10 days in Castile and Leon & Sarria Itinerary

10 days in Castile and Leon & Sarria Itinerary

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10 days in Castile and Leon & Sarria Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Salamanca
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Segovia
— 1 night
train:  2​h
3
Leon
— 3 nights
4
Leon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Sarria
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Madrid

1
day
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to Plaza Mayor, snap pictures at Puente Romano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salamanca,Casco Historico, then contemplate the long history of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus.

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

Madrid to Salamanca is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Salamanca, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can take a train to Segovia.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites
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Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Salamanca,Casco Historico ©
Salamanca,Casco Historico
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

1
night
Segovia

Segovia ©
As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
On the 2nd (Sun), make a trip to Segovia Aqueduct, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Segovia, take a stroll through Old City, then explore the galleries of Alcazar de Segovia, and finally make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Segovia tour planner.

Traveling by train from Salamanca to Segovia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salamanca in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 3°C in Segovia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Segovia

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Segovia Aqueduct ©
Segovia Aqueduct
Alcazar de Segovia ©
Alcazar de Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

3
nights
Leon

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. On the 3rd (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Diputación Provincial De León, admire the masterpieces at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines, steep yourself in history at Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Valporquero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Historic Center of Leon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Astorga Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Palacio de Gaudi, then steep yourself in history at Castrillo de los Polvazares, and finally admire the striking features of Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Leon online trip builder .

Getting from Segovia to Leon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Segovia in December; daily highs in Leon reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Leon.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Astorga, Cuevas de Valporquero, Castrillo de los Polvazares
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Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon ©
Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
Museo Gaudi Casa Botines ©
Museo Gaudi Casa Botines

2
nights
Leon

Leon ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Plaza Del Grano, take a stroll through Plaza San Martin, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Diputación Provincial De León, explore the world behind art at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon, then admire the landmark architecture of Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, and finally Head underground at Cuevas de Valporquero.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Leon planner .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Astorga, Cuevas de Valporquero, Castrillo de los Polvazares
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Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon ©
Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
Museo Gaudi Casa Botines ©
Museo Gaudi Casa Botines

2
nights
Sarria

Sarria is a municipality in the province of Lugo, northwestern Spain, in the autonomous community of Galicia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Muralla Romana de Lugo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Lugo, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally have fun at Arde Lucus.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sarria visit planner.

Traveling by car from Leon to Sarria takes 2.5 hours. In December, Sarria is a bit warmer than Leon - with highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarria

Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lugo, Balcones de Madrid
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Room Escape Games
Muralla Romana de Lugo ©
Muralla Romana de Lugo
Catedral de Lugo ©
Catedral de Lugo