43 days in Occitanie Itinerary

43 days in Occitanie Itinerary

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Start: Perth
Fly:  25 h
1
Toulouse
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tarbes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Auch City
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Montauban
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Cahors
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Albi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Rodez
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Mende
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Nimes
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
10
Montpellier
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Perpignan
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
12
Carcassonne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Foix
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Perth


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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.
Bring the kids along to Cite de l'espace and Aeroscopia. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins, enjoy some music at Theatre du Capitole, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japonais, and pick up some local products at Marche Victor Hugo.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Toulouse trip itinerary app.

Perth, Australia to Toulouse is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Perth to Toulouse, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Perth in June: high temperatures in Toulouse hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tarbes.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums Tours

Side Trip

Aeroscopia
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Urban Corp. ©
Urban Corp.
Aeroscopia ©
Aeroscopia

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Tarbes

Tarbes ©
Tarbes is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in the Occitanie region of southwestern France. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Maison du Randonneur as well as Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Le Chateau des Enigmes and Pic Du Midi. Venture out of the city with trips to Pau (Boulevard des Pyrenees & Château de Pau) and Gouffre D'Esparros (in Esparros). There's lots more to do: stroll through Le Caminadour, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Massey, and stroll around Le Parc Bel Air.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tarbes visit site.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Tarbes takes 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toulouse in June: highs in Tarbes hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Auch City.

Things to do in Tarbes

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pau, Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees, La Maison du Randonneur, Le Chateau des Enigmes, Gouffre D'Esparros
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Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees ©
Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees
Le Chateau des Enigmes ©
Le Chateau des Enigmes
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Gouffre D'Esparros

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Auch City

Auch City ©
Kids will enjoy La Ferme du Hitton and La Maison des Chameaux. Get out of town with these interesting Auch City side-trips: Biscuiterie Artisanale l'Atelier 27/Croc & Miam! (in Fleurance), Parc aux Rapaces - Fauconnerie Marche (in Saint-Lanne) and Chateau of Gramont (in Gramont).

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Auch City visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tarbes to Auch City takes 1.5 hours. June in Auch City sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Montauban.

Things to do in Auch City

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Biscuiterie Artisanale l'Atelier 27/Croc & Miam!, La Maison des Chameaux, Parc aux Rapaces - Fauconnerie Marche, La Ferme du Hitton, Chateau of Gramont
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La Maison des Chameaux ©
La Maison des Chameaux
La Ferme du Hitton ©
La Ferme du Hitton
Camp de Siege Medieval ©
Camp de Siege Medieval

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Montauban

Montauban ©
Montauban is a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Walibi Sud-Ouest. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Nationale and then get in on the family fun at Animaparc.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Montauban trip planner.

Take a bus from Auch City to Montauban in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Montauban can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Cahors.

Things to do in Montauban

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Happy Forest, Walibi Sud-Ouest, Animaparc, La Hutt a Fromage
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Animaparc ©
Animaparc
Walibi Sud-Ouest ©
Walibi Sud-Ouest
Happy Forest ©
Happy Forest

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Cahors

Cahors ©
Almost entirely surrounded by water, Cahors is a lovely medieval peninsular town located in the heart of the red wine country.
You've now added Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Gouffre de Padirac and La Foret des Singes will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cahors: Parc Animalier de Gramat (in Gramat), Rocamadour (Rocher des Aigles & Cite Religieuse) and Grottes de Lacave (in Lacave). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Pont Valentre, get in on the family fun at CAPNATURE Parc de Loisirs, make a trip to Maison de l'eau et Fontaine des Chartreux, and learn about winemaking at Atrium Georges Vigouroux.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cahors planning tool.

Getting from Montauban to Cahors by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Cahors, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Albi.

Things to do in Cahors

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rocamadour, Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet, Gouffre de Padirac, Parc Animalier de Gramat, Grotte du Pech-Merle
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:
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Gouffre de Padirac ©
Gouffre de Padirac
La Foret des Singes ©
La Foret des Singes
Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle

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Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Change things up with a short trip to Forteresse de Najac in Najac (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Musee Laperouse, and snap pictures at Pont Vieux.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Albi trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Cahors to Albi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Albi are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rodez.

Things to do in Albi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Forteresse de Najac
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Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Pont Vieux
Pont Vieux
Spas

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Rodez

Rodez ©
Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. Kids will appreciate attractions like Chateau de Calmont d'Olt and Micropolis la cite des insectes. Get out of town with these interesting Rodez side-trips: Village de Conques (in Conques) and Millau (Viaduc de Millau & Aeropaint Paintball Lasergame Millau). There's lots more to do: partake in some friendly competition at Freemick Aventure, examine the collection at Musee Soulages, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Belcastel, and don't miss a visit to Cascade de Salles-la-Source.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Rodez online attractions planner.

You can drive from Albi to Rodez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Albi in June, with highs in Rodez at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Mende.

