8 days in Occitanie Itinerary

8 days in Occitanie Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Train:  28 h
1
Carcassonne
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Lourdes
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Albi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Rodez
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Argeles-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Sydney

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Carcassonne

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Carcassonne is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. In May in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lourdes.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites
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Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge) ©
Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge)

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Lourdes

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): Head underground at Grottes de Betharram, then admire the masterpieces at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Lourdes trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Lourdes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Lourdes

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Grottes de Betharram, Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees
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Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees ©
Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees
Chateau Fort of Lourdes ©
Chateau Fort of Lourdes
Grottes de Betharram ©
Grottes de Betharram

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Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters, take in the views from Pont Vieux, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, then examine the collection at Musee de la Mode, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Albi day trip tool.

Drive from Lourdes to Albi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Albi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Rodez.

Things to do in Albi

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Musee de la Mode ©
Musee de la Mode
Les Jardins de la Berbie ©
Les Jardins de la Berbie
Pont Vieux
Pont Vieux

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Rodez

Rodez ©
Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Rodez online travel route planner.

You can drive from Albi to Rodez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Rodez sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Rodez

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Conques
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez
Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy ©
Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy
Village de Conques ©
Village de Conques

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nights
Argeles-sur-Mer

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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the long history of Fort Saint-Elme, then take a stroll through Quartier du Moure, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier du Littoral.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Argeles-sur-Mer day trip app.

Traveling by car from Rodez to Argeles-sur-Mer takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rodez in May; daily highs in Argeles-sur-Mer reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Collioure, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fort Saint-Elme ©
Fort Saint-Elme
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges ©
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges