21 days in Spain, Avignon & The Pyrenees Itinerary

21 days in Spain, Avignon & The Pyrenees Itinerary

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Avignon, France
— 3 nights
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Argeles-sur-Mer, France
— 6 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 2 nights
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Boltana, Spain
— 2 nights
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Toulouse, France
— 2 nights
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Avignon, France

— 3 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the views from Pont d'Avignon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, then examine the collection at Musee Angladon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon day trip tool.

Maisons-Laffitte to Avignon is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Maisons-Laffitte in September: highs in Avignon hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

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Argeles-sur-Mer, France

— 6 nights
Argelès-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.It is about 25 km from Perpignan.GeographyArgelès-sur-Mer is located in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.Argelès-sur-Mer is on the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, close to the Spanish border. Take a break from Argeles-sur-Mer with a short trip to Gorges de la Fou in Arles-sur-Tech, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Tour de la Massane, enjoy the sand and surf at Crique du Porteil, pause for some photo ops at Memorial du Camps D'Argeles-sur-Mer, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Andre-de-Sorede..

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Argeles-sur-Mer day trip planner.

Drive from Avignon to Argeles-sur-Mer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Argeles-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will leave for Barcelona on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Barcelona, Spain

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona route website.

Traveling by car from Argeles-sur-Mer to Barcelona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wineries

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Zaragoza, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Santa Engracia Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Palacio de la Aljaferia, then make a trip to Plaza del Pilar, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza online trip builder.

Getting from Barcelona to Zaragoza by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Zaragoza, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Boltana.

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Boltana, Spain

— 2 nights
Boltaña is a municipality located in the province of Huesca, Aragon, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Boltana online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zaragoza to Boltana takes 2 hours. In September, Boltana is slightly colder than Zaragoza - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Boltana

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Toulouse, France

— 2 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 22nd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japonais, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, and finally don't miss a visit to Le Capitole. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee Georges Labit, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec.

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Traveling by car from Boltana to Toulouse takes 3.5 hours. In September in Toulouse, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.