21 days in Basque Country Itinerary

21 days in Basque Country Itinerary

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21 days in Basque Country Itinerary

Start: Exeter
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Laguardia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Boveda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bilbao
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  6​h 15​min
End: Exeter

7
nights
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.
Visit La Concha Beach and Playa de Zarautz for some beach relaxation. Shop till you drop at Koloreka and Kubo Kutxa. When in San Sebastian - Donostia, make a side trip to see Historic Center of Hondarribia in Hondarribia, approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Basque Coast Geopark, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip planner .

Exeter, UK to San Sebastian - Donostia is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Exeter to San Sebastian - Donostia due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Laguardia.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Zarautz, Historic Center of Hondarribia
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Fishing Charters & Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja

4
nights
Laguardia

Laguardia ©
Bodega Casa Primicia and Bodegas Baigorri are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Laguardia side-trips: Granja Nuestra Senora de Remelluri (in Labastida) and Centro Comercial El Boulevard (in Vitoria-Gasteiz).

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Laguardia route builder tool .

Drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Laguardia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in September: highs in Laguardia hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Boveda.

Things to do in Laguardia

Wineries Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Samaniego, Elciego, Parque Natural de Izki, Centro Comercial El Boulevard, Vinedos y Bodegas de la Marquesa
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Bodegas Baigorri ©
Bodegas Baigorri
Iglesia de Santa Maria de los Reyes ©
Bodegas Solar de Samaniego ©
Bodegas Solar de Samaniego

2
nights
Boveda

Boveda ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Salt Valley, explore the historical opulence of Torre Palacio De Los Varona, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Natural de Valderejo. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Andres de Bianez, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Gujuli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario de Nuestra Senora de la Antigua, then see human ingenuity at work at Embalse de Sobron y desfiladero, and finally delve into the distant past at Santa Eulalia de Boveda.

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You can drive from Laguardia to Boveda in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Laguardia in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Boveda, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Boveda

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Torre Palacio De Los Varona, Cascada de Gujuli, Parque Natural de Valderejo, Salt Valley, Iglesia San Andres de Bianez
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Torre Palacio De Los Varona ©
Torre Palacio De Los Varona
Iglesia San Andres de Bianez ©
Iglesia San Andres de Bianez

7
nights
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Verde and Playa de Plentzia. Get in touch with nature at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and Anillo Verde. Get out of town with these interesting Bilbao side-trips: Urdaibai Bird Center (in Gautegiz Arteaga) and Catedral de Santa Maria (in Vitoria-Gasteiz). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Casco Viejo, admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, view the masterpieces at Galeria de Arte Artebi. Supermercado de Arte., and test your problem-solving skills at Igarkizun.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bilbao online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Boveda to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Boveda in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Bilbao. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Getxo, Torre de Villela-Torrebillela, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Parapente Bizkaia
Highlights from your plan
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe ©
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

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