21 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

21 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

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Biarritz
— 2 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
— 2 nights
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La Rochelle
— 4 nights
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La Palmyre-Les Mathes
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux
— 6 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.
Step out of Biarritz to go to Hendaye and see Plage d'Hendaye, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge, meet the residents at Aquarium de Biarritz, enjoy the sea views from Phare de Biarritz, and take an in-depth tour of Villa Arnaga.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Biarritz online trip itinerary builder.

Bogota, Colombia to Biarritz is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bogota to Biarritz. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in July, with highs in Biarritz at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier) and Aquarium du Perigord Noir (in Le Bugue). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, make a trip to Chateau de Beynac, contemplate the long history of The Maison Forte de Reignac, and explore the fascinating underground world of Les Abris prehistoriques de Laugerie Basse.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Biarritz in July, expect nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

— 2 nights
On the 1st (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Chateau d'Oiron and then get in on the family fun at Futuroscope. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Terre de dragons, then make a trip to Abbey of Saint-Savin, and then delve into the distant past at Chateau d'Angles-sur-l'Anglin.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chasseneuil-du-Poitou holiday 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. While traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Rochelle

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Rochelle: Clocher Observatoire (in Saint Martin de Re), Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses) and Phare des Baleines (in Saint Clement des Baleines). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Minimes, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Saintes, and head outdoors with Camino de Santiago.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the La Rochelle day trip website.

Traveling by car from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to La Rochelle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in La Rochelle, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to La Palmyre-Les Mathes.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Palmyre-Les Mathes

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Le Port de la Cotiniere and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de La Palmyre. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Phare de la Coubre, contemplate the long history of Fort Boyard, don't miss a visit to Cabanes des Createurs, then steep yourself in history at Fort Louvois, and finally make a trip to Caserne de Brouage.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our La Palmyre-Les Mathes trip planner.

Drive from La Rochelle to La Palmyre-Les Mathes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in La Palmyre-Les Mathes

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bordeaux

— 6 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 out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion (in Saint-Emilion) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Public, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bordeaux route planning site.

You can drive from La Palmyre-Les Mathes to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Theme Parks