26 days in France Itinerary

26 days in France Itinerary

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26 days in France Itinerary

Start: Saint-Jean-de-Luz
1
Saint-Jean-de-Luz
— 7 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Sare
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Sainte-Engrace
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Biarritz
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
5
Hendaye
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
6
Espelette
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
7
Bayonne
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
End: Saint-Jean-de-Luz

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Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Saint-Jean-de-Luz ©
Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. Kids will enjoy Grande Plage and Plage d'Erromardie. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, take in the waterfront at Promenade Jacques Thibaud, kick back and relax at Plage des Alcyons, and take in the pleasant sights at Port de Saint-jean-de-Luz..

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Saint-Jean-de-Luz holiday planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Saint-Jean-de-Luz. In July in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sare.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Guethary, Ciboure, Urrugne, Cidrerie Txopinondo
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Grande Plage ©
Grande Plage
Plage de Cenitz ©
Plage de Cenitz
Socoa Beach ©
Socoa Beach

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Sare

Sare ©
Sare is a village in the traditional Basque province of Labourd, now a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France on the border with Spain.GeographyThe commune is backed by the Pyrenean mountain range, which forms a basin around the village open to the east and the north. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Le Train de la Rhune. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Le Train de la Rhune.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sare driving holiday planner.

Sare is just a stone's throw from Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 28th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sare

Tours
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Le Train de la Rhune ©
Le Train de la Rhune

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Sainte-Engrace

Sainte-Engrace ©
Sainte-Engrâce is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.It is located in the former province of Soule. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Les Gorges de Kakuetta. Step out of Sainte-Engrace with an excursion to Scuba & Snorkeling in Hyeres--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de La Verna and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Sainte Engrace.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sainte-Engrace trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Sare to Sainte-Engrace takes 2 hours. You will leave for Biarritz on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Sainte-Engrace

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Les Gorges de Kakuetta ©
Les Gorges de Kakuetta
Scuba & Snorkeling
Eglise de Sainte Engrace ©
Eglise de Sainte Engrace

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Biarritz

Biarritz ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): gain insight at Cite de l'Ocean, then kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz, and finally pause for some photo ops at Rocher de la Vierge. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Plage de l'Uhabia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Milady, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie, and finally enjoy the sea views from Phare de Biarritz.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Biarritz day trip planning website .

You can drive from Sainte-Engrace to Biarritz in 2 hours. July in Biarritz sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hendaye.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Plage de l'Uhabia
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Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge
Aquarium de Biarritz ©
Aquarium de Biarritz
Cite de l'Ocean ©
Cite de l'Ocean

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Hendaye

Hendaye ©
Hendaye is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France.The town, France's most southwesterly and a popular seaside tourist resort, stands on the right bank of the River Bidassoa – which marks the Franco-Spanish border – at the point where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean in the French Basque Country.Hendaye has three distinguishable parts: la ville, which stretches from Saint Vincent's church to the area around the SNCF railway station and the industrial zone; la plage, the seaside quarter; and les hauteurs, the villas and camping sites on the hills between and behind the other two areas.HistoryHendaye acquired its independence from the Urrugne parish in 1598, when Saint Vincent's church was built. Attractions like Plage d'Hendaye and Le Parc Aventure Oihana make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau Observatoire Abbadia, head outdoors with Chapelle du Mont du Calvaire, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hendaye trip app .

Hendaye is just a stone's throw from Biarritz. In August in Hendaye, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Espelette.

Things to do in Hendaye

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Urrugne, Eglise Saint-Martin
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Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Chateau Observatoire Abbadia ©
Chateau Observatoire Abbadia
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Espelette

On the 8th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Villa Arnaga, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see the interesting displays at Chocolaterie-Musee Puyodebat, and finally stop by L'Atelier du Piment. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Aquazone Aquatic Park, make a trip to Le Pas de Roland, then don't miss a visit to La Citadelle de Saint Jean Pied de Port, and finally head outdoors with Arteka.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Espelette vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Hendaye to Espelette takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Espelette can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Bayonne.

Things to do in Espelette

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Bidarray, Cambo les Bains, La Citadelle de Saint Jean Pied de Port, Aquazone Aquatic Park, Le Pas de Roland
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River Rafting & Tubing
L'Atelier du Piment ©
L'Atelier du Piment

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Bayonne

Bayonne ©
Bayonne is a city and commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. On the 10th (Mon), Head underground at Grottes d'Oxocelhaya et d'Isturits, then experience rural life at Ferme d'Agerria, and then admire the striking features of Eglise Saint-Andre. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Mimizan Plage, stop by Daranatz, and then get to know the resident critters at Zoo de Labenne.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bayonne day trip planning tool .

Bayonne is just a short distance from Espelette. In August, daily temperatures in Bayonne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bayonne

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Saint-Martin-d'Arberoue, Zoo de Labenne, Mimizan Plage
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Grottes d'Oxocelhaya et d'Isturits ©
Grottes d'Oxocelhaya et d'Isturits
Ferme d'Agerria ©
Ferme d'Agerria
Zoo de Labenne ©
Zoo de Labenne