18 days in Basque Country, Basque Country & Antibes Itinerary

18 days in Basque Country, Basque Country & Antibes Itinerary

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18 days in Basque Country, Basque Country & Antibes Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Antibes, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: San Francisco, United States

3
nights
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 lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, head outdoors with San Mames Stadium, take in the views from Vizcaya Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Bilbao online visit planner .

San Francisco, USA to Bilbao is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from San Francisco to Bilbao, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Bilbao sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vizcaya Bridge, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Room Escape Games
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

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, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get great views at Monte Urgull, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Ondarreta Beach.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia tour builder site .

You can take a bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

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

4
nights
Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France

Saint-Jean-de-Luz ©
Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne (in Bayonne), Cambo les Bains (Chapelle aux Icones. & Villa Arnaga) and Biarritz (Aquarium de Biarritz & Rocher de la Vierge). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage d'Hendaye.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Saint-Jean-de-Luz vacation website .

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Saint-Jean-de-Luz takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Saint-Jean-de-Luz are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Biarritz, Bayonne, Cambo les Bains, Hendaye, Off-Road Tours
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Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Room Escape Games
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge

2
nights
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port ©
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France close to Ostabat in the Pyrenean foothills. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to La Citadelle de Saint Jean Pied de Port, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, experience rural life at Ferme d'Agerria, then look for gifts at Poterie Goicoechea, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Fructueux, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Le Mont Artzamendi, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes d'Oxocelhaya et d'Isturits.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port journey builder .

You can drive from Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Antibes.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Martin-d'Arberoue, Itxassou, River Rafting & Tubing, Eglise Saint-Pierre, Poterie Goicoechea
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Grottes d'Oxocelhaya et d'Isturits ©
Grottes d'Oxocelhaya et d'Isturits
Ferme d'Agerria ©
Ferme d'Agerria
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Antibes, France

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antibes: St-Paul-de-Vence (Saint-Paul de Vence & La Cure Gourmande Saint Paul de Vence), Musee du Parfum Fragonard (in Grasse) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, don't miss a visit to Le Nomade, shop like a local with La Croisette, and explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Antibes trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Antibes. May in Antibes sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Massif de l'Esterel, La Croisette, Eglise de Biot, Musee Fragonard
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Marineland ©
Marineland
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel

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