26 days in Spain Itinerary

26 days in Spain Itinerary

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26 days in Spain Itinerary

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

2
nights
Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Praza da Inmaculada, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, and then take in the exciting artwork at Sargadelos.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago de Compostela trip planner.

Montijo, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Montijo in Junho, things will get slightly colder in Santiago de Compostela: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to La Coruna.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Museo do Pobo Galego ©
Museo do Pobo Galego
Museo Catedralicio ©
Museo Catedralicio

2
nights
La Coruna

La Coruna ©
A Coruña is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Riazor, examine the collection at Domus, enjoy the sea views from Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), examine the collection at Castle of San Anton, then brush up on your military savvy at Museo Militare Regionale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Domingo Church. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Science and Technology, get to know the fascinating history of Monte de San Pedro, take in the exciting artwork at Fundacion Luis Seoane, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Maria Pita, and finally identify plant and animal life at Refugio de Verdes.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the La Coruna online trip planner .

La Coruna is very close to Santiago de Compostela. In Junho in La Coruna, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gijon.

Things to do in La Coruna

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Refugio de Verdes
Highlights from your plan
Domus ©
Domus
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©
Monte de San Pedro ©
Monte de San Pedro

2
nights
Gijon

Gijon
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria de Luanco, explore the striking landscape at 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 observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario de Gijon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Lorenzo, stroll the grounds of Necropolis del Monte Areo, examine the collection at Museum of Mining and Industry, then see the interesting displays at Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gijon sightseeing app .

Getting from La Coruna to Gijon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Junho in Gijon sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Llanes.

Things to do in Gijon

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Oviedo, Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno, Iglesia de Santa Maria de Luanco, Museum of Mining and Industry, Desfiladero Les Xanes
Highlights from your plan
Playa de San Lorenzo
Playa de San Lorenzo
Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno ©
Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno
Museum of Mining and Industry ©
Museum of Mining and Industry

2
nights
Llanes

Llanes ©
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, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Gulpiyuri, then kick back and relax at Playa de Torimbia, and finally stroll through Playa de Poo. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Bufones de Pria, stroll through Playa de Cuevas del Mar, then see the interesting displays at Museo Jurasico de Asturias (MUJA), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria de Los Angeles, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva El Soplao.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Llanes trip maker app .

Getting from Gijon to Llanes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In Junho, daytime highs in Llanes are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santander.

Things to do in Llanes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santuario De Covadonga, River Rafting & Tubing, Museo Jurasico de Asturias (MUJA), Iglesia de Santa Maria de Los Angeles, Cueva El Soplao
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Gulpiyuri ©
Playa de Gulpiyuri
Santuario De Covadonga ©
Santuario De Covadonga
Museo Jurasico de Asturias (MUJA) ©
Museo Jurasico de Asturias (MUJA)

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nights
Santander

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Parque de Cabo Mayor, see the interesting displays at Museo de Altamira, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de El Puntal, then kick back and relax at Playa Primera de El Sardinero, and finally experience the excitement of Logicamente Santander. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: 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 striking landscape of Peninsula of Magdalena.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santander trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Llanes to Santander by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In Junho in Santander, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Santander

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Costa Quebrada Geologic Park, Museo de Altamira
Highlights from your plan
Playa Primera de El Sardinero ©
Playa Primera de El Sardinero
Museo de Altamira ©
Museo de Altamira
Peninsula of Magdalena ©
Peninsula of Magdalena

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nights
San Sebastian - Donostia

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
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, cast your line with a fishing tour, then admire the masterpieces at San Telmo Museoa, then take a stroll through Parte Vieja, and finally don't miss a visit 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 step into the grandiose world of Castillo de la Mota, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lance and Malone Art Shop.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Santander to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In Junho in San Sebastian - Donostia, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, explore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: 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, then take a stroll through Casco Viejo, then get great views at El Balcon de Bizkaia, and finally savor the flavors at La Ribera Market.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bilbao road trip app .

Traveling by bus from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In Junho, daytime highs in Bilbao are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Urdaibai Bird Center, Torre de Villela-Torrebillela, Basondo, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Highlights from your plan
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum ©
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

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nights
Vitoria-Gasteiz

Vitoria-Gasteiz ©
The capital of the Basque country, Vitoria-Gasteiz is a medieval city with lively suburbs and a traditional but elegant urban feel.
Bodegas Tritium and Catedral de Santa Maria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel and Cathedral of Mary Immaculate will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Vitoria-Gasteiz side-trips: Bodega La Rioja Alta S.A. (in Haro), Junguitu ?Hablamos de Vino? (in Brinas) and Bodegas Marques de Riscal (in Elciego). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Anillo Verde, examine the collection at Museo Fournier de Naipes de Alava, explore the world behind art at Museo de los Faroles, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Virgen Blanca.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vitoria-Gasteiz journey planner.

You can drive from Bilbao to Vitoria-Gasteiz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Vitoria-Gasteiz when traveling from Bilbao in Junho, with lows around 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

Side Trips

Junguitu ?Hablamos de Vino?, Bodega La Rioja Alta S.A., Bodegas Tritium, Bodegas Marques de Riscal
Highlights from your plan
Bodegas Tritium ©
Bodegas Tritium
Bodega La Rioja Alta S.A. ©
Bodega La Rioja Alta S.A.
Catedral de Santa Maria ©
Catedral de Santa Maria

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nights
Burgos

Burgos ©
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Catedral De Burgos and Museo de la Evolucion Humana. Appreciate the collections at Cartuja de Miraflores and Territorio Artlanza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Burgos: Bodegas Duron (in Roa), Aranda de Duero (Iglesia de Santa Maria & Don Carlos Bodega Historica) and Bodegas y vinedos PRADOREY (in Gumiel Del Mercado). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Monasterio de las Huelgas, make a trip to Historic Center of Burgos, do a tasting at Bodegas Portia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Los Condestables.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Burgos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Burgos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In Junho, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Valladolid.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Aranda de Duero, Bodegas Y Vinedos PradoRey, Bodegas Duron
Highlights from your plan
Catedral De Burgos ©
Catedral De Burgos
Cartuja de Miraflores ©
Cartuja de Miraflores
Territorio Artlanza ©
Territorio Artlanza

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nights
Valladolid

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.
Get some cultural insight at Alcazar of Segovia and Catedral de Segovia. Your inner history buff will appreciate La Muralla de Segovia and Convento de Carmelitas Descalzas de San Jose. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valladolid: Segovia (San Martin Church, Old City, &more) and Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park (in Sepulveda). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Escultura, stroll around Campo Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ruta del Hereje, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pablo.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Valladolid route builder website .

You can take a train from Burgos to Valladolid in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In Julho, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Salamanca.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Segovia, Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park, Bodega Muelas
Highlights from your plan
Acueduct of Segovia ©
Acueduct of Segovia
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

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Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Let the collections at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis and la Casa de Santa Teresa de Jesus capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca and Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja). Change things up with these side-trips from Salamanca: Avila (Capilla de las Nieves, Cathedral of Avila, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Historia de Automocion, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva).

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Salamanca road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Valladolid to Salamanca in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in Julho, and nighttime lows around 14°C. 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

Avila
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

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