5 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

5 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nouvelle-Aquitaine journey planner

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Bordeaux
— 1 day
Drive
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pompadour
— 1 night
Drive
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La Rochelle
— 1 night
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Bordeaux

— 1 day

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.
On the 15th (Tue), don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux trip itinerary planning tool.

London, UK to Bordeaux is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from London in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bordeaux: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 2 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former PĂ©rigord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
On the 16th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Font de Gaume, and finally explore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda day trip site.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bordeaux in September since evenings lows in Sarlat-la-Caneda dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pompadour.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Pompadour

— 1 night
Pompadour Racecourse (Hippodrome de Pompadour) has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Papeterie de Vaux, then relax in the rural setting at Pompadour National Stud, and then try your luck at Pompadour Racecourse (Hippodrome de Pompadour).

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pompadour trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Pompadour takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in September, expect nights in Pompadour to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Pompadour

Casinos · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

La Rochelle

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Martin d'Esnandes, then make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium La Rochelle, and finally explore the activities along Vieux Port.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Pompadour to La Rochelle in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in La Rochelle are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

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Landmarks · Theme Parks · Castles