11 days in France & Hondarribia Itinerary

11 days in France & Hondarribia Itinerary

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Start: Madrid, Spain
Drive:  5 h
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Hondarribia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
2
Biarritz, France
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
3
La Teste-de-Buch, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Nantes, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Brest, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Perros-Guirec, France
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Verneuil-sur-Avre, France
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
8
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
End: Madrid, Spain

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Hondarribia, Spain

Hondarribia ©
Hondarribia is a town situated on the west shore of Bidasoa river's mouth, in Gipuzkoa, in Basque Country, Spain.The border town is sited on a little promontory facing Hendaye over the Txingudi bay. On the 29th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Baluarte de la Reina.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hondarribia vacation planner.

Madrid to Hondarribia is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Madrid in May, expect nights in Hondarribia to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Biarritz.
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Baluarte de la Reina ©
Baluarte de la Reina

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): kick back and relax at Port Vieux Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie, and then head outdoors with La Grande Plage.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Biarritz road trip app.

Traveling by car from Hondarribia to Biarritz takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to La Teste-de-Buch.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Port Vieux Beach ©
Port Vieux Beach
La Grande Plage ©
La Grande Plage

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La Teste-de-Buch, France

La Teste-de-Buch ©
La Teste-de-Buch is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.It is located on the south shore of Arcachon Bay, lying in the southwestern part of Gironde.It is the largest of four communes that comprise the (COBAS), a small metropolitan area of 54,204 population (1999 census). You've now added La Grande Dune du Pilat to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): make a trip to La Grande Dune du Pilat, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Lagune, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Cazaux. On the next day, make a trip to Port de Biganos and then find something for the whole family at Max' Golf.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the La Teste-de-Buch trip planner.

Traveling by car from Biarritz to La Teste-de-Buch takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in La Teste-de-Buch sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nantes.

Things to do in La Teste-de-Buch

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Max' Golf, La Grande Dune du Pilat, Port de Biganos
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Lac de Cazaux ©
Lac de Cazaux
Max' Golf ©
Max' Golf
Port de Biganos ©
Port de Biganos

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Nantes, France

Nantes
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nantes trip maker app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from La Teste-de-Buch to Nantes in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In June in Nantes, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. You'll set off for Brest on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Nantes

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

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Brest, France

Brest ©
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): go for a stroll along the water at Marina du Chateau, don't miss a visit to Pont de Recouvrance, then don't miss a visit to Cours Dajot, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Laser Game Brest. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Vallon du stang Alar, stop by Creperie de Coataudon, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Explorateurs, and finally learn about all things military at Fort de Montbarey.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brest driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nantes to Brest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nantes in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brest: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Brest

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Marina du Chateau ©
Marina du Chateau
Pont de Recouvrance ©
Pont de Recouvrance
Fort de Montbarey ©
Fort de Montbarey

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Perros-Guirec, France

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 4th (Thu), don't miss a visit to 'Eglise de Saint Jacques, brush up on your military savvy at Musee de l'Histoire et des Traditions de Bretagne, identify plant and animal life at Vallee des Traouiero, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de la Clarte, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle St Guirec, and finally don't miss a visit to Oratoire de Saint-Guirec.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Perros-Guirec trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brest to Perros-Guirec takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Perros-Guirec sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Verneuil-sur-Avre.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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'Eglise de Saint Jacques ©
'Eglise de Saint Jacques
Oratoire de Saint-Guirec ©
Oratoire de Saint-Guirec
Vallee des Traouiero ©
Vallee des Traouiero

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Verneuil-sur-Avre, France

Verneuil-sur-Avre ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Madeleine, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame, then don't miss a visit to Gray Tower, and finally have fun and explore at Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Verneuil-sur-Avre online holiday planner.

Getting from Perros-Guirec to Verneuil-sur-Avre by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In June in Verneuil-sur-Avre, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Verneuil-sur-Avre

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Cloitre du Couvent Saint-Francois, Musee de l'Emigration Francaise au Canada, Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois
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Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois ©
Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois
Eglise Sainte-Madeleine ©
Eglise Sainte-Madeleine

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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take a stroll through Port of the Moon, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Saint Ahon, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau du Taillan, and finally walk around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau).

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip builder app.

Explore your travel options from Verneuil-sur-Avre to Bordeaux with the Route module. In June, Bordeaux is a bit warmer than Verneuil-sur-Avre - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Chateau Saint Ahon ©
Chateau Saint Ahon
Port of the Moon ©
Port of the Moon
Chateau du Taillan ©
Chateau du Taillan