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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, and then take a tour by water with Atlantide Plongee.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Toulouse trip itinerary builder app.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Carcassonne Airport and Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport. In September, daytime highs in Toulouse are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bagneres-de-Luchon.
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Bagneres-de-Luchon, France — 1 night

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bagneres-de-Luchon trip planner.

You can drive from Toulouse to Bagneres-de-Luchon in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to La Mongie.
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La Mongie, France

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the La Mongie trip planner.

You can drive from Bagneres-de-Luchon to La Mongie in 2 hours. September in La Mongie sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will leave for Gavarnie on the 12th (Mon).
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Gavarnie, France — 1 night

Gavarnie is a former commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre-Dame-d’Heas, then steep yourself in history at Moulins de Gedre-Dessus, and then hike along Via Ferrata de Coumely. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cirque d'Estaube, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cirque de Gavarnie, and then explore the striking landscape at La Breche De Roland.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gavarnie planner.

Getting from La Mongie to Gavarnie by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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. To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tarbes trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Gavarnie to Tarbes by car takes about 2.5 hours. September in Tarbes sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Lourdes.
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Lourdes, France

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, then explore the world behind art at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, and then Head underground at Grottes de Betharram.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Lourdes trip itinerary maker site.

Lourdes is very close to Tarbes. In September, daily temperatures in Lourdes can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ayzac-Ost.
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Ayzac-Ost, France

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Martin.

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Ayzac-Ost is just a stone's throw from Lourdes. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to 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. Planning Laruns trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ayzac-Ost to Laruns in 1.5 hours. On the 15th (Thu), 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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for gifts at Chocolaterie Laia and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Laruns to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive 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. To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pamplona trip maker app.

You can drive from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Pamplona in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel 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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Bilbao trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Pamplona to Bilbao takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bilbao are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will leave for San Sebastian - Donostia on the 16th (Fri).
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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 see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 16th (Fri), 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 16th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Maison Louis XIV, hike along Sentier Du Littoral, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saint-Jean-de-Luz online vacation planner.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Saint-Jean-de-Luz by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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.
For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Biarritz trip itinerary planning site.

Biarritz is very close to Saint-Jean-de-Luz. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Bordeaux.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): 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 find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux online trip builder.

You can drive from Biarritz to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back 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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Beaches · Room Escape Games · Gift & Specialty Shops
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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