18 days in Spain, France & Andorra la Vella Itinerary

18 days in Spain, France & Andorra la Vella Itinerary

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Toulouse, France
— 1 night
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Lourdes, France
— 1 night
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
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Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
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Olite, Spain
— 1 night
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Sos del Rey Catolico, Spain
— 1 night
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Alquezar, Spain
— 1 night
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Ainsa, Spain
— 2 nights
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 1 night
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Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
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Albi, France
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Toulouse, France
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Toulouse, France

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum of natural History, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins, and then explore the activities along Garonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Couvent des Jacobins, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, get to know the fascinating history of Quai de la Daurade, get curious at Aeroscopia, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japonais, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Toulouse is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Toulouse, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, Toulouse is little chillier than Tel Aviv - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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Lourdes, France

— 1 night
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Betharram, and finally don't miss a visit to Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception and then take in the awesome beauty at Pont d'Espagne.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lourdes trip builder website.

Getting from Toulouse to Lourdes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April in Lourdes, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Lourdes to San Sebastian - Donostia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Lourdes in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Sebastian - Donostia, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Neighborhoods
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Bilbao, Spain

— 3 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Visiting Peninsula of Magdalena and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Casco Viejo, admire the striking features of Azkuna Zentroa, and experience the excitement of La Ribera Market.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bilbao visit planner.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Bilbao are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Olite.

Things to do in Bilbao

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Olite, Spain

— 1 night
Olite is a town and municipality located in the Comarca de Tafalla comarca, Merindad de Olite merindad, in Navarre, Spain.According to Isidore of Seville's, the town of Oligicus was founded by Swinthila, Visigothic King of Hispania in order to control and punish the Vascones. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Iglesia-Fortaleza de Santa Maria de Ujue, do a tasting at Cosecheros Reunidos Bodegas y Vinedos, admire nature's extreme beauty at Bardenas Reales, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Real, and finally make a trip to Palacio Real de Olite.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Olite visit planning site.

Getting from Bilbao to Olite by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bilbao in April since evenings lows in Olite dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sos del Rey Catolico.

Things to do in Olite

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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Sos del Rey Catolico, Spain

— 1 night
Sos del Rey Católico is a historic town and municipality in the Cinco Villas comarca, province of Zaragoza, in Aragon, Spain.HistoryLocated on rocky and elevated terrain, this important border town served well as a stronghold from the year 907 when it was reclaimed by Sancho I of Pamplona.It was incorporated in 1044 by Ramiro I into the Kingdom of Aragon.In the year 1452, during the War of Navarre, Queen Juana Enríquez de Córdoba moved to the town, then called "Sos". On the 23rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de Leyre, then take in breathtaking views at Foz de Lumbier, then don't miss a visit to Juderia, and finally make a trip to Tourist Office of Sos del Rey Catolico Palacio De Sada.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sos del Rey Catolico trip maker website.

Drive from Olite to Sos del Rey Catolico in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Alquezar.

Things to do in Sos del Rey Catolico

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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 24th (Sat): do a tasting at Vinas del Vero, then learn about winemaking at Bodega SOMMOS, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally trek along Pasarelas del Vero.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Alquezar trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sos del Rey Catolico to Alquezar in 2.5 hours. In April in Alquezar, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ainsa.

Things to do in Alquezar

Outdoors · Wineries · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 24:

Ainsa, Spain

— 2 nights
Aínsa is the main town in the Aínsa-Sobrarbe municipal term, Aragon, Spain.It is located south of the Pyrenees, in a geologically interesting setting. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, examine the collection at Eco Museo-Centro de Visitantes, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo Fortaleza de Ainsa, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Santa Maria de la Pena, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Torreciudad, and then explore the stunning scenery at Cañón de Añisclo.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ainsa sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Alquezar to Ainsa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Ainsa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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Andorra la Vella, Andorra

— 1 night
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
On the 27th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters, admire the verdant scenery at Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley, fly down the slopes at Pas De La Casa Ski, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Meritxell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S. Santa Coloma, and finally admire the striking features of Casa de la Vall.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Andorra la Vella trip planner.

You can drive from Ainsa to Andorra la Vella in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

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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 28th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, stroll through Canal du Midi, then wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, and finally snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge).

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne day trip planner.

Getting from Andorra la Vella to Carcassonne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Albi, France

— 1 day
Albi is a commune in southern France. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, tee off at Golf d'Aigueleze, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Albi online day trip planner.

Drive from Carcassonne to Albi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Albi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

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Toulouse, France

— 1 night

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the 30th (Fri), get curious at Cite de l'espace.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Toulouse journey planning site.

You can drive from Albi to Toulouse in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Childrens Museums · Museums
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.