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

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

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Start: Madrid
Drive:  4 h 15 min
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Bilbao
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
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Santander
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, thencatch some excitement at La Ribera Market, and finally take a stroll through Casco Viejo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bilbao journey maker website.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum ©
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take a stroll through La calle 31 de agosto, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Salvador, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Ermita de San Telmo, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Ferrocarril.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Sebastian - Donostia trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santander.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Iglesia de San Salvador, Museo del Ferrocarril, Ermita de San Telmo
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Iglesia de San Salvador ©
Iglesia de San Salvador
Ermita de San Telmo
Ermita de San Telmo
Mercado de la Bretxa ©
Mercado de la Bretxa

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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.
On the 14th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Santisimo Cristo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Santander planner.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Santander by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Santander are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Santander

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa de los Peligros ©
Playa de los Peligros
Centro de Arte Faro Cabo Mayor ©
Centro de Arte Faro Cabo Mayor
Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico ©
Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico

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