11 days in Hautes-Pyrenees, Saint-Jean-de-Luz & Bilbao Itinerary

11 days in Hautes-Pyrenees, Saint-Jean-de-Luz & Bilbao Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Lourdes, France
Drive
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Gavarnie, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
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Saint-Lary-Soulan, France
— 3 nights
Drive to Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport, Fly to Ben Gurion International Airport

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Lourdes, France

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. On the 10th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, and then steep yourself in history at Basilique Saint-Pie X.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Lourdes trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Lourdes is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Lourdes, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect nights in Lourdes to be much colder, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gavarnie.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Museums

Gavarnie, France

— 2 nights
Gavarnie is a former commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): head outdoors with En Chene et Frene and then wander the streets of La Mongie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): explore the activities along Gaube Lake and then hike along Chemin des Cascades.

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Traveling by car from Lourdes to Gavarnie takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

Things to do in Gavarnie

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France

— 2 nights
Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Pierre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pierre, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally kick back and relax at Plage d'Hendaye. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, then pause for some photo ops at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, and finally take an in-depth tour of Villa Arnaga.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saint-Jean-de-Luz trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Gavarnie to Saint-Jean-de-Luz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Saint-Jean-de-Luz are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bilbao, Spain

— 2 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 15th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then identify plant and animal life at Anillo Verde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, then wander the streets of Casco Viejo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Azkorri.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bilbao online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Bilbao in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Saint-Lary-Soulan.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Lary-Soulan, France

— 3 nights
Saint-Lary-Soulan is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France.GeographySaint-Lary is located in Hautes-Pyrénées 80 km south of the département's capital Tarbes, next to the Le Néouvielle Nature Reserve and the Pyrenees National Park and is a 20-minute drive to Spain.SportsSkiingSaint-Lary-Soulan is one of the largest ski resorts in the French Pyrenees with over 100 km of downhill slopes. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Genos-Loudenvielle, then make a trip to Moulin de la Mousquere, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle du Neouvielle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Grottes de Gargas, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte Marie, and then identify plant and animal life at Les Aigles d'Aure - Volerie des Pyrenees.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Lary-Soulan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Saint-Lary-Soulan takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Lary-Soulan

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Hautes-Pyrenees travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Spas · Bodies of Water