29 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

29 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nouvelle-Aquitaine tour planner

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La Rochelle
— 5 nights
Drive
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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bordeaux
— 6 nights
Drive
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Biarritz
— 6 nights
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La Rochelle

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Phare des Baleines (in Saint Clement des Baleines), Clocher d'Ars (in Ars-en-Re) and Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re (in Saint Martin de Re). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hennessy Les Visites, make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, and contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port.

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Sydney, Australia to La Rochelle is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to La Rochelle is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in La Rochelle, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

— 5 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chasseneuil-du-Poitou: Oradour-sur-Glane (Oradour-sur-Glane & Centre de la Memoire), Eglise Saint Pierre (in Lesterps) and Eglise Collegiale Saint-Junien (in Saint Junien). Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Futuroscope. Spend the 22nd (Sat) in the animal kingdom at La Vallee des Singes.

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You can drive from La Rochelle to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daytime highs in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 5 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 Le Regourdou (in Lascaux), Le Bugue (Parc Le Bournat & Aquarium du Perigord Noir) and Grotte de Rouffignac (in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Les Noyeraies du Landers, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud.

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Traveling by car from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: French Wine Adventures (in Saussignac), Marche de Sainte Foy-la-Grande (in Sainte Foy-la-Grande) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac, make a trip to The Water Mirror, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

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You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. May in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Biarritz

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Biarritz: River Rafting & Tubing (in Bidarray) and Hendaye (Plage d'Hendaye & Chateau Observatoire Abbadia). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, pause for some photo ops at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, enjoy the sea views from Phare de Biarritz, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium de Biarritz.

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You can drive from Bordeaux to Biarritz in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bordeaux in June, expect nights in Biarritz to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

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Landmarks · Theme Parks · Castles