10 days in Basque Country Itinerary

10 days in Basque Country Itinerary

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— 4 nights
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 4 nights


Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Casco Viejo and Wine Tours & Tastings. Take a break from the city and head to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and Playa de Plentzia. Go for a jaunt from Bilbao to Bakio to see Ermita De San Juan De Gaztelugatxe about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santiago, get into the urban bustle at Azkuna Zentroa, and take in the views from Vizcaya Bridge.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bilbao trip site.

Boston, USA to Bilbao is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Bilbao is 6 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bilbao can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Getxo, Parapente Bizkaia, Ermita De San Juan De Gaztelugatxe, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Highlights from your plan
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe ©
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

San Sebastian - Donostia

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Concha Beach and Monte Igueldo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Miramar Palace and Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro. Dedicate the 30th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Parte Vieja, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium, cool off at Ondarreta Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Buen Pastor Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip planner.

Getting from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in San Sebastian - Donostia, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Parks Wineries
Highlights from your plan
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Monte Igueldo ©
Monte Igueldo
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja