12 days in Basque Country & Bayonne Itinerary

12 days in Basque Country & Bayonne Itinerary

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12 days in Basque Country & Bayonne Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bayonne, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Bilbao, Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Go for a jaunt from Bilbao to Bermeo to see San Juan de Gaztelugatxe about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bilbao vacation app .

London, UK to Bilbao is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Bilbao is 1 hour. In April, Bilbao is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bayonne.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
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Room Escape Games
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

4
nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Plage d'Hendaye (in Hendaye) and Saint-Jean-de-Luz (Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Sentier du Littoral, & more). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, and appreciate the history behind Rocher de la Vierge.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bayonne trip tool .

You can drive from Bilbao to Bayonne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Bayonne can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bayonne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Guethary, Plage d'Hendaye
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Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Room Escape Games
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge

4
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from San Sebastian - Donostia to Olite to see Palacio Real de Olite about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take a stroll through Parte Vieja, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia journey planner .

You can drive from Bayonne to San Sebastian - Donostia in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Palacio Real de Olite
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Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja

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