17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 3 nights
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Santander
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gijon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oviedo
Drive
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Leon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Burgos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Logrono
Drive
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Zaragoza
— 3 nights
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Huesca

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San Sebastian - Donostia — 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Sebastian - Donostia: Bilbao (Casco Viejo, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Parte Vieja, make a trip to Konstituzio Plaza, and stroll through La Concha Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia road trip planning app.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Bilbao Airport, Santander Airport and Zaragoza Air Base. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santander.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
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Santander — 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santander side-trips: Santillana del Mar (Colegiata de Santillana del Mar & Museo de Altamira). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Peninsula of Magdalena. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Primera de El Sardinero, appreciate the history behind Monumento a Los Raqueros, and take in the waterfront activity at Puerto Chico.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santander online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Santander in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gijon.
Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Gijon — 2 nights

Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Explore Gijon's surroundings by going to Santuario De Covadonga (in Covadonga), Puente Romano (in Cangas de Onis) and Museo Jurasico de Asturias (MUJA) (in Colunga). The adventure continues: stroll through Playa de San Lorenzo, stroll around Santa Catalina Headland (Cerro de Santa Catalina), admire the landmark architecture of Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, and look for gifts at La Esquina de Gijon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gijon trip planning app.

Getting from Santander to Gijon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oviedo.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:

Oviedo

Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oviedo tour itinerary planner.

Oviedo is very close to Gijon. In January in Oviedo, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Leon.
Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites
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Leon — 3 nights

León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. On the 16th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, make a trip to Historic Center of Leon, then steep yourself in history at La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Casa Botines Gaudi. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Palacio De Gaudi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Astorga Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Leon trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Oviedo to Leon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Oviedo in January, things will get a bit cooler in Leon: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Burgos.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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Burgos — 2 nights

Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. On the 18th (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Evolucion Humana, then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Mio Cid, and then don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Burgos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De Burgos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Los Condestables, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Burgos online day trip planner.

You can drive from Leon to Burgos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Burgos can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Logrono.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Logrono

Logroño is a city in northern Spain, on the Ebro River. For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Logrono trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Burgos to Logrono takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Burgos, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Logrono, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 3°C. On the 20th (Thu), you're off to Zaragoza.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Nightlife
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Zaragoza — 3 nights

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Go for a jaunt from Zaragoza to Nuevalos to see Parque Monasterio De piedra, Zaragoza Spain about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, see the interesting displays at Museo del Fuego y de los Bomberos, make a trip to Plaza del Pilar, and delve into the distant past at Torre del Trovador.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zaragoza vacation builder.

You can drive from Logrono to Zaragoza in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Huesca.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

Huesca

Huesca is a city in north-eastern Spain, within the autonomous community of Aragon. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Huesca Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Huesca trip site.

Traveling by car from Zaragoza to Huesca takes an hour. In January, daytime highs in Huesca are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C.
Historic Sites
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.