53 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

53 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

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53 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
— 8 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Alicante, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Cadiz, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
8
Cordoba, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
9
Toledo, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Caceres, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— Few hours
Fly:  2 h 45 min
12
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
13
Salamanca, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
14
Avila, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
15
Segovia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
16
Aranda de Duero, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
17
Burgos, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
18
Leon, Spain
— 10 nights
Train:  30 min
19
Astorga, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
20
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h
21
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
End: Bilbao, Spain

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vila Vella (Old Town) and CosmoCaixa Barcelona. Let the collections at Fundacio Joan Miro and Museu Moto Bassella capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Museu de les Mines (in Cercs), Dali-Gala Castle Museum-House (Castell de Pubol) (in Pubol) and Archaeology Museum of Catalunya-Ullastret (in Ullastret). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro de Tarragona, step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle, get a new perspective on nature at Museu d'Alcover, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip maker app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Tarragona, Museu d'Alcover, Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Dali-Gala Castle Museum-House (Castell de Pubol), Vila Vella (Old Town)
Highlights from your plan
Circ Roma ©
Circ Roma

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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 31st (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Castell de Xativa, see the interesting displays at Fallas Museum, and then explore the galleries of Plaza de Toros de Valencia. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia and then examine the collection at El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Valencia visit website .

Fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take a train to Alicante.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castell de Xativa
Highlights from your plan
Castell de Xativa ©
Castell de Xativa
Museu Faller de Valencia ©
Museu Faller de Valencia

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Alicante, Spain

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
On the 2nd (Sat), examine the collection at El Castell de Guadalest, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Jaime y Santa Ana, then don't miss a visit to Balcon del Mediterraneo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Placa del Castell. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of MARQ Provincial Archaeological Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of La Cruz de Benidorm, and then don't miss a visit to Casco antiguo de altea.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Alicante trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Valencia to Alicante in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Alicante are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Alicante

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Benidorm, El Castell de Guadalest, Casco antiguo de altea
Highlights from your plan
El Castell de Guadalest ©
El Castell de Guadalest
Placa del Castell ©
Placa del Castell
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante ©
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) and Centro Cultural Baños Árabes will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Jaén Cathedral and Sinagoga del Agua are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Jaen (Castillo de Santa Catalina & Iglesia de San Bartolome) and Fortaleza de la Mota (in Alcala la Real). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Palacios Nazaries, take a stroll through Sacromonte, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Jerome Monastery, and contemplate the long history of La Madraza.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Alicante to Granada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Granada when traveling from Alicante in June, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Jaen, Fortaleza de la Mota, Sinagoga del Agua
Highlights from your plan
Fortaleza de la Mota ©
Fortaleza de la Mota
Jaén Cathedral ©
Jaén Cathedral
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Popular historic sites such as Avenida del Mar and Centro de Artes Mijas are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center and Castillo de Bil Bil. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Ronda (Museo Lara & Baños Arabes) and Buddist Temple (in Benalmadena). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Centre Pompidou Malaga, explore the world behind art at Colección del Museo Ruso, and explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Malaga journey planner .

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Malaga when traveling from Granada in June, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ronda, Benalmadena, Avenida del Mar, Centro de Artes Mijas
Highlights from your plan
Colección del Museo Ruso ©
Colección del Museo Ruso
CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center ©
Centro de Artes Mijas ©
Centro de Artes Mijas

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hours
Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cadiz day trip planning website .

Drive from Malaga to Cadiz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cadiz are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. You will leave for Seville on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Cadiz

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla and Centro de Interpretacion Juderia de Sevilla. Get some cultural insight at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica and Archivo General de Indias. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza del Triunfo, steep yourself in history at Real Fabrica de Tabacos, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardines de los Reales Alcazares, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de los Marineros.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cadiz to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Cadiz, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
Highlights from your plan
Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija ©
Las Duenas ©
Las Duenas
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica ©
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica

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Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Belmez Castle and Castillo de Almodovar del Rio. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Arqueologico de Cordoba and Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda. Go for a jaunt from Cordoba to Canete de las Torres to see Castillo de Canete de Las Torres about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, steep yourself in history at Casa Andalusi, explore the world behind art at Museo de Julio Romero de Torres, and make a trip to Calleja del Panuelo.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cordoba itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in June, you will find days in Cordoba are somewhat warmer (92°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Toledo.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Castillo de Canete de Las Torres, Castillo de Almodovar, Castillo de Belmez, Barrio de la Villa
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de Almodovar ©
Castillo de Almodovar
Museo Arqueologico de Cordoba ©
Museo Arqueologico de Cordoba
Museo de Julio Romero de Torres ©
Museo de Julio Romero de Torres

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Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Palacio de Galiana, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Puerta del Sol. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Hospital de Tavera, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Roman Church, then explore the ancient world of El Pozo De Los Deseos, and finally examine the collection at Museo Sefardi.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Toledo online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Toledo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cordoba in June: highs in Toledo hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Caceres.

Things to do in Toledo

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo ©
MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo
San Roman Church ©
San Roman Church
Hospital de Tavera ©
Hospital de Tavera

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Caceres, Spain

Caceres ©
Cáceres is the capital of Cáceres province, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Caceres online travel planner .

You can drive from Toledo to Caceres in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Caceres can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for Lisbon.

Things to do in Caceres

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de San Francisco Javier ©
Iglesia de San Francisco Javier

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planning tool .

