10 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

10 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Pamplona, Spain
— 1 day
2
Biarritz, France
— 3 nights
3
Lourdes, France
— 1 night
4
Carcassonne, France
— 2 nights
5
Toulouse, France
— 2 nights

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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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): delve into the mystery of Alto del Perdon, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural Urbasa Andia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santiago.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pamplona trip itinerary maker site.

Dakar, Senegal to Pamplona is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dakar to Pamplona. While traveling from Dakar, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Pamplona, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Pamplona

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Church of Santiago, Alto del Perdon
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Parque Natural Urbasa Andia ©
Parque Natural Urbasa Andia
Alto del Perdon ©
Alto del Perdon

3
nights
Biarritz, France

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 historical perspective at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de l'Uhabia and Eglise Saint Vincent. Step out of the city life by going to Plage d'Hendaye and Plage de la Milady. Take a break from Biarritz with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Hendaye, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Vieux Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Ecologique Izadia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Vincent.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Biarritz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pamplona to Biarritz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Biarritz are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hendaye, Eglise Saint-Vincent, Eglise Saint Vincent, Parc Ecologique Izadia, Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de l'Uhabia
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Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de la Milady ©
Plage de la Milady

1
night
Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, and finally explore the world behind art at Chateau Fort of Lourdes.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Lourdes trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Lourdes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Lourdes when traveling from Biarritz in October, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can 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 ©
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception

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nights
Carcassonne, France

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally get to know the fascinating history of La Cite Medievale. On the next day, make a trip to Place Carnot, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne tour builder site.

You can drive from Lourdes to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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nights
Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
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 22nd (Thu): pick up some local products at Marche Victor Hugo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Couvent des Jacobins, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins, and finally don't miss a visit to Le Capitole.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Toulouse holiday planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Toulouse in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Le Capitole ©
Le Capitole
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Church of Les Jacobins
Church of Les Jacobins