8 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

8 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

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Biarritz, France
— 2 nights
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Gavarnie, France
— 1 night
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Torla, Spain
— 1 night
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Alquezar, Spain
— 1 night
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Sort, Spain
— 1 night
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Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
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Biarritz, France

— 2 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.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Sentier du Littoral will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Biarritz: Plage d'Hendaye (in Hendaye) and Le Mont Artzamendi (in Itxassou). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge, stop by L'Atelier du Piment, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Biarritz.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Biarritz day trip planning website.

London, UK to Biarritz is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Biarritz, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Biarritz, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gavarnie.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Gavarnie, France

— 1 night
Gavarnie is a former commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get outside with Cirque d'Estaube, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cirque de Gavarnie, and then explore the striking landscape at La Breche De Roland.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gavarnie trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Biarritz to Gavarnie by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Torla.

Things to do in Gavarnie

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Torla, Spain

— 1 night
Torla-Ordesa is a municipality in the province of Huesca, Aragon, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Torla road trip planning app.

Getting from Gavarnie to Torla by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Alquezar.

Things to do in Torla

Nature · Parks
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Alquezar, Spain

— 1 night
Alquézar is a municipality in the province of Huesca, in the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Abrigos De Mallata, make a trip to Colegiata Santa Maria la Mayor, then hike along Pasarelas del Vero, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Alquezar online visit planner.

You can drive from Torla to Alquezar in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sort.

Things to do in Alquezar

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Sort, Spain

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): head outdoors with Aiguadicciorialp and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sort sightseeing planner.

Drive from Alquezar to Sort in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Alquezar in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Sort. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sort

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Carcassonne, France

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip planner.

You can drive from Sort to Carcassonne in 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Carcassonne when traveling from Sort in July, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks