12 days in Basque Country Itinerary

12 days in Basque Country Itinerary

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12 days in Basque Country Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  30​h
End: Sydney

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Sebastian - Donostia: Palacio Real de Olite (in Olite) and Pamplona (Room Escape Games & Catedral de Pamplona). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach, stroll through Zurriola Beach, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia holiday maker .

Barcelona to San Sebastian - Donostia is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Sebastian - Donostia, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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


A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 2nd (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the views from White Bridge (Zubi Zuri), experience the excitement of La Ribera Market, make a trip to Taberna Plaza Nueva, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Begona, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bilbao trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites Fun & Games Neighborhoods
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Room Escape Games
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Taberna Plaza Nueva ©
Taberna Plaza Nueva