9 days in Spain & France Itinerary

9 days in Spain & France Itinerary

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9 days in Spain & France Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  5​h
1
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Biarritz, France
— 3 nights
4
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Dublin, Ireland


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1
night
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 13th (Tue), catch some excitement at La Ribera Market and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bilbao tour builder website .

Dublin, Ireland to Bilbao is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Bilbao due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in August, with highs in Bilbao at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a bus to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

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

2
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

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 15th (Thu): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Peine del Viento, and then kick back and relax at La Concha Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo, take a stroll through Parte Vieja, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, then expand your understanding of the military at Castillo de la Mota, and finally stroll through Monte Urgull.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia vacation maker site .

You can take a bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August in San Sebastian - Donostia, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Food Tours
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja

3
nights
Biarritz, France

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
When in Biarritz, make a side trip to see Plage d'Hendaye in Hendaye, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Biarritz trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Biarritz takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Biarritz are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ciboure, Plage des Alcyons, Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Room Escape Games, Plage d'Hendaye
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Room Escape Games
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge
Aquarium de Biarritz ©
Aquarium de Biarritz

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nights
Bordeaux, France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, stop by Chocolaterie Bordeaux Maison Darricau depuis 1915, make a trip to The Water Mirror, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale).

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bordeaux driving holiday planner .

Drive from Biarritz to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror

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