10 days in Spain, Bayonne & Biarritz Itinerary

10 days in Spain, Bayonne & Biarritz Itinerary

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10 days in Spain, Bayonne & Biarritz Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Bayonne, France
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Biarritz, France
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
6
Valladolid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Madrid, Spain

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol and then make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip builder website .

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major airport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In August in Madrid, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Bayonne.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
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Bayonne, France

Bayonne ©
Bayonne is a city and commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stop by L'Atelier du Piment, get engrossed in the history at Villa Arnaga, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basque Museum (Musee Basque).

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bayonne tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Madrid to Bayonne. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect nights in Bayonne to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bayonne

Museums Fun & Games Shopping

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Villa Arnaga, L'Atelier du Piment
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Basque Museum (Musee Basque) ©
Basque Museum (Musee Basque)
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Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, then kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, then take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium de Biarritz.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Biarritz online travel route planner .

Biarritz is just a stone's throw from Bayonne. In August, daily temperatures in Biarritz can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
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Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

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.
On the 26th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach, make a trip to Peine del Viento, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia travel website .

Traveling by car from Biarritz to San Sebastian - Donostia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Peine del Viento ©
Peine del Viento

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Bilbao, Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, wander the streets of Casco Viejo, then catch some excitement at La Ribera Market, then take in the views from White Bridge (Zubi Zuri), and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Bilbao travel itinerary planner.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Bilbao, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Bilbao

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

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Valladolid, Spain

Valladolid ©
A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
On the 28th (Wed), stroll around Campo Grande, examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Escultura, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Pablo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa María de la Antigua, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De Burgos, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Santa Cruz, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor de Valladolid.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Valladolid trip planner .

Drive from Bilbao to Valladolid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bilbao in August since evenings lows in Valladolid dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Catedral De Burgos
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Plaza Mayor de Valladolid ©
Plaza Mayor de Valladolid
Catedral De Burgos ©
Catedral De Burgos
Museo Nacional de Escultura ©
Museo Nacional de Escultura

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