17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Reims, France
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Reims, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Tours, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Guethary, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Espinama, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Santillana del Mar, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  15 min
7
Cobreces, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
End: Santander, Spain

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Reims, France

Reims
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Reims trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Paris-Orly Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In August in Reims, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel to Tours.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries Historic Sites Tours
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Tours, France

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tours visit planner.

You can take a train from Reims to Tours in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Reims in August, Tours is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Chateau de Villandry
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Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry

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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 8th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Prieure de Cayac.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bordeaux driving holiday planning tool.

You can take a train from Tours to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Guethary.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites
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Prieure de Cayac ©
Prieure de Cayac

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Guethary, France

Guéthary is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Plage des Alcyons and Plage de Cenitz. Get out of town with these interesting Guethary side-trips: Les Grottes de Sare (in Sare), River Rafting & Tubing (in Itxassou) and Chocolaterie-Musee Puyodebat (in Cambo les Bains). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Aquazone Aquatic Park, browse the exhibits of Ortillopitz, take a memorable tour with Tours, and don't miss a visit to Fort de Socoa.

To plan Guethary vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Bordeaux to Guethary by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Guethary can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Espinama.

Things to do in Guethary

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ciboure, Sare, Espelette, Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle, Ttiki Leku
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River Rafting & Tubing
Les Grottes de Sare ©
Les Grottes de Sare
Plage de Cenitz ©
Plage de Cenitz

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Espinama, Spain

Espinama ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get outside with Cueva de La Peruyal and then head outdoors with Picos Xtreme. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Torre de Horcados Rojos and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Los Picos de Europa.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Espinama trip maker.

Drive from Guethary to Espinama in 4.5 hours. August in Espinama sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santillana del Mar.

Things to do in Espinama

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Parque Nacional de Los Picos de Europa, Cueva de La Peruyal, Torre de Horcados Rojos
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Parque Nacional de Los Picos de Europa ©
Parque Nacional de Los Picos de Europa
Picos Xtreme ©
Picos Xtreme
Torre de Horcados Rojos ©
Torre de Horcados Rojos

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Santillana del Mar, Spain

Santillana del Mar ©
Santillana del Mar is a historic town situated in Cantabria, Spain. On the 16th (Fri), examine the collection at Museo de Altamira, wander the streets of Plaza Mayor de Ramon y Pelayo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Santillana del Mar trip website.

Traveling by car from Espinama to Santillana del Mar takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cobreces.

Things to do in Santillana del Mar

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Museo de Altamira ©
Museo de Altamira
Plaza Mayor de Ramon y Pelayo
Plaza Mayor de Ramon y Pelayo
Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar ©
Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar

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Cobreces, Spain

Cobreces ©
Step out of Cobreces with an excursion to Iglesia de San Martin in Ciguenza--about 1h 30 min away.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cobreces road trip planner.

Cobreces is just a stone's throw from Santillana del Mar. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cobreces

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Iglesia de San Martin
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Abadia de Santa Maria de Viaceli ©
Abadia de Santa Maria de Viaceli
Playa de Luana ©
Playa de Luana
Cliff Bolao Cantabria ©
Cliff Bolao Cantabria

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