9 days in Spain Itinerary

9 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Madrid
— 2 nights
2
Salamanca
— 2 nights
3
Santiago de Compostela
— 2 nights
4
Santander
— 1 night

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, get outside with Picnic Madrid, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio De Cristal.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Madrid sightseeing planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from San Juan in August, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): deepen your understanding at Pontifical University of Salamanca, admire the landmark architecture of Scala Coeli Torres de la Clerecia, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva). On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Oleoturismo, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Julian y Santa Basilisia, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, and finally admire the striking features of Escuelas Menores.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Salamanca online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Madrid to Salamanca by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, Salamanca is slightly colder than Madrid - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites
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Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

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Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get outside with Aventuras en Galicia, make a trip to Hostal dos Reis Católicos, thenmake a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, thenget the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally get great views at Monte Pedroso. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Casa do Cabildo, contemplate the long history of Praza da Inmaculada, thenexamine the collection at Museo Casa de la Troya, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Bieito do Campo, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Santiago de Compostela trip maker site.

You can drive from Salamanca to Santiago de Compostela in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. While traveling from Salamanca, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santiago de Compostela, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santander.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Walking tours
Plaza del Obradoiro ©
Plaza del Obradoiro

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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 28th (Fri): stroll through Playa de El Puntal and then experience rural life at Alpacas de la Tierruca.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santander online trip planner.

Getting from Santiago de Compostela to Santander by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santander

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Alpacas de la Tierruca
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Alpacas de la Tierruca ©
Alpacas de la Tierruca

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