2 days in Bilbao & Santiago de Compostela Itinerary

2 days in Bilbao & Santiago de Compostela Itinerary

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2 days in Bilbao & Santiago de Compostela Itinerary

Start: Bilbao
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Bilbao
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
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Santiago de Compostela
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Bilbao

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Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa de Azkorri, kick back and relax at Sopelana Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Begona.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Bilbao road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Bilbao Airport and Santander Airport. In July, daytime highs in Bilbao are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Sopelana Beach
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Sopelana Beach ©
Sopelana Beach
Basilica of Begona ©
Basilica of Begona

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Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): make a trip to Plaza de la Quintana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Colegiata del Sar, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirador Parque da Alameda, and finally admire the striking features of Monasterio de San Martin Pinario.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Santiago de Compostela trip planner.

Getting from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bilbao in July, with highs in Santiago de Compostela at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Parks Historic Sites
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Parque de la Alameda ©
Parque de la Alameda
Monasterio de San Martin Pinario ©
Plaza de la Quintana ©
Plaza de la Quintana

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