6 days in Basque Country Itinerary

6 days in Basque Country Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Basque Country Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Bilbao
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
Fly

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Bilbao

— 2 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Escape Mania and Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, get your game on at Formula Racing, take in the views from Puente Zubizuri, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de los Santos Juanes.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bilbao trip itinerary planning site.

London, UK to Bilbao is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from London in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bilbao, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

San Sebastian - Donostia

— 2 nights

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 1st (Fri), make a trip to Plaza de Guipuzkoa, explore the world behind art at San Telmo Museoa, then explore the historical opulence of Miramar Palace, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Buen Pastor Cathedral, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Urgull, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at La Gintoneria Donostiarra.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia day trip planning site.

You can drive from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in San Sebastian - Donostia sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Basque Country travel guide

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Art Museums · Beaches · Landmarks
Proud of its distinctive culture, the Basque Country is known to its local population as Euskadi or Euskal Herria, "Land of Basque Speakers." Widely regarded as one of the world’s best destinations for gastronomic itineraries, this region includes several major culinary centers, not the least of which is San Sebastián, known for its singular tapas or "pintxos," as the locals call them. The region’s big cities boast not only award-winning restaurants, but also numerous galleries, museums, and historical attractions. Beyond these urban centers, Basque culture thrives in villages dotting the rolling foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains, which are home to a multitude of world-class wineries and innovative cider cellars.