4 days in San Sebastian - Donostia & Bilbao Itinerary

4 days in San Sebastian - Donostia & Bilbao Itinerary

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4 days in San Sebastian - Donostia & Bilbao Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 1 day
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Bilbao
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Madrid

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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 (Mon): kick back and relax at La Concha Beach, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, take a stroll through Parte Vieja, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo, and finally don't miss a visit to Peine del Viento.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary builder .

Madrid to San Sebastian - Donostia is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Sebastian - Donostia when traveling from Madrid in January, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
Peine del Viento ©
Peine del Viento

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Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 14th (Tue), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then catch some excitement at La Ribera Market, then take a stroll through Casco Viejo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bilbao day trip planning tool .

Take a bus from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Bilbao, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Room Escape Games
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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