22 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

22 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

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1
Biarritz, France
— 6 nights
2
Gavarnie, France
— 2 nights
3
Torla, Spain
— 4 nights
4
Sort, Spain
— 3 nights
5
Carcassonne, France
— 6 nights

6
nights
Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Cote des Basques and Plage d'Hendaye. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Plage du Miramar. Go for a jaunt from Biarritz to Ainhoa to see Circuit de la Chapelle de l'Aubepine about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Villa Arnaga, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Cavaliers, kick back and relax at Corsaires Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Biarritz vacation site.

Durham, UK to Biarritz is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durham to Biarritz due to the time zone difference. In July, Biarritz is a bit warmer than Durham - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gavarnie.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Anglet, Guethary, Villa Arnaga, Plage d'Hendaye
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Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
River Rafting & Tubing
Villa Arnaga ©
Villa Arnaga

2
nights
Gavarnie, France

Gavarnie
Gavarnie is a former commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France. On the 26th (Sun), head outdoors with Cirque de Troumouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre-Dame-d’Heas, thenmake a trip to Moulins de Gedre-Dessus, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cirque de Gavarnie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Cirque d'Estaube, thenexplore the striking landscape at La Breche De Roland, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Port, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Col de Tourmalet.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gavarnie tour planner.

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Gavarnie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Torla.

Things to do in Gavarnie

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gedre, Col de Tourmalet
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Cirque de Gavarnie
Cirque de Gavarnie
Cirque de Troumouse ©
Cirque de Troumouse
Cirque d'Estaube ©
Cirque d'Estaube

4
nights
Torla, Spain

Torla ©
Torla-Ordesa is a municipality in the province of Huesca, Aragon, Spain. Escape the urban bustle at Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Torla's surroundings by going to St. Martin Church (in Olivan), Alquezar (Ruta De Las Pasarelas & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours) and Mirador de Janovas (in Fiscal). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Valle de Pineta, take in breathtaking views at Cañón de Añisclo, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and examine the collection at Museo de Oficios y Artes Tradicionales de Ainsa.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Torla visit website.

Drive from Gavarnie to Torla in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Sort.

Things to do in Torla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ainsa, Alquezar, St. Martin Church, Cañón de Añisclo, Valle de Pineta
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Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park ©
Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Cañón de Añisclo ©
Cañón de Añisclo

3
nights
Sort, Spain

Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Saut Deth Pish will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sort: Eglesia de Sant Climent de Taull (in Taull), Monasterio de Santa Maria d'Alao (in Sopeira) and Circ de Colomers (in Tredos).

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sort driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Torla to Sort by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sort

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Eglesia de Sant Climent de Taull, Estany de Montcortes, Aiguadicciorialp, Saut Deth Pish, Congost de Mont-rebei
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River Rafting & Tubing
Circ de Colomers ©
Circ de Colomers
Aiguadicciorialp ©
Aiguadicciorialp

6
nights
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
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.
Get outdoors at Reserve Africaine de Sigean and Lac de Jouarres. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Franqui Beach and Crique du Porteil. Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Via Domitia of Narbonne (in Narbonne), Chateau Fabre Cordon (in Peyriac-de-Mer) and La Chapelle des Oubliels (in Portel-des-Corbieres). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, make a trip to Le Capitole, and learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne holiday planner.

You can drive from Sort to Carcassonne in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Toulouse, Collioure, Crique du Porteil, Via Domitia of Narbonne, Chateau Fabre Cordon
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Reserve Africaine de Sigean ©
Reserve Africaine de Sigean
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards