60 days in Occitanie Itinerary

60 days in Occitanie Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Occitanie journey planner

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Carcassonne
— 8 nights
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Perpignan
— 7 nights
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Montpellier
— 7 nights
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Uzes
— 7 nights
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Millau
— 8 nights
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Rocamadour
— 7 nights
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Toulouse
— 8 nights
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Lourdes
— 7 nights
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Carcassonne

— 8 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses in Brousses-et-Villaret (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, do a tasting at O'Vineyards, explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire.

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

Toronto, Canada to Carcassonne is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Carcassonne. In June, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 28:

Perpignan

— 7 nights
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perpignan: Le Sentier du Littoral (in Port-Vendres), Narbonne (Les Halles de Narbonne, Cathedrale St-Just, &more) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Colombiers). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale St-Jean, do a tasting at Domaine Mas Bécha, admire the striking features of Chateau de Peyrepertuse, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Reserve Africaine de Sigean.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Perpignan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Perpignan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Perpignan are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Montpellier.

Things to do in Perpignan

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 5:

Montpellier

— 7 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Get out of town with these interesting Montpellier side-trips: Seaquarium (in Le Grau-du-Roi), Domaine Preignes Le Vieux (in Vias) and Aigues-Mortes (Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, &more). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Bertrand Bosc, admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St. Pierre, and walk around Maison de la Nature.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Montpellier trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Perpignan to Montpellier in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Montpellier are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Uzes.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 12:

Uzes

— 7 nights
Uzès is a small town and a commune in the Gard department in southern France.It lies about 25km north-northeast of Nîmes.HistoryOriginally Ucetia or Eutica in Latin, Uzès was a small Gallo-Roman oppidum, or administrative settlement. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Uzes: Nimes (Jardins de la Fontaine, La Maison Carree, &more), Vacanisport (in Saint-Jean-de-Maruejols-et-Avejan) and Grotte de la Salamandre (in Mejannes-le-Clap). There's much more to do: take in the views from Pont du Gard, learn about winemaking at Domaine Coste Longuiere, make a trip to Place aux herbes, and examine the collection at Un Siecle de Roulottes.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Uzes trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Uzes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July in Uzes, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Millau.

Things to do in Uzes

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 19:

Millau

— 8 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Millau: Eglise Saint Etienne de Cantobre (in Cantobre), La Couvertoirade (in La Couvertoirade) and Cirque de Navacelles (in Saint-Maurice-Navacelles). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Viaduc de Millau, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, examine the collection at Musee Soulages Rodez, and take some stellar pictures from Puncho d'Agast.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Millau online tour planner.

You can drive from Uzes to Millau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Uzes in July, expect Millau to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Millau

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 27:

Rocamadour

— 7 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grotte du Pech-Merle (in Cabrerets), Chemin de Halage (in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie) and Conques (Village de Conques & Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Cite Religieuse, learn about winemaking at Domaine Des Sangliers, don't miss a visit to Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet, and explore the ancient world of Ville de Martel.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rocamadour travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Millau to Rocamadour takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 3:

Toulouse

— 8 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.
Explore Toulouse's surroundings by going to Parc de Bouycheres (in Foix), Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux) and Albi (Albi Croisieres, Les Jardins de la Berbie, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, steep yourself in history at Church of Les Jacobins, learn about winemaking at Cave de Labastide, and don't miss a visit to Le Capitole.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Toulouse day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rocamadour to Toulouse takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Toulouse sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Toulouse

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 11:

Lourdes

— 7 nights
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Change things up with these side-trips from Lourdes: Pic Du Midi (in La Mongie), Jardin Massey (in Tarbes) and Cathedrale Sainte Marie (in Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pont d'Espagne, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, and stroll through Les Aigles d'Aure - Volerie des Pyrenees.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lourdes route planner.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Lourdes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Toulouse in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lourdes: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lourdes

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 18:

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