14 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

14 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

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Toulouse, France
— 1 night
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Carcassonne, France
— 2 nights
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Perpignan, France
— 2 nights
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Sort, Spain
— 1 night
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Alquezar, Spain
— 1 night
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Lourdes, France
— 2 nights
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Bayonne, France
— 2 nights
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Biarritz, France
— 2 nights
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Toulouse, France

— 1 night

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japonais, and finally don't miss a visit to Le Capitole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Cite de l'espace and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Toulouse trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Toulouse is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in August, things will get a bit warmer in Toulouse: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Carcassonne, France

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Le Parc Australien, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere, then don't miss a visit to La Porte D'aude, and finally take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne. Keep things going the next day: take an unorthodox tour of La Maison Hantee, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To find out how to plan a trip to Carcassonne, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Carcassonne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Perpignan.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Perpignan, France

— 2 nights
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take an exotic tour of Reserve Africaine de Sigean, then steep yourself in history at Cathedrale St-Jean, and then stroll around Promenade du Front de Mer. On the next day, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Navivoile.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Perpignan tour planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Perpignan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Perpignan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Sort.

Things to do in Perpignan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Sort, Spain

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get outside with Aiguadicciorialp and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sort trip planning app.

You can drive from Perpignan to Sort in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Alquezar.

Things to do in Sort

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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Alquezar, Spain

— 1 night
Alquézar is a municipality in the province of Huesca, in the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Abrigos De Mallata, don't miss a visit to Colegiata Santa Maria la Mayor, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pasarelas del Vero, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Alquezar trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sort to Alquezar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Sort in August, expect nights in Alquezar to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Lourdes.

Things to do in Alquezar

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

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Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Lourdes, France

— 2 nights
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Pont d'Espagne, look and learn at Pic Du Midi, and then experience rural life at Ferme Claria.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lourdes trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Alquezar to Lourdes in 4 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Alquezar in August: high temperatures in Lourdes hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bayonne.

Things to do in Lourdes

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Bayonne, France

— 2 nights
Bayonne is a city and commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look for gifts at L'Atelier du Piment, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Le Mont Artzamendi, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, take an in-depth tour of Basque Museum (Musee Basque), experience rural life at Ferme d'Agerria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle aux Icones., and finally take an in-depth tour of Villa Arnaga.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bayonne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lourdes to Bayonne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bayonne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bayonne

Museums · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

Biarritz, France

— 2 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): go for a walk through La Terrasse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage d'Hendaye, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau Observatoire Abbadia. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz, then get great views at Rocher de la Vierge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and finally take in the waterfront at Promenade Jacques Thibaud.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Biarritz travel route builder site.

Biarritz is just a stone's throw from Bayonne. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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