10 days in Midi-Pyrenees, Languedoc-Roussillon & Andorra la Vella Itinerary

10 days in Midi-Pyrenees, Languedoc-Roussillon & Andorra la Vella Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Toulouse, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Albi, France
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
3
Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Foix, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Lourdes, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Toulouse, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

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night
Toulouse, France

Toulouse
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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Toulouse trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Toulouse is an approximately 8- hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Toulouse, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, Toulouse is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Albi.

Things to do in Toulouse

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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Albi, France

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. You've added Pont Vieux, Les Jardins de la Berbie, Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, then explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, and finally take in the views from Pont Vieux.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Albi trip planner.

Take a train from Toulouse to Albi in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Albi sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

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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.
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Cité de Carcassonne and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne holiday maker website.

You can drive from Albi to Carcassonne in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne ©
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne

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nights
Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Andorra la Vella ©
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mirador del Roc del Quer as well as Sola Irrigation Canal Trail. On the 19th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Mirador del Roc del Quer, pause for some serene contemplation at Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa de la Vall, then trek along Sola Irrigation Canal Trail, and finally test the waters at Centre Termolúdic Caldea.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Andorra la Vella trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Andorra la Vella in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Foix.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Spas Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Centre Termolúdic Caldea, Mirador del Roc del Quer
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Centre Termolúdic Caldea ©
Centre Termolúdic Caldea
Sola Irrigation Canal Trail ©
Sola Irrigation Canal Trail
Casa de la Vall ©
Casa de la Vall

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Foix, France

Foix ©
Foix is a commune, the former capital of the County of Foix. Chateau de Foix has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): Head underground at Grotte de Niaux, then take an in-depth tour of Parc de la Prehistoire, and then make a trip to Chateau de Foix.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Foix online journey planner.

You can drive from Andorra la Vella to Foix in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lourdes.

Things to do in Foix

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grotte de Niaux, Parc de la Prehistoire
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Parc de la Prehistoire ©
Parc de la Prehistoire
Grotte de Niaux ©
Grotte de Niaux
Chateau de Foix ©
Chateau de Foix

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nights
Lourdes, France

Lourdes
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Escape the urban bustle at Cirque de Gavarnie and Pic Du Midi. Change things up with these side-trips from Lourdes: Cauterets (Pont d'Espagne, Chemin des Cascades, &more). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lourdes tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Foix to Lourdes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Foix in July, you will find days in Lourdes are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Lourdes

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cauterets, Cirque de Gavarnie, Pic Du Midi
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Gaube Lake
Gaube Lake
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Cirque de Gavarnie
Cirque de Gavarnie

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Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
You've now added Cite de l'espace to your itinerary. On the 24th (Fri), engage your brain at Cite de l'espace.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Toulouse trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Lourdes to Toulouse takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lourdes in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Toulouse: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 20°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace

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