51 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

51 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

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51 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  13 h
1
Bayonne
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Bergerac City
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Brantome en Perigord City
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
La Rochelle
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Bordeaux
— 8 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Newark

7
nights
Bayonne

Bayonne ©
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayonne: Hendaye (Eglise Saint-Vincent-Diacre, Plage d'Hendaye, & more), Urrugne (Eglise Saint Vincent, Chapelle de Socorri, & more) and Eglise Saint Pierre (in Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge, and play a few rounds at Parcours Sensations Golf D'ilbarritz.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bayonne trip planner .

Newark, USA to Bayonne is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Bayonne. Traveling from Newark in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bayonne, with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bergerac City.

Things to do in Bayonne

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Hendaye, Biarritz, Urrugne, Bidart, Guethary
Highlights from your plan
Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Room Escape Games
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge

7
nights
Bergerac City

Bergerac City ©
Bergerac is a commune and a sub-prefecture of the Dordogne department in southwestern France.EconomyThe region is primarily known for wine and tobacco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bergerac City: Porte de Luzier (in Beaumont-du-Perigord), Bastide du Perigord (in Monpazier) and Perigueux (Musee d’Art et d’Archeologie du Perigord, Cathedrale St-Front, & more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Place de la Myrpe, do a tasting at Chateau Lardy, pick up some local products at Lalinde Market, and stop by Cave Larégnère.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bergerac City online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Bayonne to Bergerac City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bayonne in November since evenings lows in Bergerac City dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Bergerac City

Wineries Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Perigueux, Saint-Meard-de-Gurcon, Ribagnac, Chateau Lestevenie, Bastide d'Eymet
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Lestevenie ©
Chateau Lestevenie
Cathedrale St-Front ©
Cathedrale St-Front

8
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
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: Le Chateau de Belves (in Belves), La Ferme de Manestrugeas (in Montignac) and Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, make a trip to Vieux Sarlat, let little ones run wild at Skatepark Carsac, and admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

To plan Sarlat-la-Caneda vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can take a train from Bergerac City to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in November, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Brantome en Perigord City.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Montignac, Peyzac-le-Moustier, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Beynac-et-Cazenac
Highlights from your plan
Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

7
nights
Brantome en Perigord City

Brantome en Perigord City ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brantome en Perigord City: Friday Market (in Riberac), Mareuil (Laurence of Arabians & Château de Mareuil) and Ferme Andrevias (in Sorges).

Plan my day in Brantome en Perigord City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Brantome en Perigord City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou.

Things to do in Brantome en Perigord City

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Excideuil, Mareuil, Piegut-Pluviers, Vert Auvezere, Velorail
Highlights from your plan
Brantome Police Horses & Friends ©
Brantome Police Horses & Friends
Chateau de Puyguilhem ©
Chateau de Puyguilhem
Velorail ©
Velorail

6
nights
Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

Chasseneuil-du-Poitou ©
Get out of town with these interesting Chasseneuil-du-Poitou side-trips: Musee Rene-Bauberot (in Chateauponsac), Eglise Saint Pierre (in Lesterps) and La Ferme du Maras (in Chauvigny).

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chasseneuil-du-Poitou holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Brantome en Perigord City to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. December in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chauvigny, Crozant, Thouars, Benevent-l'Abbaye, Eglise Notre-Dame
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de la Mothe-Chandeniers ©
Chateau de la Mothe-Chandeniers
Futuroscope ©
Futuroscope
Musee Rene-Bauberot ©
Musee Rene-Bauberot

6
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.
Explore La Rochelle's surroundings by going to Phare des Baleines (in Saint Clement des Baleines), Association Hermione-La Fayette (in Rochefort) and Saint Martin de Re (Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re & Clocher Observatoire). Spend the 14th (Sat) in the animal kingdom at La Vallee des Singes. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Aquarium La Rochelle, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de La Palmyre, and don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the La Rochelle online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to La Rochelle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou in December, with highs in La Rochelle at 53°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Poitiers, Cognac, Saint Martin de Re, La Vallee des Singes, Eglise Saint-Martin d'Esnandes
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Towers of La Rochelle ©
Towers of La Rochelle

8
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.
Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to Arcachon (Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Passes, Observatoire Sainte-Cecile, & more), Saint-Emilion (Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, Chateau Laniote, & more) and Dune du Pilat (in La Teste-de-Buch). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), admire the landmark architecture of Pey-Berland Tower, see the interesting displays at La Cite du Vin, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux day trip planner.

Drive from La Rochelle to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from La Rochelle in December, plan for little chillier nights in Bordeaux, with lows around 38°F. On the 24th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Arcachon, Chateau de Reignac, Dune du Pilat, Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat