15 days in Spain, Norway & Biarritz Itinerary

15 days in Spain, Norway & Biarritz Itinerary

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15 days in Spain, Norway & Biarritz Itinerary

Start: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Biarritz, France
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Santander, Spain
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
6
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic


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3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the galleries of Royal Palace of Madrid, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Alberche, and then admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary maker app .

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Punta Cana to Madrid, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Punta Cana in July, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Playa del Alberche, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz, examine the collection at Planete Musee du Chocolat Biarritz, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Cote des Basques, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Biarritz.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Biarritz journey planner.

You can drive from Madrid to Biarritz in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Madrid in July; daily highs in Biarritz reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Phare de Biarritz ©
Phare de Biarritz
Planete Musee du Chocolat Biarritz ©
Planete Musee du Chocolat Biarritz

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 23rd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Calle San Pedro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Itzurun, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Salvador, and finally kick back and relax at La Concha Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia trip planner .

Traveling by car from Biarritz to San Sebastian - Donostia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in San Sebastian - Donostia, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 21°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Playa de Itzurun, Calle San Pedro, Iglesia de San Salvador
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Playa de Itzurun ©
Playa de Itzurun
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Iglesia de San Salvador ©
Iglesia de San Salvador

2
nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and then explore the ancient world of Salt Valley. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Sopelana Beach, get engrossed in the history at Euskal Museoa Bilbao Basque Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Nicolas, then snap pictures at Puente Pedro Arrupe, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palacio de la Diputacion.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bilbao holiday builder app .

Take a bus from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santander.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sopelana Beach, Salt Valley
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Salt Valley ©
Salt Valley
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Sopelana Beach ©
Sopelana Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Church, delve into the distant past at Muralla de Santander, then stroll through Playa Somo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Langre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Trengandin.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Santander using our trip planner.

Getting from Bilbao to Santander by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bilbao in July: highs in Santander hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Oslo.

Things to do in Santander

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Trengandin, Playa Somo, Playa de Langre
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Playa de Langre ©
Playa de Langre
Playa de Trengandin ©
Playa de Trengandin
Muralla de Santander ©
Muralla de Santander

2
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood, admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, then see the interesting displays at Viking Ship Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum. On the next day, examine the collection at 22 July Centre, then glide through natural beauty at Nordmarka, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka, and finally examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum).

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oslo online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Santander to Oslo takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Santander in July since evenings lows in Oslo dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka

2
nights
Tromso, Norway

Tromso ©
The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, enjoy the sand and surf at Telegrafbukta Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Lyngen Alps and then admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage.

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Getting from Oslo to Tromso by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Oslo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tromso, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Telegrafbukta Beach ©
Telegrafbukta Beach
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
The Lyngen Alps ©
The Lyngen Alps

2
nights
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
On the 1st (Sat), take in the waterfront at Bryggen, see the interesting displays at Theta Museum, then hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, and finally steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum.

Before you visit Bergen, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Tromso to Bergen by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular

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