9 days in Province of Leon Itinerary

9 days in Province of Leon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Province of Leon tour planner

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Ponferrada
— 2 nights
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Leon
— 5 nights
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Posada de Valdeon
— 1 night
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Ponferrada

— 2 nights
Ponferrada is the capital city of El Bierzo in the Province of León, Spain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponferrada: Las Medulas Natural Monument (in Las Medulas), Casa del Parque de Las Medulas (in Carucedo) and Penalba de Santiago (Tebaida Berciana & Iglesia mozarabe de Penalba de Santiago). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Penalba de Santiago, make a trip to Mirador de Pena Congosto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Colegiata de Santa Maria, and examine the collection at La Fabrica de Luz. Museo de la Energia.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponferrada online attractions planner.

Madrid to Ponferrada is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in February, things will get slightly colder in Ponferrada: highs are around 9°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Leon.

Things to do in Ponferrada

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trips

Leon

— 5 nights
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Venture out of the city with trips to Cueva de Valporquero (in Valporquero de Torio), Castrillo de los Polvazares (Castrillo de los Polvazares & Casco Historico de Castrillo de Los Polvazares) and Astorga (Plaza Mayor de Astorga, Iglesia de San Francisco, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Museo Casa Botines Gaudi, examine the collection at Fundación Sierra Pambley, and take in the spiritual surroundings of La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Leon trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Ponferrada to Leon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Leon are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Posada de Valdeon.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Posada de Valdeon

— 1 night
On the 26th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Los Picos de Europa.

Make your Posada de Valdeon itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Leon to Posada de Valdeon in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Posada de Valdeon are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Posada de Valdeon

Parks · Nature

Province of Leon travel guide

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Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles
Situated on a high plateau, the Province of León draws visitors from around the world to admire the natural, mountainous beauty of the Picos de Europa National Park. With a strong emphasis on outdoor activity such as hiking and skiing, you can also experience the area’s cultural heritage on the famous St. James’ Way, a substantial portion of which runs through the center of the province. The area is also rich in historic buildings, known for the impressive Episcopal Palace by Gaudí in Astorga and the beautiful Roman Catholic Cathedral in the bustling metropolis of Leon.