5 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

5 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

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Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
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Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
— 1 night
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Biarritz, France
— 1 night
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Toulouse, France
— 1 night
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Carcassonne, France

— 1 night

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.
On the 6th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and then learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne online holiday planner.

Valletta, Malta to Carcassonne is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Valletta in December; daily highs in Carcassonne reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Escaldes-Engordany.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Museums
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Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra

— 1 night
Boasting a host of hot springs and just a stone's throw away from the capital, Les Escalades is a popular choice for those who want some rest and relaxation after hitting the slopes or the stores.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Vallnord Pal-Arinsal, pause for some serene contemplation at Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella, then fly down the slopes at Grandvalira, and finally boost your wellbeing at Centre Termolúdic Caldea.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Escaldes-Engordany trip planner.

Drive from Carcassonne to Escaldes-Engordany in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Escaldes-Engordany

Outdoors · Spas · Parks · Winter Sports

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Biarritz, France

— 1 night
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.
On the 9th (Thu), get great views at Rocher de la Vierge, then kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, and then deepen your understanding at Cite de l'Ocean.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Biarritz trip maker.

Traveling by car from Escaldes-Engordany to Biarritz takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In December in Biarritz, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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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 10th (Fri): browse the fresh offerings at Marche Victor Hugo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, and finally make a trip to Le Capitole.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Toulouse trip tool.

Drive from Biarritz to Toulouse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Biarritz in December, expect Toulouse to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

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