13 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain travel planner
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Barcelona
— 1 night
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Zaragoza
— 1 night
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Olite
— 1 day
Drive
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Pamplona
— 2 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 3 nights
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Hondarribia
— 1 day
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Bilbao
— 2 nights
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Barcelona
— 2 nights
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Barcelona — 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Barcelona is 9 hours. In October, daytime highs in Barcelona are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to Zaragoza.
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Zaragoza — 1 night

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Your day by day itinerary now includes El Tubo, Plaza Espana and Palacio de la Aljaferia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Palacio de la Aljaferia, delve into the distant past at Roman Walls, make a trip to Calle Alfonso I, then make a trip to Plaza del Pilar, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Espana, and finally make a trip to El Tubo.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zaragoza trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a train from Barcelona to Zaragoza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Zaragoza, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Olite.
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Olite — 1 day

Olite is a town and municipality located in the Comarca de Tafalla comarca, Merindad de Olite merindad, in Navarre, Spain.According to Isidore of Seville's, the town of Oligicus was founded by Swinthila, Visigothic King of Hispania in order to control and punish the Vascones. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Cerco de Artajona, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Real, and then step into the grandiose world of Palacio Real de Olite.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Olite day trip app.

Getting from Zaragoza to Olite by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Zaragoza in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Olite: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pamplona.
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Pamplona — 2 nights

Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Your day by day itinerary now includes Plaza de Toros de Pamplona. On the 15th (Sat), admire the striking features of Catedral de Pamplona, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de Pamplona, and finally make a trip to Plaza del Castillo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pamplona travel route builder site.

Drive from Olite to Pamplona in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.
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San Sebastian - Donostia — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Calle San Pedro, Historic Center of Hondarribia, Mercado de la Bretxa, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach, don't miss a visit to Peine del Viento, steep yourself in history at Castillo de la Mota, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pamplona to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Pamplona in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 55°F in San Sebastian - Donostia. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hondarribia.
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Hondarribia — 1 day

Hondarribia is a town situated on the west shore of Bidasoa river's mouth, in Gipuzkoa, in Basque Country, Spain.The border town is sited on a little promontory facing Hendaye over the Txingudi bay. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Calle San Pedro, contemplate the long history of Historic Center of Hondarribia, then make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and finally make a trip to Ermita de Guadalupe.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hondarribia journey planning website.

Hondarribia is just a stone's throw from San Sebastian - Donostia. In October in Hondarribia, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bilbao.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Ribera Market, Museo de la Paz de Guernica and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Paz de Guernica, then wander the streets of Parte Vieja, and finally catch some excitement at La Ribera Market.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bilbao online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hondarribia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Bilbao can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Explore Barcelona further: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona route planner.

You can fly from Bilbao to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bilbao in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

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A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Basque Country travel guide

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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.
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