44 days in Bilbao, Barcelona & Sitges Itinerary

44 days in Bilbao, Barcelona & Sitges Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Bilbao
— 12 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Barcelona
— 17 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Sitges
— 13 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Toronto

12
nights
Bilbao

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Explore Bilbao's surroundings by going to Dolmen La Chabola de la Hechicera (in El Villar), San Sebastian - Donostia (Wine Tours & Tastings, Plaza de la Constitucion, &more) and Laguardia (Bodegas Luis Alegre & Bodega Casa Primicia). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, make a trip to Taberna Plaza Nueva, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get lost in a book at Biblioteca Central de Bidebarrieta.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bilbao online trip maker.

Toronto, Canada to Bilbao is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Bilbao. In May in Bilbao, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Sebastian - Donostia, Haro, Laguardia, Sajazarra, Church of San Pedro Apostol
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Room Escape Games

17
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Calella (Monumento Centenario Pau Casals, Museo Archivo Municipal de Calella, &more), Le Chemin de Ronde de S'Agaro (in S'Agaro) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sant Feliu de Guixols). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the world behind art at Joan Miro Foundation, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Bilbao to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Bilbao in June, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Sitges.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Calella, Lloret de Mar, Parroquia de Sant Pere de Reixac, Village Medieval de Pals, Monasterio de Sant Jaume de Frontanya
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

13
nights
Sitges

Sitges ©
Sitges is a town about 35 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, in Catalonia, renowned worldwide for its Film Festival and Carnival. Venture out of the city with trips to Convent de Sant Bartomeu. (in Bellpuig), Centre Horus (in Pratdip) and Salou (PortAventura, Xalet Bonet, &more). And it doesn't end there: put a fun spin on your tour with The X-Door Lleida, do a tasting at Finca Mas Perdut, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and head outdoors with X-wave cambrils FlyBoard.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sitges trip itinerary site.

Take a train from Barcelona to Sitges in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sitges

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lleida, Salou, Subirats, Vilanova i la Geltru, Reus
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Celler Mas Vicenc ©
Celler Mas Vicenc
PortAventura
PortAventura
The X-Door Lleida ©
The X-Door Lleida

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