8 days in Basque Country Itinerary

8 days in Basque Country Itinerary

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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 3 nights
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Bilbao
— 4 nights

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San Sebastian - Donostia

San Sebastian - Donostia ©

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.
San Sebastian - Donostia is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at La Concha Beach, make a trip to Peine del Viento, admire the striking features of Ayuntamiento de San Sebastian, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo.

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New York City, USA to San Sebastian - Donostia is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in San Sebastian - Donostia reach 77°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks · Tours · Nature · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
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La Concha Beach
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Parte Vieja
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.9

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Bilbao

Bilbao ©

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Take a break from Bilbao with a short trip to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in Bermeo, about 36 minutes away. Dedicate the 23rd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Casco Viejo, experience the excitement of La Ribera Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Begona, and explore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.

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You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bilbao can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bilbao

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Casco Viejo
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Geologic Formation
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
4.8