We will be spending 2 weeks in Spain in early May. We are are family of 4 - we're active, seasoned travellers, and like to get the local experience. We're flying into Barcelona, spending a few days there and then intend to drive to the Basque Country for approx 4 days before heading to Madrid (where we fly back to Canada).
I'm hoping for some advice on the following:
Where we should base ourselves while in the Basque area?. Should we stay 4 days in San Sebastian and do day trips from there, or should we venture into wine country and spend a night in Rioja area?
Which day trips would you recommend on a 4 day visit to Basque? (other than Bilbao, which we are planning to see)
Transportation: We are currently planning to rent a car and drive from Barcelona to San Sebastian. We live in Canada, we're used to driving longer distances, and we like to stop at points of interest on the way. We also thought having a car in the Basque area could be useful. However, if this seems like a terrible idea, please let me know!
Thank you in advance for your feedback - it's greatly appreciated!