3 days in Bilbao, Santander & San Sebastian - Donostia Itinerary

3 days in Bilbao, Santander & San Sebastian - Donostia Itinerary

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Start: Madrid
Drive:  4 h 15 min
1
Bilbao
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Santander
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
San Sebastian - Donostia
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: Madrid

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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 12th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Euskal Museoa Bilbao Basque Museum, thencatch some excitement at La Ribera Market, thentake a stroll through Casco Viejo, and finally explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bilbao journey planner.

Madrid to Bilbao is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bilbao can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santander.

Things to do in Bilbao

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Euskal Museoa Bilbao Basque Museum ©
Euskal Museoa Bilbao Basque Museum
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

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Santander

Santander ©
Known for its prime north coast location and elegant city center, Santander remains the central destination for tourism and commerce in the whole Cantabrian region.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico and then explore the ancient world of Muralla de Santander.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santander trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Bilbao to Santander in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Bilbao in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Santander: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Santander

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico ©
Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico
Muralla de Santander ©
Muralla de Santander

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San Sebastian - Donostia

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 13th (Sun): make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion and then wander the streets of La calle 31 de agosto.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Santander to San Sebastian - Donostia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in San Sebastian - Donostia can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

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Plaza de la Constitucion ©
Plaza de la Constitucion

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