12 days in Basque Country Itinerary

12 days in Basque Country Itinerary

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12 days in Basque Country Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  18​h 15​min
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Dallas


Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Go for a jaunt from Bilbao to Bermeo to see San Juan de Gaztelugatxe about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Bilbao, Spain, get outside with San Mames Stadium, and wander the streets of Casco Viejo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bilbao trip builder site .

Dallas, USA to Bilbao is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Bilbao due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dallas in September, with highs in Bilbao at 78°F and lows at 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Room Escape Games
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
San Sebastian - Donostia is known for beaches, nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get great views at Monte Urgull, wander the streets of Parte Vieja, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia visit planner.

Take a bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Outdoors Parks
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja