11 days in Bilbao, San Sebastian - Donostia & La Rioja Itinerary

11 days in Bilbao, San Sebastian - Donostia & La Rioja Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bilbao
— 2 nights
2
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
3
Agoncillo
— 2 nights
4
Ollauri
— 2 nights

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Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria, and then stroll through Playa De Berria. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Taberna Plaza Nueva, then wander the streets of Casco Viejo, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.

Before you visit Bilbao, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

San Antonio, USA to Bilbao is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from San Antonio in May, things will get little chillier in Bilbao: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Playa De Berria, Iglesia de Santa Maria
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Room Escape Games
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then wander the streets of Parte Vieja. Keep things going the next day: walk around Senorio de Bertiz Natural Park and then get a taste of local nightlife at La Gintoneria Donostiarra.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip planner.

You can drive from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May in San Sebastian - Donostia, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Agoncillo.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Senorio de Bertiz Natural Park
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Food Tours
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
La Gintoneria Donostiarra ©
La Gintoneria Donostiarra

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Agoncillo

Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Concatedral de Santa Maria de la Redonda, then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Franco Espanolas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santiago el Real, and finally don't miss a visit to Calle del Laurel.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Agoncillo trip itinerary planner.

Drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Agoncillo in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Ollauri.

Things to do in Agoncillo

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Logrono
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Calle del Laurel ©
Calle del Laurel
Iglesia de Santiago el Real ©
Iglesia de Santiago el Real

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Ollauri

Ollauri ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vivanco. Cultura de Vino and Bodegas Lecea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ollauri: Frias (Casas Colgadas & Castle of the Dukes of Frias) and Catedral de Santa Maria (in Vitoria-Gasteiz).

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Ollauri road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Agoncillo to Ollauri takes an hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ollauri when traveling from Agoncillo in May, with lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ollauri

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haro, Frias, Bodegas Lecea, Bodegas Marques de Riscal, Granja Nuestra Senora de Remelluri
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Bodegas Marques de Riscal ©
Bodegas Marques de Riscal
Vivanco. Cultura de Vino ©
Vivanco. Cultura de Vino
Bodega Casa Primicia ©
Bodega Casa Primicia