7 days in Extremadura Itinerary

7 days in Extremadura Itinerary

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7 days in Extremadura Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Plasencia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Merida
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Subway + Fly:  10​h
End: Dusseldorf

3
nights
Plasencia

Plasencia ©
Get out of town with these interesting Plasencia side-trips: Garganta de los Infiernos (in Jerte), Barrio Judio de Hervas (in Hervas) and Caceres (Monfrague National Park & Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe).

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Plasencia itinerary planning tool .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Plasencia is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dusseldorf in February: high temperatures in Plasencia hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Plasencia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Caceres, Puente Viejo, Barrio Judio de Hervas, Ciudad romana de Caparra, Garganta de los Infiernos
Highlights from your plan
Monfrague National Park ©
Monfrague National Park
Plasencia ©
Plasencia

3
nights
Merida

Merida ©
Mérida is the capital of the autonomous community of Extremadura, western central Spain. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Caceres, engage your brain at Museo de Historia de la Computacion, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor de Trujillo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Palacio De Los Orellana Toledo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Castillo de Trujillo (Trujillo Castle), snap pictures at Roman Bridge, then make a trip to Templo de Diana, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Arte Romano.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Merida vacation planning tool .

Drive from Plasencia to Merida in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Merida, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Trujillo, Caceres
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Historia de la Computacion ©
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Templo de Diana ©
Templo de Diana