45 days in Occitanie Itinerary

45 days in Occitanie Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Occitanie travel route planner

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Carcassonne
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lastours
— 3 nights
Drive
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Perpignan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Montpellier
— 5 nights
Drive
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Anduze
— 5 nights
Drive
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Millau
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rocamadour
— 5 nights
Drive
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Toulouse
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lourdes
— 5 nights
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Carcassonne

— 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.
Carcassonne is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Cité de Carcassonne, explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Canal du Midi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne online route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Carcassonne is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Carcassonne due to the time zone difference. June in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lastours.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trip

Lastours

— 3 nights
Lastours is a commune in the Aude department in southern France.Lastours is located 12km outside Carcassonne, in the valley of the Orbiel. Chateaux de Lastours has been added to your itinerary. Explore Lastours' surroundings by going to Minerve (Musee Hurepel & Ponts Naturels), Abbaye Saint Benoit d'en Calcat (in Dourgne) and Olonzac Market (in Olonzac). There's lots more to do: get great views at Pic de Nore, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Limousis, and see the interesting displays at Musee Departemental du Textile.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lastours tour builder website.

Lastours is just a stone's throw from Carcassonne. June in Lastours sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Perpignan.

Things to do in Lastours

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Perpignan

— 5 nights
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perpignan: Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean), Le Sentier du Littoral (in Port-Vendres) and Narbonne (Abbaye de Fontfroide, Horreum romain, &more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Jean, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, learn about winemaking at Domaine Boudau, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Perpignan route site.

Traveling by car from Lastours to Perpignan takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Perpignan are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Perpignan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Montpellier

— 5 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Change things up with these side-trips from Montpellier: Aigues-Mortes (Mas de la Comtesse, Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, &more), Domaine Enclos de la Croix (in Lansargues) and Nimes (Jardins de la Fontaine, La Maison Carree, &more). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seaquarium, admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Montpellier vacation planner.

Getting from Perpignan to Montpellier by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Montpellier are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Anduze.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Anduze

— 5 nights
Anduze is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. Explore Anduze's surroundings by going to Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard), Uzes (Haribo Museum & Winery Plus Tours) and Musee 1900 (in Arpaillargues). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at La Bambouseraie en Cevennes, see the interesting displays at Un Siecle de Roulottes, explore the fascinating underground world of La Grotte de Trabuc, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

You can plan Anduze trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Montpellier to Anduze in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Millau.

Things to do in Anduze

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Millau

— 5 nights

Leather Capital of France

Best known for its sheepskin gloves, Millau was at the head of the French fashion industry for gloves for two centuries.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Millau: Cirque de Navacelles (in Saint-Maurice-Navacelles), Eglise Paroissiale Sainte-Marie (in Moureze) and Sainte-Enimie (Le Saltadou- Panorama de St Chely du Tarn & Climbing Tours). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Viaduc de Millau, explore the fascinating underground world of Aven Armand, make a trip to Cascade de Salles-la-Source, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Cenaret.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Millau itinerary builder app.

Getting from Anduze to Millau by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Millau are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Millau

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Rocamadour

— 5 nights

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Explore Rocamadour's surroundings by going to Conques (Village de Conques & Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy), Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac (in Salviac) and Grotte du Pech-Merle (in Cabrerets). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre, make a trip to Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre de Padirac.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Rocamadour trip app.

You can drive from Millau to Rocamadour in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Toulouse

— 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Albi (Palais de la Berbie, Les Jardins de la Berbie, &more), Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux) and Dominik Benz - Createur de vin (in Le Fossat). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, get curious at Cite de l'espace, look for gifts at Marche Victor Hugo, and make a trip to Le Capitole.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Toulouse online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Rocamadour to Toulouse in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. July in Toulouse sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Lourdes.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Lourdes

— 5 nights
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lourdes: Cauterets (Gaube Lake & Pont d'Espagne), Pic Du Midi (in La Mongie) and Les Petits Fruits (in Campan). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, get engrossed in the history at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Pie X, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Massey.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lourdes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Lourdes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Toulouse in July, expect Lourdes to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lourdes

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Occitanie travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles