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Northern Spain in 7 Days?

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Hello! Planning a trip to Northern Spain in late July (will be going to Ireland after for a friend's wedding), and would love some feedback/advice. Based on the research I've done online, here's what I'm thinking so far:

Arrive into Madrid Friday morning and rent a car (will rent in advance before leaving the US).
Drive to Leon for lunch and a little bit of sight seeing, before continuing on to Oviedo by evening.
Spend the night in Oviedo and see the surrounding area Saturday morning/day.
Drive to Bilbao Saturday night and stay there through Wednesday night.
Day trips to: Santander, San Sebastian, La Rioja on Sunday-Wednesday.
Leave Bilbao Thursday morning for Ireland.

Thinking about staying one or two nights in a rural farmhouse somewhere in the Basque region, and the other 2 nights somewhere else - San Sebastian? Santander? La Rioja?

My boyfriend would like to surf at least once, and I am drawn to the coast/beaches as well, which is why we're trying to focus our trip on the coastal towns. I also LOVE wineries and am excited to explore the La Rioja area.

Do you think we're attempting to do too much in the first day after arrival? Are we not seeing enough in a week? We initially thought about trying to do Northern Spain and parts of Portugal (Lisbon and surrounding areas), but it seems like that would be too much. Any feedback/tips would be greatly appreciated - thank you!!

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