14 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

14 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

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Toulouse, France
— 1 day
Drive
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Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gavarnie, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lourdes, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Biarritz, France
— 3 nights
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Saint-Lary-Soulan, France
— 4 nights
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Toulouse, France

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): make a trip to Le Capitole, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins, slough off your stress at Le Riad du Bien etre, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japonais, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Toulouse online journey planner.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Carcassonne Airport and Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Escaldes-Engordany.

Things to do in Toulouse

Spas · Parks · Baths · Museums

Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra

— 2 nights
Boasting a host of hot springs and just a stone's throw away from the capital, Les Escalades is a popular choice for those who want some rest and relaxation after hitting the slopes or the stores.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): hit the slopes at Grandvalira. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Vallnord Pal-Arinsal and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Escaldes-Engordany trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Escaldes-Engordany takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Gavarnie.

Things to do in Escaldes-Engordany

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gavarnie, France

— 2 nights
Gavarnie is a former commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Gave de Pau, then steep yourself in history at Moulins de Gedre-Dessus, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre-Dame-d’Heas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at La Breche De Roland, then admire the sheer force of Cirque de Gavarnie, and then get outside with Cirque d'Estaube.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gavarnie route maker.

Getting from Escaldes-Engordany to Gavarnie by car takes about 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Lourdes.

Things to do in Gavarnie

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lourdes, France

— 1 night
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Betharram, then get to know the fascinating history of Moulin Lacade - Maison Paternelle de Sainte Bernadette, and finally see the interesting displays at Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lourdes trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Gavarnie to Lourdes in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Lourdes can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Biarritz, France

— 3 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Biarritz: Hendaye (Chateau Observatoire Abbadia & Plage d'Hendaye). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Rocher de la Vierge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie, meet the residents at Aquarium de Biarritz, and don't miss a visit to Port des Pecheurs.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Biarritz trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lourdes to Biarritz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lourdes in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Biarritz. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Saint-Lary-Soulan.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Lary-Soulan, France

— 4 nights
Saint-Lary-Soulan is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France.GeographySaint-Lary is located in Hautes-Pyrénées 80 km south of the département's capital Tarbes, next to the Le Néouvielle Nature Reserve and the Pyrenees National Park and is a 20-minute drive to Spain.SportsSkiingSaint-Lary-Soulan is one of the largest ski resorts in the French Pyrenees with over 100 km of downhill slopes. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Lary-Soulan side-trips: Balnea Centre Thermoludique (in Genos), Lac de Genos-Loudenvielle (in Loudenvielle) and Lac D'Oredon (in Aragnouet). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Station De Ski Piau Engaly, take in breathtaking views at Sarrat Evasion, take an in-depth tour of Maison du Patrimoine, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maison du Parc national des Pyrenees de Saint-Lary Soulan.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Saint-Lary-Soulan trip planner.

You can drive from Biarritz to Saint-Lary-Soulan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Saint-Lary-Soulan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips