60 days in Occitanie Itinerary

60 days in Occitanie Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Occitanie route planner

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Toulouse
— 8 nights
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Rocamadour
— 5 nights
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Lourdes
— 7 nights
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Carcassonne
— 7 nights
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Argeles-sur-Mer
— 6 nights
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Montpellier
— 8 nights
Drive
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Uzes
— 6 nights
Drive
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Millau
— 7 nights
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Rodez
— 5 nights
Drive to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Fly to Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport

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Toulouse

— 8 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Musee des Augustins and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile. Get some historical perspective at Basilique Saint-Sernin and Church of Les Jacobins. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toulouse: Cagnac-les-Mines (Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Dreche & Musee-Mine Departemental), Musee du Saut du Tarn (in Saint-Juery) and Albi (Les Jardins de la Berbie, Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, &more). And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Cite de l'espace, see the interesting displays at Musee Departemental de la Resistance & de la Deportation, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Nicolas Church, and admire the masterpieces at Fondation Bemberg.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Toulouse travel route builder site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Toulouse is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Toulouse. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, with highs in Toulouse at 24°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 9:

Rocamadour

— 5 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cite Religieuse and St-Pierre-Toirac Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac and Musee Murat. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rocamadour: Domaine Des Sangliers (in Puy-l'Eveque), Musee Zadkine (in Les Arques) and Chateau de Montclera (in Montclera). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gouffre de Padirac, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique St-Sauveur, engage your brain at Grotte du Pech-Merle, and see the interesting displays at Musee La Maison des Abeilles.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rocamadour online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Rocamadour takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Rocamadour, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 14:

Lourdes

— 7 nights
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Visit Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes and Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Grotte de Massabielle and Basilique Saint-Pie X. Change things up with these side-trips from Lourdes: Musee Archeologique / Le Tresor d'Eauze (in Eauze), Musee du Paysan Gascon (in Toujouse) and Artotheque de Gondrin (in Gondrin). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, learn more about the world around you at Castle Fort Pyrenean Museum, see the interesting displays at Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Ukrainienne.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lourdes journey planner.

You can drive from Rocamadour to Lourdes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lourdes are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 21:

Carcassonne

— 7 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Abbaye de Soreze and La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco. Cité de Carcassonne and Chateaux de Lastours are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Musee Hurepel (in Minerve), Chateau la Voulte Gasparets (in Boutenac) and Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses (in Brousses-et-Villaret). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, get engrossed in the history at Musee La Seduction Francaise, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Carcassonne day trip planner.

Getting from Lourdes to Carcassonne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 28:

Argeles-sur-Mer

— 6 nights
Argelès-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.It is about 25 km from Perpignan.GeographyArgelès-sur-Mer is located in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.Argelès-sur-Mer is on the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, close to the Spanish border. Abbaye de Fontfroide and Castillet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Cathedrale St-Jean and Tour Madeloc will appeal to history buffs. Explore Argeles-sur-Mer's surroundings by going to Chateau d'Aguilar (in Tuchan), Chapelle Saint-Paul (in Reynes) and Can Cago Galerie De La Main De Fer (in Ceret). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Queribus, stroll around Promenade du Front de Mer, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame de la Nativite, and enjoy the sea views from Phare du Cap Leucate.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Argeles-sur-Mer online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Carcassonne to Argeles-sur-Mer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Argeles-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 3:

Montpellier

— 8 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
You'll explore and learn at Musee Fabre and Museum and Conservatory of Anatomy,. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bertrand Bosc and Bunker 638. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montpellier: Musee Ephebe (in Cap-d'Agde), Aigues-Mortes (Chapelle de la Confrerie des Penitents-Gris, Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, &more) and Le Belvedere de la Criee du Grau d'Agde (in Le Grau d'Agde). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Pierre, take an in-depth tour of Musee Saharien, learn about winemaking at Domaine Castan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Maguelone.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Montpellier sightseeing website.

You can drive from Argeles-sur-Mer to Montpellier in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Montpellier sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Uzes.

Things to do in Montpellier

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 11:

Uzes

— 6 nights
Uzès is a small town and a commune in the Gard department in southern France.It lies about 25km north-northeast of Nîmes.HistoryOriginally Ucetia or Eutica in Latin, Uzès was a small Gallo-Roman oppidum, or administrative settlement. Get a sense of the local culture at Un Siecle de Roulottes and Haribo Museum. Popular historic sites such as La Maison Carree and Monastere de Solan are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Uzes: Eglise Saint-Roch (in Aigueze), Domaine du Serre-Biau (in Saint-Victor-la-Coste) and Domaine de la Mordoree (in Tavel). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Pont du Gard, explore the world behind art at Musee d'art Sacre du Gard, see the interesting displays at Le Musee du Scribe, and learn about winemaking at La Gramiere - Wine Truck.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Uzes trip planner.

You can drive from Montpellier to Uzes in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Millau.

Things to do in Uzes

Museums · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:

Millau

— 7 nights

Leather Capital of France

Best known for its sheepskin gloves, Millau was at the head of the French fashion industry for gloves for two centuries.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eglise Saint Etienne de Cantobre and Musee de Javols. Your inner history buff will appreciate Commanderie Templiere et Hospitaliere du Larzac and Fort de Saint-Jean d'Alcas. Venture out of the city with trips to Scénovision de Saint Alban (in Saint-Alban-sur-Limagnole), Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Cenaret (in Saint-Chely-du-Tarn) and Château de la Baume (in Prinsuejols). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Millau, snap pictures at Viaduc de Millau, see the interesting displays at Meteosite du Mont Aigoual, and explore the world behind art at Arts Buissonniers Outsider Art museum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Millau trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Uzes to Millau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Uzes in June; daily highs in Millau reach 27°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rodez.

Things to do in Millau

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 24:

Rodez

— 5 nights
Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. Visit Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez and Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee Soulages Rodez and Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy. Explore Rodez's surroundings by going to Chateau de Cenevieres (in Cenevieres), Musee du Patrimoine Industriel et Minier ASPIBD (in Decazeville) and Musee Municipal Urbain Cabrol (in Villefranche-de-Rouergue). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Forteresse de Najac, see the interesting displays at Musee Fenaille, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien, and don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Rodez trip maker website.

Drive from Millau to Rodez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Rodez, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rodez

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

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