7 days in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Cantabria & Medina de Pomar Itinerary

7 days in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Cantabria & Medina de Pomar Itinerary

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Vitoria-Gasteiz
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Santander
— 1 night
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Santillana del Mar
— 1 night
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La Hermida
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Medina de Pomar
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Vitoria-Gasteiz

Vitoria-Gasteiz ©
The capital of the Basque country, Vitoria-Gasteiz is a medieval city with lively suburbs and a traditional but elegant urban feel.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Anillo Verde, then admire the striking features of Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Maria.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vitoria-Gasteiz attractions planner.

Barcelona to Vitoria-Gasteiz is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Vitoria-Gasteiz, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Santander.

Things to do in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Catedral de Santa Maria ©
Catedral de Santa Maria
Plaza de la Virgen Blanca ©
Plaza de la Virgen Blanca

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ecomuseo-Fluviarium de la Montana y Cuencas Fluviales Pasiegas.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santander online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Santander in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Vitoria-Gasteiz in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Santander, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for Santillana del Mar.

Things to do in Santander

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ecomuseo-Fluviarium de la Montana y Cuencas Fluviales Pasiegas
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Santillana del Mar

Santillana del Mar ©
Santillana del Mar is a historic town situated in Cantabria, Spain. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museo y Fundacion Jesus Otero, don't miss a visit to Cueva Las Monedas, then explore the fascinating underground world of cueva del castillo, then admire the striking features of Casona de Fuentes Pila, and finally make a trip to Laberinto de Villapresente.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santillana del Mar planning app.

Traveling by car from Santander to Santillana del Mar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to La Hermida.

Things to do in Santillana del Mar

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Puente Viesgo, Laberinto de Villapresente
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cueva del castillo ©
cueva del castillo
Laberinto de Villapresente ©
Laberinto de Villapresente
Cueva Las Monedas ©
Cueva Las Monedas

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La Hermida

La Hermida ©
On the 17th (Mon), cruise along Urdon-Tresviso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria, then examine the collection at Ferreria de Cades, then examine the collection at Archivo de Indianos o Museo de la Emigracion, and finally examine the collection at Cueva de El Pindal. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de La Hermida, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Garabandal Sanctuary, then relax in the rural setting at Queseria La Branuca, and finally appreciate the views at Desfiladero de La Hermida.

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You can drive from Santillana del Mar to La Hermida in an hour. In August in La Hermida, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Medina de Pomar.

Things to do in La Hermida

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Archivo de Indianos o Museo de la Emigracion, Queseria La Branuca, Urdon-Tresviso, Church of Santa Maria, Ferreria de Cades
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Church of Santa Maria ©
Church of Santa Maria
Ferreria de Cades ©
Ferreria de Cades
Queseria La Branuca ©
Queseria La Branuca

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Medina de Pomar

Medina de Pomar ©
Medina de Pomar is a municipality and town located in the province of Burgos, Castile and León, Spain. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Karpin Abentura, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Pozalagua, then make a trip to Torres de Medina de Pomar (Torres de los Velasco), and finally make a trip to Monasterio de Santa Clara.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Medina de Pomar online trip maker.

You can drive from La Hermida to Medina de Pomar in 2.5 hours. When traveling from La Hermida in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Medina de Pomar, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. On the 20th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Medina de Pomar

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Valle de Carranza
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Cueva de Pozalagua ©
Cueva de Pozalagua
Karpin Abentura ©
Karpin Abentura
Monasterio de Santa Clara ©
Monasterio de Santa Clara