4 days in Basque Country Itinerary

4 days in Basque Country Itinerary

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4 days in Basque Country Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  3 h
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Madrid


Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from El Balcon de Bizkaia, steep yourself in history at La Ribera Market, and then identify plant and animal life at Anillo Verde. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Torre de Villela-Torrebillela, then look for all kinds of wild species at Urdaibai Bird Center, then wander the streets of Casco Viejo, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bilbao trip itinerary planner .

Madrid to Bilbao is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December in Bilbao, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Torre de Villela-Torrebillela, Anillo Verde, Urdaibai Bird Center
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Urdaibai Bird Center ©
Urdaibai Bird Center
Room Escape Games

San Sebastian - Donostia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Basque Coast Geopark, cast your line with a fishing tour, then stroll through La Concha Beach, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Let's get Basque!. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zurriola Beach, then stop by Parte Vieja, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castillo de la Mota.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia attractions planning website .

Getting from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. December in San Sebastian - Donostia sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Zurriola Beach ©
Zurriola Beach
Monte Igueldo ©
Monte Igueldo