#4. Basque Country, Spain
The best time to go to the Basque country is in June or September. It’s warmer, less wet, and you’ll avoid the higher prices and swelling crowds of the summer holidays. Read on for travel tips from our Basque Country experts, and advice on things to do and things not to to help make your holiday one to remember for all the right reasons. One of the best things about going on a walking holiday here is that you’ll have even more of an appetite for the region’s phenomenal food. Little San Sebastian has a whopping seven Michelin starred restaurants three of which have three stars. Basque architecture is quite unlike anywhere else. Old town centers boast long, lean apartments squished up together, with wooden shutters and balconies painted blue, green or red – the latter traditionally from oxblood, which protected the wood from rot.