8 days in La Rioja & Basque Country Itinerary

8 days in La Rioja & Basque Country Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Najera, Spain
— 3 nights
2
Larrau, France
— 1 night
3
Bayonne, France
— 3 nights

3
nights
Najera, Spain

Najera ©
Nájera is a small town, former bishopric and now Latin Catholic titular see, former capital of the Kingdom of Navarre, located in the "Rioja Alta" region of La Rioja, northern Spain, on the river Najerilla. Discover out-of-the-way places like Monasterio de Santa Maria La Real and San Millan Suso Monastery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Najera: Haro (Church of Santo Tomas, Bodegas Bilbainas, &more), Monasterio de Nuestra Senora de Vico (in Arnedo) and Tierra Rapaz (in Calahorra). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at RiojaNatura, do a tasting at Bodegas Tritium, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Bartolome.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Najera planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Najera is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, expect nights in Najera to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Larrau.

Things to do in Najera

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haro, Monasterio de Nuestra Senora de Vico, San Millan Suso Monastery, Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Tierra Rapaz
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Monasterio de Santa Maria La Real ©
Monasterio de Santa Maria La Real
RiojaNatura ©
RiojaNatura
Bodegas Tritium ©
Bodegas Tritium

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Larrau, France

Larrau ©
On the 7th (Tue), get outside with Les Gorges de Kakuetta, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Sainte Engrace, then Head underground at Grotte de La Verna, and finally snap pictures at Passerelle d'Holzarte.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Larrau tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Najera to Larrau takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bayonne.

Things to do in Larrau

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Sainte-Engrace
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Passerelle d'Holzarte ©
Passerelle d'Holzarte
Eglise de Sainte Engrace ©
Eglise de Sainte Engrace
Les Gorges de Kakuetta ©
Les Gorges de Kakuetta

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Bayonne, France

Bayonne ©
Bayonne is a city and commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at L'atelier du chocolat de bayonne and Grande Plage. Explore Bayonne's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Bidarray) and Saint-Martin-d'Arberoue (Grottes d'Oxocelhaya et d'Isturits & Ferme d'Agerria). It doesn't end there: get outside with La Grande Plage and examine the collection at Chocolaterie-Musee Puyodebat.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bayonne road trip planning site.

You can drive from Larrau to Bayonne in 2 hours. August in Bayonne sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bayonne

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Martin-d'Arberoue, Chocolaterie-Musee Puyodebat, River Rafting & Tubing, Grande Plage, La Grande Plage
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Grottes d'Oxocelhaya et d'Isturits ©
Grottes d'Oxocelhaya et d'Isturits
River Rafting & Tubing
L'atelier du chocolat de bayonne ©
L'atelier du chocolat de bayonne