9 days in Basque Country Itinerary

9 days in Basque Country Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport, Drive to Hendaye
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Hendaye
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Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
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Drive to Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport, Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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Hendaye

Hendaye is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France.The town, France's most southwesterly and a popular seaside tourist resort, stands on the right bank of the River Bidassoa – which marks the Franco-Spanish border – at the point where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean in the French Basque Country.Hendaye has three distinguishable parts: la ville, which stretches from Saint Vincent's church to the area around the SNCF railway station and the industrial zone; la plage, the seaside quarter; and les hauteurs, the villas and camping sites on the hills between and behind the other two areas.HistoryHendaye acquired its independence from the Urrugne parish in 1598, when Saint Vincent's church was built. Change things up with these side-trips from Hendaye: Bayonne (Room Escape Games & Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne) and Biarritz (Aquarium de Biarritz, Rocher de la Vierge, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Plage d'Hendaye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, admire the striking features of Chateau Observatoire Abbadia, and stroll through La Cote des Basques.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hendaye road trip planner.

Newark, USA to Hendaye is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Hendaye is 6 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hendaye can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

Things to do in Hendaye

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:

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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port: L'Atelier du Piment (in Espelette), Itxassou (Le Pas de Roland, Eglise St Fructueux, &more) and Cambo les Bains (Chapelle aux Icones. & Villa Arnaga). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to La Citadelle de Saint Jean Pied de Port, tee off at Golf Epherra, head outdoors with Arteka, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre d'Usakoa (Saint-Jean-le-Vieux).

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port road trip website.

Traveling by car from Hendaye to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

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

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:

Basque Country travel guide

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Beaches · Aquariums · Lookouts