9 days in France & San Sebastian - Donostia Itinerary

9 days in France & San Sebastian - Donostia Itinerary

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9 days in France & San Sebastian - Donostia Itinerary

Start: Moscow, Russia
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Arcachon, France
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Biarritz, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Moscow, Russia

2
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Chateau Guadet, learn about winemaking at Chateau La Croizille, and then learn about winemaking at Chateau Beaurang. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), then look for gifts at The Wine Buff, then shop like a local with Galerie d'Art Contemporain L'orange Bleue, and finally get great views at La Tour du Chateau du Roy.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux visit planning website .

Moscow, Russia to Bordeaux is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Moscow in June, expect nights in Bordeaux to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Arcachon.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Saint-Emilion
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Chateau Beaurang ©
Chateau Beaurang
Chateau La Croizille ©
Chateau La Croizille
The Wine Buff ©
The Wine Buff

1
day
Arcachon, France

Arcachon ©
A popular beach resort town on the Atlantic coast, Arcachon offers you fine, sandy beaches and a particularly mild climate said to be favorable to people suffering from pulmonary diseases.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Maison de l’Huitre, explore the activities along Bassin d'Arcachon, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Horizon.

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You can drive from Bordeaux to Arcachon in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Arcachon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Maison de l’Huitre, Plage de l'Horizon
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Bassin d'Arcachon ©
Bassin d'Arcachon
Maison de l’Huitre ©
Maison de l’Huitre

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Biarritz, France

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Visit Grande Plage and Port Vieux Beach for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Basque Museum (Musee Basque). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Biarritz: Digue de Socoa (in Ciboure), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Hendaye) and Saint-Martin-d'Arberoue (Ferme d'Agerria & Grottes d'Oxocelhaya et d'Isturits). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Biarritz trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Arcachon to Biarritz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Biarritz are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Saint-Martin-d'Arberoue, Basque Museum (Musee Basque), River Rafting & Tubing, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Digue de Socoa
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River Rafting & Tubing
Grande Plage ©
Grande Plage
Port Vieux Beach ©
Port Vieux Beach

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Zurriola Beach, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, then stop by Ganbara, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Zarautz. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Historic Center of Hondarribia, explore the world behind art at San Telmo Museoa, and then kick back and relax at Ondarreta Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Biarritz to San Sebastian - Donostia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in San Sebastian - Donostia sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Historic Center of Hondarribia, Playa de Zarautz
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Zurriola Beach ©
Zurriola Beach
Playa de Zarautz ©
Playa de Zarautz
Ondarreta Beach ©
Ondarreta Beach

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