8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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8 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Santander
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cangas de Onis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Pamplona
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Zaragoza
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Valencia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dublin


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2
nights
Santander

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): head off the coast to Mouro Island. On the next day, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and then take a stroll through Casco Viejo.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santander trip itinerary planning website .

Dublin, Ireland to Santander is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, Santander is somewhat warmer than Dublin - with highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cangas de Onis.

Things to do in Santander

Tours Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bilbao
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Wine Tours & Tastings
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

1
night
Cangas de Onis

Cangas de Onis ©
Cangas de Onís is a municipality in the eastern part of the province and autonomous community of Asturias in the northwest of Spain. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Mirador del Fito, Head underground at Cueva Del Buxu, then explore the activities along Lake Covadonga, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria la Real de Covadonga, and finally take in the views from Puente Romano.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cangas de Onis online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Santander to Cangas de Onis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cangas de Onis are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pamplona.

Things to do in Cangas de Onis

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cueva Del Buxu, Mirador del Fito
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Lake Covadonga ©
Lake Covadonga
Mirador del Fito ©
Mirador del Fito
Santuario De Covadonga ©
Santuario De Covadonga

1
night
Pamplona

Pamplona ©
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll around Parque Fluvial del Arga, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural Urbasa Andia, then catch some excitement at Garrarte Artesanos, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pamplona tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Cangas de Onis to Pamplona by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cangas de Onis in October since evenings lows in Pamplona dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Pamplona

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Parque Natural Urbasa Andia ©
Parque Natural Urbasa Andia
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Parque Fluvial del Arga ©
Parque Fluvial del Arga

1
night
Zaragoza

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, pause for some photo ops at Palacio de la Aljaferia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de Piedra.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza trip planner .

You can drive from Pamplona to Zaragoza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Palacio de la Aljaferia ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia

2
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia.

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Getting from Zaragoza to Valencia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Valencia, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Room Escape Games

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