14 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

14 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

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14 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Sort, Spain
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Lourdes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Biarritz, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Carcassonne Center, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
5
Toulouse, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

1
day
Sort, Spain

On the 30th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Escola Esqui Cims del Pallars and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sort trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sort is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Sort due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Lourdes.

Things to do in Sort

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Escola Esqui Cims del Pallars
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River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at SARL DU SANCTUAIRE. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de l'Adoration., then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees, and then take some stellar pictures from Pic Du Midi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lourdes holiday planning website .

You can drive from Sort to Lourdes in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pic Du Midi, Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees
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Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Pic Du Midi ©
Pic Du Midi
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Biarritz: Hendaye (Scuba & Snorkeling & Plage d'Hendaye). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stroll through Plage de la Milady, pause for some photo ops at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, and don't miss a visit to Rocher de la Vierge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Biarritz vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lourdes to Biarritz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lourdes in October, Biarritz is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hendaye, Bayonne, Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Villa Arnaga
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Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Carcassonne Center is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne, explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Carcassonne Center travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Biarritz to Carcassonne Center by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

O'Vineyards
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards

3
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.
Fill the 11th (Fri) with science at Cite de l'espace. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Place du Capitole, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japonais, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Toulouse online travel route planner .

Drive from Carcassonne Center to Toulouse in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Toulouse sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums Tours
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Place du Capitole ©
Place du Capitole
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin