9 days in Spain Itinerary

9 days in Spain Itinerary

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Fly
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Santiago de Compostela
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cangas do Morrazo
— 1 night
Drive to Santiago de Compostela Airport, Fly to Bilbao Airport
4
Bilbao
— 1 night
Drive
5
Santander
— 1 night
Drive
6
Santo Domingo de la Calzada
— 1 night
Drive
7
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 1 night
Fly

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Barcelona

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Our Lady. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip maker tool.

Manchester, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Barcelona is 1 hour. Traveling from Manchester in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Santiago de Compostela

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to Praza da Quintana de Vivos, take an in-depth tour of Museo Casa de la Troya, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Obradoiro, then make a trip to Palacio de Raxoi, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santiago de Compostela trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Santiago de Compostela is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Cangas do Morrazo.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

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Cangas do Morrazo

Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): head off the coast to Islas Cies, then make a trip to Cruceiro de Hio, and then get outside with Guías Malouco -Turismo y Aventura-.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cangas do Morrazo holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Santiago de Compostela to Cangas do Morrazo takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Cangas do Morrazo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Bilbao

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 6th (Sun): stroll around Dona Casilda Park, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bilbao itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cangas do Morrazo to Bilbao. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santander.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks
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night
Santander

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 7th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa de El Puntal, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peninsula of Magdalena, and then step off the mainland to explore Mouro Island.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santander online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Santander takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bilbao in September, expect nights in Santander to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Santo Domingo de la Calzada.

Things to do in Santander

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Santo Domingo de la Calzada is a municipality in La Rioja, Spain, situated on the banks of the Oja River. On the 8th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Via Verde del Oja, do a tasting at Bohedal Bodega Boutique, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at RiojaNatura.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santo Domingo de la Calzada online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Santander to Santo Domingo de la Calzada takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Santander, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santo Domingo de la Calzada, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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San Sebastian - Donostia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get your game on at Let's get Basque!, take in the exciting artwork at Lance and Malone Art Shop, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally kick back and relax at La Concha Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip maker.

Traveling by car from Santo Domingo de la Calzada to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 2 hours. While traveling from Santo Domingo de la Calzada, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Sebastian - Donostia, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Beaches
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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.

Galicia travel guide

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Still largely untouched by international tourism, Galicia offers outstanding seafood and a strong connection to the ancient Celts. Steeped in history, Galicia often feels far removed from the rest of the country, tracing its cultural ancestry to these Northern tribes, who began settling in the area about 3,000 years ago. Celtic traits remained ingrained in everyday life even during the period the region was part of the Roman Empire. Fiercely independent, Galicians take great pride in their cultural heritage and architecture, and well-preserved World Heritage Sites and other attractions are readily found in the region’s towns and villages. Its varied landscapes include spectacular sea views and rugged mountains.

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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