24 days in Extremadura Itinerary

24 days in Extremadura Itinerary

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24 days in Extremadura Itinerary

Start: Salzburg
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Cuacos de Yuste
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hervas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Caceres
— 6 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Trujillo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Badajoz
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Zafra
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Salzburg

2
nights
Cuacos de Yuste

Cuacos de Yuste ©
On the 3rd (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Garganta de los Infiernos, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Inquisicion, then contemplate the waterfront views at Garganta Mayor, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de San Jeronimo de Yuste. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Floracion del Valle del Jerte, then admire the sheer force of Cascada Caozo, and then admire the striking features of Casa de La Pena.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cuacos de Yuste trip planning tool .

Salzburg, Austria to Cuacos de Yuste is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Salzburg in May; daily highs in Cuacos de Yuste reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hervas.

Things to do in Cuacos de Yuste

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Garganta la Olla, Garganta de los Infiernos, Cascada Caozo, Jerte Rural
Highlights from your plan
Monasterio de San Jeronimo de Yuste ©
Museo de la Inquisicion ©
Museo de la Inquisicion

3
nights
Hervas

Hervas ©
Hervás is a Spanish town in the north of the province of Cáceres. Change things up with these side-trips from Hervas: Meandro Melero (in Riomalo de Abajo), Castillo de Granadilla (in Zarza de Granadilla) and Plasencia (Catedral de Plasencia, Libreria La Puerta de Tannhauser, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Barrio Judio de Hervas, explore the ancient world of Ciudad romana de Caparra, examine the collection at Museo de la Moto y El Coche Clasico, and steep yourself in history at Iglesia Castillo de Santa Maria de Aguas Vivas.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hervas trip maker app .

Getting from Cuacos de Yuste to Hervas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cuacos de Yuste in May, things will get a bit cooler in Hervas: highs are around 25°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Caceres.

Things to do in Hervas

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plasencia, Meandro Melero, Castillo de Granadilla, Ciudad Rodrigo - Casco Historico, Ciudad romana de Caparra
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Plasencia ©
Catedral de Plasencia
Barrio Judio de Hervas ©
Barrio Judio de Hervas
Plasencia ©
Plasencia

6
nights
Caceres

Caceres ©
Cáceres is the capital of Cáceres province, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. Explore Caceres' surroundings by going to Alcantara (Conventual de San Benito & Puente de Alcantara) and Victorino Martin (in Coria). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Monfrague National Park, take an in-depth tour of Museo De Cáceres, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de Caceres, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Caceres trip planning website .

Drive from Hervas to Caceres in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hervas in May, with highs in Caceres at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Trujillo.

Things to do in Caceres

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Alcantara, Los Barruecos, Victorino Martin
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Historia de la Computacion ©
Monfrague National Park ©
Monfrague National Park

2
nights
Trujillo

Trujillo
Trujillo is a municipality located in the province of Cáceres, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, delve into the distant past at Castillo de Trujillo (Trujillo Castle), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Martin, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de Trujillo, then appreciate the history behind Estatua Ecuestre de Francisco Pizarro, and finally see the interesting displays at Pizarro House Museum. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Bodegas Habla, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Ruiz Torres, examine the collection at Mina Costanaza, then see the interesting displays at Museo de la Coria, and finally don't miss a visit to Palacio de Orellanas-Pizarro.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Trujillo trip itinerary website .

Drive from Caceres to Trujillo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Badajoz.

Things to do in Trujillo

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Bodegas Ruiz Torres, Mina Costanaza
Highlights from your plan
Pizarro House Museum
Pizarro House Museum
Plaza Mayor de Trujillo ©
Plaza Mayor de Trujillo
Castillo de Trujillo (Trujillo Castle) ©

6
nights
Badajoz

Badajoz ©
Badajoz is the capital of the Province of Badajoz in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Badajoz: Castillo de Luna (in Alburquerque), Merida (Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, Acueducto de los Milagros, & more) and Consorcio Museo Etnografico Extremeno Gonzalez Santana (in Olivenza). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Rincon Nazari, see the interesting displays at Museo Papercraft, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de San Francisco, and stroll through Paseo Fluvial del Guadiana.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Badajoz trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Trujillo to Badajoz in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Zafra.

Things to do in Badajoz

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Merida, Olivenza, Castillo de Luna
Highlights from your plan
Templo de Diana ©
Templo de Diana
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

4
nights
Zafra

Zafra ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zafra: Cortegana Castle (in Cortegana), Fieldwork Riotinto (in Minas de Riotinto) and Aracena (Plaza Gruta de las Maravillas, Iglesia Prioral Del Castillo, & more).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zafra day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Badajoz to Zafra takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Zafra are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zafra

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Aracena, Mezquita de Almonaster la Real, Fieldwork Riotinto, Castillo De Cortegana
Highlights from your plan
Plaza Gruta de las Maravillas ©
Plaza Gruta de las Maravillas
Fieldwork Riotinto ©
Fieldwork Riotinto
Ciudad de Zafra
Ciudad de Zafra