17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain holiday planner

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Bilbao
— 2 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
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Santona
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Santander
— 1 night
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Santillana del Mar
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Comillas
— 1 night
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Llanes
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Ribadesella
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Luarca
— 1 night
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La Coruna
— 1 night
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Santiago de Compostela
— 3 nights
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Ponferrada
— 1 night
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Astorga
— 1 night
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Burgos
— 1 night
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Logrono
— 1 night
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Bilbao
— 1 night

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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 28th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the views from Vizcaya Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Anillo Verde, and finally explore the ancient world of Salt Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Euskal Museoa Bilbao Basque Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, then don't miss a visit to Estacion de Santander, and finally examine the collection at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao.

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If you are flying in from Bulgaria, the closest major aiports are Bilbao Airport and Santander Airport. In August in Bilbao, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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 30th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Monte Urgull, stop by Parte Vieja, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Guipuzkoa, make a trip to Peine del Viento, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Santona.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks · Tours · Nature · Beaches
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Santona

Santoña is a town in the eastern coast of the autonomous community of Cantabria, on the north coast of Spain. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa De Berria.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santona day trip planning tool.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Santona by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Santander.

Things to do in Santona

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Santander

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Refugio Antiaereo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santander, and then explore the historical opulence of Palacio de La Magdalena.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santander day trip planner.

Drive from Santona to Santander in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Santander can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Santillana del Mar.

Things to do in Santander

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Santillana del Mar

Santillana del Mar is a historic town situated in Cantabria, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take a stroll through Plaza Mayor de Ramon y Pelayo.

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You can drive from Santander to Santillana del Mar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Comillas.

Things to do in Santillana del Mar

Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:
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Comillas

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria de Los Angeles, kick back and relax at Playa de Oyambre, and then admire the striking features of Cementerio Ruta Modernista.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Comillas road trip site.

Comillas is very close to Santillana del Mar. In September, daily temperatures in Comillas can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Llanes.

Things to do in Comillas

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Llanes

Llanes is a municipality of the province of Asturias, in northern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Bufones de Pria.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Llanes holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Comillas to Llanes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ribadesella.

Things to do in Llanes

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Ribadesella

Ribadesella is a small municipality in the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias, Spain. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the views from Puente Romano, then make a trip to Ermita de la guia, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Tito Bustillo.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ribadesella trip itinerary website.

Ribadesella is just a stone's throw from Llanes. In September in Ribadesella, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Luarca.

Things to do in Ribadesella

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Luarca

— 1 night
To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Luarca tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from Ribadesella to Luarca in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Luarca can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will leave for La Coruna on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Luarca

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nightlife
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La Coruna

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get great views at El Banco Máis Bonito, enjoy the sea views from Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium Finisterrae, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Riazor, and finally don't miss a visit to Avenida de la Marina.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the La Coruna road trip app.

Getting from Luarca to La Coruna by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in La Coruna

Parks · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Santiago de Compostela

— 3 nights

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Get out of town with these interesting Santiago de Compostela side-trips: Islas Cies (in Cies Islands) and Playa Samil (in Vigo). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, don't miss a visit to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, and contemplate the long history of Praza da Inmaculada.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santiago de Compostela day trip planning site.

You can drive from La Coruna to Santiago de Compostela in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ponferrada.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Ponferrada

— 1 night
Ponferrada is the capital city of El Bierzo in the Province of León, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Torre del Reloj, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de los Templarios, then examine the collection at La Fabrica de Luz. Museo de la Energia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria de Vizbayo, and finally stop by Penalba de Santiago.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ponferrada online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ponferrada can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Astorga.

Things to do in Ponferrada

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Astorga

— 1 night
On the 9th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Castrillo de los Polvazares, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Astorga Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Palacio De Gaudi.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Astorga online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ponferrada to Astorga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Astorga sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Burgos.

Things to do in Astorga

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Burgos

— 1 night
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. On the 10th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Arco de Santa Maria, then learn more about the world around you at Cartuja de Miraflores, and then get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Evolucion Humana.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Burgos online road trip planner.

Drive from Astorga to Burgos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Burgos are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Logrono.

Things to do in Burgos

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Logrono

— 1 night
Logroño is a city in northern Spain, on the Ebro River. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Calle del Laurel, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tritium.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Logrono trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Burgos to Logrono in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Burgos in September; daily highs in Logrono reach 31°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Logrono

Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Bilbao

— 1 night

Modern Capital of Spain

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, take in the dramatic natural features at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, and then admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bilbao online tour builder.

Getting from Logrono to Bilbao by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train.

Things to do in Bilbao

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

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.