You can drive from Caceres to Lisbon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Caceres in June, you will find days in Lisbon are slightly colder (81°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Carmo Archaeological Museum ©
Carmo Archaeological Museum

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
Sandeman Cellars and O Navio Gil Eannes will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Casa de Mateus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga (in Braga), Largo da Oliveira Square (in Guimaraes) and Capela de S.Pedro de Balsemão (in Lamego). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, stroll through Parque da Cidade do Porto, learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, and savor the flavors at Ferreira Cellars.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Lisbon in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Porto, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Lamego, O Navio Gil Eannes, Casa de Mateus, Largo da Oliveira
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
O Navio Gil Eannes ©
O Navio Gil Eannes

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Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Plaza de Anaya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then see the interesting displays at General Archive of the Spanish Civil War, then explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Monterrey, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Purisima Church. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Marcos Church, steep yourself in history at Escuelas Menores, steep yourself in history at Casa Museo Unamuno, then admire the striking features of Colegio de Anaya (Palacio de Anaya), then pause for some serene contemplation at San Martin Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo).

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Salamanca route planner.

You can drive from Porto to Salamanca in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Salamanca is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Porto in June: highs in Salamanca hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Avila.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de Anaya ©
Plaza de Anaya
Escuelas Menores ©
Escuelas Menores
San Marcos Church ©
San Marcos Church

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Avila, Spain

Avila ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Convento de San Jose - Museo Teresiano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Juan Bautista, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de Mosen Rubi, and finally steep yourself in history at Casco Historico de Avila.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Avila road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Avila takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Avila can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Segovia.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Capilla de Mosen Rubi ©
Capilla de Mosen Rubi
Church of San Juan Bautista ©
Church of San Juan Bautista
Convento de San Jose - Museo Teresiano ©

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Segovia, Spain

Segovia ©
As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Coca, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Real de Segovia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Vera Cruz, and finally see the interesting displays at Real Casa de la Moneda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo de Segovia Casa del Sol, see the interesting displays at House Museum of Antonio Machado, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Segovia itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Avila to Segovia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Avila in June since evenings lows in Segovia dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Aranda de Duero.

Things to do in Segovia

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castillo de Coca, Plaza Mayor
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de Coca ©
Castillo de Coca
Iglesia de la Vera Cruz ©
Iglesia de la Vera Cruz
House Museum of Antonio Machado ©
House Museum of Antonio Machado

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Aranda de Duero, Spain

Aranda de Duero ©
Aranda de Duero is a town and municipality, capital of the Ribera del Duero comarca, in south of the province of Burgos, in Castile and León, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Bodegas de Aranda, view the masterpieces at Museo Casa de las Bolas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Aranda de Duero trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Segovia to Aranda de Duero in 1.5 hours. In June, Aranda de Duero is little chillier than Segovia - with highs of 74°F and lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Burgos.

Things to do in Aranda de Duero

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de Santa Maria ©
Iglesia de Santa Maria
Museo Casa de las Bolas ©
Museo Casa de las Bolas

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Burgos, Spain

Burgos
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Burgos vacation maker app .

Getting from Aranda de Duero to Burgos by car takes about an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 29th (Fri), you're off toLeon.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

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Leon, Spain

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Get some cultural insight at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral and Santuario De Covadonga. Explore hidden gems such as Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon and Torrestio. Get out of town with these interesting Leon side-trips: Ruta'l Quesu y la Sidra (in Asiego), Oviedo (La Iglesia de San Juan el Real & Archaeological Museum of Asturias) and Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno (in Langreo). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Casa de las Donas, don't miss a visit to Plaza Del Grano, admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia Nuestra Senora Del Mercado, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Isidoro.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Leon travel route builder tool .

Getting from Burgos to Leon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Leon are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Astorga.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Oviedo, Sahagun, Casa de las Donas, Desfiladero Les Xanes, Santa Cueva de Covadonga
Highlights from your plan
Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno ©
Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno
Ruta'l Quesu y la Sidra ©
Ruta'l Quesu y la Sidra
Plaza Del Grano ©
Plaza Del Grano

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Astorga, Spain

Astorga ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): go for a walk through Basilica Nuestra Senora de la Encina, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Radio, then make a trip to Torre del Reloj, then appreciate the history behind Plaza Ayuntamiento, and finally make a trip to Cruz de hierro. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Del Ferrocarril, don't miss a visit to Herrería de Compludo, then witness the site of a historic battle at Puente del Passo Honroso, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de Astorga.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Astorga trip planner .

Astorga is very close to Leon. In July, daytime highs in Astorga are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Astorga

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ponferrada, Cruz de hierro, Puente del Passo Honroso
Highlights from your plan
Museo de la Radio ©
Museo de la Radio
Puente del Passo Honroso ©
Puente del Passo Honroso
Museo Del Ferrocarril ©
Museo Del Ferrocarril

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de San Fructuoso, then admire the landmark architecture of Parador de Santiago de Compostela, then see the interesting displays at Museo de la Casa de la Troia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria la Real del Sar.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santiago de Compostela online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Astorga to Santiago de Compostela takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Astorga in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santiago de Compostela: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo ©
Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo
Church of Santa Maria la Real del Sar ©
Igreja de San Fructuoso ©
Igreja de San Fructuoso

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of St. Mary Gate, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santo Cristo de Lezo, then see the interesting displays at Musee Albaola, then wander the streets of La calle 31 de agosto, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Let's get Basque!.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Sebastian - Donostia vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Sebastian - Donostia when traveling from Santiago de Compostela in July, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

St. Mary Gate, Basilica del Santo Cristo de Lezo
Highlights from your plan
Basilica del Santo Cristo de Lezo ©
Basilica del Santo Cristo de Lezo

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