16 days in Basque Country Itinerary

16 days in Basque Country Itinerary

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Drive to Düsseldorf Airport, Fly to Bilbao Airport, Drive to San Sebastian - Donostia
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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Laguardia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bilbao
— 7 nights
Fly to Düsseldorf Airport, Drive to Muenster

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San Sebastian - Donostia

— 5 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.
Step out of San Sebastian - Donostia to go to Hondarribia and see Historic Center of Hondarribia, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 2nd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Zarautz.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia vacation planner.

Muenster, Germany to San Sebastian - Donostia is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Sebastian - Donostia when traveling from Muenster in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Laguardia.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

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Laguardia

— 3 nights
Take a break from Laguardia with a short trip to NUSI Lago de Pesca in Santa Cruz de Campezo, about 36 minutes away.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Laguardia driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Laguardia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Laguardia: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Laguardia

Wineries · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Bilbao

— 7 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bilbao: Santander (Playa Primera de El Sardinero & Peninsula of Magdalena), San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (in Bermeo) and Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno (in Obregon). Dedicate the 11th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, make a trip to Taberna Plaza Nueva, examine the collection at Museo de Altamira, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bilbao trip website.

You can drive from Laguardia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Laguardia in August, you will find days in Bilbao are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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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.