31 days in Spain, France & Porto Itinerary

31 days in Spain, France & Porto Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Fuentes de Valdepero, Spain
— 4 nights
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Potes, Spain
— 5 nights
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Santander, Spain
— 6 nights
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Soorts-Hossegor, France
— 5 nights
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Drive to Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport, Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Le Havre
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Le Havre, France
— 6 nights
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Drive to Calais-Fréthun, Train to Folkestone, Drive to London

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Porto, Portugal

— 4 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Get some historical perspective at Igreja do Carmo and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Guimaraes (Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Guimaraes Castle, &more) and Santuario de Santa Luzia (in Viana do Castelo). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Parque Biologico de Gaia, stroll around Parque da Cidade do Porto, savor the flavors at Wiese & Krohn, and don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto trip tool.

London, UK to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fuentes de Valdepero.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fuentes de Valdepero, Spain

— 4 nights
Fuentes de Valdepero is a municipality located in the province of Palencia, Castile and León, Spain. Visit Castillo de Coca and Castillo de la Mota for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Iglesia de Santa Maria and Iglesia de Santa Maria la Blanca. Venture out of the city with trips to Club De Golf Lerma (in Lerma), Real Monasterio de Santa Clara (in Tordesillas) and Torreon de Fernan Gonzalez (in Covarrubias). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria del Camino and step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Penafiel.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fuentes de Valdepero road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Porto to Fuentes de Valdepero takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Fuentes de Valdepero due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Porto in June since evenings lows in Fuentes de Valdepero dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Potes.

Things to do in Fuentes de Valdepero

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Potes, Spain

— 5 nights
You'll get in some beach time at Playa de Poo and Playa de Torimbia. Explore hidden gems such as Iglesia de Niembro and Mirador del Fito. Venture out of the city with trips to Cueva de El Pindal (in Pimiango), Santuario De Covadonga (in Covadonga) and Cueva de La Peruyal (in Avin).

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Potes trip planner.

Getting from Fuentes de Valdepero to Potes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Fuentes de Valdepero in June, expect nights in Potes to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santander.

Things to do in Potes

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santander, Spain

— 6 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.
Visit Refugio Antiaereo and Colegiata de Santillana del Mar for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to cueva del castillo and Playa de Langre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santander: Castro Urdiales (Iglesia de Santa Maria & Avenida de la Constitucion), San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (in Bermeo) and Bilbao (Taberna Plaza Nueva, Azkuna Zentroa, &more). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Peninsula of Magdalena. There's much more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Chico, kick back and relax at Playa Primera de El Sardinero, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de El Puntal, and explore the historical opulence of Palacio de La Magdalena.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santander road trip planner.

You can drive from Potes to Santander in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Soorts-Hossegor.

Things to do in Santander

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Soorts-Hossegor, France

— 5 nights
Your inner history buff will appreciate Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Chateau Observatoire Abbadia. Escape the urban bustle at All Water and Corsaires Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Soorts-Hossegor: Le Train de la Rhune (in Sare), L'Atelier du Piment (in Espelette) and Plage d'Hendaye (in Hendaye).

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Soorts-Hossegor journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Santander to Soorts-Hossegor takes 3.5 hours. June in Soorts-Hossegor sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Le Havre.

Things to do in Soorts-Hossegor

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Le Havre, France

— 6 nights
Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Take a break from the city and head to Omaha Beach and Deauville Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe and Pipelettes & Co - Aromes d'une tasse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Havre: Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer (in Longues-sur-Mer), Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Sanctuaire Sainte Therese (in Ville de Lisieux). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, snap pictures at Pegasus Bridge, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, and delve into the distant past at Chateau de Caen.

To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Le Havre holiday builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Soorts-Hossegor to Le Havre. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Soorts-Hossegor in July; daily highs in Le Havre reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Le Havre

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · 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.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.