7 days in Dordogne Itinerary

7 days in Dordogne Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dordogne travel route planner

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Fly to Toulouse, Train to Sarlat-la-Caneda
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
Drive
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Villars
— 2 nights
Drive to Limoges Airport, Fly to Stockholm

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sarlat-la-Caneda side-trips: Cathedrale St-Front (in Perigueux), Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier) and Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac (in Audrix). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, examine the collection at Lascaux Caves 4, and admire the natural beauty at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Stockholm in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Villars.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Villars

— 2 nights
Villars is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Ferme Andrevias, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Villars, then experience rural life at Brantome Police Horses & Friends, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Puyguilhem.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Villars holiday builder site.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Villars in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Villars

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dordogne travel guide

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Castles · Caves · Landmarks
Because this region has escaped overdevelopment, Dordogne is one of France's best kept secrets with historical châteaux, medieval fortresses, prehistoric cave paintings, and Roman remains sprinkled throughout. Legendary stone villages with golden stone houses make this region seem a little like a cross between a fairy tale and a movie set. Canoeing down the River Dordogne is a fantastic way to tour the region, and there are many areas where you can walk, hike, and do your sightseeing on foot. This region, which roughly corresponds with the ancient county of Périgord, remains quite rural and known for its wonderful pâtés.