7 days in Basque Country Itinerary

7 days in Basque Country Itinerary

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7 days in Basque Country Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h
2
Laguardia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bilbao
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

2
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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.
On the 10th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Lance and Malone Art Shop and then wander the streets of Parte Vieja. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Miramar Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Sebastian Martir, then explore the world behind art at San Telmo Museoa, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia online holiday maker .

Amsterdam, Holland to San Sebastian - Donostia is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in October, with highs in San Sebastian - Donostia at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Laguardia.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Pamplona
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Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
San Telmo Museoa ©
San Telmo Museoa
Miramar Palace ©
Miramar Palace

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Laguardia

Laguardia ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Monasterio de Yuso, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de Santa Maria La Real, then do a tasting at Bodegas Marques de Riscal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santa Maria. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Lecea, learn about winemaking at Junguitu - Museo del Vino del Portal de La Rioja, then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Muga, and finally do a tasting at Bodegas Tritium.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Laguardia online visit planner .

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Laguardia in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Laguardia. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bilbao.

Things to do in Laguardia

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bodegas Lecea, Catedral de Santa Maria, Junguitu - Museo del Vino del Portal de La Rioja, Monasterio de Santa Maria La Real, Bodegas Tritium
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Bodegas Tritium ©
Bodegas Tritium
Monasterio de Yuso ©
Monasterio de Yuso
Catedral de Santa Maria ©
Catedral de Santa Maria

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Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): catch some excitement at La Ribera Market, admire the striking features of Catedral de Santiago, take an in-depth tour of Euskal Museoa Bilbao Museo Vasco, then snap pictures at Puente Pedro Arrupe, then explore the historical opulence of Palacio de la Diputacion, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, then admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Begona, and finally wander the streets of Casco Viejo.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bilbao road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Laguardia to Bilbao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Bilbao sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum ©
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

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