43 days in Occitanie Itinerary

43 days in Occitanie Itinerary

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43 days in Occitanie Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  25 h
1
Toulouse
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tarbes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Auch City
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Montauban
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Cahors
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Albi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Rodez
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Mende
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Nimes
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
10
Montpellier
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Perpignan
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
12
Carcassonne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Foix
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Perth


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Toulouse

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.
Family-friendly places like Cite de l'espace and Aeroscopia will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Place du Capitole, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Theatre du Capitole, and take in the views from Pont Neuf.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Toulouse trip app .

Perth, Australia to Toulouse is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in June; daily highs in Toulouse reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tarbes.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums Tours

Side Trip

Aeroscopia
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Urban Corp. ©
Urban Corp.
Aeroscopia ©
Aeroscopia

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Tarbes

Tarbes ©
Tarbes is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in the Occitanie region of southwestern France. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Maison du Randonneur as well as Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees. Attractions like Pic Du Midi and Le Chateau des Enigmes make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Gouffre D'Esparros (in Esparros) and Pau (Boulevard des Pyrenees & Château de Pau). And it doesn't end there: hike along Le Caminadour, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Massey, and walk around Le Parc Bel Air.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tarbes travel planner.

You can drive from Toulouse to Tarbes in 2 hours. Traveling from Toulouse in June, expect nights in Tarbes to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Auch City.

Things to do in Tarbes

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pau, Gouffre D'Esparros, Pic Du Midi, La Maison du Randonneur, Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees
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Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees ©
Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees
Le Chateau des Enigmes ©
Le Chateau des Enigmes
Pic Du Midi ©
Pic Du Midi

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Auch City

Auch City ©
Auch is a commune in southwestern France. Kids will enjoy La Ferme du Hitton and La Maison des Chameaux. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auch City: Chateau of Gramont (in Gramont), Parc aux Rapaces - Fauconnerie Marche (in Saint-Lanne) and Biscuiterie Artisanale l'Atelier 27/Croc & Miam! (in Fleurance). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Domaine de Herrebouc, admire the masterpieces at Tresor de la Cathedrale, see the interesting displays at Camp de Siege Medieval, and don't miss a visit to Escalier Monumental.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Auch City route app .

You can drive from Tarbes to Auch City in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Montauban.

Things to do in Auch City

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

La Maison des Chameaux, Biscuiterie Artisanale l'Atelier 27/Croc & Miam!, Camp de Siege Medieval, Abbaye de Flaran, Parc aux Rapaces - Fauconnerie Marche
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La Maison des Chameaux ©
La Maison des Chameaux
La Ferme du Hitton ©
La Ferme du Hitton
Camp de Siege Medieval ©
Camp de Siege Medieval

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Montauban

Montauban ©
Montauban is a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Occitanie region in southern France. On the 12th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Walibi Sud-Ouest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Place Nationale and then get in on the family fun at Animaparc.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Montauban travel route builder .

You can take a bus from Auch City to Montauban in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Montauban sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Cahors.

Things to do in Montauban

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Animaparc, Walibi Sud-Ouest, La Hutt a Fromage, Happy Forest
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Animaparc ©
Animaparc
Walibi Sud-Ouest ©
Walibi Sud-Ouest
Happy Forest ©
Happy Forest

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Cahors

Cahors ©
Almost entirely surrounded by water, Cahors is a lovely medieval peninsular town located in the heart of the red wine country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet. Kids will appreciate attractions like Gouffre de Padirac and Grotte du Pech-Merle. Explore Cahors' surroundings by going to Parc Animalier de Gramat (in Gramat), Rocamadour (Rocher des Aigles, La Foret des Singes, & more) and Grottes de Lacave (in Lacave). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Cap Nature, do a tasting at Atrium Georges Vigouroux, make a trip to Maison de l'eau et Fontaine des Chartreux, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brasserie Artisanale Ratz.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cahors trip planner .

You can take a train from Montauban to Cahors in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cahors can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Albi.

Things to do in Cahors

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rocamadour, Parc Animalier de Gramat, Grottes de Lacave, Gouffre de Padirac, Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet
Highlights from your plan
Gouffre de Padirac ©
Gouffre de Padirac
Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle
Grottes de Lacave ©
Grottes de Lacave

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Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Take a break from Albi with a short trip to Forteresse de Najac in Najac, about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, take in the pleasant sights at Le Quartier Du Castelviel, take in the views from Pont Vieux, and examine the collection at Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Albi trip planner .

You can drive from Cahors to Albi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. June in Albi sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rodez.

Things to do in Albi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Forteresse de Najac
Highlights from your plan
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Spas
Les Jardins de la Berbie ©
Les Jardins de la Berbie

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Rodez

Rodez ©
Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. Kids will appreciate attractions like Chateau de Calmont d'Olt and Micropolis Aveyron. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rodez: Village de Conques (in Conques) and Millau (Viaduc de Millau & Aeropaint Paintball Lasergame Millau). There's lots more to do: partake in some friendly competition at Freemick Aventure, examine the collection at Musee Denys-Puech, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Belcastel, and don't miss a visit to Cascade de Salles-la-Source.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rodez planning app .

Getting from Albi to Rodez by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Albi in June, expect Rodez to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mende.

Things to do in Rodez

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Millau, Chateau de Calmont d'Olt, Chateau Belcastel, Cascade de Salles-la-Source, Village de Conques
Highlights from your plan
Aeropaint Paintball Lasergame Millau ©
Aeropaint Paintball Lasergame Millau
Chateau de Calmont d'Olt ©
Chateau de Calmont d'Olt
Micropolis la cite des insectes ©
Micropolis la cite des insectes

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Mende

Mende ©
Mende is a commune and prefecture of the department of Lozère and of the region of Occitanie in southern France. Attractions like Le Vallon du Villaret and Station de Pleine Nature des Bouviers make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Aven Armand (in Meyrueis), Les Loups du Gevaudan (in Saint-Leger-de-Peyre) and Reserve Bisons d'Europe (in Sainte-Eulalie).

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mende online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Rodez to Mende in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mende are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nimes.

Things to do in Mende

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Station de Pleine Nature des Bouviers, Aven Armand, Reserve Bisons d'Europe, Les Loups du Gevaudan, Le Vallon du Villaret
Highlights from your plan
Les Loups du Gevaudan ©
Les Loups du Gevaudan
Le Vallon du Villaret ©
Le Vallon du Villaret
Station de Pleine Nature des Bouviers ©

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Nimes

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
You've added Le Vieux Mas, Grotte de la Cocalière, Musee 1900, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to La Bambouseraie en Cevennes in Generargues (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind La Maison Carree, take in panoramic vistas at Tour Magne, look for gifts at Toril d'Artistes, and get your game on at Paintball Pro Nimes.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nimes day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Mende to Nimes takes 2.5 hours. In June, Nimes is a bit warmer than Mende - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Montpellier.

Things to do in Nimes

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grotte de la Salamandre, La Bambouseraie en Cevennes, Grotte de la Cocalière, Pont du Gard, Musee 1900
Highlights from your plan
Grotte de la Cocalière ©
Grotte de la Cocalière
Arenes de Nimes ©
Arenes de Nimes
Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre

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Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
You've added Watairworld, L'Aventure Mini Golf, Kid's Paradise, and other attractions to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Maison de la Nature and Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret will thrill your kids. Explore Montpellier's surroundings by going to Plage Des Aresquiers (in Frontignan) and Seaquarium (in Le Grau-du-Roi). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Le Pavillon Populaire, get your game on at Virtual Center, and contemplate the long history of Porte du Peyrou.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Montpellier trip itinerary site .

Montpellier is very close to Nimes. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Le Grau-du-Roi, Frontignan, Europark, Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, Plage de la Grande Conque
Highlights from your plan
Planet Ocean Montpellier ©
Planet Ocean Montpellier
Room Escape Games
Maison de la Nature ©
Maison de la Nature

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Perpignan

Perpignan ©
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. You've added Karting de Torreilles, Frenzy Palace Water Jump Torreilles, Canyoning Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Reserve Africaine de Sigean and Promenade du Front de Mer will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jacques., look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier du Littoral, and have some family-friendly fun at La Grappe Escalade.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Perpignan trip maker app .

You can drive from Montpellier to Perpignan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Perpignan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Perpignan

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Argeles-sur-Mer, Torreilles, Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, Reserve Africaine de Sigean
Highlights from your plan
Reserve Africaine de Sigean ©
Reserve Africaine de Sigean
Karting de Torreilles ©
Karting de Torreilles
Room Escape Games

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ecluse de l'Aiguille, Chateau d'Agel, Carriere De Marbre Rouge Du Roy, and other attractions. On the 6th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Chateau Du Donjon, do a tasting at Chateau d'Agel, do a tasting at Chateau Guery, then don't miss a visit to Carriere De Marbre Rouge Du Roy, then learn about winemaking at Chateau St Jacques d’Albas, and finally make a trip to Ecluse de l'Aiguille. On your second day here, admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune, Head underground at Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal du Midi, let your taste buds guide you at Cocoa & Grapes - Chocolate and Wine Tasting Tours & Events, then make a trip to La Porte D'aude, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of La Cite Medievale.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne trip planner.

Traveling by train from Perpignan to Carcassonne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Foix.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Canal du Midi
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine ©
Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine
Lac de la Cavayere ©
Lac de la Cavayere

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Foix

Foix ©
Foix is a commune, the former capital of the County of Foix. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kart'are as well as Bubble Bump Ariege. Bring the kids along to Grotte de Niaux and Parc de la Prehistoire. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Foix: Carriere de Talc de Trimouns (in Luzenac), Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via (Lac des Bouillouses & Station de Ski - Font Romeu Pyrenees 2000) and Ax-les-Thermes (Spas & Bureau des Guides des Pyrénées ariégeoises). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Les Forges de Pyrène, walk around Parc de Bouycheres, don't miss a visit to Grotte de Lombrives, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Foix.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Foix trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Foix takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Foix can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Foix

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ax-les-Thermes, Carriere de Talc de Trimouns, Kart'are, Parc de la Prehistoire, Bubble Bump Ariege
Highlights from your plan
Grotte de Niaux ©
Grotte de Niaux
Parc de la Prehistoire ©
Parc de la Prehistoire