Cities and Towns in ExtremaduraMajor cities in Extremadura:
Extremadura in a Week
There's no need to spend a whole week in Extremadura. Instead, use Extremadura as a stop-off point between Madrid and Andalusia. If you're coming from Madrid, quickly pass through Plascencia, before heading down the Via de la Plata (Silver Route), the old road that crosses the region from north to south. Spend a day in Caceres and then two days in Merida (note that many attractions in the city close early so no lie-ins!).
Finish off with a day in Zafra, before moving on to Andalusia.