10 days in Basque Country Itinerary

10 days in Basque Country Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Basque Country itinerary planner

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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 4 nights
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Bilbao
— 5 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

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.
Dedicate the 18th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach, make a trip to Peine del Viento, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium, and visit Parte Vieja.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia road trip site.

Barcelona to San Sebastian - Donostia is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in August; daily highs in San Sebastian - Donostia reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Bilbao

— 5 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
When in Bilbao, make a side trip to see San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in Bermeo, approximately Bermeo away. Dedicate the 21st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Casco Viejo, walk around Casilda Iturrizar parkea, explore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and take in the views from Puente Zubizuri.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Bilbao road trip tool.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bilbao can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks

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Basque Country travel guide

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Art Museums · Beaches · Landmarks
Proud of its distinctive culture, the Basque Country is known to its local population as Euskadi or Euskal Herria, "Land of Basque Speakers." Widely regarded as one of the world’s best destinations for gastronomic itineraries, this region includes several major culinary centers, not the least of which is San Sebastián, known for its singular tapas or "pintxos," as the locals call them. The region’s big cities boast not only award-winning restaurants, but also numerous galleries, museums, and historical attractions. Beyond these urban centers, Basque culture thrives in villages dotting the rolling foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains, which are home to a multitude of world-class wineries and innovative cider cellars.