13 days in Basque Country Itinerary

13 days in Basque Country Itinerary

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13 days in Basque Country Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Bilbao
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Vitoria-Gasteiz
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 5 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Singapore

4
nights
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Step out of Bilbao to go to Bermeo and see San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, snap pictures at White Bridge (Zubi Zuri), wander the streets of Casco Viejo, and don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bilbao trip planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Bilbao is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in May, expect Bilbao to be colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vizcaya Bridge, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Vitoria-Gasteiz

Vitoria-Gasteiz ©
The capital of the Basque country, Vitoria-Gasteiz is a medieval city with lively suburbs and a traditional but elegant urban feel.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Maria, explore the world behind art at Museo de los Faroles, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, then stroll around Parque de la Florida, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Anillo Verde. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tritium, then do a tasting at Bodegas Marques de Riscal, then learn about winemaking at Bodega La Rioja Alta S.A., and finally learn about winemaking at Bodegas Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vitoria-Gasteiz driving holiday site .

You can drive from Bilbao to Vitoria-Gasteiz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bilbao in May, Vitoria-Gasteiz is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the bus to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haro, Bodegas Marques de Riscal, Bodegas Tritium
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Bodegas Tritium ©
Bodegas Tritium
Catedral de Santa Maria ©
Catedral de Santa Maria
Plaza de la Virgen Blanca ©
Plaza de la Virgen Blanca

5
nights
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.
San Sebastian - Donostia is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vitoria-Gasteiz in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in San Sebastian - Donostia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

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