We found cheap airfare to Bilbao and have always been intrigued by the Basque culture. We're booked in and out of Bilbao for 7 days (via Madrid to the US)in late June My preliminary itinerary looks like this:
Arr. in Bilbao mid-day and spend the night. Depart for Getaria and spend two nights. On to San Sebastian for another two nights. Return to Bilbao for one more night and depart the following day.
We're traveling with 2 kids-11 & 17. We're looking forward to the food, beaches (though I know the weather can be iffy),& history . I liked the small city aspect of Getaria and thought my kids would enjoy the Balenciaga museum. Plus there's the potential for a day trip into the neighboring countryside. Bilbao sounds interesting but perhaps less so than SS.
Am I selling Bilbao short? Is two nights (despite the tranquility) in Getaria too much? This isn't our first trip to Spain and the kids are good travelers. The spouse can be a nervous driver at times. Is the drive from SS to Bilbao anything nerve-wracking?