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

Toulouse ©

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 Museum of natural History. Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedrale Saint-Lizier (in Saint-Lizier), Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (in Cazeres) and Parc de la Prehistoire (in Tarascon-sur-Ariege). Fill the 13th (Sat) with science at Cite de l'espace. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Les Forges de Pyrène, get to know the fascinating history of Quai de la Daurade, browse the fresh offerings at Marche Victor Hugo, and steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Bonnefont.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Toulouse trip builder tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Toulouse is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Toulouse is minus 1 hour. 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

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Parc de la Prehistoire ©
Parc de la Prehistoire
Chateau de Foix ©
Chateau de Foix
Les Forges de Pyrène ©
Les Forges de Pyrène

3
nights
Collioure, France

Collioure ©
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 Eglise Notre Dame des Anges. Chateau Royale de Collioure 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). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Quartier du Moure, identify plant and animal life at Sentier du Littoral, and contemplate the long history of Maternite Suisse.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Collioure day trip planner.

You can drive from Toulouse to Collioure in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. 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

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Fort Saint-Elme ©
Fort Saint-Elme
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges ©
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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Ille-sur-Tet, France

Ille-sur-Tet ©
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 · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Chateau de Queribus ©
Chateau de Queribus
Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa ©
Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa
Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou ©
Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou

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Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
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 Cathar Castles. Venture out of the city with trips to Abbaye de Lagrasse (in Lagrasse), Notre-Dame-des-Auzils (in Gruissan) and Chateau de Termes (in Termes).

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne Center trip planner.

Drive from Ille-sur-Tet to Carcassonne Center in 1.5 hours. July in Carcassonne Center sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. 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

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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

6
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Andorra la Vella ©
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 Valle de Incles. 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 much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sant Joan de Caselles, see the interesting displays at Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit, and look for gifts at Pyrenees Andorra.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Andorra la Vella trip itinerary maker app.

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) so you can travel to Taull.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Lagos de Tristania ©
Lagos de Tristania
Valle de Incles ©
Valle de Incles
Church of Sant Joan de Caselles ©
Church of Sant Joan de Caselles

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Taull, Spain

Taull ©
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 La Seu d'Urgell Cathedral. Cathedral San Vicente de Roda de Isabena and Ermita de Sant Quirc de Durro will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Taull side-trips: Saut Deth Pish (in Vielha), Cascadas del Boom (in Cerler) and Sant Andreu de Salardu (in Salardu). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Taüll, explore the striking landscape of Aigüestortes i Estany of Saint Maurici National Park, contemplate the long history of Sant Joan de Boi, and explore the historical opulence of Castillo Fortaleza de Ainsa.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Taull road trip planner.

Getting from Andorra la Vella to Taull by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Jaca.

Things to do in Taull

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Santa Eulalia d'Erill la Vall ©
Santa Eulalia d'Erill la Vall
Eglesia de Sant Climent de Taull ©
Eglesia de Sant Climent de Taull
Cathedral San Vicente de Roda de Isabena ©
Cathedral San Vicente de Roda de Isabena

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Jaca, Spain

Jaca ©
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 Monasterio de Leyre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Estación de Canfranc and Museo Diocesano de Jaca - Arte Romanico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jaca: Museo Castillo De Javier (in Javier), Colegiata de Roncesvalles (in Orreaga-Roncesvalles) and Mirador del Rio Vero (in Huesca). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Jaca, pause for some serene contemplation at Ermita de Nuestra Senora de Muskilda, don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz de la Seros, and examine the collection at Ciudadela de Jaca.

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 · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Museo Diocesano de Jaca - Arte Romanico ©
Museo Diocesano de Jaca - Arte Romanico
Colegiata de Roncesvalles ©
Colegiata de Roncesvalles
Estación de Canfranc ©
Estación de Canfranc

6
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Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Visit Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes and Basilique Saint-Pie X for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale Sainte Marie and Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lourdes: Eglise Saint-Pierre (in Laruns), Les Aigles d'Aure - Volerie des Pyrenees (in Arreau) and Gaube Lake (in Cauterets). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Le Petit Lourdes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de Piétat, get outside with Les Gorges de Kakuetta, and Head underground at Grottes de Betharram.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lourdes vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Jaca to Lourdes takes 2.5 hours. In August in Lourdes, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Espelette.

Things to do in Lourdes

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception
Basilique Saint-Pie X ©
Basilique Saint-Pie X

6
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Espelette, France

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

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Espelette trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lourdes to Espelette takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Espelette are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Espelette

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Chateau Observatoire Abbadia ©
Chateau Observatoire Abbadia
Villa Arnaga ©
Villa Arnaga
L'Atelier du Piment ©
L'Atelier du Piment