8 days in Cantabria Itinerary

8 days in Cantabria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cantabria journey planner

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Fly to Bilbao, Bus to Santander
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Santillana del Mar
— 4 nights
Drive
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Potes
— 3 nights
Drive to Santander Airport, Fly to Sofia Airport

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Santillana del Mar

— 4 nights
Santillana del Mar is a historic town situated in Cantabria, Spain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santillana del Mar: Santander (Peninsula of Magdalena, Mouro Island, &more). There's much more to do: visit Plaza Mayor de Ramon y Pelayo, explore the fascinating underground world of cueva del castillo, admire the landmark architecture of El Capricho de Gaudi, and examine the collection at Museo de Altamira.

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Sofia, Bulgaria to Santillana del Mar is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sofia to Santillana del Mar, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sofia in March since evenings lows in Santillana del Mar dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Potes.

Things to do in Santillana del Mar

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Potes

— 3 nights
On the 14th (Sun), get outside with Potes Aventura, then head outdoors with Urdon-Tresviso, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva El Soplao, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Garabandal Sanctuary. On your second day here, make a trip to Torre de Orejon de la Lama, learn about winemaking at Picos de Cabariezo, then head outdoors with Via Ferrata de Camaleno, then head outdoors with Picos Xtreme, and finally get outside with Vuelo en parapente.

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Getting from Santillana del Mar to Potes by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Potes

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.