12 days in Basque Country & Basque Country Itinerary

12 days in Basque Country & Basque Country Itinerary

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12 days in Basque Country & Basque Country Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Larrau, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Bayonne, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull, and stroll through Zurriola Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip planner.

London, UK to San Sebastian - Donostia is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to San Sebastian - Donostia. Traveling from London in September, things will get somewhat warmer in San Sebastian - Donostia: highs are around 27°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Larrau.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

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

1
night
Larrau, France

Larrau ©
On the 16th (Wed), snap pictures at Passerelle d'Holzarte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Sainte Engrace, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de La Verna, and finally head outdoors with Les Gorges de Kakuetta.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Larrau day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Larrau takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bayonne.

Things to do in Larrau

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Sainte-Engrace
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Eglise de Sainte Engrace ©
Eglise de Sainte Engrace
Les Gorges de Kakuetta ©
Les Gorges de Kakuetta
Passerelle d'Holzarte ©
Passerelle d'Holzarte

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Bayonne, France

Bayonne ©
Bayonne is a city and commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayonne: Saint-Jean-de-Luz (Promenade Jacques Thibaud & Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste), Hendaye (Plage d'Hendaye & Chateau Observatoire Abbadia) and Villa Leihorra (in Ciboure). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Rocher de la Vierge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Alcyons, and get engrossed in the history at Villa Arnaga.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bayonne road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Larrau to Bayonne takes 2 hours. September in Bayonne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Bayonne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Biarritz, Cambo les Bains, Hendaye, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Villa Leihorra
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Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste

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Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Take a break from Bilbao with a short trip to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in Bermeo, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Casco Viejo, appreciate the history behind Puppy, get outside with San Mames Stadium, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bilbao attractions website .

Getting from Bayonne to Bilbao by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Bilbao, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Wine Tours & Tastings

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