23 days in Extremadura Itinerary

23 days in Extremadura Itinerary

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23 days in Extremadura Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Zafra
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Badajoz
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
3
Merida
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Trujillo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Caceres
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hervas
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Plasencia
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Cuacos de Yuste
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Newark

3
nights
Zafra

Zafra ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Casa del Ajimez, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santa Clara, take in the pleasant sights at El Castillo del Castellar, zafra, appreciate the history behind Arco de Jerez, then pause for some serene contemplation at Colegiata de La Candelaria, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Grande. On the next day, make a trip to Ciudad de Zafra, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Feria, then don't miss a visit to Arco Del Cubo, then explore the historical opulence of Castle Burguillos del Cerro, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zafra trip planner .

Newark, USA to Zafra is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Zafra, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Zafra, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Badajoz.

Things to do in Zafra

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Castillo de Feria, Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel, Castle Burguillos del Cerro
Highlights from your plan
Arco de Jerez ©
Arco de Jerez
Castillo de Feria ©
Castillo de Feria
Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel

3
nights
Badajoz

Badajoz ©
Badajoz is the capital of the Province of Badajoz in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. Step out of the city life by going to Castillo Miraflores de Alconchel and Playa de Cheles. Appreciate the collections at Consorcio Museo Etnografico Extremeno Gonzalez Santana and Cathedral Museum. Explore Badajoz's surroundings by going to Iglesia de Santa Maria del Mercado (in Alburquerque) and Olivenza (Palacio de los Duques de Cadaval, El Alcazar & La Torre Del Homenaje, & more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Badajoz, contemplate the long history of Jardin de la Galera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Andres, and examine the collection at Museo Papercraft.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Badajoz trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Zafra to Badajoz in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Badajoz can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Merida.

Things to do in Badajoz

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Olivenza, Playa de Cheles, Castillo Miraflores de Alconchel, Iglesia de Santa Maria del Mercado
Highlights from your plan
Jardin de la Galera ©
Jardin de la Galera
Iglesia de Santa Maria del Mercado ©

2
nights
Merida

Merida ©
Mérida is the capital of the autonomous community of Extremadura, western central Spain. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museo Arqueologico de Arte Visigodo, take in the views from Roman Bridge, steep yourself in history at Alcazaba, then stroll the grounds of Area Funeraria de los Columbarios, and finally make a trip to Circo romano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo del Automovil, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Etnografico, then step into the grandiose world of Medellin Castle, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Arte Romano.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Merida trip planner .

Traveling by train from Badajoz to Merida takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Merida, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Trujillo.

Things to do in Merida

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Don Benito, Medellin Castle
Highlights from your plan
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Museo Etnografico ©
Museo Etnografico

2
nights
Trujillo

Trujillo ©
Trujillo is a municipality located in the province of Cáceres, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Castillo de Trujillo (Trujillo Castle), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Coria, contemplate the long history of Aljibe Hispano-Musulman, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Martin, and finally appreciate the history behind Estatua Ecuestre de Francisco Pizarro. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Centro de Interpretacion de la Arqueologia Comarcal de Berzocana, then see the interesting displays at Mina Costanaza, then examine the collection at Museo de Vino y Queso, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Casa-Fuerte de Luis de Chaves "el Viejo".

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Trujillo online route planner .

You can drive from Merida to Trujillo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Trujillo can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Caceres.

Things to do in Trujillo

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mina Costanaza, Centro de Interpretacion de la Arqueologia Comarcal de Berzocana
Highlights from your plan

5
nights
Caceres

Caceres ©
Cáceres is the capital of Cáceres province, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. You'll explore and learn at Museo de Historia de la Computacion and Museo Vostell Malpartida. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town of Caceres and Iglesia de San Francisco Javier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Caceres: Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la O (in Navas del Modrono) and Conventual de San Benito (in Alcantara). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Palace de los Golfines de Abajo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe, take a memorable drive along Santuario de la Virgen de la Montana, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Monfrague National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Caceres holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Trujillo to Caceres takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Caceres sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Hervas.

Things to do in Caceres

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Malpartida de Caceres, Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la O, Conventual de San Benito
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Historia de la Computacion ©
Monfrague National Park ©
Monfrague National Park
Arco de la Estrella (Star Arch) ©
Arco de la Estrella (Star Arch)

3
nights
Hervas

Hervas ©
Hervás is a Spanish town in the north of the province of Cáceres. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pozo de las Paredes and Museo Perez Comendador-Leroux. Get some historical perspective at Parroquia de San Martín del Castañar and Iglesia de la Asuncion. Explore Hervas' surroundings by going to La Alberca (Ayuntamiento de La Alberca & Casa Museo Satur Juanela), Ruta Asentadero - Bosque de Los Espejos (in San Martin del Castanar) and Centro Historico (in Miranda del Castanar). There's lots more to do: trek along La Chorrera Hervas, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Bonilla de la Sierra, examine the collection at Centro Interpretacion Del Ferrocarril, and don't miss a visit to Iglesia Castillo de Santa Maria de Aguas Vivas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hervas day trip website .

Getting from Caceres to Hervas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Caceres in October, with highs in Hervas at 69°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Plasencia.

Things to do in Hervas

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

San Martin del Castanar, La Alberca, Castillo de Bonilla de la Sierra, Iglesia de la Asuncion, Pozo de las Paredes
Highlights from your plan
La Chorrera Hervas ©
La Chorrera Hervas
Castillo de Bonilla de la Sierra ©
Castillo de Bonilla de la Sierra
Parroquia de San Martín del Castañar ©

2
nights
Plasencia

Plasencia ©
On the 2nd (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Caozo, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de las Nogaledas, admire the striking features of Casa del Dean, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglessia y Convento de Santo Domingo, and finally don't miss a visit to Acueducto de Plasencia. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Convento de El Palancar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Plasencia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Nicolas, then walk around Parque de los Pinos, and finally make a trip to Plasencia.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Plasencia driving holiday tool .

Plasencia is just a stone's throw from Hervas. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hervas in November; daily highs in Plasencia reach 62°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cuacos de Yuste.

Things to do in Plasencia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cascadas de las Nogaledas, Cascada Caozo, Convento de El Palancar
Highlights from your plan
Parque de los Pinos ©
Parque de los Pinos
Catedral de Plasencia ©
Catedral de Plasencia
Iglesia de San Nicolas ©
Iglesia de San Nicolas

2
nights
Cuacos de Yuste

Cuacos de Yuste ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): snap pictures at Puente De Cuartos and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ruta del Trabuquete.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cuacos de Yuste attractions planning website .

You can drive from Plasencia to Cuacos de Yuste in an hour. November in Cuacos de Yuste sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cuacos de Yuste

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ruta del Trabuquete, Museo Del Pimenton, Puente De Cuartos, Museo Pecharroman
Highlights from your plan
Monasterio de San Jeronimo de Yuste ©
Museo Del Pimenton ©
Museo Del Pimenton
Museo Pecharroman ©
Museo Pecharroman