32 days in Bilbao & Malaga Itinerary

32 days in Bilbao & Malaga Itinerary

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32 days in Bilbao & Malaga Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  5​h
1
Bilbao
— 18 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Malaga
— 13 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dublin

18
nights
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Peine del Viento. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bilbao: cueva del castillo (in Puente Viesgo), San Sebastian - Donostia (Plaza de la Constitucion, Monte Urgull, & more) and Santander (Monumento a Los Raqueros, Playa Primera de El Sardinero, & more). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santa María, admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and admire the striking features of Plaza de la Virgen Blanca.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bilbao itinerary builder.

Dublin, Ireland to Bilbao is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Bilbao due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in September, things will get a bit warmer in Bilbao: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

San Sebastian - Donostia, Santander, Haro, Santillana del Mar, Vitoria-Gasteiz
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San Juan de Gaztelugatxe ©
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Basilica of Begona ©
Basilica of Begona
Playa Primera de El Sardinero ©
Playa Primera de El Sardinero

13
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Tajo and Centro Historico de Estepona. Venture out of the city with trips to Plaza de las Flores de Estepona (in Estepona), Marbella (Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, Avenida del Mar, & more) and Ronda (Puente Nuevo & Old City). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Los Boliches, meet the residents at Selwo Marina, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque de Malaga, and examine the collection at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Malaga vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Bilbao to Malaga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bilbao in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Malaga. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Torremolinos, Marbella, Ronda, Benalmadena, Fuengirola
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Plaza de la Constitucion Malaga ©
Plaza de la Constitucion Malaga
Mercado Central de Atarazanas ©
Mercado Central de Atarazanas

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