10 days in Basque Country, Cantabria & Asturias Itinerary

10 days in Basque Country, Cantabria & Asturias Itinerary

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10 days in Basque Country, Cantabria & Asturias Itinerary

Barcelona
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Santander
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Santillana del Mar
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Comillas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Llanes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Oviedo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Barcelona

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San Sebastian - Donostia

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at San Telmo Museoa and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zurriola Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Historic Center of Hondarribia, then explore the historical opulence of Miramar Palace, and then cool off at Ondarreta Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary planning website .

Barcelona to San Sebastian - Donostia is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in July, with highs in San Sebastian - Donostia at 77°F and lows at 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santander.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Historic Center of Hondarribia
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Zurriola Beach ©
Zurriola Beach
Ondarreta Beach ©
Ondarreta Beach
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Miramar Palace

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Santander

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.
On the 17th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Parque de Cabo Mayor and then kick back and relax at Playa de El Puntal. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Playa de Langre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa De Berria.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santander planner .

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Santander in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in July, expect Santander to be slightly colder, temps between 72°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santillana del Mar.

Things to do in Santander

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa De Berria, Playa de Langre
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Playa de Langre ©
Playa de Langre
Playa De Berria ©
Playa De Berria

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Santillana del Mar

Santillana del Mar ©
Santillana del Mar is a historic town situated in Cantabria, Spain. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of cueva del castillo, then take a stroll through Plaza Mayor de Ramon y Pelayo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de la Inquisicion.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Santillana del Mar road trip planning site .

Santillana del Mar is very close to Santander. In July in Santillana del Mar, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Comillas.

Things to do in Santillana del Mar

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

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cueva del castillo
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cueva del castillo ©
cueva del castillo
Museo de la Inquisicion ©
Museo de la Inquisicion

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Comillas

Comillas ©
On the 20th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Sobrellano, then admire the landmark architecture of Cementerio Ruta Modernista, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Oyambre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Comillas attractions planner .

Comillas is just a stone's throw from Santillana del Mar. In July in Comillas, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Llanes.

Things to do in Comillas

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Playa de Oyambre
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Palacio de Sobrellano ©
Palacio de Sobrellano
Cementerio Ruta Modernista ©
Cementerio Ruta Modernista

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Llanes

Llanes ©
Llanes is a municipality of the province of Asturias, in northern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Toro and then trek along Ruta del Cares. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Iglesia de Niembro and then stroll through Playa de Poo.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Llanes trip planner.

You can drive from Comillas to Llanes in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Oviedo.

Things to do in Llanes

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Ruta del Cares
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Ruta del Cares
Playa de Poo ©
Playa de Poo

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Oviedo

Oviedo ©
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. On the 23rd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Silencio and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cabo Vidio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Julian de los Prados, learn about winemaking at El Gaitero, then stroll through Beach of Rodiles, and finally steep yourself in history at Tazones.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oviedo trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Llanes to Oviedo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Oviedo sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oviedo

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Villaviciosa, Cabo Vidio, Playa del Silencio
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Playa del Silencio ©
Playa del Silencio
Beach of Rodiles ©
Beach of Rodiles
Tazones ©
Tazones

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