16 days in Spain, France & Andorra la Vella Itinerary

16 days in Spain, France & Andorra la Vella Itinerary

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Toulouse, France
— 1 day
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Lourdes, France
— 3 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
— 4 nights
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Olite, Spain
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Sos del Rey Catolico, Spain
— 1 night
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Alquezar, Spain
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Ainsa, Spain
— 2 nights
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne, France
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Albi, France
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Toulouse, France
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Toulouse, France

— 1 day

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

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.
Cite de l'espace has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Thu), engage your brain at Cite de l'espace.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Toulouse day trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Toulouse is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, Toulouse is a bit cooler than Tel Aviv - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lourdes.

Things to do in Toulouse

Childrens Museums · Museums
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Lourdes, France

— 3 nights
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Your day by day itinerary now includes Chemin des Cascades as well as Cirque de Gavarnie. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception and Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lourdes visit planner.

Drive from Toulouse to Lourdes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Lourdes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Bilbao, Spain

— 4 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Puerto Viejo, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Puente Zubizuri, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: get outside with San Mames Stadium and explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bilbao online travel route builder.

You can drive from Lourdes to Bilbao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Olite.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Olite, Spain

Olite is a town and municipality located in the Comarca de Tafalla comarca, Merindad de Olite merindad, in Navarre, Spain.According to Isidore of Seville's, the town of Oligicus was founded by Swinthila, Visigothic King of Hispania in order to control and punish the Vascones. You've now added Palacio Real de Olite to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Palacio Real de Olite.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Olite trip site.

You can drive from Bilbao to Olite in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bilbao in April, Olite is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Sos del Rey Catolico.

Things to do in Olite

Historic Sites
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Sos del Rey Catolico, Spain

— 1 night
Sos del Rey Católico is a historic town and municipality in the Cinco Villas comarca, province of Zaragoza, in Aragon, Spain.HistoryLocated on rocky and elevated terrain, this important border town served well as a stronghold from the year 907 when it was reclaimed by Sancho I of Pamplona.It was incorporated in 1044 by Ramiro I into the Kingdom of Aragon.In the year 1452, during the War of Navarre, Queen Juana Enríquez de Córdoba moved to the town, then called "Sos". Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Tourist Office of Sos del Rey Catolico Palacio De Sada.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sos del Rey Catolico day trip tool.

Drive from Olite to Sos del Rey Catolico in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Alquezar.

Alquezar, Spain

Alquézar is a municipality in the province of Huesca, in the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. Your day by day itinerary now includes Castillo de Loarre as well as Alquezar Aventura. On the 23rd (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Loarre and then see the top attractions with Alquezar Aventura.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Alquezar sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Sos del Rey Catolico to Alquezar takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ainsa.

Things to do in Alquezar

Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ainsa, Spain

— 2 nights
Aínsa is the main town in the Aínsa-Sobrarbe municipal term, Aragon, Spain.It is located south of the Pyrenees, in a geologically interesting setting. Your day by day itinerary now includes Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park as well as Plaza Mayor. On the 23rd (Fri), make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ainsa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alquezar to Ainsa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Ainsa

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Andorra la Vella, Andorra

— 2 nights
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Centre Termolúdic Caldea, Sola Irrigation Canal Trail, Lagos de Tristania, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the striking features of Casa de la Vall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella, then trek along Sola Irrigation Canal Trail, and finally boost your wellbeing at Centre Termolúdic Caldea. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagos de Tristania.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Andorra la Vella trip maker site.

Drive from Ainsa to Andorra la Vella in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Parks · Nature · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carcassonne, France

Medieval Heart of France

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 27th (Tue): wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Andorra la Vella to Carcassonne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Albi, France

— 2 nights
Albi is a commune in southern France. To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Albi holiday planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Albi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Albi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Toulouse.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Toulouse, France

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Toulouse online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Albi to Toulouse in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Outdoors · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Tours

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.