17 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

17 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nouvelle-Aquitaine trip itinerary planner

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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
— 3 nights
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La Rochelle
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux
— 5 nights
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Biarritz
— 3 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 2 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.
Explore Sarlat-la-Caneda's surroundings by going to Aquarium du Perigord Noir (in Le Bugue) and Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac (in Audrix). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Lascaux II, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque, don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, and contemplate the long history of Chateau de Beynac.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary maker site.

Barcelona, Spain to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

— 3 nights
Step out of Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to go to Romagne and see La Vallee des Singes, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Futuroscope.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chasseneuil-du-Poitou day trip planner.

Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in March, expect nights in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Rochelle: Ma cabane sur la Plage (in Ars-en-Re), Rochefort (Association Hermione-La Fayette & Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois) and Phare des Baleines (in Saint Clement des Baleines). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle, stroll around Parc de la Barbette, contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, and admire the landmark architecture of Cloitre des Dames Blanches.

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Traveling by car from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to La Rochelle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bordeaux

— 5 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: Saint-Emilion (Chateau Laniote, Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, &more) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, make a trip to The Water Mirror, pause for some serene contemplation at Tour Pey-Berland, and take in the views from Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas.

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Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Bordeaux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Biarritz

— 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Plage d'Hendaye in Hendaye (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Biarritz, take in the waterfront at Promenade Jacques Thibaud, and stop by L'Atelier du Piment.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Biarritz online trip builder.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Biarritz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Biarritz are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Theme Parks