51 days in France & Spain Itinerary

51 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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Toulouse, France
— 2 nights
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Cahors, France
— 2 nights
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Rocamadour, France
— 2 nights
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Millau, France
— 2 nights
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Argeles-sur-Mer, France
— 2 nights
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Villefranche-de-Conflent, France
— 2 nights
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Arreau, France
— 6 nights
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Lourdes, France
— 9 nights
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Saint-Lanne, France
— 5 nights
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Larrau, France
— 2 nights
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Jaca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Ainsa, Spain
— 3 nights
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Tudela, Spain
— 2 nights
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Pamplona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Santona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Bayonne, France
— 3 nights

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Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Village Medieval de Lautrec, Grotte de Niaux and Parc de la Prehistoire. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Village Medieval de Lautrec and then get engrossed in the history at Parc de la Prehistoire. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin and then make a trip to Grotte de Niaux.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Toulouse travel app.

Berlin, Germany to Toulouse is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. August in Toulouse sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cahors.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

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Village Medieval de Lautrec ©
Village Medieval de Lautrec
Parc de la Prehistoire ©
Parc de la Prehistoire
Grotte de Niaux ©
Grotte de Niaux

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Cahors, France

Cahors ©
Almost entirely surrounded by water, Cahors is a lovely medieval peninsular town located in the heart of the red wine country.
On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Plage aux Pterosaures, snap pictures at Pont Valentre, don't miss a visit to Maison de l'eau et Fontaine des Chartreux, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Etienne, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Resistance de la Deportation et de la Liberation du Departement du Lot, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie Artisanale Ratz.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cahors trip planner.

Drive from Toulouse to Cahors in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cahors when traveling from Toulouse in August, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Cahors

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Plage aux Pterosaures ©
Plage aux Pterosaures
Forteresse de Najac ©
Forteresse de Najac
Cathedrale Saint-Etienne ©
Cathedrale Saint-Etienne

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Rocamadour, France

Rocamadour ©

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
On the 20th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique St-Sauveur, make a trip to Eglise Saint-Pierre, then admire the striking features of Abbatiale Saint-Pierre, then Head underground at Gouffre de Padirac, and finally contemplate the long history of Cite Religieuse. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of La Cascade d'Autoire, see the interesting displays at Atelier - Musee Jean Lurcat, then head outdoors with Les Grottes de Presque, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, and finally identify plant and animal life at La Foret des Singes.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocamadour road trip site.

Getting from Cahors to Rocamadour by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Rocamadour can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Millau.

Things to do in Rocamadour

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Basilique St-Sauveur ©
Basilique St-Sauveur
Les Grottes de Presque ©
Les Grottes de Presque
La Cascade d'Autoire ©
La Cascade d'Autoire

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Millau, France

Millau ©

Leather Capital of France

Best known for its sheepskin gloves, Millau was at the head of the French fashion industry for gloves for two centuries.
On the 22nd (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Millau, then identify plant and animal life at La Cite de Pierres - Montpellier-le-Vieux, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Melac, and finally snap pictures at Viaduc de Millau. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of St. Eulalie de Cernon, then don't miss a visit to Les Fortifications de La Cavalerie, then identify plant and animal life at La Maison des Vautours, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Peyrelade.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Millau trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rocamadour to Millau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Rocamadour in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Millau, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Millau

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Chateau de Peyrelade ©
Chateau de Peyrelade
La Cite de Pierres - Montpellier-le-Vieux ©
La Cite de Pierres - Montpellier-le-Vieux
Chateau de Melac ©
Chateau de Melac

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Argeles-sur-Mer, France

Argeles-sur-Mer ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Luna Park, identify plant and animal life at Sentier du Littoral, explore the landscape on two wheels at La Voie Verte de L'Agly, then witness the site of a historic battle at Château de Salses, and finally examine the collection at Musee de l'art roman. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Plage du Racou, steep yourself in history at Maternite Suisse, get outside with Battle Archery, then make a splash at DROP IN Water Jump Parc, and finally get your game on at Tropical Golf.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Argeles-sur-Mer trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Millau to Argeles-sur-Mer takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Argeles-sur-Mer is somewhat warmer than Millau - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Villefranche-de-Conflent.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

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Plage du Racou ©
Plage du Racou
Maternite Suisse ©
Maternite Suisse
Château de Salses ©
Château de Salses

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Villefranche-de-Conflent, France

