aquabadajoz. The adventure continues: make a trip to Rincon Nazari, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of La Soledad, learn about all things military at Museo del Carnaval de Badajoz, and explore the world behind art at Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Badajoz road trip app .

You can drive from Zafra to Badajoz in an hour. September in Badajoz sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Merida.

Things to do in Badajoz

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Olivenza, Castillo de Luna, Torre del Homenaje
Highlights from your plan
Aquabadajoz ©
Aquabadajoz
Castillo de Luna ©
Castillo de Luna

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nights
Merida

Merida ©
Mérida is the capital of the autonomous community of Extremadura, western central Spain. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Templo de Diana, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, make a trip to Basilica de Santa Eulalia, then make a trip to Acueducto de los Milagros, and finally contemplate the long history of Alcazaba. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Medellin Castle, make a trip to Circo romano, appreciate the history behind Casa del Mitreo, then take a stroll through Casco Historico de Merida, and finally take in the views from Roman Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Merida tour itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Badajoz to Merida in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Merida sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Caceres.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Medellin Castle
Highlights from your plan
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Acueducto de los Milagros ©
Acueducto de los Milagros

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Caceres

Caceres ©
Cáceres is the capital of Cáceres province, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. Let the collections at Museo De Cáceres and Palace de los Golfines de Abajo capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Real Monasterio De Santa Maria de Guadalupe and Torre de Bujaco. Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Monfrague National Park. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Star Archway (Arco de la Estrella), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria Church-Procathedral, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Arabe de Caceres Yussuf al Burch, and have fun and explore at Museo Apple e Historia de la Computacion.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Caceres driving holiday planning tool .

Drive from Merida to Caceres in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Caceres can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Coria.

Things to do in Caceres

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Casar de Caceres, Museo Vostell Malpartida
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Historia de la Computacion ©
Arco de la Estrella (Star Arch) ©
Arco de la Estrella (Star Arch)

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nights
Coria

Coria ©
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the views from Puente Viejo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Asuncion, and then make a trip to Castillo de Trevejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Puente de Alcantara, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Carcel Real, make a trip to Puerta de San Pedro., contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Madre de Dios, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de los Duques de Alba, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerta de San Francisco.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Coria journey builder .

Getting from Caceres to Coria by car takes about an hour. In September in Coria, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Plasencia.

Things to do in Coria

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Puente de Alcantara, Castillo de Trevejo
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de Trevejo ©
Castillo de Trevejo
Catedral de la Asuncion ©
Catedral de la Asuncion
Convento de Madre de Dios ©
Convento de Madre de Dios

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nights
Plasencia

Plasencia ©
On the 24th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Ciudad romana de Caparra, examine the collection at Museo de la Moto y El Coche Clasico, then see the interesting displays at Convento de El Palancar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Plasencia, and finally don't miss a visit to Plasencia. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Barrio Judio de Hervas, see the interesting displays at Museo Perez Comendador-Leroux, and then identify plant and animal life at Parque de la Isla.

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You can drive from Coria to Plasencia in an hour. September in Plasencia sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Cuacos de Yuste.

Things to do in Plasencia

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hervas, Ciudad romana de Caparra, Convento de El Palancar
Highlights from your plan
Convento de El Palancar ©
Convento de El Palancar
Catedral de Plasencia ©
Catedral de Plasencia
Ciudad romana de Caparra ©
Ciudad romana de Caparra

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Cuacos de Yuste

Cuacos de Yuste ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo Pecharroman, examine the collection at Museo Del Pimenton, explore the activities along Garganta Mayor, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Militar Aleman, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de San Jeronimo de Yuste.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cuacos de Yuste road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Plasencia to Cuacos de Yuste takes an hour. September in Cuacos de Yuste sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Cuacos de Yuste

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Museo Del Pimenton, Garganta Mayor, Museo Pecharroman
Highlights from your plan
Monasterio de San Jeronimo de Yuste ©
Museo Del Pimenton ©
Museo Del Pimenton
Museo Pecharroman ©
Museo Pecharroman

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nights
Trujillo

Trujillo ©
Trujillo is a municipality located in the province of Cáceres, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. On the 27th (Fri), wander the streets of Historic Centre of Trujillo, pause for some photo ops at Estatua Ecuestre de Francisco Pizarro, see the interesting displays at Pizarro House Museum, then explore the ancient world of Castillo de Trujillo (Trujillo Castle), then examine the collection at Museo de la Coria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de Trujillo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Martin, then do a tasting at Bodegas Ruiz Torres, then admire the architecture and history at Museos del Real Monasterio de Guadalupe, and finally see the interesting displays at Belen Artesanal De Norberto.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Trujillo online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cuacos de Yuste to Trujillo takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Guadalupe, Mina Costanaza, Bodegas Ruiz Torres
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor ©
Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor
Historic Centre of Trujillo ©
Historic Centre of Trujillo