15 days in Spain & France Itinerary

15 days in Spain & France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe itinerary maker

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Spain & France Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  10 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom


Learn more about your trip

3
nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Get some cultural insight at Casco Viejo and Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. Get some historical perspective at Basilica of Begona and Palacio de La Magdalena. Venture out of the city with trips to Iglesia de la Asuncion (in Torrelavega), Ermita de la Virgen del Mar (in Santander) and Santillana del Mar (Calle de Juan Infante & Ermita de Santa Justa). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, take in the views from White Bridge (Zubi Zuri), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and kick back and relax at Playa de Azkorri.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bilbao vacation planner.

London, UK to Bilbao is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Bilbao hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Santillana del Mar, Santander, Iglesia de la Asuncion
Highlights from your plan
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum ©
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

4
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

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 Palacio Real de Olite and Miramar Palace. Get in touch with nature at La Concha Beach and Zurriola Beach. When in San Sebastian - Donostia, make a side trip to see Pamplona Catedral in Pamplona, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Parte Vieja, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Iglesia de Santa Maria del Coro, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia road trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in San Sebastian - Donostia sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Catedral de Pamplona, Palacio Real de Olite
Highlights from your plan
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
Food Tours

3
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) and La ville d'Hiver. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Andre Cathedral and Pey-Berland Tower. Take a break from Bordeaux with a short trip to Dune du Pilat in La Teste-de-Buch, about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Aquitaine and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Michel.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aubeterre-sur-Dronne.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

La ville d'Hiver, La Grande Dune du Pilat
Highlights from your plan
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral

3
nights
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, France

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne ©
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is a commune in the Charente department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Abbaye Notre Dame de Bonne Esperance and Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean. Step out of the city life by going to Dordogne River and Base De Loisirs De Poltrot. Explore Aubeterre-sur-Dronne's surroundings by going to Chateau de Martezac (in Mareuil), Chateau de la Mercerie (in Magnac-Lavalette-Villars) and Chateau de Villebois-Lavalette (in Villebois-Lavalette). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Place Trarieux, walk around Lac Jemaye Regional Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques, and contemplate the waterfront views at Poitevin Marshes.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Aubeterre-sur-Dronne online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Aubeterre-sur-Dronne takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bordeaux in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Chateau de la Mercerie, Lac Jemaye Regional Park, Chateau de Villebois-Lavalette, La Base de Pleine Nature de Poltrot
Highlights from your plan
Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean ©
Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean
Château de Mareuil ©
Château de Mareuil
Chateau de Villebois-Lavalette ©
Chateau de Villebois-Lavalette

Similar Plans

17 days in France BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Tours, La Rochelle & Bordeaux BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 45 days in Bilbao BY A USER FROM MAURITIUS January, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in France BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA August, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in France & Monaco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar BY A USER FROM FRANCE February, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 52 days in Bordeaux BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in France BY A USER FROM VIETNAM June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 36 days in San Sebastian - Donostia BY A USER FROM SPAIN May, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 37 days in Bordeaux, Paris & Hanoi BY A USER FROM VIETNAM June, teens, kids, culture, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Bilbao & South of France BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in France, Belgium & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans