23 days in Spain & Porto Itinerary

23 days in Spain & Porto Itinerary

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23 days in Spain & Porto Itinerary

Start: Montijo, Portugal
Drive:  8 h
1
Salamanca, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Valladolid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Burgos, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Santander, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Gijon, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
La Coruna, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
10
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Montijo, Portugal

1
night
Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then take in the views from Puente Romano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at La Purisima Church. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, contemplate the long history of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), then get a sense of history and politics at Universidad de Salamanca, then appreciate the history behind Monumento a Alberto Churriguera y al Conde Francos, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salamanca road trip planning site.

Montijo, Portugal to Salamanca is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Montijo in Junho, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°C in Salamanca. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Valladolid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

2
nights
Valladolid, Spain

Valladolid ©
A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Pasaje Gutierrez, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Pablo, brush up on your military savvy at Academia de Caballeria, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor de Valladolid, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa María La Antigua. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Campo Grande and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Escultura.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Valladolid road trip site.

You can take a train from Salamanca to Valladolid in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salamanca in Junho, you will find days in Valladolid are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Burgos.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plaza Mayor de Valladolid ©
Plaza Mayor de Valladolid
Museo Nacional de Escultura ©
Museo Nacional de Escultura
Campo Grande ©
Campo Grande

2
nights
Burgos, Spain

Burgos ©
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Evolucion Humana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral De Burgos, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Los Condestables, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de las Huelgas, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Cartuja de Miraflores.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Burgos day trip planner.

You can take a train from Valladolid to Burgos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In Junho, daytime highs in Burgos are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Catedral De Burgos ©
Catedral De Burgos
Museo de la Evolucion Humana ©
Museo de la Evolucion Humana
Cartuja de Miraflores ©
Cartuja de Miraflores

1
night
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Vitoria-Gasteiz ©
The capital of the Basque country, Vitoria-Gasteiz is a medieval city with lively suburbs and a traditional but elegant urban feel.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): make a trip to Mural "El Triunfo de Vitoria", then admire the striking features of Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Santa Maria.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vitoria-Gasteiz trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Burgos to Vitoria-Gasteiz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in Junho, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bodegas Fos
Highlights from your plan
Parque de la Florida ©
Parque de la Florida
Catedral de Santa Maria ©
Catedral de Santa Maria
Plaza de la Virgen Blanca ©
Plaza de la Virgen Blanca

4
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

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.
Take a break from San Sebastian - Donostia with a short trip to Palacio Real de Olite in Olite, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Zurriola Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia route planning site.

Getting from Vitoria-Gasteiz to San Sebastian - Donostia by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Sebastian - Donostia when traveling from Vitoria-Gasteiz in Junho, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palacio Real de Olite
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 24th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, then admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and then wander the streets of Casco Viejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up some local products at La Ribera Market, then make a trip to Taberna Plaza Nueva, then take in the views from White Bridge (Zubi Zuri), and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

Make your Bilbao itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In Junho, daily temperatures in Bilbao can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santander.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vizcaya Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Wine Tours & Tastings
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

2
nights
Santander, Spain

Santander ©
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.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Church and then kick back and relax at Playa Primera de El Sardinero. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Palacio de La Magdalena, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peninsula of Magdalena, and then step off the mainland to explore Mouro Island.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santander online journey planner.

Drive from Bilbao to Santander in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Bilbao in Junho, plan for a bit cooler days in Santander, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Gijon.

Things to do in Santander

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Laberinto de Villapresente, El Capricho de Gaudi, Museo de Altamira
Highlights from your plan
Peninsula of Magdalena ©
Peninsula of Magdalena
El Capricho de Gaudi ©
El Capricho de Gaudi
Palacio de La Magdalena ©
Palacio de La Magdalena

2
nights
Gijon, Spain

Gijon
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Lorenzo, then walk around Santa Catalina Headland (Cerro de Santa Catalina), and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Acuario de Gijon.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gijon vacation maker website.

You can drive from Santander to Gijon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in Junho, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to La Coruna.

Things to do in Gijon

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Oviedo
Highlights from your plan
Playa de San Lorenzo
Playa de San Lorenzo
Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura ©
Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura

2
nights
La Coruna, Spain

La Coruna ©
A Coruña is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Avenida de la Marina, make a trip to Plaza de Maria Pita, enjoy the sea views from Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium Finisterrae, and finally appreciate the history behind Fuente de Los Surfistas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Playa de Riazor, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monte de San Pedro, and then get great views at El Banco Máis Bonito.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read La Coruna journey planner.

You can drive from Gijon to La Coruna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In Junho, daytime highs in La Coruna are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in La Coruna

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

El Banco Máis Bonito
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium Finisterrae ©
Aquarium Finisterrae
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©
Plaza de Maria Pita ©
Plaza de Maria Pita

1
night
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
On the 2nd (Thu), make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santiago de Compostela day trip planning tool.

Santiago de Compostela is very close to La Coruna. In Julho, daytime highs in Santiago de Compostela are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Plaza del Obradoiro ©
Plaza del Obradoiro

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip planner.

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Porto is minus 1 hour. In Julho, daytime highs in Porto are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours
Wine Tours & Tastings

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