12 days in Spain, Oeiras & Biarritz Itinerary

12 days in Spain, Oeiras & Biarritz Itinerary

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12 days in Spain, Oeiras & Biarritz Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Drive:  45​min
1
Oeiras, Portugal
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
La Coruna, Spain
— 1 day
train:  30​min
3
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Santander, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Biarritz, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

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day
Oeiras, Portugal

Oeiras ©
Oeiras is a municipality in western part of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, subregion of Greater Lisbon, in continental Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Carcavelos, pause for some photo ops at Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, and then don't miss a visit to Centro de Arte - Coleccao Manuel de Brito.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oeiras day trip app .

Lisbon to Oeiras is an approximately half hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Oeiras are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to La Coruna.

Things to do in Oeiras

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Praia de Carcavelos, Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei
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Praia de Carcavelos ©
Praia de Carcavelos
Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei ©

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La Coruna, Spain

La Coruna ©
A Coruña is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. On the 5th (Sun), make a trip to Plaza del Humor, make a trip to Plaza de Maria Pita, then don't miss a visit to Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), and finally kick back and relax at Playa de Santa Cristina.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the La Coruna itinerary tool .

Explore your travel options from Oeiras to La Coruna with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oeiras to La Coruna due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oeiras in August: highs in La Coruna hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Santiago de Compostela.

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Side Trip

Playa de Santa Cristina
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Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©
Playa de Santa Cristina ©
Playa de Santa Cristina
Plaza de Maria Pita ©
Plaza de Maria Pita

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Palacio de Raxoi, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Obradoiro, make a trip to Botafumeiro, then stroll through Mirador Parque da Alameda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Convento, igreja e colegio das Orfas, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza Cervantes - Santiago, then admire the striking features of Monasterio de San Martin Pinario, and finally make a trip to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Santiago de Compostela holiday builder site .

Santiago de Compostela is just a short distance from La Coruna. In August, daytime highs in Santiago de Compostela are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bilbao.

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Historic Sites Parks
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Plaza del Obradoiro ©
Plaza del Obradoiro

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Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
We've included these beaches for you: La Concha Beach and Playa de Azkorri. Go for a jaunt from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia to see Parte Vieja about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, snap pictures at White Bridge (Zubi Zuri), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bilbao route planner.

Fly from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santiago de Compostela in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Bilbao. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santander.

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San Sebastian - Donostia
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
Room Escape Games

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nights
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 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Galizano, then kick back and relax at Playa de Langre, and then steep yourself in history at Refugio Antiaereo. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa De Valdearenas and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santander driving holiday tool .

Getting from Bilbao to Santander by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bilbao in August, you will find days in Santander are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Santander

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno, Playa De Valdearenas, Playa de Langre, Playa Galizano
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Playa de Langre ©
Playa de Langre
Playa De Valdearenas ©
Playa De Valdearenas
Playa Galizano ©
Playa Galizano

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Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Relax by the water at Hendaye Beach and Plage de la Milady. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Cavaliers, get outside with Parc Accrobranche Au Creux des Cimes, and pause for some photo ops at Rocher de la Vierge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Biarritz itinerary planner .

You can drive from Santander to Biarritz in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Parc Accrobranche Au Creux des Cimes, Plage des Cavaliers, Grande Plage, Plage d'Hendaye
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Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Plage de la Milady ©
Plage de la Milady
Port Vieux Beach ©
Port Vieux Beach

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