5 days in La Rioja & Bordeaux Itinerary

5 days in La Rioja & Bordeaux Itinerary

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Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Spain
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Bordeaux, France
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Santo Domingo de la Calzada is a municipality in La Rioja, Spain, situated on the banks of the Oja River. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): steep yourself in history at San Millan Suso Monastery.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santo Domingo de la Calzada online trip maker.

Burgos to Santo Domingo de la Calzada is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive. In August, Santo Domingo de la Calzada is somewhat warmer than Burgos - with highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries · Historic Sites

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Bordeaux, France

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, then admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Grande Dune du Pilat.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip itinerary website.

You can take a bus from Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Bordeaux in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Santo Domingo de la Calzada, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bordeaux, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 18°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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La Rioja travel guide

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La Rioja is an autonomous community and a province in Spain, located in the north of the Iberian Peninsula. Its capital is Logroño. Other cities and towns in the province include Calahorra, Arnedo, Alfaro, Haro, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, and Nájera. It has an estimated population of 322,415 inhabitants (INE 2010).It covers part of the Ebro valley towards its north and the Iberian Range in the south. The community is a single province, so there is no County Council, and it is organized into 174 municipalities. It borders the Basque Country (province of Álava) to the north, Navarre to the northeast, Aragón to the southeast (province of Zaragoza), and Castilla y León to the west and south (provinces of Burgos and Soria).The area was once occupied by pre-Roman Berones, Pellendones and Basques. After partial recapture from the Muslims in the early tenth century, the region became part of the Kingdom of Pamplona, later being incorporated into Castile after a century and a half of disputes. From the eighteenth century the Rioja region remained divided between the provinces of Burgos and Soria, until in 1833 the province of Logroño was created, changing the name of the province to La Rioja in 1980 as a prelude to its constitution under a single provincial autonomous community in 1982. The name "Rioja" (from Río Oja) is first attested in 1099.

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