13 days in Spain & Portsmouth Itinerary

13 days in Spain & Portsmouth Itinerary

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Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Bilbao, Bus to Santander
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Santander, Spain
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Suances, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Spain
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 1 night

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Santander, Spain

Spain's Most Elegant City

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.
For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Santander trip tool.

Portsmouth, UK to Santander is an approximately 9-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portsmouth to Santander. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Portsmouth in September, with highs in Santander at 25°C and lows at 17°C. You'll set off for Suances on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Santander

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Suances, Spain

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): make a trip to Laberinto de Villapresente.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Suances road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santander to Suances takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santo Domingo de la Calzada.
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Highlights from your trip

Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Spain

— 5 nights
Santo Domingo de la Calzada is a municipality in La Rioja, Spain, situated on the banks of the Oja River. Venture out of the city with trips to Bodegas Lecea (in San Asensio), Bodegas Baigorri (in Samaniego) and Bodegas Martinez Alesanco (in Badaran). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at RiojaNatura, do a tasting at Bodegas y Vinedos Gomez Cruzado, make a trip to Monasterio de Yuso, and step into the grandiose world of Castle of the Dukes of Frias.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santo Domingo de la Calzada trip tool.

You can drive from Suances to Santo Domingo de la Calzada in 3 hours. When traveling from Suances in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santo Domingo de la Calzada, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 3 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.
San Sebastian - Donostia is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at La Concha Beach, don't miss a visit to Peine del Viento, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip website.

Getting from Santo Domingo de la Calzada to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Santo Domingo de la Calzada in September, expect nights in San Sebastian - Donostia to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Nature
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Bilbao, Spain

— 1 night

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 25th (Fri): take a stroll through Casco Viejo, admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bilbao holiday maker tool.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bilbao are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose, and then contemplate the long history of Dockyard Apprentice.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Portsmouth journey planner.

You can fly from Bilbao to Portsmouth in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bilbao to Portsmouth is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bilbao in September, with highs in Portsmouth at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

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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.