10 days in Pyrenees-Atlantiques Itinerary

10 days in Pyrenees-Atlantiques Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pyrenees-Atlantiques holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport, Drive to Pau
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Pau
— 3 nights
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Biarritz
— 6 nights
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Train to Colón 52, Bus to San Sebastian, Fly to Boston

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Pau

— 3 nights

Royal City

On the northern edge of the Pyrénées, Pau is the perfect base to explore the mountains and ride the Funiculaire de Pau, a unique historic funicular railway that links the city center and Boulevard des Pyrénées to the railway station Gare de Pau.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Pecherie d'Aurit and Eglise Saint Martin. Take a break from the city and head to Grotte de La Verna and Les Gorges de Kakuetta. Get out of town with these interesting Pau side-trips: Musee du Sel et des Traditions Bearnaises (in Salies-de-Bearn), Centre Nautique de Soeix (in Oloron-Sainte-Marie) and Passerelle d'Holzarte (in Larrau). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Château de Pau, test your team's savvy at Madness escape game, see the interesting displays at Feerie Gourmande - Atelier et Musee des Arts Sucres, and indulge your taste buds at Cave de Gan - Jurancon.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pau route builder tool.

Boston, USA to Pau is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Pau is 6 hours. In October, daytime highs in Pau are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Pau

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Biarritz

— 6 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as La Grande Plage and Fishing Charters & Tours. Take a break from the city and head to La Corniche Basque d'Urrugne and Parc Ecologique Izadia. Change things up with these side-trips from Biarritz: Cambo les Bains (Chocolaterie-Musee Puyodebat & Chapelle aux Icones.), Eglise St Fructueux (in Itxassou) and Saint-Martin-d'Arberoue (Ferme d'Agerria & Grottes d'Oxocelhaya et d'Isturits). There's lots more to do: stroll through La Cote des Basques, gain insight at Syndicat du Piment d'Espelette, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and make a trip to Rocher de la Vierge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Biarritz online road trip planner.

You can drive from Pau to Biarritz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Pyrenees-Atlantiques travel guide

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Beaches · Room Escape Games · Aquariums
Pyrénées-Atlantiques is Basque Country set against the backdrop of the Pyrénées Mountains along the Atlantic coast where hiking, mountain biking, climbing, paragliding, rafting, surfing, fishing, and winter skiing flourish. This department in the Aquitaine region flourishes as a sunny holiday destination, offering sheltered beaches for surfing, swimming, and sunbathing, hiking in huge forests such as the Irati, and treks along the lush green valleys of the Adour and Bidasoa. Take in breathtaking scenery while sightseeing along the Corniche Road, a coastal path with interesting geology, botany, and fishing. Diverse restaurants serve local cuisine, such as Bayonne ham and cabbage soup, as well as local Irouleguy or Jurançon wine.