8 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

8 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nouvelle-Aquitaine trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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La Rochelle
— 1 night
Drive
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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
— 1 night
Drive
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bordeaux
— 1 night
Drive
5
Biarritz
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle, make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, then explore the activities along Vieux Port, and finally take an in-depth tour of New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde). Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, look for gifts at Ma cabane sur la Plage, visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Chatelaillon, and finally see the interesting displays at Association Hermione-La Fayette.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the La Rochelle tour planner.

Porto, Portugal to La Rochelle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Porto in February, plan for slightly colder days in La Rochelle, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Hotel Berthelot and then get in on the family fun at Futuroscope.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chasseneuil-du-Poitou road trip app.

Getting from La Rochelle to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from La Rochelle in February, Chasseneuil-du-Poitou is slightly colder at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle du Marais de Grolejac, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, then appreciate the history behind Le Badaud de Sarlat, and finally don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): experience rural life at Les Noyeraies du Landers, admire the natural beauty at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, then make a trip to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium du Perigord Noir, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip builder website.

You can drive from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Sarlat-la-Caneda sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Bordeaux

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, make a trip to The Water Mirror, then explore the galleries of La Cite du Vin, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip maker site.

Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Bordeaux by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In February in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Biarritz

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stroll around La Colline Sainte-Barbe, trek along Sentier du Littoral, take a leisurely stroll along Promenade Jacques Thibaud, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, then kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Biarritz. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, explore the fascinating underground world of Les Grottes de Sare, then visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Biarritz, then try to win big at Casino Barriere de Biarritz, and finally take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Biarritz holiday maker.

Getting from Bordeaux to Biarritz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Biarritz can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Theme Parks