9 days in Extremadura & Toledo Itinerary

9 days in Extremadura & Toledo Itinerary

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9 days in Extremadura & Toledo Itinerary

Start: Castelo Branco
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Merida
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Toledo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Plasencia
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Porto

3
nights
Merida

Merida ©
Mérida is the capital of the autonomous community of Extremadura, western central Spain. Explore Merida's surroundings by going to Seville (Royal Alcázar of Seville, Torre Giralda, & more). There's more to do: take in the views from Roman Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Merida online trip builder .

Castelo Branco, Portugal to Merida is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Castelo Branco to Merida. August in Merida sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Toledo.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Seville
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, admire the masterpieces at Church of Santo Tomé, admire the masterpieces at Museo del Greco, then make a trip to Catedral Primada, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirador del Valle. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Palace of Aranjuez, then wander the streets of Casco Historico de Toledo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum.

Plan trip to Toledo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Merida to Toledo in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Plasencia.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Royal Palace of Aranjuez
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo
Mirador del Valle ©
Mirador del Valle

3
nights
Plasencia

Plasencia ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plasencia: Barrio Judio de Hervas (in Hervas), Garganta de los Infiernos (in Jerte) and Caceres (Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe & Monfrague National Park).

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Plasencia trip planning tool .

Drive from Toledo to Plasencia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Plasencia can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plasencia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caceres, Garganta de los Infiernos, Barrio Judio de Hervas
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Monfrague National Park ©
Monfrague National Park
Plasencia ©
Plasencia
Barrio Judio de Hervas ©
Barrio Judio de Hervas