26 days in Spain Itinerary

26 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain visit planner

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Santiago de Compostela
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La Coruna
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Gijon
— 2 nights
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Llanes
— 2 nights
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Santander
— 2 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia
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Bilbao
— 2 nights
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Vitoria-Gasteiz
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Burgos
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Valladolid
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Salamanca
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Santiago de Compostela

— 2 nights

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Praza da Inmaculada, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, and then view the masterpieces at Sargadelos.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago de Compostela trip builder website.

Montijo, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, Santiago de Compostela is a bit cooler than Montijo - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to La Coruna.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

La Coruna

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa de Riazor, see the interesting displays at Domus, visit a coastal fixture at Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), see the interesting displays at Castle of San Anton, then learn about all things military at Museo Militare Regionale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Domingo Church. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Science and Technology, get to know the fascinating history of Monte de San Pedro, then get a taste of the local shopping with Fundacion Luis Seoane, then don't miss a visit to Praza de Maria Pita, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Refugio de Verdes.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the La Coruna attractions planning app.

Drive from Santiago de Compostela to La Coruna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in La Coruna can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gijon.

Things to do in La Coruna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

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Gijon

— 2 nights
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. On the 17th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria de Luanco, trek along Desfiladero Les Xanes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo, then walk around Santa Catalina Headland (Cerro de Santa Catalina), and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Acuario de Gijon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa de San Lorenzo, examine the collection at Museum of Mining and Industry, then explore the galleries of Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gijon vacation planner.

You can drive from La Coruna to Gijon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Gijon sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Llanes.

Things to do in Gijon

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Llanes

— 2 nights
Llanes is a municipality of the province of Asturias, in northern Spain. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario De Covadonga, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Gulpiyuri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Torimbia, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de Poo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bufones de Pria, kick back and relax at Playa de Cuevas del Mar, then examine the collection at Museo Jurasico de Asturias (MUJA), then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria de Los Angeles, and finally Head underground at Cueva El Soplao.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Llanes trip planner.

You can drive from Gijon to Llanes in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Llanes are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Santander.

Things to do in Llanes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santander

— 2 nights

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 21st (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Parque de Cabo Mayor, examine the collection at Museo de Altamira, then kick back and relax at Playa de El Puntal, then kick back and relax at Playa Primera de El Sardinero, and finally experience the excitement of Logicamente Santander. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Costa Quebrada Geologic Park, then explore the historical opulence of Palacio de La Magdalena, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peninsula of Magdalena.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Santander trip builder tool.

You can drive from Llanes to Santander in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Santander, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Santander

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Sebastian - Donostia

— 2 nights

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 23rd (Tue), stroll through La Concha Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the masterpieces at San Telmo Museoa, then visit Parte Vieja, and finally make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo, see the interesting displays at Museum Cemento Rezola, take in the dramatic natural features at Basque Coast Geopark, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de la Mota, and finally look for gifts at Lance and Malone Art Shop.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santander to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in San Sebastian - Donostia sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

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.
On the 25th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Basondo, identify plant and animal life at Urdaibai Bird Center, explore the ancient world of Torre de Villela-Torrebillela, get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, then stroll through El Balcon de Bizkaia, and finally have fun at La Ribera Market.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bilbao visit planning tool.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vitoria-Gasteiz

— 2 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo de los Faroles and Junguitu ?Hablamos de Vino?. Get a sense of the local culture at Catedral de Santa Maria and Museo Fournier de Naipes de Alava. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vitoria-Gasteiz: Bodegas Tritium (in Cenicero), Bodegas Marques de Riscal (in Elciego) and Bodega La Rioja Alta S.A. (in Haro). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Anillo Verde, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Maria Inmaculada, see the interesting displays at Bibat Museum, and get curious at Deposito de Agua - Montermoso.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vitoria-Gasteiz trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bilbao to Vitoria-Gasteiz in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Bilbao in June, Vitoria-Gasteiz is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Burgos.

Things to do in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Burgos

— 3 nights
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Your inner history buff will appreciate Catedral De Burgos and Cartuja de Miraflores. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo de la Evolucion Humana and Capilla de Los Condestables. Change things up with these side-trips from Burgos: Bodegas Y Vinedos PradoRey (in Gumiel Del Mercado), Bodegas Portia (in Gumiel de Hizan) and Aranda de Duero (Iglesia de Santa Maria & Don Carlos Bodega Historica). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Territorio Artlanza, don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Burgos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de las Huelgas, and do a tasting at Bodegas Duron.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Burgos holiday maker.

You can drive from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Burgos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Burgos sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Valladolid

— 3 nights

Land of Castles

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.
Get some historical perspective at Alcazar of Segovia and Iglesia de San Pablo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Acueduct of Segovia and Catedral de Segovia. Venture out of the city with trips to Segovia (San Martin Church, Old City, &more) and Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park (in Carrascal del Rio). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Escultura, stroll around Campo Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa María La Antigua, and learn about winemaking at Bodega Muelas.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Valladolid trip planner.

Drive from Burgos to Valladolid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Valladolid can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Salamanca

— 3 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis and Museo del Comercio y la Industria. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca and Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja). Get out of town with these interesting Salamanca side-trips: Avila (Capilla de las Nieves, Catedral de Avila, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), admire the striking features of Casa de las Conchas, gain insight at Universidad de Salamanca, and examine the collection at la Casa de Santa Teresa de Jesus.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Salamanca trip maker website.

Drive from Valladolid to Salamanca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. July in Salamanca sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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.