8 days in Spain & Bayonne Itinerary

8 days in Spain & Bayonne Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Bayonne, France
— 2 nights
2
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
3
Santander, Spain
— 1 night
4
Gijon, Spain
— 1 night
5
Leon, Spain
— 1 night
6
Alajar, Spain
— 1 night

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nights
Bayonne, France

Bayonne ©
Bayonne is a city and commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, then meet the residents at Aquarium de Biarritz, then take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Didam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): stroll around Jardin Leon Bonnat, get a taste of the local shopping with Spacejunk, get engrossed in the history at Basque Museum (Musee Basque), see the interesting displays at Musee du Jambon de Bayonne, then steep yourself in history at Maison Moulis, and finally appreciate the history behind Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bayonne road trip website.

Porto, Portugal to Bayonne is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Porto to Bayonne, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Bayonne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Bayonne

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Biarritz
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Aquarium de Biarritz ©
Aquarium de Biarritz
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge
Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne

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night
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take a stroll through Casco Viejo, take in the views from Puente Zubizuri, then stroll around Dona Casilda Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bilbao day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bayonne to Bilbao takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santander.

Things to do in Bilbao

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Puente Zubizuri ©
Puente Zubizuri

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Santander, Spain

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 12th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Peninsula of Magdalena.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Santander trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Santander takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Bilbao in August, plan for slightly colder days in Santander, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gijon.

Things to do in Santander

Parks · Nature
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Peninsula of Magdalena ©
Peninsula of Magdalena

1
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Gijon, Spain

Gijon
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Atlantico, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Lorenzo, and finally meet the residents at Acuario de Gijon.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gijon online trip planner.

You can drive from Santander to Gijon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Gijon, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Leon.

Things to do in Gijon

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches
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Playa de San Lorenzo
Playa de San Lorenzo
Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura ©
Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura
Acuario de Gijon ©
Acuario de Gijon

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Leon, Spain

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, take in the spiritual surroundings of La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Casa Botines Gaudi, then make a trip to Historic Center of Leon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Leon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gijon to Leon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Gijon, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Leon, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Alajar.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites · Museums
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Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon ©
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos ©
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos

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night
Alajar, Spain

Alajar ©
Alájar is a town and municipality located in the province of Huelva, Spain. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): head outdoors with Sierra eXtreme, Aracena, make a trip to Plaza Marques de Aracena, make a trip to Gruta de las Maravillas, then don't miss a visit to Fuente de La Zulema, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Alta, and finally make a trip to Pena de Arias Montano.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Alajar trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Leon to Alajar with the Route module. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Leon in August: high temperatures in Alajar hover around 38°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alajar

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aracena
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Sierra eXtreme, Aracena ©
Sierra eXtreme, Aracena
Gruta de las Maravillas ©
Gruta de las Maravillas
Pena de Arias Montano ©
Pena de Arias Montano

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