19 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

19 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

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Carcassonne Center, France
— 2 nights
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Argeles-sur-Mer, France
— 3 nights
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Axat, France
— 1 night
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Tarascon-sur-Ariege, France
— 2 nights
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Benasque, Spain
— 3 nights
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Alquezar, Spain
— 2 nights
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Hendaye, France
— 1 night
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Lourdes, France
— 3 nights

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Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal and then take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): Head underground at Grotte des Canalettes, then explore the striking landscape at Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, and then take an exotic tour of Reserve Africaine de Sigean.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne Center tour itinerary maker tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Carcassonne Center is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect Carcassonne Center to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.

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Chateau Comtal
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Argeles-sur-Mer, France

Argeles-sur-Mer ©
Argelès-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.It is about 25 km from Perpignan.GeographyArgelès-sur-Mer is located in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.Argelès-sur-Mer is on the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, close to the Spanish border. Step out of the city life by going to Gorges de la Fou and Le Sentier Sous-Marin de Cerbere-Banyuls. Explore hidden gems such as Sentier du Littoral and St-Cyprien Plage. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Canyoning Park, head outdoors with Plage du Racou, contemplate the long history of Fort Saint-Elme, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Argeles-sur-Mer trip maker.

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Argeles-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Argeles-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Axat.

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Axat, France

Axat is a commune in the Aude department in the Occitanie region of southern France.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Axatois or Axatoises.GeographyAxat is located in Cathar country at the doors of the Aude Pyrenees some 45 km west by north-west of Perpignan and 10 km south-east of Quillan. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Puilaurens, then cruise along Gorges de la Pierre-Lys, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Axat online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Argeles-sur-Mer to Axat takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tarascon-sur-Ariege.

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Scenic Drive
Gorges de la Pierre-Lys
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Tarascon-sur-Ariege, France

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Tarascon-sur-Ariège is a commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France.PopulationInhabitants of Tarascon-sur-Ariège are called Tarasconnais. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): Head underground at Grotte de Niaux, then identify plant and animal life at La Maison des Loups, and then walk around Le Sentier d'Azaret. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Parc de la Prehistoire, head outdoors with Bureau des Guides des Pyrénées ariégeoises, and then don't miss a visit to Grotte de Lombrives.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tarascon-sur-Ariege itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Axat to Tarascon-sur-Ariege takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Benasque.

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Benasque, Spain

Benasque ©
Benasque, in Benasquese dialect: Benás is a town in the comarca of Ribagorza, province of Huesca, (Spain). Kids will appreciate attractions like Aran Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Valle de Pineta and Saut Deth Pish. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Benasque: Cañón de Añisclo (in Escalona), Ainsa (Plaza Mayor & Iglesia de Santa Maria) and Circuito de las Ermitas de Tella (in Tella). It doesn't end there: head outdoors with Forau de Aigualluts and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Ardones.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Benasque day trip site.

You can drive from Tarascon-sur-Ariege to Benasque in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alquezar.

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Aran Park
4.4

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Alquezar, Spain

Alquézar is a municipality in the province of Huesca, in the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Diocesano Barbastro Monzon, then learn about winemaking at Bodega SOMMOS, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Vinas del Vero, then explore the activities along Lac de Mediano, then take in the dramatic natural features at Abrigos De Mallata, and finally make a trip to Colegiata Santa Maria la Mayor.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Alquezar tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Benasque to Alquezar takes 2 hours. In August in Alquezar, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hendaye.

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Geologic Formation
Abrigos De Mallata
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Hendaye, France

Hendaye ©
Hendaye is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France.The town, France's most southwesterly and a popular seaside tourist resort, stands on the right bank of the River Bidassoa – which marks the Franco-Spanish border – at the point where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean in the French Basque Country.Hendaye has three distinguishable parts: la ville, which stretches from Saint Vincent's church to the area around the SNCF railway station and the industrial zone; la plage, the seaside quarter; and les hauteurs, the villas and camping sites on the hills between and behind the other two areas.HistoryHendaye acquired its independence from the Urrugne parish in 1598, when Saint Vincent's church was built. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): kick back and relax at Grande Plage, don't miss a visit to Librairie Ulysse, and then kick back and relax at Plage d'Hendaye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): hike along Sentier du Littoral, then take a leisurely stroll along Promenade Jacques Thibaud, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hendaye online day trip planner.

Getting from Alquezar to Hendaye by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Alquezar in August, you will find days in Hendaye are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lourdes.

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Grande Plage
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Lourdes, France

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Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Dungeon of Eagles, explore the activities along Gaube Lake, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Basilique Saint-Pie X and then look for all kinds of wild species at Les Aigles d'Aure - Volerie des Pyrenees.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Lourdes online travel planner.

Getting from Hendaye to Lourdes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lourdes when traveling from Hendaye in August, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

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