15 days in Basque Country Itinerary

15 days in Basque Country Itinerary

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15 days in Basque Country Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Bilbao
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Laguardia
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h
3
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Budapest

5
nights
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Anillo Verde and Basilica of Begona. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Casco Viejo. Get out of town with these interesting Bilbao side-trips: Cuevas de Pozalagua (in Valle de Carranza), Parque Natural de Valderejo (in Lalastra) and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (in Bermeo). Dedicate the 8th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Sopelana Beach, take an in-depth tour of Euskal Museoa Bilbao Museo Vasco, admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and see the interesting displays at Torre Loizaga.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Bilbao day trip planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Bilbao is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August in Bilbao, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Laguardia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Torre Loizaga, Sopelana Beach, Cuevas de Pozalagua, Parque Natural de Valderejo, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
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Sopelana Beach ©
Sopelana Beach
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

3
nights
Laguardia

Laguardia ©
Explore hidden gems such as Salt Valley and Bodegas Baigorri. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Iglesia de Santa Maria de los Reyes and Bodega Casa Primicia. Venture out of the city with trips to Castillo de Portilla (in Portilla) and Ruta del Agua del Inglares (in Berganzo).

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Laguardia trip planner.

You can drive from Bilbao to Laguardia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Bilbao in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Laguardia: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Laguardia

Wineries Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Vinedos y Bodegas de la Marquesa, Ruta del Agua del Inglares, Bodegas Jilaba, Salt Valley, Bodegas Baigorri
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Iglesia de Santa Maria de los Reyes ©
Bodegas Baigorri ©
Bodegas Baigorri
Bodegas Solar de Samaniego ©
Bodegas Solar de Samaniego

6
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Historic Center of Hondarribia and Iglesia de Santa Maria del Coro are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ondarreta Beach and Zurriola Beach. Get out of town with these interesting San Sebastian - Donostia side-trips: Getaria (Iglesia de San Salvador & Cristobal Balenciaga Museum) and Playa de Itzurun (in Zumaia). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Zarautz, wander the streets of Parte Vieja, take some stellar pictures from Monte Urgull, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia online vacation planner .

You can drive from Laguardia to San Sebastian - Donostia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Laguardia in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Sebastian - Donostia, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Getaria, Playa de Itzurun, Playa de Zarautz, Historic Center of Hondarribia
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Miramar Palace ©
Miramar Palace
Playa de Zarautz ©
Playa de Zarautz
Zurriola Beach ©
Zurriola Beach

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