17 days in Spain & Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port Itinerary

17 days in Spain & Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port Itinerary

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17 days in Spain & Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  10​h
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Orreaga-Roncesvalles, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Pamplona, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h
5
Logrono, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
6
Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
7
Burgos, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Fromista, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
9
Sahagun, Spain
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
10
Leon, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
11
Astorga, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
12
Ponferrada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
13
Pedrafita do Cebreiro, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
14
Arzua, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
15
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
16
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip site .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Madrid, with highs around 67°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 47°F. On the 25th (Sat), you're off toSaint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:

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Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France close to Ostabat in the Pyrenean foothills. To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port day trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Madrid to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. On the 26th (Sun), you're off toOrreaga-Roncesvalles.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:

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Orreaga-Roncesvalles, Spain

Orreaga-Roncesvalles ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Zamariain, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle du Saint Esprit ou Silo de Charlemagne, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monastero di Roncisvalle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Colegiata de Roncesvalles.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Orreaga-Roncesvalles online trip planner .

Drive from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Orreaga-Roncesvalles in an hour. April in Orreaga-Roncesvalles sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Pamplona.

Things to do in Orreaga-Roncesvalles

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mirador de Zamariain
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Colegiata de Roncesvalles ©
Colegiata de Roncesvalles
Mirador de Zamariain ©
Mirador de Zamariain

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Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pamplona online road trip planner .

You can drive from Orreaga-Roncesvalles to Pamplona in an hour. Traveling from Orreaga-Roncesvalles in April, plan for little chillier nights in Pamplona, with lows around 43°F. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Logrono.

Things to do in Pamplona

Historic Sites Parks Nightlife
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Logrono, Spain

Logrono
Logroño is a city in northern Spain, on the Ebro River. Plan a Logrono trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Pamplona to Logrono in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. April in Logrono sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F at night. On the 28th (Tue), you're off toSanto Domingo de la Calzada.

Things to do in Logrono

Historic Sites Parks Wineries
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:

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Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Spain

Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Santo Domingo de la Calzada is a municipality in La Rioja, Spain, situated on the banks of the Oja River. For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santo Domingo de la Calzada trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Logrono to Santo Domingo de la Calzada takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. You will leave for Burgos on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Historic Sites Wineries Tours
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:

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Burgos, Spain

Burgos
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Burgos day trip planning app .

Getting from Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Burgos by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, Burgos is little chillier than Santo Domingo de la Calzada - with highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F. You'll set off for Fromista on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:

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Fromista, Spain

Fromista ©
Frómista is a municipality located in the province of Palencia, Castile and León, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Blanca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catedralicia de San Hipolito el Real, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermita del Otero, take an in-depth tour of Museo Etnografico de Rodolfo Puebla, then don't miss a visit to Ayuntamiento, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Pedro.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fromista trip website .

Drive from Burgos to Fromista in an hour. April in Fromista sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sahagun.

Things to do in Fromista

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Iglesia Catedralicia de San Hipolito el Real, Ayuntamiento, Iglesia de Santa Maria la Blanca
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Sahagun, Spain

Sahagun ©
Sahagún is a town in the province of León, Spain. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de San Lorenzo, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Juan de Sahagun, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de San Pedro de las Duenas, then snap pictures at Puente Canto, then make a trip to Santuario de La Peregrina, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo de arte Sacro de las Madres Benedictinas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sahagun trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Fromista to Sahagun takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Sahagun can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Leon.

Things to do in Sahagun

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:
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Iglesia de San Tirso ©
Iglesia de San Tirso
Iglesia de San Juan de Sahagun ©
Iglesia de San Juan de Sahagun
Monasterio de San Pedro de las Duenas ©

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Leon, Spain

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): wander the streets of Plaza San Martin, steep yourself in history at Plaza Del Grano, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de Leon, explore the world behind art at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Leon trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Sahagun to Leon in an hour. In May in Leon, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Astorga.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Fun & Games Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:
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Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon ©
Plaza San Martin ©
Plaza San Martin

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Astorga, Spain

Astorga ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at Puente del Passo Honroso, steep yourself in history at Castrillo de los Polvazares, don't miss a visit to Casco Historico de Castrillo de Los Polvazares, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor de Astorga, then examine the collection at Museo del Chocolate, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Astorga Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Astorga trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Leon to Astorga in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Astorga sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Ponferrada.

Things to do in Astorga

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Castrillo de los Polvazares, Puente del Passo Honroso
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Astorga Cathedral ©
Astorga Cathedral
Palacio De Gaudi ©
Palacio De Gaudi

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Ponferrada, Spain

Ponferrada ©
Ponferrada is the capital city of El Bierzo in the Province of León, Spain. On the 1st (Fri), examine the collection at Museo de la Radio, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de los Templarios, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Nuestra Senora de la Encina, then don't miss a visit to Torre del Reloj, and finally see the interesting displays at La Fabrica de Luz. Museo de la Energia.

To plan Ponferrada vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Astorga to Ponferrada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pedrafita do Cebreiro.

Things to do in Ponferrada

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:
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Castillo de los Templarios ©
Castillo de los Templarios
Museo de la Radio ©
Museo de la Radio

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Pedrafita do Cebreiro, Spain

Pedrafita do Cebreiro
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Traveling by car from Ponferrada to Pedrafita do Cebreiro takes an hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Pedrafita do Cebreiro when traveling from Ponferrada in May, with lows around 51°F. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Arzua.

Things to do in Pedrafita do Cebreiro

Historic Sites Nature Nightlife
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

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Arzua, Spain

Arzua
Arzúa is a municipality in the autonomous community of Galicia in the province of A Coruña in northwestern Spain. To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Arzua day trip website .

Getting from Pedrafita do Cebreiro to Arzua by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Arzua can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. You'll set off for Santiago de Compostela on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Arzua

Historic Sites Nature Spas
Find places to stay May 5 — 6:

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela and then don't miss a visit to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santiago de Compostela road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Arzua to Santiago de Compostela takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then walk around Casa de Campo, then explore the galleries of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Madrid holiday maker app .

Fly from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Santiago de Compostela, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor