13 days in Aix-en-Provence, San Sebastian - Donostia & Bordeaux Itinerary

13 days in Aix-en-Provence, San Sebastian - Donostia & Bordeaux Itinerary

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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 7 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights

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Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Nice (Colline du Chateau overlook, Place Massena, &more), Marseille (The Panier, Le Vieux Port, &more) and Calanques (in Cassis). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Marseille Provence Airport, Nîmes-Arles-Camargue Airport and Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then take a stroll through Parte Vieja, then make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Guipuzkoa. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Urgull, steep yourself in history at Castillo de la Mota, then don't miss a visit to Peine del Viento, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Aix-en-Provence to San Sebastian - Donostia in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Aix-en-Provence in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Sebastian - Donostia: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Food Tours
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja

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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at La Grande Dune du Pilat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): explore the galleries of La Cite du Vin, then make a trip to Place de la Bourse, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Bordeaux road trip planner.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror

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