Bilbao - San Sebastian - Spain

Oct 11th, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Oh my gosh, under no circumstances miss Donasta!!! While there walking slong the promenade get out to c
Comb of the Winds. Awesome. Have a poncho in your pocket and the trip will be just great even if it rains. Hostal Alemeda is a very good place to stay in San Seb.(Donasta). Loved every minute of it.
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Oct 11th, 2012, 12:59 PM
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Honestly if I had 7 nights I'd head first to San Sebastian and spend 4 nights. There's a PESA bus at the Bilbao airport that will take you to San Sebastian in just over an hour. Then I'd head back to Bilbao and spend my last 3 nights. This way it's easier to make the early flight on your way home.

I live near you in the South Bay and just returned from 2 weeks in the Basque Country and La Rioja. I can assure you San Sebastian offers much more than just beaches (which also aren't a huge draw for me on vacation).

Using San Sebastian and Bilbao as bases you could do a multitude of daytrips - or just hang out. Play it by ear.

To me this would be a perfect 7 day quick getaway......wish I were going back already.
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Oct 11th, 2012, 01:24 PM
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Just realized you had 8 nights. Personally I'd spend at most 3 nights in Bilbao and 4 in San Sebastian. I'm a slow traveler but 3 nights in Bilbao is generally enough for me.

If you don't mind 1-nighters you could do something like San Sebastian (4), Bilbao (3) and go to Haro in between for 1 night. It's not the most scenic town but has many bodegas and is well suited if you rely on public transportation. You could visit a couple of bodegas (maybe 3 if you pushed it) in one day...just need to reserve in advance.
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Oct 12th, 2012, 07:54 AM
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Once again I agree with cathyM!
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Oct 14th, 2012, 06:38 AM
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bookmarking... thanks for all the info! We are starting to plan something for Spain for next September/October, and San Sebastian is high on the list of places to base for a while. Thanks!
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