4 days in Cantabria Itinerary

4 days in Cantabria Itinerary

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Santander

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palacio de La Magdalena and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. You'll explore and learn at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum and Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico. Venture out of the city with trips to Bilbao (Puente Zubizuri, Casco Viejo, &more). Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Peninsula of Magdalena. There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Parque de Cabo Mayor and kick back and relax at Playa Primera de El Sardinero.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Santander travel itinerary planner.

Valencia to Santander is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Valencia in April, expect nights in Santander to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santander

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Cantabria travel guide

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Beaches · Zoos · Architectural Buildings
A region rich in archeological attractions, Cantabria is perhaps best known for Altamira cave, often called the "Sistine Chapel of Prehistoric Art." A land of lush vegetation and colorful artistic heritage, it’s also home to numerous nature reserves, mountain valleys, and short but very rapid rivers. Offering a little of everything, its sandy beaches and modern seaside resorts have brought about a boom in international tourism. Deeper inland, quiet country roads and an extensive network of trails offer a chance for leisurely sightseeing in this rugged region on foot, or by car or bicycle.