22 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

22 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

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Lourdes, France
— 3 nights
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Biarritz, France
— 3 nights
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Pamplona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Riglos, Spain
— 1 night
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Torla, Spain
— 1 night
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Benasque, Spain
— 3 nights
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Argeles-sur-Mer, France
— 3 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 4 nights
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Lourdes, France

— 3 nights
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. You'll explore and learn at Le Petit Lourdes and Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette. Get a sense of the local culture at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes and Grotte de Massabielle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lourdes: Cirque de Troumouse (in Gedre), Gouffre D'Esparros (in Esparros) and Les Aigles d'Aure - Volerie des Pyrenees (in Arreau). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Basilique Saint-Pie X, stroll through Voie Verte des Gaves, get to know the fascinating history of Moulin Lacade - Maison Paternelle de Sainte Bernadette, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Bernadette.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Lourdes trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Lourdes is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Lourdes can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Biarritz, France

— 3 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Lac de Leon. You'll explore and learn at Basque Museum (Musee Basque) and Planete Musee du Chocolat Biarritz. Explore Biarritz's surroundings by going to Grottes d'Oxocelhaya et d'Isturits (in Saint-Martin-d'Arberoue), Chocolaterie-Musee Puyodebat (in Cambo les Bains) and La Plage (in Mimizan). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, head outdoors with La Grande Plage, and pause for some photo ops at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Biarritz online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Lourdes to Biarritz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Biarritz sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Pamplona.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Pamplona, Spain

— 3 nights
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Fortress and Walls of Pamplona and Museo Universidad de Navarra will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cerco de Artajona and Iglesia de San Saturnino. When in Pamplona, make a side trip to see Iglesia de Santa Maria la Real in Olite, approximately Olite away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural Urbasa Andia, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de Pamplona, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Navarra, and make a trip to Archivo Real y General de Navarra.

Make your Pamplona itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Pamplona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Biarritz in August, expect nights in Pamplona to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Riglos.

Things to do in Pamplona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Riglos, Spain

— 1 night
You've now added Mallos de Riglos to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacion Santiago Ramon y Cajal and then get outside with Mallos de Riglos.

For where to stay and tourist information, read Riglos attractions planner.

You can drive from Pamplona to Riglos in 2 hours. Traveling from Pamplona in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Riglos. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Torla.

Things to do in Riglos

Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Torla, Spain

— 1 night
Torla-Ordesa is a municipality in the province of Huesca, Aragon, Spain. You've now added Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park to your itinerary. On the 26th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Via Ferrata de Cascada de Sorrosal and then explore the striking landscape of Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Torla tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Riglos to Torla takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Benasque.

Things to do in Torla

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Benasque, Spain

— 3 nights
Benasque, in Benasquese dialect: Benás is a town in the comarca of Ribagorza, province of Huesca, (Spain). Gorgas de Alba has been added to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Eglesia de Sant Climent de Taull and Ermita de Sant Quirc de Durro. Get some historical perspective at Esglesia Romanica Sant Feliu De Barruera and Sant Joan de Boi. Take a break from Benasque with a short trip to Esglesia de la Nativitat de Durro in Durro, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Telesilla Ampriu, hike along Benasque Cerler Anciles, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boi, and contemplate the long history of Sant Joan de Boi.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Benasque trip planner.

You can drive from Torla to Benasque in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Benasque

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Argeles-sur-Mer, France

— 3 nights
Argelès-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.It is about 25 km from Perpignan.GeographyArgelès-sur-Mer is located in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.Argelès-sur-Mer is on the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, close to the Spanish border. Get a sense of the local culture at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges and Musee d'art Hyacinthe Rigaud. Château de Salses and Eglise abbatiale Saint Michel , son cloitre et le linteau will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Argeles-sur-Mer: Ludo Loisirs (in Le Soler), Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Canet-en-Roussillon) and Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet (in Ille-sur-Tet). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Raho, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier du Littoral, and cool off at DROP IN Water Jump Parc.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Argeles-sur-Mer trip planner.

Drive from Benasque to Argeles-sur-Mer in 5.5 hours. August in Argeles-sur-Mer sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Carcassonne, France

— 4 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau Comtal and Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine. Get some historical perspective at Cité de Carcassonne and Carcassonne Cathedral. Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Parc de la Prehistoire (in Tarascon-sur-Ariege), Rennes le chateau (in Rennes-le-Chateau) and Chateau de Puilaurens (in Lapradelle-Puilaurens). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateaux de Lastours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Quai de la Daurade, take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and see the interesting displays at Musee de L'Inquisition.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne day trip app.

Getting from Argeles-sur-Mer to Carcassonne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips