6 days in Basque Country Itinerary

6 days in Basque Country Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Basque Country Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Bilbao
— 2 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
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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.
Bilbao is known for museums, fun & games, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, snap pictures at Puente Zubizuri, stop by Sorprendele Regalos Originales, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Nicolas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bilbao day trip tool.

London, UK to Bilbao is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Bilbao, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bilbao: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

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San Sebastian - Donostia

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Plaza de Guipuzkoa, then admire the masterpieces at San Telmo Museoa, then explore the historical opulence of Miramar Palace, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Buen Pastor Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Monte Urgull, then make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at La Gintoneria Donostiarra.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia travel route planner.

Getting from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife
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Basque Country travel guide

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Art Museums · Beaches · Landmarks
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.