15 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

15 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

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Biarritz
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux
— 4 nights
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Eymet
— 1 night
Drive
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
— 1 night
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La Rochelle
— 3 nights
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Biarritz

— 2 nights
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.
On the 15th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Vincent, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and finally stroll through Sentier du Littoral. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Biarritz, enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, then take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Biarritz online holiday maker.

Newark, USA to Biarritz is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. When traveling from Newark in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Biarritz: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Bordeaux

— 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes), Chateau Cantenac (in Saint-Emilion) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse, take in the views from Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas, ponder the design of Fontaine des Trois Graces, and admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Bordeaux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Eymet.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Eymet

— 1 night
Eymet is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.It is notable as a popular location amongst British expatriates, who account for a third of the local population.GeographyEymet is situated in the Périgord region, on the river Dropt.The Bastide was founded in 1270, by Alphonse de Poitiers, Count of Toulouse and brother of Louis IX of France. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bridoire, savor the flavors at French Wine Adventures, then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Monbazillac, and finally experience rural life at La Chevrerie du Charmat.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Eymet driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Bordeaux to Eymet by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Eymet

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 3 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Take a break from Sarlat-la-Caneda with a short trip to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques in Peyzac-le-Moustier, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Les Noyeraies du Landers, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud, admire the natural beauty at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, and don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda vacation planner.

Getting from Eymet to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Sarlat-la-Caneda can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

— 1 night
On the 25th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Futuroscope.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chasseneuil-du-Poitou trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

Theme Parks
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La Rochelle

— 3 nights

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Change things up with these side-trips from La Rochelle: Embarcadere Port de Montfaucon (in Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud), Phare des Baleines (in Saint Clement des Baleines) and Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re (in Saint Martin de Re). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Martin d'Esnandes, make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, and contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read La Rochelle day trip app.

Getting from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to La Rochelle by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

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Landmarks · Theme Parks · Castles