8 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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Toulouse, France
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Bagneres-de-Luchon, France
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La Mongie, France
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Gavarnie, France
— 1 night
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Tarbes, France
— 1 night
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Lourdes, France
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Ayzac-Ost, France
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Laruns, France
— 1 night
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Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France
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Pamplona, Spain
— 1 night
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Bilbao, Spain
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
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Biarritz, France
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Bordeaux, France
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Toulouse, France

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.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, and then discover the deep blue sea with Atlantide Plongee.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Toulouse holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Carcassonne Airport and Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Bagneres-de-Luchon.
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Bagneres-de-Luchon, France — 1 night

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Bagneres-de-Luchon tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Toulouse to Bagneres-de-Luchon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You will leave for La Mongie on the 6th (Tue).
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La Mongie, France

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our La Mongie online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bagneres-de-Luchon to La Mongie in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Gavarnie.
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Gavarnie, France — 1 night

Gavarnie is a former commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre-Dame-d’Heas, don't miss a visit to Moulins de Gedre-Dessus, and then trek along Via Ferrata de Coumely. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Cirque d'Estaube, then admire the sheer force of Cirque de Gavarnie, and then explore the striking landscape at La Breche De Roland.

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Traveling by car from La Mongie to Gavarnie takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tarbes.
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Tarbes, France — 1 night

Tarbes is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in the Occitanie region of southwestern France. For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tarbes day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Gavarnie to Tarbes takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Tarbes are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for Lourdes on the 8th (Thu).
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Lourdes, France

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. On the 8th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, then explore the world behind art at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Betharram.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lourdes trip itinerary maker site.

Lourdes is just a stone's throw from Tarbes. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Ayzac-Ost.
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Ayzac-Ost, France

On the 8th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Martin.

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Ayzac-Ost is very close to Lourdes. In June in Ayzac-Ost, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Laruns.
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Laruns, France — 1 night

Laruns is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.It is situated at the confluence of two mountain streams, the Gave d'Ossau and its tributary, the Valentin.Formerly part of the province of Béarn, Laruns is now within the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, itself in France's Nouvelle-Aquitaine région. For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Laruns trip planner.

Getting from Ayzac-Ost to Laruns by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.
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Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France close to Ostabat in the Pyrenean foothills. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): look for gifts at Chocolaterie Laia and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port online holiday planner.

You can drive from Laruns to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pamplona.
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Pamplona, Spain — 1 night

Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamplona tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Pamplona by car takes about 2 hours. June in Pamplona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), you're off to Bilbao.
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Bilbao, Spain

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
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Traveling by car from Pamplona to Bilbao takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Bilbao, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), you're off to San Sebastian - Donostia.
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

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 find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia online day trip planner.

You can drive from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in San Sebastian - Donostia can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel to Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
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Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France

Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. On the 10th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Maison Louis XIV, hike along Sentier Du Littoral, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Jean-de-Luz trip planner.

Drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Saint-Jean-de-Luz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Saint-Jean-de-Luz are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Biarritz.
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Biarritz, France — 1 night

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.
To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Biarritz day trip planning website.

Biarritz is just a stone's throw from Saint-Jean-de-Luz. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll set off for Bordeaux on the 11th (Sun).
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Bordeaux, France — 1 night

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Bordeaux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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Pyrenees-Atlantiques travel guide

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Pyrénées-Atlantiques is Basque Country set against the backdrop of the Pyrénées Mountains along the Atlantic coast where hiking, mountain biking, climbing, paragliding, rafting, surfing, fishing, and winter skiing flourish. This department in the Aquitaine region flourishes as a sunny holiday destination, offering sheltered beaches for surfing, swimming, and sunbathing, hiking in huge forests such as the Irati, and treks along the lush green valleys of the Adour and Bidasoa. Take in breathtaking scenery while sightseeing along the Corniche Road, a coastal path with interesting geology, botany, and fishing. Diverse restaurants serve local cuisine, such as Bayonne ham and cabbage soup, as well as local Irouleguy or Jurançon wine.
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · 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.
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