11 days in Paris, Bordeaux & San Sebastian - Donostia Itinerary

11 days in Paris, Bordeaux & San Sebastian - Donostia Itinerary

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11 days in Paris, Bordeaux & San Sebastian - Donostia Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  11​h
1
Paris, France
— 1 day
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h 15​min
3
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
End: Newark, United States

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day
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Newark, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Bordeaux.

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Historic Sites
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

3
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On your second day here, make a trip to Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces), don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse, then take in the views from Pont de Pierre, then don't miss a visit to Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas, and finally get your game on at Simfactory.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Wineries Fun & Games

Side Trip

Saint-Emilion
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Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Pey-Berland Tower ©
Pey-Berland Tower
Pont de Pierre ©
Pont de Pierre

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Sebastian - Donostia: Bilbao (Euskal Museoa Bilbao Basque Museum, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, &more) and Parapente Bizkaia (in Sopelana). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, stroll through La Concha Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia journey planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to San Sebastian - Donostia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in San Sebastian - Donostia can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bilbao, Museo Menchu Gal, Parapente Bizkaia
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Food Tours

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Paris, France

Paris ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planning app .

You can fly from San Sebastian - Donostia to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in April since evenings lows in Paris dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

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