8 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

8 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

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Biarritz, France
— 1 night
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Lourdes, France
— 1 night
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Sort, Spain
— 1 night
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Carcassonne, France
— 3 nights
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Toulouse, France
— 1 night
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Biarritz, France

— 1 night
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), trek along Sentier du Littoral, then stroll through La Cote des Basques, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take an in-depth tour of Villa Arnaga, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Biarritz trip itinerary planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Biarritz is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Biarritz. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lourdes.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Lourdes, France

— 1 night
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeon of Eagles, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lourdes online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Lourdes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Lourdes can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sort.

Things to do in Lourdes

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sort, Spain

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get outside with Aiguadicciorialp and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Drive from Lourdes to Sort in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lourdes in July; daily highs in Sort reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sort

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Carcassonne, France

— 3 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 some cultural insight at Cité de Carcassonne and Chateau Comtal. Escape the urban bustle at Reserve Africaine de Sigean and Etang de Bages-Sigean. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau Saint-Esteve in Thezan-des-Corbieres (about 1 hour away). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Musee de L'Inquisition, and take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Carcassonne journey planner.

You can drive from Sort to Carcassonne in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Sort in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Carcassonne, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Toulouse.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Toulouse, France

— 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with L'Argonaute, don't miss a visit to Le Capitole, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Toulouse online trip builder.

Drive from Carcassonne to Toulouse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip