12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Zaragoza
1
Zaragoza
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h
2
Pamplona
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h
3
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Oviedo
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Granada

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nights
Zaragoza

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar and Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Palacio de los Condes de Bureta and Museo Goya Coleccion Ibercaja. Explore Zaragoza's surroundings by going to Bodega ENATE (in Salas Bajas), Centro de Interpretacion del Ferrocarril de la Comarca Campo de Carinena (in Carinena) and Monasterio de Veruela (in Vera de Moncayo). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de Piedra, wander the streets of Casco Antiguo, do a tasting at Bodegas San Alejandro, and pause for some photo ops at Palacio de la Aljaferia.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zaragoza road trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Zaragoza. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pamplona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Bodegas San Alejandro, Bodega ENATE, Palacio de los Condes de Bureta, Iglesia Del Salvador, Monasterio de Veruela
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Palacio de la Aljaferia ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia

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Pamplona

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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress and Walls of Pamplona and Palacio Real de Olite. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bodegas Tritium and Catedral de Santa Maria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pamplona: Bodegas Lecea (in San Asensio), Bodegas Muga (in Haro) and Vivanco. Cultura de Vino (in Briones). There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santiago, do a tasting at Bodegas Franco Espanolas, and get a sense of history and politics at Ayuntamiento de Pamplona.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pamplona route planning website .

Getting from Zaragoza to Pamplona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Pamplona

Wineries Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Logrono, Bodegas Muga, Palacio Real de Olite, Vivanco. Cultura de Vino, Bodegas Tritium
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Bodegas Tritium ©
Bodegas Tritium
Palacio Real de Olite ©
Palacio Real de Olite
Bodegas Lecea ©
Bodegas Lecea

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San Sebastian - Donostia

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Lance and Malone Art Shop, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then wander the streets of Parte Vieja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Euskal Itsas Museoa, admire the masterpieces at San Telmo Museoa, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at La Concha Beach, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Pamplona to San Sebastian - Donostia by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Pamplona in December, things will get a bit warmer in San Sebastian - Donostia: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Oviedo.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Museums Parks
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Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Food Tours

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Oviedo

Oviedo ©
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. Get a sense of the local culture at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral and Museo de la Mina de Arnao. Let the collections at Museo Jurasico de Asturias (MUJA) and Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oviedo: Gijon (Playa de San Lorenzo & Room Escape Games), Playa del Silencio (in Castaneras) and Faro de Cabo Penas (in Ferrero). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo, get a new perspective on nature at Museo de Geologia, and examine the collection at Museum of Mining and Industry.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Oviedo trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Oviedo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Oviedo are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oviedo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gijon, Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, Playa del Silencio, Museum of Mining and Industry, Museo de la Mina de Arnao
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Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
Playa de San Lorenzo
Playa de San Lorenzo
Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo ©