Relaxed 10-Day Spain Road Trip from Bilbao to Santander, and Vitoria-Gasteiz

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10 days & 9 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Discover Spain stress-free with this 10-day relaxed road trip, winding through Bilbao, Castro-Urdiales, Villaescusa, Santillana del Mar, Santander, Cueto, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Ali/Ehari, Sukarrieta, Bermeo, Getxo, and Portugalete. Enjoy a relaxing self-drive holiday through stunning landscapes and calm adventures.

This self-drive package allows you to travel through picture-perfect landscapes in Spain at a relaxed pace. Get a dose of comfort, fun, and recreation in Bilbao, Castro-Urdiales, Villaescusa, Santillana del Mar, Santander, Cueto, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Ali/Ehari, Sukarrieta, Bermeo, Getxo, and Portugalete. Make yourself at home at top-rated hotels and stay 4 nights in Bilbao, 1 night in Santander, and 4 nights in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Finally, taste the local food and enjoy a refreshing drink at the most popular restaurants and bars along your road trip route in Spain.

Freedom of choice is key to a relaxing road trip in Spain. For your self-drive vacation, we’ll offer you a selection of the best rental vehicles with CDW insurance. Upon arrival in Bilbao, you’ll collect your rental car of choice. From there, you’ll begin your 10-day journey across Spain and discover its unique culture, history, and diverse scenery.

Experience the essence of leisurely self-drive exploration across Spain with our handpicked selection of accommodations. From relaxed stays at renowned 5-star hotels offering magnificent views to comfortable 3-star options that cater to budget-conscious travelers, we ensure your journey is optimized for relaxation and comfort. Discover the perfect place to stay and unwind as you embark on a laid-back adventure in Spain.

We’ll introduce you to some of the best travel destinations in Spain. This relaxed road trip features the stunning Guggenheim Museum. Another highlight of this self-drive tour is the captivating Cabarceno Natural Park.

Traveling leisurely through Spain means you could spend as much time as you want at the magnificent Vizcaya Bridge. You’ll have plenty of time to take in each attraction's unique features, learn its unique history, and appreciate it to the fullest.

Enjoy strolling through Spain's shopping hotspots near your accommodation. Visit shops, discover the locals’ way of life, or try various specialties. Don't forget to bring home a piece of the country that will remind you of your relaxing vacation in Spain.

Between sightseeing, you can make the most of your downtime and join a popular tour in Spain. This relaxed road trip also gives you plenty of time to stroll through Spain's shopping hotspots. Through these experiences, you'll have plenty of opportunities to discover the locals’ way of life and soak in the rich cultural heritage of the Spain.

This self-drive vacation package includes everything you need for a stress-free, easy road trip through Spain. You’ll have a cozy place to stay for 9 nights, with a selection of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll also provide you with the best car rental you can use throughout the 10 days of your self-drive road trip in Spain. On top of all that, you also have the option to add flights to your travel plan and personalize each day of your itinerary by adding tours and tickets.

This self-drive package includes 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide. You can access the guide at any point of your journey through our mobile app, where you can also keep and organize your travel documents.

Spend an amazing 10-day vacation in Spain and get to know more about this fantastic destination. Choose your travel dates and plan a laid-back and relaxed road trip in Spain today!

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Flights, economy included
Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Vitoria-Gasteiz - city in SpainVitoria-Gasteiz / 4 nights
Cueto
Sukarrieta
Santillana del Mar
Bermeo
Ali/Ehari
Photo of Santa Maria Church and Santa Ana Castle Lighthouse, Castro-Urdiales, Spain.Castro Urdiales
Villaescusa
Photo of Santander city beach aerial panoramic view.Santander / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of Vizcaya bridge over the river and cityscape at Portugalete, Spain.Portugalete
Photo of aerial view of Bilbao, Spain city downtown with a Nevion River, Zubizuri Bridge and promenade. Mountain at the background, with clear blue sky.Bilbao / 4 nights
Sundown at getxo coastline, SpainGetxo

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Attractions

Photo of Guggenheim, Bilbao, museum, modern art, Spain.Guggenheim Museum
photo of stunning landscape in the Cabarceno Nature Park in Cantabria. Northern coast of Spain.Cabarceno Natural Park
photo of Vizcaya Bridge in the Biscay province of Spain - A UNESCO World Heritage Site.Vizcaya Bridge
Centro Botin, Santander, Cantabria, SpainCentro Botin
Urdaibai biosferako erreserba, Sukarrieta, Biscay, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainUrdaibai Biosphere Reserve
photo of the Altamira Caves, Cantabria. Spanish rock art. It is the highest representation of cave painting in Spain.Cave of Altamira
Photo of Colorful and modern Bilbao Bridge, Basque Country, Spain.Zubizuri
Photo of Fountain in Doña Casilda de Iturrizar Park at night - park in Bilbao, Vizcaya, Basque Country, Spain.Doña Casilda Iturrizar park
Federico Moyua enparantza, Abando, Bilbao, Biscay, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainFederiko Moiua enparantza
Parque Etxebarria, Casco Viejo, Ibaiondo, Bilbao, Biscay, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainParque Etxebarria
Plaza Virgen Blanca, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Gasteizko kuadrilla/Cuadrilla de Vitoria, Álava, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainPlaza Virgen Blanca
Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao, Indautxu, Abando, Bilbao, Biscay, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainMuseum of Fine Arts of Bilbao
Mercado del Este
Bilboko Donejakue katedrala, Casco Viejo, Ibaiondo, Bilbao, Biscay, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainBilboko Donejakue katedrala
Photo of City of Vitoria-Gasteiz. Aerial view of La Florida and Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, Araba .La Florida
Puerto Viejo
Puppy, Abando, Bilbao, Biscay, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainPuppy
Centro de Arte Faro Cabo Mayor, Santander, Cantabria, SpainCentro de Arte Faro Cabo Mayor
National Museum and Research Center of Altamira, Santillana del Mar, Costa Occidental, Cantabria, SpainNational Museum and Research Center of Altamira
Photo of amazing salburua park view,Elorriaga ,Spain .Salburua
Photo of View of plaza porticada square in Santander, Spain.Plaza Porticada
Parque Atlántico de Las LlamasLlamas Park
Photo of New Square and city hall. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain .Nueva Square
Urkiola parke naturala, Abadiño, Biscay, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainUrkiola parke naturala
Museum of Torture - Inquisicion, Santillana del Mar, Costa Occidental, Cantabria, SpainMuseum of Torture - Inquisicion
Santa Maria Katedrala, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Gasteizko kuadrilla/Cuadrilla de Vitoria, Álava, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainCathedral of Santa María de Vitoria de españa
photo of green Rocky Mountains, coastline scenery, morning view of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Spain.San Juan de Gaztelugatxe hermitage
Europa parkea
Photo of Cable car to Artxanda mountain,Bilbao ,Spain.Artxanda Funicular
Albiako Lorategiak, Abando, Bilbao, Biscay, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainAlbiako Lorategiak
Playa Ostende / Urdiales
Artxandako funikularra Geltokia, Castaños, Uribarri, Bilbao, Biscay, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainArtxandako funikularra Geltokia
Arriagako Donibane Parkea
Artium Museum, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Gasteizko kuadrilla/Cuadrilla de Vitoria, Álava, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainArtium Museum
San Martineko parkea
Photo of Puddles and wet meadows of Olarizu after several rainy days. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain .Olárizu
Cathedral María Inmaculada of Vitoria, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Gasteizko kuadrilla/Cuadrilla de Vitoria, Álava, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainCathedral María Inmaculada of Vitoria
Museo de Bellas Artes de Álava, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Gasteizko kuadrilla/Cuadrilla de Vitoria, Álava, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainMuseo de Bellas Artes de Álava
Zabalgana parkea. ERAZTUN BERDEA, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Gasteizko kuadrilla/Cuadrilla de Vitoria, Álava, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainZabalgana parkea ERAZTUN BERDEA
Vitoria's Green Ring, Betoño, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Gasteizko kuadrilla/Cuadrilla de Vitoria, Álava, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainVitoria's Green Ring
Armentiako zelaiak, Armentia, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Gasteizko kuadrilla/Cuadrilla de Vitoria, Álava, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainArmentiako zelaiak
Armentiako parkea (Eraztun berdea), Armentia, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Gasteizko kuadrilla/Cuadrilla de Vitoria, Álava, Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, SpainArmentiako parkea (Eraztun berdea)

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Day 1

Day 1 – Bilbao - arrival day

  • Bilbao - Arrival day
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  • Federiko Moiua enparantza
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Your relaxed road trip through Spain starts when you reach the incredible city of Bilbao, where you'll stay for 3 nights. You'll pick up your rental car in Bilbao and begin your adventure in Spain.

When you're ready to see some sights, Federiko Moiua enparantza is a great place to start. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 9,235 visitors.

Find your way to your hotel in Bilbao. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Spain. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

When you're hungry and ready to take a break from your laid-back adventure, treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of the best restaurants in Bilbao.

Discover the culinary delights of Bilbao by securing a reservation at Mina. Esteemed for its 1-star Guide Michelin recognition, this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of creative, and seasonal cuisine. For an alternative dining experience, try Zortziko, renowned for its delicious contemporary dishes. This esteemed 1-star Michelin-recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. Craving more culinary excitement? Head to Etxanobe Atelier, a highly recommended local eatery celebrated for its mouthwatering creative menu. With its 1-star Michelin recognition, it offers an unforgettable dining adventure.

As the day is coming to an end, stop at some of Bilbao’s best bars to celebrate this day of your slow-paced adventure in Spain.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Stromboli taberna, known for its inviting atmosphere.

Raise a toast as you look back into the highlights of today’s laid-back and relaxed road trip adventure in Spain. Enjoy your first taste of Bilbao as you soak in the city’s unique vibe.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Bilbao

  • Bilbao
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Drive 18 km, 48 min

  • Artxanda Funicular
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Puppy
  • Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao
  • Doña Casilda Iturrizar park
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Day 2 of your relaxed road trip through Spain means 24 hours of making the best memories in Bilbao. So buckle up and prepare to be blown away by the city of Bilbao!

Journey into the unknown at Artxanda Funicular, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable funicular has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 4,055 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Guggenheim Museum is a recommended place to visit. This museum building is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 64,815 reviews. Based on recent data, the attraction hosts 530,967 visitors per year.

Another must-see attraction in Bilbao is Puppy. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,913 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Bilbao offers an experience you will remember.

Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao is another popular stop on travelers' itineraries in Bilbao. This museum promises memorable moments of exploring. Other travelers have rated this attraction 4.5 out of 5 stars in 8,312 reviews.

Lastly, don't miss out on Doña Casilda Iturrizar park. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 9,643 local and international travelers, it's a popular place to visit.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 2 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Spain. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Bilbao itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city.

Exploring the food culture in Bilbao offers you an exciting chance to connect with locals and experience diversity along your relaxed road trip. When you’re ready to eat, we recommend you visit one of the best dining spots in the city.

Make sure to reserve a table at Café Bar Bilbao, an iconic dining spot in Bilbao. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of El Globo taberna, a popular restaurant in Bilbao. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of La Barraca jatetxea, a hidden gem nestled in Bilbao. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

If you feel like it, head out to a bar to celebrate another fantastic day in Bilbao and take the pulse of the city’s nightlife. Enjoy the night without rushing to fully appreciate it.

Raise your glass in celebration of your freedom and relaxed road trip adventure in Spain!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Bilbao

  • Bilbao
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Drive 10 km, 1 hour 16 min

  • Europa parkea
  • Bilboko Donejakue katedrala
  • Parque Etxebarria
  • Zubizuri
  • Artxandako funikularra Geltokia
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Day 3 introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Bilbao, further proving that leisurely self-drive tours in Spain are extraordinary.

Kick off the day at Europa parkea, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This park is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 4,593 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Bilboko Donejakue katedrala. Bilboko Donejakue katedrala is a church with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 6,802 reviews.

Etxebarria parkea is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This park is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 9,229 visitors.

Beyond the attractions mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to visit Zubizuri. This footbridge is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 10,295 visitors.

Lastly, don’t miss out on Furnicular bottom station, a famous sightseeing destination in Bilbao. This attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,866 travelers.

Spain makes the perfect setting for a calming but fun exploration. Aside from amazing sights, Spain also offers plenty of tours to enhance your relaxed road trip experience.

Mealtimes are the perfect opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture of Spain. When you're not appreciating the best places to visit in Bilbao, explore the city like a local by trying out the best restaurants in the area.

This renowned restaurant holds and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. Make sure to reserve a table at Restaurante Pentxo, an iconic dining spot in Bilbao. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Kirol jatetxea, a popular restaurant in Bilbao. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Arpiku, a hidden gem nestled in Bilbao. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

As the day is coming to an end, stop at some of Bilbao’s best bars to celebrate this day of your slow-paced adventure in Spain.

A leisurely self-drive holiday in Bilbao can’t get any better than this! Toast to another amazing day in Spain!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Bilbao, Castro-Urdiales, Villaescusa, Santillana del Mar, and Santander

  • Santander
  • Castro Urdiales
  • Villaescusa
  • Santillana del Mar
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Drive 173 km, 2 hours 29 min

  • Playa Ostende / Urdiales
  • Cabarceno Natural Park
  • Museum of Torture - Inquisicion
  • Cave of Altamira
  • National Museum and Research Center of Altamira
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On day 4 of your laid-back and relaxed road trip adventure, you’ll have the chance to visit more than one remarkable area in Spain. Since this self-drive tour offers freedom and flexibility, you can decide how much time you want to spend in each place to enjoy the memorable travel destinations in Spain.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Castro-Urdiales. This car ride takes around 32 min.

Make Playa Ostende / Urdiales your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this sightseeing destination an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 3,595 reviews.

When you arrive in Villaescusa, it's time to take a break from the road.

Take the opportunity to see Cabarceno Natural Park. This attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 45,839 visitors.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Santillana del Mar and set your GPS to Santander. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 33 min. Upon reaching Santander, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Museum of Torture - Inquisicion. This extraordinary museum has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 4,958 visitors.

Next, make your way to Cave of Altamira. This cave with prehistoric art is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 13,460 reviews.

While in Santillana del Mar, we also recommend a visit to National Museum and Research Center of Altamira. This museum has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 6,249 reviews.

In the city of Santander, you’ll find plenty of stay options that will accommodate your need for rest and relaxation after spending your day on the road. Our top recommendations perfectly complement your relaxed road trip vacation in Spain.

Exploring new places makes you hungry. Luckily, Santander has multiple restaurants that offer fantastic dining experiences to continue your laid-back and stress-free discovery of the city.

Discover the culinary delights of Santander by securing a reservation at Cadelo. Esteemed for its a Bib Gourmand award, this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of modern cuisine. For an alternative dining experience, try Umma, renowned for its delicious modern dishes. This esteemed Bib Gourmand-recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. Craving more culinary excitement? Head to Agua Salada, a highly recommended local eatery celebrated for its mouthwatering contemporary, and traditional menu. With its Bib Gourmand recognition, it offers an unforgettable dining adventure.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Santander.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Kings Pub offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Grog is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. HYGGE COCKTAIL is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

Look back at an amazing day filled with adventure in Spain. And don’t forget to get some rest so you can continue your relaxed holiday in Spain tomorrow with new energy.

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Day 5

Day 5 – Santander, Cueto, and Vitoria-Gasteiz

  • Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Santander
  • Cueto
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Drive 175 km, 2 hours 25 min

  • Plaza Porticada
  • Mercado del Este
  • Centro Botin
  • Llamas Park
  • Centro de Arte Faro Cabo Mayor
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Day 5 of your leisurely self-drive tour in Spain is another opportunity for an in-depth travel experience in the country. On this refreshing new day, you’ll travel from Santander and continue your laid-back and relaxed road trip adventure in the village of Cueto and the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz. You’ll stay in Vitoria-Gasteiz for 4 nights.

Kick off the day at Plaza Porticada, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This square is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 5,395 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Mercado del Este. Mercado del Este is a sightseeing destination with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 7,680 reviews.

Centro Botin is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This art museum is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 14,508 visitors. In a single year, this art museum hosts approximately 111,096 visitors.

Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Cueto.

Journey into the unknown at Llamas Park, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable park has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,849 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Centro de Arte Faro Cabo Mayor is a recommended place to visit. This museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 6,037 reviews.

Continue your laid-back road trip exploration of the best attractions in Spain at Vitoria-Gasteiz. Select from top hotels and accommodations in the city to recharge and rejuvenate.

Mealtimes are the perfect opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture of Spain. When you're not appreciating the best places to visit in Vitoria-Gasteiz, explore the city like a local by trying out the best restaurants in the area.

Get ready for an unforgettable culinary journey in Vitoria-Gasteiz by reserving a table at Zabala. Renowned as a Bib Gourmand restaurant, it offers an exceptional contemporary menu. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Restaurante-Asador Matxete, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Bar Txiki. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Vitoria-Gasteiz this evening.

After dinner, you can choose between heading back to your hotel to recharge, taking a leisurely stroll, or going out to a bar for a relaxed drink in great company.

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at Soho Vitoria-Cocktail Bar, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists. Or, head to Taberna Txustarra. This bar boasts a welcoming environment that is perfect for winding down. You could also continue your night at Aldapa Taberna, another top-rated place in the area.

Cherish every minute of your relaxed road trip vacation across Spain.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Vitoria-Gasteiz, and Elorriaga

  • Vitoria-Gasteiz
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Drive 7 km, 37 min

  • Salburua
  • Artium Museum
  • Cathedral of Santa María de Vitoria de españa
  • Plaza Virgen Blanca
  • Nueva Square
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On day 6 of your leisurely self-drive tour across Spain, you’ll go deep into Elorriaga, where you'll stay for 3 nights, and see some of the hamlet’s unforgettable attractions. To learn more of the hamlet's culture, you'll also dine at the most popular restaurants in Elorriaga, and meet locals along the way!

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Artium Museum. This museum is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars in 2,285 reviews.

Continue your journey at Cathedral of Santa María de Vitoria. This catholic cathedral is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,503 travelers from near and far.

Vitoria-Gasteiz is also the home of Plaza Virgen Blanca. This point of interest has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 8,751 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Nueva Square. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,706 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Elorriaga by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your relaxed road trip itinerary. Explore more of the hamlet’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities.

When it’s time to eat, the city has a variety of restaurants and cuisines to suit your palate and complement your relaxed road trip experience. Take a leisurely walk around Vitoria-Gasteiz, while looking for a place to eat. Or, check out our top recommendations and treat yourself to a nice meal.

Make sure to book a table at Zaldiaran, a popular restaurant in Vitoria-Gasteiz. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Vitoria-Gasteiz at La Escotilla, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is El Portalón. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Vitoria-Gasteiz tonight.

After dinner, you can choose between heading back to your hotel to recharge, taking a leisurely stroll, or going out to a bar for a relaxed drink in great company.

Cherish every minute of your relaxed road trip vacation across Spain.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Vitoria-Gasteiz, Ali/Ehari, and Aretxabaleta

  • Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Ali/Ehari
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Drive 13 km, 1 hour 15 min

  • San Martineko parkea
  • Cathedral María Inmaculada of Vitoria
  • La Florida
  • Museo de Bellas Artes de Álava
  • Olárizu
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Day 7 of your relaxed road trip through Spain means 24 hours of making the best memories in Ali/Ehari. So buckle up and prepare to be blown away by the village of Ali/Ehari!

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Cathedral María Inmaculada of Vitoria. Previous visitors have rated this church an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,339 reviews.

La Florida is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This urban park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 6,409 reviews.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is Museo de Bellas Artes de Álava. This art museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 928 reviews.

Tours often allow you to see beyond what books and social media feature about Ali/Ehari, its culture, and people. So for a more meaningful travel experience in the village, we recommend you join one of the most popular tours available for your relaxed road trip across Spain.

After a laid-back day of exploring top attractions in the area, it’s an excellent idea to sit down for a lovely and peaceful dinner. We’ve collected the most recommended restaurants in the city for you, so you can check out the menus and make your reservation in advance.

Savor the flavors at Tximiso Taberna, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Erdizka bar&grill beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider La Malquerida. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Vitoria-Gasteiz tonight.

After dinner, it’s time to fall in love with the amazing nightlife in Vitoria-Gasteiz and unwind at some of the best bars in the city.

Raise your glass to celebrate another day of your laid-back and relaxed road trip experience in Spain!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Vitoria-Gasteiz, and Ali/Ehari

  • Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Ali/Ehari
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Drive 21 km, 59 min

  • Vitoria's Green Ring
  • Arriagako Donibane Parkea
  • Zabalgana parkea ERAZTUN BERDEA
  • Armentiako zelaiak
  • Armentiako parkea (Eraztun berdea)
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Day 8 introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Vitoria-Gasteiz, further proving that leisurely self-drive tours in Spain are extraordinary.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Vitoria's Green Ring. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 861 visitors.

