14 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

14 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Pyrenees planner

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Carcassonne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Perpignan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lourdes
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint-Jean-de-Luz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Toulouse
— 3 nights
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Carcassonne

— 3 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.
Carcassonne is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and make a trip to La Porte D'aude.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne travel planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Carcassonne is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Carcassonne is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Carcassonne, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Wineries
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Perpignan

— 3 nights
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perpignan: Abbaye de Fontfroide (in Narbonne), Chateau de Peyrepertuse (in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse) and Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cathedrale St-Jean, indulge your senses at Domaine des Mathouans, learn about winemaking at Terres des Templiers, and wander the streets of Quartier du Moure.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Perpignan trip builder.

Getting from Carcassonne to Perpignan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June in Perpignan, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Perpignan

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Lourdes

— 1 night
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort of Lourdes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lourdes visit planner.

Traveling by car from Perpignan to Lourdes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Perpignan in June, with highs in Lourdes at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

Things to do in Lourdes

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Saint-Jean-de-Luz

— 3 nights
Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Jean-de-Luz side-trips: Bayonne (Spas & Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne) and Biarritz (Rocher de la Vierge & Aquarium de Biarritz). There's lots more to do: stroll through La Cote des Basques, stroll around La Colline Sainte-Barbe, kick back and relax at Plage d'Hendaye, and don't miss a visit to Phare de Biarritz.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Jean-de-Luz trip builder app.

You can drive from Lourdes to Saint-Jean-de-Luz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Saint-Jean-de-Luz sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Toulouse

— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): Head underground at Grotte de Niaux, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japonais, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Cite de l'espace and then contemplate the long history of Church of Les Jacobins.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Toulouse vacation builder website.

You can drive from Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Toulouse in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Traveling from Saint-Jean-de-Luz in June, expect nights in Toulouse to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature

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