11 days in Spain Itinerary

11 days in Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + Drive:  38​h
1
Ponferrada
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Villafranca del Bierzo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sarria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Melide
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Santiago de Compostela
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  31​h
End: Auckland

1
night
Ponferrada

Ponferrada ©
Ponferrada is the capital city of El Bierzo in the Province of León, Spain. On the 21st (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Andres, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria de Vizbayo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Tomas de las Ollas, and finally get outside with Binatur.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ponferrada trip maker app .

Auckland, New Zealand to Ponferrada is an approximately 38-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Ponferrada is minus 11 hours. When traveling from Auckland in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Ponferrada, with highs around 17°C, while nights are colder with lows around 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for Villafranca del Bierzo.

Things to do in Ponferrada

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Binatur
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Iglesia de Santa Maria de Vizbayo ©
Iglesia de Santa Maria de Vizbayo
Iglesia de San Andres ©
Iglesia de San Andres
Iglesia Santo Tomas de las Ollas ©
Iglesia Santo Tomas de las Ollas

2
nights
Villafranca del Bierzo

Villafranca del Bierzo ©
Vilafranca del Bierzo is a village and municipality located in the comarca of El Bierzo, in the province of León, Castile and León, Spain.It is one of Galician speaking councils of Castilla y León.Villafranca del Bierzo lies 187 kilometers from Santiago de Compostela and is located between Ponferrada and O Cebreiro on the Way of St. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa Maria, then do a tasting at Cuatro Pasos, then take an in-depth tour of Museo El Varal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Doiras, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario da Virxen das Ermidas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santiago, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Villafranca del Bierzo.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Villafranca del Bierzo trip planner.

Villafranca del Bierzo is very close to Ponferrada. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sarria.

Things to do in Villafranca del Bierzo

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Cacabelos, Santuario da Virxen das Ermidas, Castillo de Doiras, Museo El Varal
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Santuario da Virxen das Ermidas ©
Santuario da Virxen das Ermidas
Castillo de Doiras ©
Castillo de Doiras
Colegiata de Santa Maria ©
Colegiata de Santa Maria

1
night
Sarria

Sarria ©
Sarria is a municipality in the province of Lugo, northwestern Spain, in the autonomous community of Galicia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de la Magdalena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Salvador de Sarria., step into the grandiose world of Torre de Sarria, then admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia Santa Marina de Sarria, and finally examine the collection at Museo Etnografico del Pan.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarria trip itinerary site .

Getting from Villafranca del Bierzo to Sarria by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Sarria can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Melide.

Things to do in Sarria

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Monasterio de San Julian de Samos
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Iglesia Santa Marina de Sarria ©
Iglesia Santa Marina de Sarria
Torre de Sarria ©
Torre de Sarria
Iglesia San Salvador de Sarria. ©
Iglesia San Salvador de Sarria.

1
night
Melide

Melide ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa María de Leboreiro, then don't miss a visit to Cabazo de Leboreiro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santiago de Arzua, and finally don't miss a visit to Igrexa Parroquial de Santiago de Boente.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melide online day trip planner .

You can drive from Sarria to Melide in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Melide

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arzua
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Iglesia de Santa María de Leboreiro ©
Iglesia de Santa María de Melide ©
Iglesia de Santa María de Melide
Iglesia de Santiago de Arzua ©
Iglesia de Santiago de Arzua

2
nights
Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de la Troya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Santa Maria de Belvis, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Fervenza do Toxa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santo Domingo de Bonaval Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Melide to Santiago de Compostela in an hour. In April in Santiago de Compostela, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Fervenza do Toxa
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Museo Casa de la Troya ©
Museo Casa de la Troya
Fervenza do Toxa ©
Fervenza do Toxa
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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