12 days in Midi-Pyrenees, Ordino & Languedoc-Roussillon Itinerary

12 days in Midi-Pyrenees, Ordino & Languedoc-Roussillon Itinerary

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12 days in Midi-Pyrenees, Ordino & Languedoc-Roussillon Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Toulouse, France
— 1 night
2
Cauterets, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Ordino, Andorra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Carcassonne, France
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Albi, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Toulouse, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Cirque de Gavarnie.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Toulouse trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Toulouse is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Toulouse. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, expect Toulouse to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cauterets.

Things to do in Toulouse

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cirque de Gavarnie
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Cirque de Gavarnie
Cirque de Gavarnie

2
nights
Cauterets, France

Cauterets ©
Revered as a spa town and ski resort, Cauterets is a leisurely place well known for its abundant, naturally warm thermal springs and winter sports, such as skiing.
You've now added Pic Du Midi to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: trek along Chemin des Cascades, take in the awesome beauty at Pont d'Espagne, and then get great views at Lac de Gaube.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Cauterets day trip website .

You can drive from Toulouse to Cauterets in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ordino.

Things to do in Cauterets

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Pic Du Midi
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Pont d'Espagne ©
Pont d'Espagne
Pic Du Midi ©
Pic Du Midi
Gaube Lake
Gaube Lake

3
nights
Ordino, Andorra

Ordino ©
Ordino is the most northerly parish in the Principality of Andorra. Your list of things to see and do now includes Sola Irrigation Canal Trail, Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella, Casa de la Vall, and other attractions. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Mirador del Roc del Quer, see the interesting displays at Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit, then contemplate the long history of Casa de la Vall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella, and finally trek along Sola Irrigation Canal Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ordino online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Cauterets to Ordino in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Ordino

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Andorra la Vella, Tristaina Lake Trail, Lagos de Tristania
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Lagos de Tristania ©
Lagos de Tristania
Estanys de Tristaina ©
Estanys de Tristaina
Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit ©
Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit

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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.
On the 4th (Mon), wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then see the interesting displays at Le Musee de la Torture de Carcassone, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne holiday site .

Traveling by car from Ordino to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

2
nights
Albi, France

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy and Pont Vieux. On the 5th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, see the interesting displays at Musee Laperouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, take a stroll through Le Quartier Du Castelviel, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, and finally don't miss a visit to The Market Hall.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Albi itinerary maker site .

Getting from Carcassonne to Albi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Albi sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Toulouse.

Things to do in Albi

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

3
nights
Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fondation Bemberg, Jardin Japonais, Garonne, and other attractions.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Toulouse journey maker website .

You can take a train from Albi to Toulouse in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Place du Capitole ©
Place du Capitole
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace

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