18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
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Barcelona
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Tudela
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Bilbao
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Santillana del Mar
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Comillas
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
6
Ribadeo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
La Coruna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Fisterra
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Santiago de Compostela
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Vigo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Leon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Burgos
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Madrid
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
14
Barcelona
— 2 nights
End: Barcelona

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nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, Freixenet, Las Ramblas, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Casa Batllo and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona attractions planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Barcelona. In July, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Tudela.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Freixenet, Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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Tudela

Tudela ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Activa Experience. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see Activa Experience.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tudela vacation maker website .

Getting from Barcelona to Tudela by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tudela when traveling from Barcelona in July, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Tudela

Tours Outdoors
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Activa Experience ©
Activa Experience

1
night
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
You've now added Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Mon), wander the streets of Casco Viejo.

Planning Bilbao trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tudela to Bilbao takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bilbao are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santillana del Mar.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

1
night
Santillana del Mar

Santillana del Mar ©
Santillana del Mar is a historic town situated in Cantabria, Spain. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar as well as Museo de Altamira. On the 23rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo de Altamira and then pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santillana del Mar online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Santillana del Mar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bilbao in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santillana del Mar: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 18°C at night. You'll set off for Comillas on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Santillana del Mar

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo de Altamira ©
Museo de Altamira

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hours
Comillas

Comillas ©
To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Comillas attractions planner.

Comillas is very close to Santillana del Mar. In July, daily temperatures in Comillas can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Ribadeo.
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El Capricho de Gaudi ©
El Capricho de Gaudi

1
night
Ribadeo

Ribadeo ©
Ribadeo is a municipality in the Spanish province of Lugo in Galicia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at As Catedrais Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ribadeo vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Comillas to Ribadeo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Ribadeo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to La Coruna.

Things to do in Ribadeo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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As Catedrais Beach ©
As Catedrais Beach

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La Coruna

La Coruna ©
A Coruña is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. On the 25th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Monte de San Pedro, enjoy the sea views from Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), then examine the collection at Domus, and finally make a trip to Avenida de la Marina.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the La Coruna trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Ribadeo to La Coruna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in La Coruna, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll set off for Santiago de Compostela on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in La Coruna

Historic Sites Museums
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Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©
Monte de San Pedro ©
Monte de San Pedro
Domus ©
Domus

few
hours
Fisterra

Fisterra ©
Fisterra is a municipality in the province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain. To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fisterra online trip maker .

Getting from La Coruna to Fisterra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from La Coruna in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fisterra: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Fisterra

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Playa Mar de Fora ©
Playa Mar de Fora

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirador Parque da Alameda and then get to know the fascinating history of Monte do Gozo.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Fisterra to Santiago de Compostela in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Fisterra in July, plan for little chillier days in Santiago de Compostela, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Vigo.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Parks Historic Sites
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Mirador Parque da Alameda ©
Mirador Parque da Alameda
Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela ©
Monte do Gozo ©
Monte do Gozo

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Vigo

Vigo ©
Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vigo travel route planning website .

You can take a train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Burgos.

Things to do in Vigo

Parks Nature
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Islas Cies ©
Islas Cies
Parque Monte del Castro ©
Parque Monte del Castro

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night
Leon

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines, then admire the striking features of Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, and then make a trip to Historic Center of Leon.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Leon online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Vigo to Leon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon ©
Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos ©
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos

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night
Burgos

Burgos ©
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Burgos road trip website .

You can drive from Leon to Burgos in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Burgos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites
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Catedral De Burgos ©
Catedral De Burgos
Monasterio de las Huelgas ©
Monasterio de las Huelgas
Castillo de Burgos ©
Castillo de Burgos

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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 1st (Thu), admire the striking features of Retiro Park. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through La Latina, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, then browse the exhibits of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally wander the streets of Gran Via.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Madrid vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Burgos to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Burgos in August: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 39°C and lows are around 22°C. You'll set off for Barcelona on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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Barcelona

Barcelona
For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona holiday maker .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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