8 days in Cantabria Itinerary

8 days in Cantabria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cantabria trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Santander Airport, Drive to Potes
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Potes
— 1 night
Drive
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Santander
— 6 nights
Bus to Bilbao, Fly to Vienna

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Potes

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): head outdoors with Picos Xtreme and then see the interesting displays at Casa de las Donas. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Potes Aventura, head outdoors with Urdon-Tresviso, admire the verdant scenery at Desfiladero de La Hermida, then Head underground at Cueva El Soplao, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Garabandal Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Potes online trip maker.

Vienna, Austria to Potes is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In October, Potes is a bit warmer than Vienna - with highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santander.

Things to do in Potes

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Santander

— 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santander side-trips: Santillana del Mar (Plaza Mayor de Ramon y Pelayo, Colegiata de Santillana del Mar, &more) and Comillas (Portalaa Casa Moro, Palacio de Sobrellano, &more). Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Peninsula of Magdalena. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Palacio de La Magdalena, stroll through Playa de Matalenas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno, and explore the striking landscape at Parque de Cabo Mayor.

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Drive from Potes to Santander in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santander

Parks · Nature · Beaches · 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.