15 days in The Pyrenees & San Sebastian - Donostia Itinerary

15 days in The Pyrenees & San Sebastian - Donostia Itinerary

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15 days in The Pyrenees & San Sebastian - Donostia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Espot, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Sort, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Carcassonne Center, France
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  11​h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

3
nights
Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France

Saint-Jean-de-Luz ©
Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Corniche Basque. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage d'Hendaye and Plage des Alcyons. When in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, make a side trip to see Rocher de la Vierge in Biarritz, approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, identify plant and animal life at Lac Mouriscot, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and stroll through Plage de la Milady.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Jean-de-Luz online trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Saint-Jean-de-Luz is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Saint-Jean-de-Luz is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in September: high temperatures in Saint-Jean-de-Luz hover around 27°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Biarritz, Hendaye, Guethary, Plage de l'Uhabia, Room Escape Games
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Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Plage de la Milady ©
Plage de la Milady
Lac Mouriscot ©
Lac Mouriscot

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nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Concha Beach and Basque Coast Geopark. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Camino del Norte. Step out of San Sebastian - Donostia with an excursion to Casco Viejo in Bilbao--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Parte Vieja, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo, take some stellar pictures from Monte Urgull, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia day trip tool .

You can drive from Saint-Jean-de-Luz to San Sebastian - Donostia in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in San Sebastian - Donostia can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Espot.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Casco Viejo
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
Monte Igueldo ©
Monte Igueldo

1
night
Espot, Spain

Espot ©
Espot is a municipality in the comarca of the Pallars Sobirà in Catalonia, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore by horseback at Wild Horse Pirineus Outdoor, stroll through Parc Nacional d'Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici, and then fly down the slopes at Escola esqui Base Estacio.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Espot trip maker website .

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Espot in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sort.

Things to do in Espot

Parks Outdoors Nature
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1
night
Sort, Spain

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Escola Esqui Cims del Pallars and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sort itinerary builder .

You can drive from Espot to Sort in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Sort

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Escola Esqui Cims del Pallars
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River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Andorra la Vella ©
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
On the 16th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Sorteny Nature Reserve, don't miss a visit to Mirador del Roc del Quer, then identify plant and animal life at Valle de Incles, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Andorra la Vella trip planner .

You can drive from Sort to Andorra la Vella in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ordino, Valle de Incles
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Valle de Incles ©
Valle de Incles
Sorteny Nature Reserve ©
Sorteny Nature Reserve
Mirador del Roc del Quer ©
Mirador del Roc del Quer

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nights
Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
On the 17th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Reserve Africaine de Sigean and then admire the majestic nature at Reserve Naturelle Sainte Lucie. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne, step into the grandiose world of Cité de Carcassonne, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and finally identify plant and animal life at Birds City (La Cite des Oiseaux).

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne Center trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Andorra la Vella to Carcassonne Center takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In September in Carcassonne Center, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reserve Naturelle Sainte Lucie, Reserve Africaine de Sigean
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Reserve Africaine de Sigean ©
Reserve Africaine de Sigean

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