3 days in Potes & Santillana del Mar Itinerary

3 days in Potes & Santillana del Mar Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Madrid
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
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Potes
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Santillana del Mar
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: Madrid

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Potes

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On the 7th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Torre de Orejon de la Lama and then head outdoors with Potes Aventura. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Descenso de Barrancos, head outdoors with Picos Xtreme, see the interesting displays at Mapping Museum Juan de la Cosa, then make a trip to Parroquia de San Vicente, and finally head outdoors with Vuelo en parapente.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Potes trip planner.

Madrid to Potes is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Potes when traveling from Madrid in February, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santillana del Mar.

Things to do in Potes

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Picos Xtreme
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Picos Xtreme
Potes Aventura ©
Potes Aventura
Parroquia de San Vicente ©
Parroquia de San Vicente

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Santillana del Mar

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Santillana del Mar is a historic town situated in Cantabria, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo de la Tortura, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre de Don Borja, then stop by Taller Estudio de Ceramica Santillana del Mar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar, and finally take a stroll through Plaza Mayor de Ramon y Pelayo.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Santillana del Mar trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Potes to Santillana del Mar takes 1.5 hours. February in Santillana del Mar sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Santillana del Mar

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Museo de la Tortura
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Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar