23 days in Midi-Pyrenees & Andorra la Vella Itinerary

23 days in Midi-Pyrenees & Andorra la Vella Itinerary

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Toulouse, France
— 8 nights
Drive
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lourdes, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Rocamadour, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cahors, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cordes-sur-Ciel, France
— 4 nights
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Toulouse, France

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.
Explore Toulouse's surroundings by going to Chateau St Jacques d’Albas (in Laure-Minervois), Villemoustaussou (O'Vineyards & Winemaker Workshops) and Carcassonne Center (Cité de Carcassonne, Eglise Saint-Nazaire, &more). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stop by Marche Victor Hugo, snap pictures at Pont Neuf, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Toulouse road trip tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Toulouse is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Toulouse is minus 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: high temperatures in Toulouse hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Toulouse

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
Take a break from Andorra la Vella with a short trip to Soldeu - El Tarter in Soldeu, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: get outside with Grandvalira, pause for some serene contemplation at Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and appreciate the history behind La Noblesse du Temps.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Andorra la Vella online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Andorra la Vella takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Lourdes.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

1
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Lourdes, France

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. On the 31st (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort of Lourdes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Pic Du Midi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Bernadette, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de l'Adoration..

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lourdes journey website.

You can drive from Andorra la Vella to Lourdes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

2
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Rocamadour, France

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, then identify plant and animal life at La Foret des Singes, and then contemplate the long history of Cite Religieuse. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre de Padirac, engage your brain at Musee La Maison des Abeilles, make a trip to Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet, then relax in the rural setting at Ferme La Borie D'Imbert, then don't miss a visit to Remparts du Chateau, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique St-Sauveur.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rocamadour journey maker.

Getting from Lourdes to Rocamadour by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Cahors.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Cahors, France

Almost entirely surrounded by water, Cahors is a lovely medieval peninsular town located in the heart of the red wine country.
On the 4th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Etienne, make a trip to Maison de l'eau et Fontaine des Chartreux, then take in the views from Pont Valentre, then head outdoors with Mont Saint-Cyr, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie Artisanale Ratz. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Grotte du Pech-Merle, then get your game on at Karthors, and then pick up some local products at Marche de Cahors.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cahors online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Rocamadour to Cahors takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Cahors are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cordes-sur-Ciel.

Things to do in Cahors

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Cordes-sur-Ciel, France

Get out of town with these interesting Cordes-sur-Ciel side-trips: Tours du Roc del Thaluc (in Peyrusse-le-Roc), Chateau Foucaud et parc (in Gaillac) and Eglise Saint-Corneille (in Puycelci).

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cordes-sur-Ciel trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cahors to Cordes-sur-Ciel takes 1.5 hours. In January in Cordes-sur-Ciel, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cordes-sur-Ciel

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips