6 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

6 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

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6 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  6​h 30​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
— 1 night
train + taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Bristol


Biarritz ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Villa Arnaga and Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Basque Museum (Musee Basque) and Chocolaterie-Musee Puyodebat will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Biarritz: Hendaye (Plage d'Hendaye & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Cote des Basques, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Alcyons.

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Bristol, UK to Biarritz is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Biarritz is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lourdes.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hendaye, Cambo les Bains, Scuba & Snorkeling, Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Basque Museum (Musee Basque)
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Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Stand-Up Paddleboarding


Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, then explore the world behind art at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of SARL DU SANCTUAIRE.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lourdes vacation site .

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Lourdes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Museums
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Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Chateau Fort of Lourdes ©
Chateau Fort of Lourdes


Carcassonne ©
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 27th (Sat): do a tasting at O'Vineyards, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne day trip planner.

You can drive from Lourdes to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lourdes in July: high temperatures in Carcassonne hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries
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O'Vineyards ©
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire