22 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

22 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

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Biarritz, France
— 6 nights
Drive
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Gavarnie, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Torla, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sort, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne, France
— 6 nights
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Biarritz, France

— 6 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Cote des Basques and Plage d'Hendaye. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Grande Plage. Go for a jaunt from Biarritz to Ainhoa to see Circuit de la Chapelle de l'Aubepine about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Villa Arnaga, don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, enjoy the sand and surf at Corsaires Beach, and stroll through Les Sables d'Or.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Biarritz trip itinerary maker app.

Durham, UK to Biarritz is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Durham to Biarritz, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Biarritz: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Gavarnie.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Gavarnie, France

— 2 nights
Gavarnie is a former commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France. On the 26th (Sun), make a trip to Cirque de Troumouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre-Dame-d’Heas, then steep yourself in history at Moulins de Gedre-Dessus, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cirque de Gavarnie. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Cirque d'Estaube, explore the striking landscape at La Breche De Roland, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Col de Tourmalet.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gavarnie tour planner.

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Gavarnie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Torla.

Things to do in Gavarnie

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Torla, Spain

— 4 nights
Torla-Ordesa is a municipality in the province of Huesca, Aragon, Spain. Escape the urban bustle at Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Torla: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Alquezar), St. Martin Church (in Olivan) and Mirador de Janovas (in Fiscal). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Pineta, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, admire the sheer force of Cascada de Sorrosal, and examine the collection at Museo de Oficios y Artes Tradicionales de Ainsa.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Torla trip builder website.

You can drive from Gavarnie to Torla in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sort.

Things to do in Torla

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sort, Spain

— 3 nights
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Saut Deth Pish will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sort: Circ de Colomers (in Tredos), Monasterio de Santa Maria d'Alao (in Sopeira) and Eglesia de Sant Climent de Taull (in Taull).

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sort driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Torla to Sort by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sort

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Carcassonne, France

— 6 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.
Get outdoors at Reserve Africaine de Sigean and Lac de Jouarres. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Franqui Beach and Crique du Porteil. Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Via Domitia of Narbonne (in Narbonne), La Chapelle des Oubliels (in Portel-des-Corbieres) and Chateau Fabre Cordon (in Peyriac-de-Mer). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne holiday planner.

You can drive from Sort to Carcassonne in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips