8 days in Toulouse, Hautes-Pyrenees & Biarritz Itinerary

8 days in Toulouse, Hautes-Pyrenees & Biarritz Itinerary

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Start: Durham
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Toulouse
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Lourdes
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Biarritz
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Durham

3
nights
Toulouse

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Albi (Les Jardins de la Berbie, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, &more), Carcassonne Center (La Porte D'aude, Cité de Carcassonne, &more) and O'Vineyards (in Villemoustaussou). The adventure continues: make a trip to Le Capitole, engage your brain at Cite de l'espace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, and contemplate the long history of Church of Les Jacobins.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Toulouse trip itinerary planning tool.

Durham, UK to Toulouse is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Durham in May, expect Toulouse to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lourdes.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Carcassonne, Albi
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Le Capitole ©
Le Capitole

1
night
Lourdes

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lourdes road trip planning app.

You can drive from Toulouse to Lourdes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites
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Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception

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nights
Biarritz

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.
Biarritz is known for zoos & aquariums, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Superbe, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Sainte Madeleine, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Biarritz trip planner.

You can drive from Lourdes to Biarritz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Biarritz

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Guethary, Chapelle Sainte Madeleine, Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
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Phare de Biarritz ©
Phare de Biarritz
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge

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