Arriagako Donibane Parkea is another popular attraction you could visit today. This park has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,770 visitors.

Armentiako landak is also highly recommended by travelers. This park has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 791 visitors.

Armentiako parkea (Eraztun berdea) is an attraction you won’t want to miss. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 680 reviews.

Gain a one-of-a-kind experience on your unhurried and relaxed road trip across Spain by joining a traveler-approved tour in Vitoria-Gasteiz. There are so many fun and eye-opening activities to try out in Vitoria-Gasteiz that will make your slow-paced self-drive tour in Spain more memorable. Check out all the most recommended and top-rated tour options in the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz to find the best options for you!

Exploring new places makes you hungry. Luckily, Vitoria-Gasteiz has multiple restaurants that offer fantastic dining experiences to continue your laid-back and stress-free discovery of the city.

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at The Bost jatetxea, a top-rated dining spot in Vitoria-Gasteiz. If you're in the mood for something new, try Cafetería Alquimia, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at El Toloño taberna. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Experience the amazing nightlife in Vitoria-Gasteiz and unwind at the coolest bars in the city.

Savor the rest of the night and celebrate another incredible relaxed road trip adventure in the magical Vitoria-Gasteiz!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Vitoria-Gasteiz, Urkiola, Sukarrieta, Bermeo, Getxo, and Portugalete

  • Bilbao
  • Sukarrieta
  • Bermeo
  • Getxo
  • Portugalete
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Drive 167 km, 3 hours 33 min

  • Urkiola parke naturala
  • Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve
  • San Juan de Gaztelugatxe hermitage
  • Puerto Viejo
  • Vizcaya Bridge
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Day 9 of your relaxed road trip across Spain promises an exciting agenda full of discovery. You’ll start your day in the hamlet of Urkiola and drive in the direction of the village of Sukarrieta for some laid-back sightseeing. You’ll end your day in the city of Bermeo, where you’ll stay for 1 night.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Vitoria-Gasteiz, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Urkiola. This drive usually takes around 33 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

When you're ready to see some sights, Urkiola parke naturala is a great place to start. This park is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,381 visitors.

Sukarrieta’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Urkiola behind. This drive usually takes around 48 min. Sukarrieta welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 12,342 reviews.

When you arrive in Bermeo, it's time to take a break from the road.

When you're ready to see some sights, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe hermitage is a great place to start. This hermitage church is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,392 visitors.

You’ll be staying at the incredible city of Bilbao in this laid-back road trip in Spain. You'll stay here for 1 night.

After a laid-back day of exploring top attractions in the area, it’s an excellent idea to sit down for a lovely and peaceful dinner. We’ve collected the most recommended restaurants in the city for you, so you can check out the menus and make your reservation in advance.

This renowned restaurant holds and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. Make sure to reserve a table at Mugi taberna, an iconic dining spot in Bilbao. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Cerveceria Baskian, a popular restaurant in Bilbao. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Gure Kabi jatetxea, a hidden gem nestled in Bilbao. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

After dinner, it’s time to fall in love with the amazing nightlife in Bilbao and unwind at some of the best bars in the city.

Grab a drink and enjoy every passing minute of this night of your relaxed road trip experience in Spain!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Bilbao - departure day

  • Bilbao - Departure day
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  • Albiako Lorategiak
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Day 10 of your relaxed road trip in Spain is your departure day. If you have a flight to catch, you’ll drop off your rental car well in advance before your departure. Choose a late flight to enjoy a stress-free last day in Bilbao.

As your final day in Spain unfolds, enjoy a last-minute shopping spree in Bilbao's best shopping area. Enjoy finding the perfect gift or keepsake to remind you of your wonderful trip to Spain.

If you'd rather pass the time visiting some attractions, this is your chance to go to places you may not have had the chance to explore yet.

One fantastic attraction you could visit on your last day in Bilbao is the remarkable Albiako Lorategiak. This park and popular place of interest has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 4,047 visitors.

Unwind and look back at the past 10 days of your relaxed road trip over a bite to eat. This is your chance to enjoy one last traditional meal in Bilbao or just grab something light to keep you going.

Give yourself enough time to wave goodbye to Bilbao and begin your journey home. The unforgettable experiences you’ve collected along your 10-day relaxed road trip in Spain is a story you will tell for the rest of your life.

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