17 days in Castile and Leon Itinerary

17 days in Castile and Leon Itinerary

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Segovia
— 4 nights
Drive
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El Burgo de Osma
— 2 nights
Drive
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Burgos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Posada de Valdeon
— 1 night
Drive
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Leon
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Salamanca
— 5 nights
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Segovia — 4 nights

As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Las Murallas de Avila and Catedral de Segovia. Step out of the city life by going to Balloon Rides and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get out of town with these interesting Segovia side-trips: Cueva de los Enebralejos (in Pradena) and Avila (Puerta del Alcazar, The Four Posts, &more). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Alcazar of Segovia, see the interesting displays at Real Casa de la Moneda, admire the local landmark of Fuente De Neptuno, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Esteban Church.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Segovia trip builder.

Brussels, Belgium to Segovia is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in August: high temperatures in Segovia hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to El Burgo de Osma.
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El Burgo de Osma — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Asuncion de El Burgo de Osma, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gormaz, and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Berlanga de Duero. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Colegiata Santa María del Mercado, then identify plant and animal life at Canon del Rio Lobos Natural Park, and then take in breathtaking views at Mirador de la Galiana.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our El Burgo de Osma attractions planner.

Drive from Segovia to El Burgo de Osma in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Burgos.
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Burgos — 2 nights

Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. On the 13th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De Burgos, make a trip to Historic Center of Burgos, then appreciate the history behind Plaza del Mio Cid, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de las Huelgas. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Paleolitico Vivo, find something for the whole family at Territorio Artlanza, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cartuja de Miraflores.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Burgos online vacation planner.

Getting from El Burgo de Osma to Burgos by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Burgos sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Posada de Valdeon.
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Posada de Valdeon — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Los Picos de Europa.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Posada de Valdeon day trip planner.

You can drive from Burgos to Posada de Valdeon in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daily temperatures in Posada de Valdeon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Leon.
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Leon — 2 nights

León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, kick your exploration up a notch at Guheko, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Del Grano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Valporquero, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Astorga Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Palacio De Gaudi.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Leon trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Posada de Valdeon to Leon in 2 hours. In August in Leon, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Salamanca.
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Salamanca — 5 nights

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca and Ieronimus will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Salamanca: Puente de Simancas (in Simancas) and Plaza Mayor de Valladolid (in Valladolid). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, contemplate the long history of Casa de las Conchas, take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), and identify plant and animal life at Centro de Turismo Rural Valle Agadon.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salamanca visit planner.

Traveling by car from Leon to Salamanca takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Leon in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Salamanca, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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Castile and Leon travel guide

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Spain’s largest autonomous region, Castile and León was formed by the union of two ancient kingdoms. Old Castile and the Kingdom of León suffered separations and reunifications several times during the Middle Ages. This region’s wealth of historical attractions includes three cities that are World Heritage Sites. The countryside is punctuated by archeological sites, Roman mines, Gothic churches, and tiny villages established many centuries ago. Each colorful community has its own distinctive character, culture, and art. Take a trip to some of the area's award-winning wineries, many of which offer tours.
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