15 days in Bilbao, San Sebastian - Donostia & Vitoria-Gasteiz Itinerary

15 days in Bilbao, San Sebastian - Donostia & Vitoria-Gasteiz Itinerary

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Bilbao
— 5 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 6 nights
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Vitoria-Gasteiz
— 3 nights
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Bilbao

— 5 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Shop till you drop at La Ribera Market and Igarkizun. Popular historic sites such as Catedral De Burgos and Basilica de Santa Maria are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Bilbao side-trips: Ermita De San Juan De Gaztelugatxe (in Bakio), Cartuja de Miraflores (in Burgos) and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (in Bermeo). Dedicate the 30th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, take a stroll around Azkuna Zentroa, kick back and relax at Playa de Plentzia, and make a trip to Taberna Plaza Nueva.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bilbao travel route app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Bilbao. In June, daily temperatures in Bilbao can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

San Sebastian - Donostia

— 6 nights

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Parque-Museo Santxotena and Mercado de la Bretxa. Get some cultural insight at Parte Vieja and Castillo de la Mota. Step out of San Sebastian - Donostia with an excursion to Historic Center of Hondarribia in Hondarribia--about 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 3rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at La Concha Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo, cast your line with a fishing tour, and head outdoors with Parque Ecologico de Plaiaundi.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip maker.

Getting from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 6th (Tue), you're off to Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Vitoria-Gasteiz

— 3 nights

Green Capital of Spain

The capital of the Basque country, Vitoria-Gasteiz is a medieval city with lively suburbs and a traditional but elegant urban feel.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Thabuca Wine Tours and Bodega Conde de los Andes. Change things up with these side-trips from Vitoria-Gasteiz: Bodegas Tritium (in Cenicero), Bodega Casa Primicia (in Laguardia) and Bodega La Rioja Alta S.A. (in Haro). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Calle del Laurel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santa Maria, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Marques de Riscal, and stroll through Anillo Verde.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vitoria-Gasteiz visit planner.

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Vitoria-Gasteiz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in July since evenings lows in Vitoria-Gasteiz dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips