4 days in Bilbao & San Sebastian - Donostia Itinerary

4 days in Bilbao & San Sebastian - Donostia Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Bilbao
— 2 nights
Bus
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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 1 day
Drive
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Bilbao
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santiago, and then make a short side trip with Basque Experiences.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bilbao trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Bilbao is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Bilbao, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Bilbao sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
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San Sebastian - Donostia

— 1 day

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.
On the 29th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Guipuzkoa.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia sightseeing planner.

You can take a bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Bilbao

— 1 night

Modern Capital of Spain

Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Acantilados de Azkorri, stroll through Sopelana Beach, snap pictures at Puente Zubizuri, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Moyua, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palacio de la Diputacion.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bilbao travel planner.

Drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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