3 days in Cantabria & Asturias Itinerary

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Santander — 1 night

Spain's Most Elegant City

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Horse Faro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Calle de Juan Infante, wander the streets of Plaza Mayor de Ramon y Pelayo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque de Cabo Mayor.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santander vacation planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Santander is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gijon.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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Gijon — 1 night

Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Museum of Mining and Industry and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Julian de los Prados.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gijon tour builder.

Getting from Santander to Gijon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Cantabria travel guide

Beaches · Zoos · Architectural Buildings
A region rich in archeological attractions, Cantabria is perhaps best known for Altamira cave, often called the "Sistine Chapel of Prehistoric Art." A land of lush vegetation and colorful artistic heritage, it’s also home to numerous nature reserves, mountain valleys, and short but very rapid rivers. Offering a little of everything, its sandy beaches and modern seaside resorts have brought about a boom in international tourism. Deeper inland, quiet country roads and an extensive network of trails offer a chance for leisurely sightseeing in this rugged region on foot, or by car or bicycle.

Asturias travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
With a dramatic coastline of nearly 600 beaches, a rolling countryside of deep valleys, and sleepy villages that provide a rustic backdrop, a holiday in Asturias can be as varied as you like. Fiercely proud of its ties to an ancient Celtic culture, the local population considers its part of the country the "real" Spain--this region was the only part of the country never completely conquered by the Moors. In many ways, the modern Spanish state grew right out of this unconquerable land. Today, Asturias possesses a huge number of pre-medieval attractions, many dating as far back as the 7th century. Numerous historical attractions scattered across the region’s rural landscape are World Heritage Sites, well-preserved remnants of Spain’s early Christian heritage.