9 days in San Sebastian - Donostia, Biarritz & La Rioja Itinerary

9 days in San Sebastian - Donostia, Biarritz & La Rioja Itinerary

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9 days in San Sebastian - Donostia, Biarritz & La Rioja Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Biarritz, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Logrono, Spain
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

3
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Discover San Sebastian as well as Monte Urgull. Step out of San Sebastian - Donostia with an excursion to Casco Viejo in Bilbao--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo, and stop by Ganbara.

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

San Juan, Puerto Rico to San Sebastian - Donostia is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from San Juan to San Sebastian - Donostia. Traveling from San Juan in October, expect nights in San Sebastian - Donostia to be much colder, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Casco Viejo
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Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

3
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Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz, get great views at Rocher de la Vierge, and then kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, kick back and relax at Plage d'Hendaye, and then take a leisurely stroll along Promenade Jacques Thibaud.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Biarritz trip builder site .

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Biarritz in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Biarritz sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Logrono.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Plage d'Hendaye
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Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste

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night
Logrono, Spain

Logroño is a city in northern Spain, on the Ebro River. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then don't miss a visit to Calle del Laurel. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tritium, then do a tasting at Bodegas Marques de Riscal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Concatedral de Santa Maria de la Redonda, and finally do a tasting at Bodegas Franco Espanolas.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Logrono trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Logrono takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Biarritz in November; daily highs in Logrono reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Logrono

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bodegas Tritium, Bodegas Marques de Riscal
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Bodegas Tritium ©
Bodegas Tritium
Bodegas Marques de Riscal ©
Bodegas Marques de Riscal

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