12 days in Spain & Porto Itinerary

12 days in Spain & Porto Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
2
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
3
Santander, Spain
— 1 night
4
La Coruna, Spain
— 2 nights
5
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
6
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
7
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night

2
nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 25th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Anton, take some stellar pictures from El Balcon de Bizkaia, gain insight at Deusto University, thenlook for gifts at La Bendita, and finally don't miss a visit to Puente Pedro Arrupe.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bilbao route planner.

London, UK to Bilbao is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bilbao. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Bilbao reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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La Bendita ©
La Bendita
Deusto University ©
Deusto University
Puente  Pedro Arrupe ©
Puente Pedro Arrupe

1
night
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
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.
On the 26th (Sat), take in the waterfront at Paseo Nuevo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Vicente, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de la Mota, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro, thenstop by La calle 31 de agosto, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the kids burn off some steam at Parque Aiete, step into the grandiose world of Miramar Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Guipuzkoa.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in San Sebastian - Donostia, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Santander.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
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Iglesia de San Vicente ©
Iglesia de San Vicente
Miramar Palace ©
Miramar Palace
Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro

1
night
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.
For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santander itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Santander in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Santander, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to La Coruna.

Things to do in Santander

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Sacred Heart Church ©
Sacred Heart Church
Mouro Island ©
Mouro Island
Mercado de la Esperanza ©
Mercado de la Esperanza

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nights
La Coruna, Spain

La Coruna ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): make a trip to Menhires, get outside with Paseo Maritimo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Santiago, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Santo Domingo Church, and finally stroll around Parque de Bens. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Museo de Bellas Artes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Colegiata de Santa Maria do Campo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Barbara Convent, thenpause for some photo ops at Monumento a Maria Pita, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Municipal de Maria Pita.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the La Coruna road trip tool.

Drive from Santander to La Coruna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in La Coruna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in La Coruna

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Parroquia de Santiago ©
Parroquia de Santiago
Colegiata de Santa Maria do Campo ©
Colegiata de Santa Maria do Campo
Santa Barbara Convent ©
Santa Barbara Convent

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
On the 1st (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Praza do Toural, pause for some serene contemplation at Igrexa de Santa Maria Salome, make a trip to Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Bieito do Campo, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo Casa de la Troya, and finally contemplate the long history of Praza da Inmaculada.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela trip tool.

You can drive from La Coruna to Santiago de Compostela in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Santiago de Compostela, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites Museums
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Church of San Bieito do Campo ©
Church of San Bieito do Campo
Igrexa de Santa Maria Salome ©
Igrexa de Santa Maria Salome
Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo ©
Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo

3
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Visit Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Lapa for their historical value. Visiting Praia do Carneiro and Jardim do Passeio Alegre will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Churchill's - Visitors Centre, admire the striking features of Farol Molhe do Douro, get a sense of history and politics at Porto City Hall, and look for gifts at Garrafeira do Carmo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Porto day trip planning site.

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Porto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Porto is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santiago de Compostela in October; daily highs in Porto reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Churchill's - Visitors Centre
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Igreja dos Grilos ©
Igreja dos Grilos
Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados ©
Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados

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night
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón, thenstop by Jm Delicatessen, thenadmire the striking features of Palacio Chavarri, and finally walk around Plaza de Jado.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bilbao trip planner.

Getting from Porto to Bilbao by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Bilbao is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón ©
Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón
Plaza de Jado ©
Plaza de Jado
Jm Delicatessen ©
Jm Delicatessen

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