16 days in Santander & Oviedo Itinerary

16 days in Santander & Oviedo Itinerary

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16 days in Santander & Oviedo Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Subway + Train:  29 h
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
— 7 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Sydney


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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santander: San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (in Bermeo), El Capricho de Gaudi (in Comillas) and Bilbao (Taberna Plaza Nueva, Casco Viejo, &more). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Peninsula of Magdalena, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de El Puntal, head off the coast to Mouro Island, and catch some excitement at Logicamente Santander.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Santander trip maker app .

Sydney, Australia to Santander is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Santander. In September, daytime highs in Santander are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oviedo.

Things to do in Santander

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Bilbao, Plaza Mayor de Ramon y Pelayo, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno, El Capricho de Gaudi
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Peninsula of Magdalena ©
Peninsula of Magdalena
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo


Oviedo ©
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. Get out of town with these interesting Oviedo side-trips: TeverAstur Senda del Oso (in Teverga Municipality), As Catedrais Beach (in Ribadeo) and Museo Molinos Mazonovo (in Taramundi). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Naranco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Oviedo trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Santander to Oviedo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Oviedo

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Gijon, Leon, As Catedrais Beach, Museo Molinos Mazonovo, Cuevona de Cuevas del Agua
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Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
As Catedrais Beach ©
As Catedrais Beach