7 days in Europe Itinerary

7 days in Europe Itinerary

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7 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bilbao
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Santander
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Santillana del Mar
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Potes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Aranda de Duero
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Madrid

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take a stroll through Parte Vieja.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary builder.

Madrid to San Sebastian - Donostia is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Iglesia de San Salvador, Parque Natural de Pagoeta
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Iglesia de San Salvador ©
Iglesia de San Salvador
Iglesia de San Vicente ©
Iglesia de San Vicente
Castillo de la Mota ©
Castillo de la Mota

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Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 18th (Wed), wander the streets of Casco Viejo, steep yourself in history at Mercado de la Ribera, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sopelana Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bilbao vacation trip planner.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santander.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sopelana Beach
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Sopelana Beach ©
Sopelana Beach
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
La Ribera Market ©
La Ribera Market

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Santander

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 19th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Nuestra Senora la Bien Aparecida and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Loredo.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Santander trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bilbao to Santander in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Bilbao, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Santander, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santillana del Mar.

Things to do in Santander

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Loredo, Santuario de Nuestra Senora la Bien Aparecida
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Santillana del Mar

Santillana del Mar ©
Santillana del Mar is a historic town situated in Cantabria, Spain. To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Santillana del Mar itinerary maker.

Santillana del Mar is very close to Santander. In October in Santillana del Mar, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Potes.

Things to do in Santillana del Mar

Historic Sites
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Potes

Potes ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa María la Real, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Romanica de San Salvador de Catamuda, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Torimbia.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Potes trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Santillana del Mar to Potes in 1.5 hours. October in Potes sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aranda de Duero.

Things to do in Potes

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Iglesia Romanica de San Salvador de Catamuda, Casa de las Donas, Iglesia de Santa María la Real, Church of Santa Maria, Playa de Torimbia
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Playa de Torimbia ©
Playa de Torimbia
Church of Santa Maria ©
Church of Santa Maria

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Aranda de Duero

Aranda de Duero ©
Aranda de Duero is a town and municipality, capital of the Ribera del Duero comarca, in south of the province of Burgos, in Castile and León, Spain. For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Aranda de Duero trip builder.

Traveling by car from Potes to Aranda de Duero takes 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Aranda de Duero when traveling from Potes in October, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aranda de Duero

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monasterio de Santa Maria de La Vid
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Monasterio de Santa Maria de La Vid ©
Iglesia de Santa Maria ©
Iglesia de Santa Maria

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