16 days in Lisbon & Santander Itinerary

16 days in Lisbon & Santander Itinerary

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Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal
— 9 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
Santander, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Praia da Nazare and Guincho Beach for some beach relaxation. Family-friendly places like Lisbon Oceanarium and Troia Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sesimbra (Cabo Espichel & Fishing Charters & Tours), Caldas da Rainha (Praia Foz do Arelho & Museu Jose Malhoa) and Obidos Village (in Obidos). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Parque de Monserrate, kick back and relax at Praia do Tamariz, get great views at Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lisbon online travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In June, daytime highs in Lisbon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Santander.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cascais, Nazare, Sesimbra, Caldas da Rainha, Setubal
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Parque Natural da Arrabida ©
Parque Natural da Arrabida
Troia Beach ©
Troia Beach

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno and Peninsula of Magdalena. Step out of the city life by going to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and Playa de El Puntal. Explore Santander's surroundings by going to Parapente Bizkaia (in Sopelana), Cascada de Orbaneja del Castillo (in Orbaneja del Castillo) and Anillo Verde (in Vitoria-Gasteiz). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, pick up some local products at La Ribera Market, Head underground at cueva del castillo, and see the interesting displays at Museo Herminio Revilla.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santander online travel route planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Santander by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Santander, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lisbon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Santander, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santander

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bilbao, cueva del castillo, Parapente Bizkaia, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Cascada de Orbaneja del Castillo
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Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno ©
Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe ©
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Peninsula of Magdalena ©
Peninsula of Magdalena