Villefranche-de-Conflent ©
Villefranche-de-Conflent is historically a town in the Conflent region of Catalonia, and now a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.GeographyLocalityVillefranche-de-Conflent is located in the canton of Les Pyrénées catalanes and in the arrondissement of Prades.The town's confined site, at about 440 m above sea level, is relatively level ground surrounded by the northeast-flowing river Têt (on the town's west and north), the Cady, which flows north to empty into the Têt (on the east), and a peak (at nearly 800 m), less than 800 m away (on the south).TransportRoadsThe N116 from Perpignan on the Mediterranean passes, as a two-lane highway, between the southern town wall and an embankment cut into the high ground to the south; this route continues west into the adjacent Cerdagne region.Train The town's train station starts and ends the route of the scenic Yellow train. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, then Head underground at Grotte des Canalettes, then admire the landmark architecture of Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou, and finally examine the collection at Musee de la Mine. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Evol, get outside with Gorges de Caranca, then head outdoors with Cova Bastera, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Liberia.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Villefranche-de-Conflent trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Argeles-sur-Mer to Villefranche-de-Conflent in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Arreau.

Things to do in Villefranche-de-Conflent

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa ©
Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa
Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou ©
Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou
Gorges de Caranca ©
Gorges de Caranca

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Arreau, France

Arreau ©
Arreau is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in southwestern France.It is situated on the former Route nationale 618, the Route of the Pyrénées. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Mauvezin and Pic Du Midi. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Les Aigles d'Aure - Volerie des Pyrenees and Vallee du Rioumajou. Venture out of the city with trips to Grottes de Gargas (in Aventignan), Cirque de Troumouse (in Gedre) and Cirque de Gavarnie (in Gavarnie). The adventure continues: trek along Randonnees au Depart de l'Hospice de France, grab your bike and head to La Maison du Randonneur, explore the stunning scenery at Sarrat Evasion, and explore the activities along Lac D'oo.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Arreau trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Villefranche-de-Conflent to Arreau in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lourdes.

Things to do in Arreau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Chateau de Mauvezin ©
Chateau de Mauvezin
Les Aigles d'Aure - Volerie des Pyrenees ©
Les Aigles d'Aure - Volerie des Pyrenees
Vallee du Rioumajou ©
Vallee du Rioumajou

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Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Popular historic sites such as Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes and Basilique Saint-Pie X are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau Fort of Lourdes and Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette. Explore Lourdes' surroundings by going to Cauterets (Chemin des Cascades & Acumpanyat bureau montagne), Fort Du Portalet (in Urdos) and Eglise Saint Girons de Monein (in Monein). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise des Templiers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, examine the collection at Musee du Gemmail, and steep yourself in history at Le Cachot.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lourdes trip builder tool.

You can drive from Arreau to Lourdes in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lourdes can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saint-Lanne.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception
Chateau Fort of Lourdes ©
Chateau Fort of Lourdes
Basilique Saint-Pie X ©
Basilique Saint-Pie X

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Saint-Lanne, France

Saint-Lanne ©
Get outdoors at Parc aux Rapaces - Fauconnerie Marche - Madiran and La Pecherie d'Aurit. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau de Montaner and chateau de Mascaraas-Haron. Step out of Saint-Lanne to go to Morlanne and see Chateau de Morlanne, which is approximately 50 minutes away.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Lanne trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Lourdes to Saint-Lanne by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Saint-Lanne sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Larrau.

Things to do in Saint-Lanne

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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chateau de Mascaraas-Haron ©
chateau de Mascaraas-Haron
Chateau de Montaner ©
Chateau de Montaner
Chateau de Morlanne ©
Chateau de Morlanne

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Larrau, France

Larrau ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Train d'Artouste as well as Passerelle d'Holzarte. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, then get interesting insight from Train d'Artouste, and then take in the views from Passerelle d'Holzarte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): head outdoors with Les Gorges de Kakuetta, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Sainte Engrace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastere de saint Norbert., then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de L'Hopital-Saint-Blaise, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Espace Chemins Bideak.

Make your Larrau itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Saint-Lanne to Larrau by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Jaca.

Things to do in Larrau

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Les Gorges de Kakuetta ©
Les Gorges de Kakuetta
La Pierre Saint Martin ©
La Pierre Saint Martin
Eglise de L'Hopital-Saint-Blaise ©
Eglise de L'Hopital-Saint-Blaise

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Jaca, Spain

Jaca ©
Jaca is a city of northeastern Spain in the province of Huesca, located near the Pyrenees and the border with France. On the 19th (Sat), stroll around Selva de Oza, pause for some serene contemplation at Ermita de San Adrian de Sasabe, and then explore the world behind art at Museo de Dibujo Julio Gavin-Castillo de Larres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, brush up on your military savvy at Ciudadela De Jaca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Jaca, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Angel Orensanz y Artes de Serrablo.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Jaca online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Larrau to Jaca takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ainsa.

Things to do in Jaca

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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Selva de Oza ©
Selva de Oza
Ciudadela De Jaca ©
Ciudadela De Jaca

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Ainsa, Spain

Ainsa ©
Aínsa is the main town in the Aínsa-Sobrarbe municipal term, Aragon, Spain.It is located south of the Pyrenees, in a geologically interesting setting. On the 21st (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at Embalse de Linsoles, hike along Benasque Cerler Anciles, then get outside with Forau de Aigualluts, and finally hike along Circuito de las Ermitas de Tella. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria, trek along Ruta del Portillon de Benasque, trek along Gorgas de Alba, contemplate the long history of Sant Joan de Boi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Esglesia Romanica Sant Feliu De Barruera, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Esglesia de la Nativitat de Durro.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ainsa online trip builder.

You can drive from Jaca to Ainsa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Tudela.

Things to do in Ainsa

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

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Forau de Aigualluts ©
Forau de Aigualluts
Sin Fronteras Adventure ©
Sin Fronteras Adventure
Esglesia Romanica Sant Feliu De Barruera ©
Esglesia Romanica Sant Feliu De Barruera

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Tudela, Spain

Tudela ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Santa Maria de Tudela. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's extreme beauty at Bardenas Reales, pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Fitero, examine the collection at Palacio de los Condes de Bureta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Veruela, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Pozo de los Aines.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tudela trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Ainsa to Tudela in 3 hours. In September in Tudela, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pamplona.

Things to do in Tudela

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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Los Banales ©
Los Banales
Palacio de los Condes de Bureta ©
Palacio de los Condes de Bureta
Castillo de Sadaba ©
Castillo de Sadaba

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Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona ©
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Iglesia-Fortaleza de Santa Maria de Ujue and Cerco de Artajona. Do some cultural sightseeing at Iglesia de San Saturnino and Iglesia de San Pedro de la Rua. Change things up with these side-trips from Pamplona: Iglesia de San Esteban (in Sos del Rey Catolico), Iglesia de Santa Maria la Real (in Olite) and Ruinas de San Pedro (in Viana). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Nicolas, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Bartolome, and make a trip to Portal de Francia.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Pamplona day trip app.

Drive from Tudela to Pamplona in 1.5 hours. September in Pamplona sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Santona.

Things to do in Pamplona

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Iglesia de San Saturnino ©
Iglesia de San Saturnino
Iglesia-Fortaleza de Santa Maria de Ujue
Iglesia-Fortaleza de Santa Maria de Ujue
Iglesia de Santa Maria la Real ©
Iglesia de Santa Maria la Real

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Santona, Spain

Santona ©
Santoña is a town in the eastern coast of the autonomous community of Cantabria, on the north coast of Spain. Torre Loizaga and La Encartada Fabrika Museoa will appeal to museum buffs. Cuevas Hornos De La Pena and Santa Eulalia de Boveda will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Santona side-trips: Playa de Loredo (in Loredo), Ermita de San Pantaleon de Losa (in San Pantaleon de Losa) and Cueva El Pendo (in Escobedo de Camargo). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa De Berria, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria del Puerto, explore the activities along Nacimiento del Rio Ason, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Antuerta.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Santona trip planner.

Getting from Pamplona to Santona by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Pamplona, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santona, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bayonne.

Things to do in Santona

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Playa De Berria ©
Playa De Berria
Cuevas Hornos De La Pena ©
Cuevas Hornos De La Pena
Torre Loizaga ©
Torre Loizaga

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Bayonne, France

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Villa Arnaga and Arteka. Get some historical perspective at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste and La rue Port Neuf. Get out of town with these interesting Bayonne side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Hendaye), La Corniche Basque d'Urrugne (in Urrugne) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Capbreton). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Basque Museum (Musee Basque), stop by Chocolaterie- Pralinerie Didier Gaborit, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne.

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You can drive from Santona to Bayonne in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bayonne

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Villa Arnaga ©
Villa Arnaga
Basque Museum (Musee Basque) ©
Basque Museum (Musee Basque)