43 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

43 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

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Toulouse, France
— 5 nights
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Collioure, France
— 3 nights
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Ille-sur-Tet, France
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne Center, France
— 5 nights
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 6 nights
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Taull, Spain
— 5 nights
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Jaca, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lourdes, France
— 6 nights
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Espelette, France
— 6 nights
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Toulouse, France

— 5 nights

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.
Chateau de Foix and Cathedrale St-Etienne will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Fondation Bemberg and Parc de la Prehistoire. Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedrale Saint-Lizier (in Saint-Lizier), Les Forges de Pyrène (in Foix) and Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (in Cazeres). Fill the 13th (Sat) with science at Cite de l'espace. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Quai de la Daurade, contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Bonnefont, browse the fresh offerings at Marche Victor Hugo, and examine the collection at Museum of natural History.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Toulouse travel route planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Toulouse is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Tel Aviv in July since evenings lows in Toulouse dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Collioure.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Collioure, France

— 3 nights
Collioure is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.GeographyThe town of Collioure is on the Côte Vermeille, in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.ToponymyCollioure is named Cotlliure in Catalan.HistoryThere is a record of the castle at "Castrum Caucoliberi" having been mentioned as early as 673, indicating that the settlement here was of strategic and commercial importance during the Visigoth ascendancy.Collioure used to be divided into two villages separated by the river Douy, the old town to the south named Port d'Avall (in French known as Le Faubourg) and the upstream port, Port d'Amunt (in French known as La Ville).Collioure was taken in 1642 by the French troops of Maréchal de la Meilleraye. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort Saint-Elme and Scuba & Snorkeling. Eglise Notre Dame des Anges and Cathedrale St-Jean will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Collioure side-trips: Castillet (in Perpignan) and Lac de la Raho (in Villeneuve-de-la-Raho). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Sentier du Littoral, take a stroll through Quartier du Moure, do a tasting at Terres des Templiers, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royale de Collioure.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Collioure trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Toulouse to Collioure by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Collioure sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ille-sur-Tet.

Things to do in Collioure

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ille-sur-Tet, France

— 2 nights
Ille-sur-Têt is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales département in southern France.Its inhabitants are called Illois.GeographyThe commune is situated in the Ribéral region along the route nationale 116 and is crossed by the Têt River (in the north), as well as by its tributary, the Boulès (in the south). Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Puilaurens, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Queribus, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnou, then explore the striking landscape at Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Village Medieval de Castelnou, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'art moderne de Ceret, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Sulpice, then admire the landmark architecture of Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou, and finally make a trip to Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption de Morteau.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ille-sur-Tet trip builder app.

Drive from Collioure to Ille-sur-Tet in an hour. In July in Ille-sur-Tet, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Ille-sur-Tet

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Carcassonne Center, France

— 5 nights
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vinaigrerie Cyril Codina and Les Halles de Narbonne. Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau Comtal and Carcassonne Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Termes (in Termes), Notre-Dame-des-Auzils (in Gruissan) and Abbaye de Lagrasse (in Lagrasse).

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center tour builder app.

You can drive from Ille-sur-Tet to Carcassonne Center in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Andorra la Vella, Andorra

— 6 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 inner history buff will appreciate Santuario de Meritxell and Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella. Explore hidden gems such as Casa de la Vall and Church of Sant Joan de Caselles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Andorra la Vella: Lagos de Tristania (in El Serrat) and Tristaina Lake Trail (in Arinsal). Pack the 26th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Tobotronc. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Valle de Incles, see the interesting displays at Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit, pause for some serene contemplation at Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Andorra la Vella trip maker site.

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Andorra la Vella in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Taull.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Taull, Spain

— 5 nights
Taüll is a town in the province of Lleida, in Catalonia, Spain. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eglesia de Sant Climent de Taull and Santa Maria de Taüll. Cathedral San Vicente de Roda de Isabena and La Seu d'Urgell Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Taull side-trips: Saut Deth Pish (in Vielha), Sant Andreu de Salardu (in Salardu) and Cascadas del Boom (in Cerler). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Eulalia d'Erill la Vall, explore the historical opulence of Torre Juste, contemplate the long history of Sant Joan de Boi, and trek along Circ de Colomers.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Taull trip planner.

Traveling by car from Andorra la Vella to Taull takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jaca.

Things to do in Taull

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Jaca, Spain

— 4 nights
Jaca is a city of northeastern Spain in the province of Huesca, located near the Pyrenees and the border with France. Get some historical perspective at Ciudadela De Jaca and Cathedral of Jaca. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Estación de Canfranc and Ermita de Nuestra Senora de Muskilda. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jaca: Mirador del Rio Vero (in Huesca), Colegiata de Roncesvalles (in Orreaga-Roncesvalles) and Monasterio de Leyre (in Yesa). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano de Jaca - Arte Romanico, look for all kinds of wild species at Selva de Irati, see the interesting displays at Ciudadela de Jaca, and make a trip to Santa Cruz de la Seros.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jaca trip planner.

You can drive from Taull to Jaca in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lourdes.

Things to do in Jaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Lourdes, France

— 6 nights
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Visit Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes and Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale Sainte Marie and Dungeon of Eagles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lourdes: Les Aigles d'Aure - Volerie des Pyrenees (in Arreau), Gaube Lake (in Cauterets) and Eglise Saint-Pierre (in Laruns). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Basilique Saint-Pie X, get outside with Les Gorges de Kakuetta, look for all kinds of wild species at Cirque de Lescun, and explore the ancient world of Fort Du Portalet.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lourdes trip planner.

You can drive from Jaca to Lourdes in 2.5 hours. In August in Lourdes, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Espelette.

Things to do in Lourdes

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Espelette, France

— 6 nights
Get some historical perspective at Chateau Observatoire Abbadia and Château de Mauléon. Museum-lovers will get to explore Villa Arnaga and Basque Museum (Musee Basque). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Espelette: Saint-Jean-de-Luz (Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Maison Louis XIV, &more), Don Quichosse (in Osses) and Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain (in Mauleon-Licharre).

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Espelette trip planner.

Getting from Lourdes to Espelette by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. August in Espelette sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Espelette

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips