10 days in Basque Country Itinerary

10 days in Basque Country Itinerary

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10 days in Basque Country Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Bilbao
— 3 nights
bus:  15​min
2
Getxo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Laguardia
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  2​h
4
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Bristol

3
nights
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Step out of the city life by going to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and Playa de Plentzia. Get some cultural insight at Casco Viejo and Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and stroll through Playa Verde.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bilbao online tour itinerary planner .

Bristol, UK to Bilbao is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Bilbao sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Getxo.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe ©
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

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Getxo

Getxo ©
Getxo is a town located in the province of Biscay, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country, in Spain. On the 9th (Wed), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Puerto Viejo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Acantilados de Azkorri, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro de la Galea, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria, and finally make a trip to Vizcaya Bridge. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Gorrondatxe Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Arrigunaga.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Getxo visit site .

Getxo is just a stone's throw from Bilbao. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Laguardia.

Things to do in Getxo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Basilica de Santa Maria
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Playa de Arrigunaga ©
Playa de Arrigunaga
Vizcaya Bridge ©
Vizcaya Bridge
Gorrondatxe Beach ©
Gorrondatxe Beach

1
night
Laguardia

Laguardia ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): do a tasting at Bodega El Fabulista, learn about winemaking at Bodega Casa Primicia, then do a tasting at Bodegas Campillo, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodegas Marques de Riscal.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Laguardia trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Getxo to Laguardia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Laguardia, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Laguardia

Wineries

Side Trip

Bodegas Marques de Riscal
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Bodegas Marques de Riscal ©
Bodegas Marques de Riscal
Bodega El Fabulista ©
Bodega El Fabulista

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at La Concha Beach and Ondarreta Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parte Vieja and Castillo de la Mota. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo, stroll through Zurriola Beach, take some stellar pictures from Monte Urgull, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Laguardia to San Sebastian - Donostia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in San Sebastian - Donostia can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
Monte Igueldo ©
Monte Igueldo

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