15 days in Basque Country Itinerary

15 days in Basque Country Itinerary

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15 days in Basque Country Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  28​h
1
Bilbao
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Labastida
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 5 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. Popular historic sites such as Casco Viejo and Catedral de Santiago are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Bilbao, Spain, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Nicolas, and step into the grandiose world of Palacio de la Diputacion.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bilbao trip itinerary builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Bilbao is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Bilbao due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Bilbao: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Labastida.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vizcaya Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

2
nights
Labastida

Labastida ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Maria, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de los Faroles, then explore the ancient world of Salt Valley, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Portilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion Church, learn about winemaking at Bodega Casa Primicia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria de los Reyes, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Poplado de La Hoya.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Labastida trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Bilbao to Labastida by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bilbao in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Labastida, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Labastida

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Laguardia, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Salt Valley, Castillo de Portilla
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Santa Maria ©
Catedral de Santa Maria
Salt Valley ©
Salt Valley
Castillo de Portilla ©
Castillo de Portilla

5
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Miramar Palace and Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro. Get some cultural insight at Parte Vieja and Iglesia de San Vicente. Step out of San Sebastian - Donostia with an excursion to Historic Center of Hondarribia in Hondarribia--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia del Santo Cristo de la Bonanza, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach, and get great views at Monte Urgull.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia holiday builder app .

Traveling by car from Labastida to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 2 hours. Traveling from Labastida in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Sebastian - Donostia, with lows around 18°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Historic Center of Hondarribia
Highlights from your plan
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
San Telmo Museoa ©
San Telmo Museoa