18 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

18 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nouvelle-Aquitaine tour planner

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Bordeaux
— 10 nights
Drive
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Bayonne
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Biarritz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
Drive

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Bordeaux

— 10 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at La Cite du Vin and Place de la Bourse. Let the collections at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain and Musee Andre Voulgre capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Abbaye Notre Dame de Bonne Esperance (in Echourgnac), Chateau Lardy (in Razac-de-Saussignac) and Gageac-et-Rouillac (Chateau De Gageac & Chateau Lestevenie). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Tour Pey-Berland, don't miss a visit to Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux trip itinerary maker website.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, Bergerac-Roumanière Airport and La Rochelle-Île de Ré Airport. September in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bayonne.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Bayonne

— 2 nights
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 15th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, get engrossed in the history at Villa Arnaga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Etienne, then look for gifts at L'Atelier du Piment, and finally get engrossed in the history at Basque Museum (Musee Basque). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame-de-Belloc., contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de l'Assomption, relax in the rural setting at Ferme d'Agerria, then see the interesting displays at Chocolaterie-Musee Puyodebat, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Spacejunk.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bayonne trip planning tool.

Getting from Bordeaux to Bayonne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bayonne are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bayonne

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stop by Chocolaterie Laia, see the interesting displays at Le Musee du Gateau Basque, pick up some local products at Les Halles, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Asiatica. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Phare de Biarritz, then kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, and then view the masterpieces at Galerie D'art Barthelemy Bouscayrol.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Biarritz trip itinerary planner.

Biarritz is very close to Bayonne. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Biarritz

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, then look for gifts at Les Gourmandises de Lucco, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sarlat Market, make a trip to Vieux Sarlat, then admire the natural beauty at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, and finally explore the historical opulence of Le Chateau de Fenelon.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip website.

You can drive from Biarritz to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Biarritz in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Theme Parks