20 days in Pamplona & Bologna Itinerary

20 days in Pamplona & Bologna Itinerary

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20 days in Pamplona & Bologna Itinerary

Start: Pamplona, Spain
1
Pamplona, Spain
— 14 nights
Fly:  8 h
2
Bologna, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Pamplona, Spain

14
nights
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. Visiting Parque Natural Urbasa Andia and Cueva de las Guixas will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Parque de Yamaguchi and Hecho Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Pamplona: Cueva de Mendukilo (in Astitz), Mallos de Riglos (in Riglos) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Huesca). On the 6th (Sat), spend a day ambling around Selva de Oza. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Palacio Real de Olite, take a peaceful walk through Bosque de Orgi, Head underground at Cuevas de Urdazubi Urdax, and explore the stunning scenery at Foz de Arbayun.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pamplona holiday maker.

If you are flying in from Colombia, the closest major aiports are Bilbao Airport, Zaragoza Air Base and Santander Airport. In June in Pamplona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), you're off to Bologna.

Things to do in Pamplona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hecho, Via Verde del Plazaola, Foz de Arbayun, Alto del Perdon, Senorio de Bertiz Natural Park
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Hecho Valley ©
Hecho Valley
Selva de Oza ©
Selva de Oza
Cueva de las Guixas ©
Cueva de las Guixas

5
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa del Sol and Altamarea Beach Village. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Archiginnasio di Bologna. Explore Bologna's surroundings by going to Lido delle Sirene (in Cattolica), Porto Turistico Cesenatico (in Cesenatico) and Pineta di Milano Marittima (in Milano Marittima). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, head outdoors with UP Urban Climbing, and steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bologna planner.

You can fly from Pamplona to Bologna in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Pamplona in June, with highs in Bologna at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cattolica, Pineta di Milano Marittima, Playa del Sol, Porto Turistico Cesenatico
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Pineta di Milano Marittima ©
Pineta di Milano Marittima
Via degli Dei ©
Via degli Dei