10 days in Barcelona, La Rioja & Bilbao Itinerary

10 days in Barcelona, La Rioja & Bilbao Itinerary

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Barcelona
— 4 nights
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Haro
— 2 nights
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Bilbao
— 3 nights
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Barcelona

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas.

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Manchester, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in October; daily highs in Barcelona reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Haro.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Tours

Haro

— 2 nights
Haro is a town and municipality in the northwest of La Rioja province in northern Spain. On the 7th (Wed), snap pictures at Puente Romano Del Priorato, learn about winemaking at Bohedal Bodega Boutique, learn about winemaking at Bodegas y Vinedos Gomez Cruzado, then learn about winemaking at Bodega La Rioja Alta S.A., and finally learn about winemaking at Bodegas Muga. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at RiojaNatura, admire the striking features of Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Valentin Pascual, and finally do a tasting at Bodegas Tritium.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Haro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, Haro is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Haro

Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bilbao

— 3 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Get out of town with these interesting Bilbao side-trips: San Sebastian - Donostia (Basque Coast Geopark, Wine Tours & Tastings, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, get to know the fascinating history of Bilbao, Spain, and pause for some photo ops at Puppy.

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You can drive from Haro to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Haro in October, Bilbao is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature

Side Trip

La Rioja travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
La Rioja is an autonomous community and a province in Spain, located in the north of the Iberian Peninsula. Its capital is Logroño. Other cities and towns in the province include Calahorra, Arnedo, Alfaro, Haro, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, and Nájera. It has an estimated population of 322,415 inhabitants (INE 2010).It covers part of the Ebro valley towards its north and the Iberian Range in the south. The community is a single province, so there is no County Council, and it is organized into 174 municipalities. It borders the Basque Country (province of Álava) to the north, Navarre to the northeast, Aragón to the southeast (province of Zaragoza), and Castilla y León to the west and south (provinces of Burgos and Soria).The area was once occupied by pre-Roman Berones, Pellendones and Basques. After partial recapture from the Muslims in the early tenth century, the region became part of the Kingdom of Pamplona, later being incorporated into Castile after a century and a half of disputes. From the eighteenth century the Rioja region remained divided between the provinces of Burgos and Soria, until in 1833 the province of Logroño was created, changing the name of the province to La Rioja in 1980 as a prelude to its constitution under a single provincial autonomous community in 1982. The name "Rioja" (from Río Oja) is first attested in 1099.

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