28 days in Spain, Tours & Braga Itinerary

28 days in Spain, Tours & Braga Itinerary

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Tours, France
— 1 night
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 4 nights
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Leon, Spain
— 3 nights
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Braga, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Salamanca, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 3 nights
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Tours, France — 1 night

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Chateau de Villandry has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): walk around Jardins des Prebendes d'Oe and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiale Saint Martin et Tour Charlemagne. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tours online trip itinerary maker.

Best, The Netherlands to Tours is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to San Sebastian - Donostia.
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 4 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Concha Beach as well as Playa de Hondarribia. Explore hidden gems such as Iglesia de San Vicente and Santa Clara Island. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Mary Gate and Calle San Pedro. It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia parroquial de Santa Maria de la Asuncion y del Manzano and stroll around Gipuzkoa plaza.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tours to San Sebastian - Donostia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Tours in July, San Sebastian - Donostia is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Leon.
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Leon, Spain — 3 nights

León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Get some cultural insight at Parroquia Nuestra Senora Del Mercado and Guias Legio. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Catedralicio Diocesano and Fundación Sierra Pambley. Explore Leon's surroundings by going to Puente del Passo Honroso (in Hospital de Orbigo) and Playa Fluvial (in Cimanes del Tejar). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Marcelo and don't miss a visit to Palacio Del Conde Luna.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Leon trip planner.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Leon by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in July, Leon is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Braga.
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Braga, Portugal — 6 nights

Portuguese Rome

Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Igreja de Sao Marcos and Arco da Porta Nova. Get some historical perspective at Igreja de Santa Cruz and Sao Bento da Porta Aberta. Change things up with these side-trips from Braga: Viana do Castelo (Praca da Republica, Santa Casa Da Misericórdia De Viana Do Castelo, &more) and Padrao do Salado (in Guimaraes). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museu D. Diogo de Sousa - Museum of Archeology, don't miss a visit to Rua do Souto, admire the striking features of Palacio do Raio, and delve into the distant past at Paco dos Condes de Barcelos.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Braga holiday maker site.

You can drive from Leon to Braga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Leon to Braga is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Leon in July, Braga is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Salamanca.
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Salamanca, Spain — 3 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Plaza de Anaya and Iglesia de Santo Tomas Cantuariense are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Marcos Church and Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo). Step out of Salamanca with an excursion to Board Pro Easter Zamora in Zamora--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de Salamanca, make a trip to Cielo de Salamanca, admire the landmark architecture of Escuelas Menores, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Juan de Sahagún.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Salamanca online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Braga to Salamanca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Braga to Salamanca due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Braga, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Salamanca, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida and Palacio Real de El Pardo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo Lazaro Galdiano and Church of San Ginés. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through La Latina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Jesus de Medinaceli, brush up on your military savvy at Museo del Aire, and view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Madrid holiday planner.

You can drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Salamanca in August since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Zaragoza.
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Zaragoza, Spain — 3 nights

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Visit Daroca and Iglesia de San Felipe for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Iglesia de Santa Maria Magdalena and Basilica of Santa Engracia Church. Take a break from Zaragoza with a short trip to Capilla de los Corporales in Daroca, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia San Miguel de los Navarros, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Zaragoza, contemplate the long history of Puente de Piedra, and examine the collection at Emoz.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zaragoza visit site.

You can take a train from Madrid to Zaragoza in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Zaragoza sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive back home.
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Spain travel guide

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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.
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