9 days in Basque Country Itinerary

9 days in Basque Country Itinerary

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Bilbao
— 2 nights
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Kortezubi
— 1 day
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Portilla
— 2 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 4 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo, then don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Begona. On the next day, get outside with San Mames Stadium and then kick back and relax at Playa De Berria.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bilbao trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Bilbao is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bilbao due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in March, expect Bilbao to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Kortezubi.

Things to do in Bilbao

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

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Outdoor Activity
San Mames Stadium
4.7

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Kortezubi

Kortezubi ©
Kortezubi is a town and municipality located in the province of Biscay, in the autonomous community of Basque Country, northern Spain. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Laga, then get outside with Ermita de San Pedro Atxarre, and then take in the dramatic natural features at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kortezubi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bilbao to Kortezubi by car takes about an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Kortezubi can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Portilla.

Things to do in Kortezubi

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

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Geologic Formation
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
4.8

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Portilla

Portilla ©
Portilla is a municipality located in the province of Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. On the 3rd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santo Tomas and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of La Torre Abacial, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Casa Primicia, and then get to know the resident critters at RiojaNatura.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Portilla trip planner.

You can drive from Kortezubi to Portilla in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kortezubi in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Portilla, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Portilla

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

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Must see
RiojaNatura
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eureka! Zientzia Museoa and Colegiata de Roncesvalles. Kids will appreciate attractions like La Concha Beach and Monte Igueldo. Explore San Sebastian - Donostia's surroundings by going to Monasterio de Leyre (in Yesa) and Cristobal Balenciaga Museum (in Getaria). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Parte Vieja, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de la Mota, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Urgull, and pause for some serene contemplation at Buen Pastor Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia route builder website.

Traveling by car from Portilla to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 2 hours. Traveling from Portilla in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Sebastian - Donostia, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Must see
La Concha Beach
4.7

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