30 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

30 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

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1
La Rochelle
— 4 nights
2
La Palmyre-Les Mathes
— 4 nights
3
Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
— 3 nights
4
Brantome en Perigord City
— 4 nights
5
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
6
Bordeaux
— 5 nights
7
Biarritz
— 6 nights

4
nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting La Rochelle side-trips: Cognac (Hennessy Les Visites, Chateau Royal de Cognac, &more), Rochefort (Port de plaisance de Rochefort & Association Hermione-La Fayette) and Ecomusee du Marais Salant (in Loix). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Aquarium La Rochelle, enjoy the sea views from Phare des Baleines, take an in-depth tour of New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde), and make a trip to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle trip planning website.

Montreal, Canada to La Rochelle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to La Rochelle due to the time zone difference. September in La Rochelle sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to La Palmyre-Les Mathes.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Cognac, Saint Martin de Re, Saint Clement des Baleines, Rochefort, Ecomusee du Marais Salant
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Towers of La Rochelle ©
Towers of La Rochelle

4
nights
La Palmyre-Les Mathes

La Palmyre-Les Mathes
Get out of town with these interesting La Palmyre-Les Mathes side-trips: BOC17 (in Pont l'Abbe d'Arnoult), Azulile (in La Bree-les-Bains) and Amphitheatre de Saintes (in Saintes).

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou.

Things to do in La Palmyre-Les Mathes

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

La Tremblade, Marennes, Le phare de chassiron, BOC17, Azulile
Highlights from your plan
Zoo de La Palmyre
Zoo de La Palmyre
Le phare de chassiron ©
Le phare de chassiron
Amphitheatre de Saintes ©
Amphitheatre de Saintes

3
nights
Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

Chasseneuil-du-Poitou ©
Explore Chasseneuil-du-Poitou's surroundings by going to Parc Le Voucant (in Vivonne), La Vallee des Singes (in Romagne) and Eglise Saint Pierre (in Lesterps).

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chasseneuil-du-Poitou trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from La Palmyre-Les Mathes to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brantome en Perigord City.

Things to do in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Poitiers, Parc Le Voucant, La Vallee des Singes, Aire de Rejallant, Eglise Saint Pierre
Highlights from your plan
La Vallee des Singes ©
La Vallee des Singes
Futuroscope ©
Futuroscope
Aire de Rejallant ©
Aire de Rejallant

4
nights
Brantome en Perigord City

Brantome en Perigord City ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Marche Alimentaire (in Piegut-Pluviers), Etang de Saint-Estephe (in Saint Estephe) and Hautefort (Au Comptoir d'Augustine & Musee d'Histoire de la Medecine).

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brantome en Perigord City journey planner.

You can drive from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to Brantome en Perigord City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Brantome en Perigord City

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Villars, Hautefort, Brantome Police Horses & Friends, Marche Alimentaire, Laurence of Arabians
Highlights from your plan
Brantome Police Horses & Friends ©
Brantome Police Horses & Friends
Chateau de Puyguilhem ©
Chateau de Puyguilhem
Musee d'Histoire de la Medecine ©
Musee d'Histoire de la Medecine

2
nights
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
You've now added Chateau des Milandes to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then make a trip to Chateau des Milandes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get out in the countryside at Ferme Terroir de Lol, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bambousaie de La Roque-Gageac.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle vacation planner.

Drive from Brantome en Perigord City to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chateau de Beynac, Bambousaie de La Roque-Gageac, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Ferme Terroir de Lol
Highlights from your plan
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud

5
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer), Perigueux (Vesunna, Cathedrale St-Front, &more) and Observatoire Sainte-Cecile (in Arcachon). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lascaux II.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux journey app.

Traveling by car from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Perigueux, Saint-Emilion, Montignac, La Grande Dune du Pilat, Chateau de Bridoire
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror

6
nights
Biarritz

Biarritz ©
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.
Explore Biarritz's surroundings by going to Etxeko Bob's Beer (in Hasparren), Ferme d'Agerria (in Saint-Martin-d'Arberoue) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Hendaye). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, get great views at Rocher de la Vierge, kick back and relax at Plage du Miramar, and stroll through Plage de la Milady.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Biarritz trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Bordeaux to Biarritz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Guethary, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Anglet, Etxeko Bob's Beer, Plage de l'Uhabia
Highlights from your plan
Plage de la Milady ©
Plage de la Milady
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Villa Arnaga ©
Villa Arnaga