11 days in Spain & Andorra la Vella Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
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Alquezar, Spain
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Huesca, Spain
— 1 night
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Olite, Spain
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Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 day
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Ainsa, Spain
— 2 nights
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 2 nights
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Queralbs, Spain
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Besalu, Spain
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Girona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Barcelona is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Barcelona. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, Barcelona is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Alquezar.
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Alquezar, Spain

Alquézar is a municipality in the province of Huesca, in the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Colegiata Santa Maria la Mayor and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pasarelas del Vero.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alquezar trip site.

You can drive from Barcelona to Alquezar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: highs in Alquezar hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Huesca.
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Huesca, Spain — 1 night

Huesca is a city in north-eastern Spain, within the autonomous community of Aragon. To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Huesca trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Alquezar to Huesca in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Huesca can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Olite.
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Olite, Spain

Olite is a town and municipality located in the Comarca de Tafalla comarca, Merindad de Olite merindad, in Navarre, Spain.According to Isidore of Seville's, the town of Oligicus was founded by Swinthila, Visigothic King of Hispania in order to control and punish the Vascones. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Palacio Real de Olite.

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You can drive from Huesca to Olite in 2 hours. Traveling from Huesca in August, things will get a bit cooler in Olite: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.
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Bilbao, Spain — 3 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): wander the streets of Casco Viejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Puppy, explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Begona, then snap pictures at Puente Zubizuri, and finally pick up some local products at La Ribera Market.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bilbao day trip tool.

You can drive from Olite to Bilbao in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 1 day

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

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 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach, step into the grandiose world of Miramar Palace, stroll through Ondarreta Beach, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo, and finally take a stroll through Parte Vieja.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia online trip builder.

You can drive from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ainsa.
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Ainsa, Spain — 2 nights

Aínsa is the main town in the Aínsa-Sobrarbe municipal term, Aragon, Spain.It is located south of the Pyrenees, in a geologically interesting setting. On the 20th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ainsa trip planner.

Drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Ainsa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Andorra la Vella.
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra — 2 nights

Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Casa de la Vall, then trek along Sola Irrigation Canal Trail, and then boost your wellbeing at Caldea. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Tristaina Lake Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Andorra la Vella online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ainsa to Andorra la Vella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Queralbs.
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Queralbs, Spain

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): appreciate the views at Vall de Nuria.

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Traveling by car from Andorra la Vella to Queralbs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Besalu.
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Besalu, Spain

Besalú is a town in the comarca of Garrotxa, in Girona, Catalonia, Spain.The town's importance was greater in the early Middle Ages, as capital of the county of Besalú, whose territory was roughly the same size as the current comarca of Garrotxa but sometime extended as far as Corbières, Aude, in France. On the 23rd (Wed), snap pictures at Bridge of Besalu.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Besalu trip planner.

Getting from Queralbs to Besalu by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Besalu, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Girona.
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Girona, Spain — 1 night

City of a Thousand Sieges

Catalonia’s second-largest city, Girona embodies old-world charm, with its narrow cobblestone streets and traditional Catalan culture.
On the 24th (Thu), take a stroll through Patronat Call de Girona, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Girona Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Jewish History, and finally make a trip to Passeig de la Muralla.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Girona online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Besalu to Girona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Girona can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Girona to Barcelona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Girona in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Spain travel guide

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A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Aragon travel guide

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The heart of what was once a sprawling medieval kingdom, Aragón is relatively sparsely populated despite its large size. The region’s main attraction is the diverse terrain, from glaciers and arid steppe plains to rich pastures and thriving orchards. Home to numerous rivers, Aragón notably features the Ebro, the country’s largest river by volume, running west-east across the entire region and offering some of the best locations for a canyoneering holiday in Europe. The area is famous for offering some of the country’s finest wines and gourmet dishes peculiar to this part of the world, including various crab pastes and steamed fish delicacies.
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Navarra travel guide

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Today known predominately for its internationally acclaimed wine production, Navarra is also home to the famous running of the bulls in Pamplona. Less well known is its portion of the St. James’ Way, in the southwest, along which monasteries, chapels, and quaint villages welcome travelers on this pilgrimage walk. Bordered to the north by the Pyrenees mountain range, Navarra boasts an attractive combination of forested peaks and lush valleys ideal for outdoor activity. As the capital city, Pamplona is the region’s cultural hub.
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Basque Country travel guide

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Proud of its distinctive culture, the Basque Country is known to its local population as Euskadi or Euskal Herria, "Land of Basque Speakers." Widely regarded as one of the world’s best destinations for gastronomic itineraries, this region includes several major culinary centers, not the least of which is San Sebastián, known for its singular tapas or "pintxos," as the locals call them. The region’s big cities boast not only award-winning restaurants, but also numerous galleries, museums, and historical attractions. Beyond these urban centers, Basque culture thrives in villages dotting the rolling foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains, which are home to a multitude of world-class wineries and innovative cider cellars.
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