12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain route planner

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Madrid
— 5 nights
Drive
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Soria
— 1 night
Drive
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Cenicero
— 1 night
Drive
4
Burgos
Drive
5
Bilbao
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
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Madrid

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Madrid Segway as well as Food Tours. Do your shopping at Mercado San Miguel and Cava Baja Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Catedral Primada & Antica Roma Gallery). There's lots more to do: walk around Parque del Retiro, take in the exciting artwork at Alcion Art Gallery, shop like a local with Gran Via, and browse the different shops at ABC Serrano.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Madrid is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in May, you will find days in Madrid are little chillier (28°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Soria.

Things to do in Madrid

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 15:

Soria

— 1 night
Soria is a city in north-central Spain, the capital of the province of Soria in the autonomous community of Castile and León. On the 16th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De San Miguel De Almazan, delve into the distant past at Villa Romana La Dehesa, get outside with Parque-Alameda de Cervantes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Pedro, and finally make a trip to Iglesia de Santo Domingo.

Before you visit Soria, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Madrid to Soria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cenicero.

Things to do in Soria

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

Cenicero

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Bodega Conde de los Andes, then admire the striking features of Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, then do a tasting at Bodegas Valentin Pascual, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tritium.

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You can drive from Soria to Cenicero in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Cenicero

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

Burgos

Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Burgos tour website.

Traveling by car from Cenicero to Burgos takes 1.5 hours. In May, Burgos is little chillier than Cenicero - with highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:

Bilbao

— 2 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): explore and take pictures at La Ribera Market, shop like a local with Igarkizun, then stop by Lupita, then take a stroll around Azkuna Zentroa, and finally explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

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Drive from Burgos to Bilbao in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Burgos in May, with highs in Bilbao at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Wineries · Tours · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

San Sebastian - Donostia

— 2 nights

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.
On the 20th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Castillo de la Mota, look for gifts at Garrarte Dulces Artesanos, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
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.

La Rioja travel guide

4.5
La Rioja is an autonomous community and a province in Spain, located in the north of the Iberian Peninsula. Its capital is Logroño. Other cities and towns in the province include Calahorra, Arnedo, Alfaro, Haro, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, and Nájera. It has an estimated population of 322,415 inhabitants (INE 2010).It covers part of the Ebro valley towards its north and the Iberian Range in the south. The community is a single province, so there is no County Council, and it is organized into 174 municipalities. It borders the Basque Country (province of Álava) to the north, Navarre to the northeast, Aragón to the southeast (province of Zaragoza), and Castilla y León to the west and south (provinces of Burgos and Soria).The area was once occupied by pre-Roman Berones, Pellendones and Basques. After partial recapture from the Muslims in the early tenth century, the region became part of the Kingdom of Pamplona, later being incorporated into Castile after a century and a half of disputes. From the eighteenth century the Rioja region remained divided between the provinces of Burgos and Soria, until in 1833 the province of Logroño was created, changing the name of the province to La Rioja in 1980 as a prelude to its constitution under a single provincial autonomous community in 1982. The name "Rioja" (from Río Oja) is first attested in 1099.

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