Things to do in Rodez

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Millau, Cascade de Salles-la-Source, Village de Conques, Chateau Belcastel, Chateau de Calmont d'Olt
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Aeropaint Paintball Lasergame Millau ©
Aeropaint Paintball Lasergame Millau
Chateau de Calmont d'Olt ©
Chateau de Calmont d'Olt
Micropolis la cite des insectes ©
Micropolis la cite des insectes

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Mende

Mende ©
Mende is a commune and prefecture of the department of Lozère and of the region of Occitanie in southern France. Kids will enjoy Le Vallon du Villaret and Reserve Bisons d'Europe. Get out of town with these interesting Mende side-trips: Aven Armand (in Hures-la-Parade), Station de Pleine Nature des Bouviers (in Saint-Denis-en-Margeride) and Les Loups du Gevaudan (in Saint-Leger-de-Peyre).

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mende trip planning website.

Drive from Rodez to Mende in 2 hours. June in Mende sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nimes.

Things to do in Mende

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Aven Armand, Reserve Bisons d'Europe, Station de Pleine Nature des Bouviers, Le Vallon du Villaret, Les Loups du Gevaudan
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Reserve Bisons d'Europe ©
Reserve Bisons d'Europe
Le Vallon du Villaret ©
Le Vallon du Villaret
Station de Pleine Nature des Bouviers ©
Station de Pleine Nature des Bouviers

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Nimes

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Le Vieux Mas, Grotte de la Cocalière, Musee 1900, and other attractions. When in Nimes, make a side trip to see La Bambouseraie en Cevennes in Generargues, approximately Generargues away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, admire the local landmark of Esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle, contemplate the long history of Temple of Diana, and stop by Toril d'Artistes.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nimes online day trip planner.

Getting from Mende to Nimes by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, Nimes is a bit warmer than Mende - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Montpellier.

Things to do in Nimes

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grotte de la Cocalière, Pont du Gard, Grotte de la Salamandre, Musee 1900, Le Vieux Mas
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Grotte de la Cocalière ©
Grotte de la Cocalière
Arenes de Nimes ©
Arenes de Nimes
Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre

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Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
You've added Watairworld, L'Aventure Mini Golf, Kid's Paradise, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Maison de la Nature and Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret. Get out of town with these interesting Montpellier side-trips: Bois des Aresquiers (in Frontignan) and Seaquarium (in Le Grau-du-Roi). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Porte du Peyrou, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Center, and examine the collection at Le Pavillon Populaire.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Montpellier trip itinerary site.

Montpellier is just a stone's throw from Nimes. In June, daytime highs in Montpellier are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Le Grau-du-Roi, Frontignan, Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, Plage de la Grande Conque, Europark
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Planet Ocean Montpellier ©
Planet Ocean Montpellier
Room Escape Games
Maison de la Nature ©
Maison de la Nature

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Perpignan

Perpignan ©
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Your list of things to see and do now includes Karting de Torreilles, Frenzy Palace Water Jump Torreilles, Canyoning Park, and other attractions. Attractions like Reserve Africaine de Sigean and Promenade du Front de Mer make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Reserve Regionale de Nyer, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques., and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Perpignan vacation maker.

Drive from Montpellier to Perpignan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Perpignan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Perpignan

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Argeles-sur-Mer, Torreilles, Reserve Africaine de Sigean, Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet
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Reserve Africaine de Sigean ©
Reserve Africaine de Sigean
Karting de Torreilles ©
Karting de Torreilles
Room Escape Games

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ecluse de l'Aiguille, Chateau d'Agel, Carriere De Marbre Rouge Du Roy, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Chateau Du Donjon, learn about winemaking at Chateau d'Agel, learn about winemaking at Chateau Guery, then make a trip to Carriere De Marbre Rouge Du Roy, then do a tasting at Chateau St Jacques d’Albas, and finally make a trip to Ecluse de l'Aiguille. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune, Head underground at Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal du Midi, then let your taste buds guide you at Cocoa & Grapes - Chocolate and Wine Tasting Tours & Events, then make a trip to La Porte D'aude, and finally get to know the fascinating history of La Cite Medievale.

Before you visit Carcassonne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Perpignan to Carcassonne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Foix.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Canal du Midi
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine ©
Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine
Lac de la Cavayere ©
Lac de la Cavayere

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Foix

Foix ©
Foix is a commune, the former capital of the County of Foix. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kart'are as well as Bubble Bump Ariege. Family-friendly places like Grotte de Niaux and River Rafting & Tubing will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Foix: Ax-les-Thermes (Spas & Bureau des Guides des Pyrénées ariégeoises), Carriere de Talc de Trimouns (in Luzenac) and Station de Ski - Font Romeu Pyrenees 2000 (in Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Les Forges de Pyrène, contemplate the waterfront views at Etang de Soulcem, walk around Parc de Bouycheres, and admire the sheer force of Une cascade de la Turasse..

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Foix trip maker.

Drive from Carcassonne to Foix in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Foix

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ax-les-Thermes, Kart'are, Bubble Bump Ariege, Parc de la Prehistoire, Carriere de Talc de Trimouns
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Bureau des Guides des Pyrénées ariégeoises ©
Grotte de Niaux ©
Grotte de Niaux
Parc de la Prehistoire ©
Parc de la Prehistoire