13 days in San Sebastian - Donostia & Salamanca Itinerary

13 days in San Sebastian - Donostia & Salamanca Itinerary

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13 days in San Sebastian - Donostia & Salamanca Itinerary

Start: San Sebastian - Donostia
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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Salamanca
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: San Sebastian - Donostia

9
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San Sebastian - Donostia

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Sebastian - Donostia: Bilbao (Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Room Escape Games, & more), San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (in Bermeo) and Parapente Bizkaia (in Sopelana). And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia day trip planning website .

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airports are Bilbao Airport, Santander Airport and Zaragoza Air Base. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bilbao, Parapente Bizkaia, Bodegas Valdemar, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Bodegas Tritium
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Food Tours

3
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, get a sense of history and politics at Universidad de Salamanca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then contemplate the long history of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), and finally contemplate the long history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor de Valladolid, make a trip to La Rana de Salamanca, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa de las Conchas, and finally make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salamanca day trip planner.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Salamanca in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Salamanca, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Plaza Mayor de Valladolid
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Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

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