16 days in Spain, Bordeaux & Biarritz Itinerary

16 days in Spain, Bordeaux & Biarritz Itinerary

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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
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Biarritz, France
— 1 night
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
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Santander, Spain
— 4 nights
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La Hermida, Spain
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Gijon, Spain
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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

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.
On the 19th (Sat), examine the collection at Museo de los Faroles, then don't miss a visit to Mural "El Triunfo de Vitoria", then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pedro Apostol, and finally identify plant and animal life at Anillo Verde.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vitoria-Gasteiz planning site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Vitoria-Gasteiz is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Vitoria-Gasteiz is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in September: high temperatures in Vitoria-Gasteiz hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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Bordeaux, France

The Port of the Moon

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.
On the 21st (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Chateau du Taillan, learn about winemaking at Chateau La Croizille, then do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland, get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Aquitaine, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), and finally visit Port of the Moon.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux day trip planning site.

Drive from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bordeaux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Biarritz, France

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
On the 23rd (Wed), kick back and relax at Plage du Miramar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Sainte Madeleine, then take a tour by water with Paramoteur 64, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Grande Plage.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Biarritz itinerary planner.

Drive from Bordeaux to Biarritz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

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.
On the 24th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Ulia, then expand your understanding of the military at Castillo de la Mota, then cool off at Ondarreta Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa de Deba, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Itzurun, then see the interesting displays at Cristobal Balenciaga Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural de Pagoeta.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Biarritz to San Sebastian - Donostia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in San Sebastian - Donostia sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Bilbao, Spain

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Begona, then examine the collection at Torre Loizaga, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Plentzia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sopelana Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Bilbao, Spain.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bilbao trip maker website.

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. September in Bilbao sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santander.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites · Tours · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Santander, Spain

Spain's Most Elegant City

Known for its prime north coast location and elegant city center, Santander remains the central destination for tourism and commerce in the whole Cantabrian region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Prehistory and Archaeology Museum of Cantabria and Playa de Matalenas. Get in touch with nature at Playa de Trengandin and Playa de Langre. Change things up with these side-trips from Santander: Playa de Luana (in Cobreces), Monumento Natural de las Sequoias del Monte Cabezon, (in Cabezon de la Sal) and Koa Escuela de Surf (in Somo). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Somo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Galizano, get outside with Cabo de Ajo, and make a trip to Refugio Antiaereo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santander online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bilbao to Santander by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Bilbao in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Santander: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to La Hermida.

Things to do in Santander

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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La Hermida, Spain

On the 2nd (Fri), examine the collection at Ferreria de Cades, Head underground at Cueva El Soplao, cruise along Urdon-Tresviso, then boost your wellbeing at Pozas Termales del rio Deva, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Desfiladero de La Hermida.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read La Hermida online travel planner.

Drive from Santander to La Hermida in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Gijon.

Things to do in La Hermida

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Gijon, Spain

Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. On the 3rd (Sat), stroll through Playa de la Nora, head outdoors with Isabel la Catolica Paark, take in the waterfront at Senda Poniente-El Rinconin, then explore by horseback at Via Verde la Camocha, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Del Sagrado Corazon.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gijon sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from La Hermida to Gijon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Gijon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Asturias travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Room Escape Games
With a dramatic coastline of nearly 600 beaches, a rolling countryside of deep valleys, and sleepy villages that provide a rustic backdrop, a holiday in Asturias can be as varied as you like. Fiercely proud of its ties to an ancient Celtic culture, the local population considers its part of the country the "real" Spain--this region was the only part of the country never completely conquered by the Moors. In many ways, the modern Spanish state grew right out of this unconquerable land. Today, Asturias possesses a huge number of pre-medieval attractions, many dating as far back as the 7th century. Numerous historical attractions scattered across the region’s rural landscape are World Heritage Sites, well-preserved remnants of Spain’s early Christian heritage.