8 days in Spain & Braganca Itinerary

8 days in Spain & Braganca Itinerary

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8 days in Spain & Braganca Itinerary

Start: Porto, Portugal
Drive:  3​h
1
Braganca, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Astorga, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Oviedo, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Gijon, Spain
— Few hours
5
Llanes, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Santander, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Zamora, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Braganca, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Porto, Portugal


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1
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Braganca, Portugal

Braganca ©
Bragança is a city and municipality in north-eastern Portugal, capital of the district of Bragança, in the Alto Trás-os-Montes subregion of Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Antiga Se, take a stroll through Rio de Onor Village, and then get outside with Parque Biologico de Vinhais.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Braganca online vacation planner .

Porto to Braganca is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Astorga.

Things to do in Braganca

Outdoors Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parque Biologico de Vinhais
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Parque Biologico de Vinhais ©
Parque Biologico de Vinhais
Igreja da Antiga Se ©
Igreja da Antiga Se
Rio de Onor Village ©
Rio de Onor Village

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Astorga, Spain

Astorga ©
To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Astorga day trip planning site .

Drive from Braganca to Astorga in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Oviedo.

Things to do in Astorga

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Palacio de Gaudi ©
Palacio de Gaudi
Astorga Cathedral ©
Astorga Cathedral

2
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Oviedo, Spain

Oviedo ©
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Esculturas Oviedo and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Oviedo trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Astorga to Oviedo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Astorga in August, you will find days in Oviedo are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Gijon.

Things to do in Oviedo

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Desfiladero Les Xanes
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San Miguel de Lillo ©
San Miguel de Lillo
Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo ©

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Gijon, Spain

Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. On the 22nd (Thu), admire the striking features of Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, steep yourself in history at Termas Romanas de Campo Valdes, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gijon online sightseeing planner .

Gijon is very close to Oviedo. In August in Gijon, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Llanes.

Things to do in Gijon

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Termas Romanas de Campo Valdes ©
Termas Romanas de Campo Valdes
Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura ©
Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura

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Llanes, Spain

Llanes ©
Llanes is a municipality of the province of Asturias, in northern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Ermita de la guia.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Llanes online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Gijon to Llanes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Llanes sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santander.

Things to do in Llanes

Beaches Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cangas de Onis, Palacio de Cernuda, Ermita de la guia
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Playa de Gulpiyuri ©
Playa de Gulpiyuri
Santuario De Covadonga ©
Santuario De Covadonga
Ermita de la guia ©
Ermita de la guia

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Santander, Spain

Santander ©
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.
On the 24th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Palacio de La Magdalena and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Primera de El Sardinero.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santander attractions planning app .

You can drive from Llanes to Santander in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Santander sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zamora.

Things to do in Santander

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Playa Primera de El Sardinero ©
Playa Primera de El Sardinero
Palacio de La Magdalena ©
Palacio de La Magdalena

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night
Zamora, Spain

Zamora
Zamora is a city in Castile and León, Spain, the capital of the province of Zamora. To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zamora trip planner .

You can drive from Santander to Zamora in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santander in August, expect nights in Zamora to be slightly colder, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Braganca.

Things to do in Zamora

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Braganca, Portugal

Braganca ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): wander the streets of Rio de Onor Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Braganza, then learn about all things military at Museu Militar De Bragança, and finally stop by Mercearia da Se. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Antiga Se and then head outdoors with Albufeira Do Azibo.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Braganca trip planning site .

You can drive from Zamora to Braganca in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zamora to Braganca due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Braganca

Outdoors Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Albufeira Do Azibo
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Albufeira Do Azibo ©
Albufeira Do Azibo
Castle of Braganza ©
Castle of Braganza
Church of Santa Maria ©
Church of Santa Maria