10 days in Basque Country Itinerary

10 days in Basque Country Itinerary

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Fly to Bilbao Airport, Drive to Hondarribia
— 2 nights
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
— 4 nights



— 2 nights
Hondarribia is a town situated on the west shore of Bidasoa river's mouth, in Gipuzkoa, in Basque Country, Spain.The border town is sited on a little promontory facing Hendaye over the Txingudi bay. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo de las Brujas de Zugarramurdi, kick back and relax at Playa de Hondarribia, and then visit a coastal fixture at Higer Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Historic Center of Hondarribia, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, then don't miss a visit to Calle San Pedro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Esteban, and finally Head underground at Cuevas de Zugarramurdi.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hondarribia vacation planner.

Tallahassee, USA to Hondarribia is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Tallahassee in May, expect nights in Hondarribia to be little chillier, around 54°F, while days are much colder, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Hondarribia

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Sebastian - Donostia

— 2 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parte Vieja and Miramar Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fortress and Walls of Pamplona and San Telmo Museoa. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach, take advantage of the amenities at Ondarreta Beach, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, and enjoy the sand and surf at Zurriola Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip planner.

San Sebastian - Donostia is just a short distance from Hondarribia. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip


— 4 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Relax by the water at Playa de Plentzia and Playa Verde. Your inner history buff will appreciate Casco Viejo and Bilbao, Spain. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, explore and take pictures at La Ribera Market, make a trip to Museum of Sacred Art (Museo de Arte Sacro), and kick back and relax at Playa de Azkorri.

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Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Bilbao sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basque Country travel guide

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.