8 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

8 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nouvelle-Aquitaine trip planner

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La Rochelle
— 1 night
Drive
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Villars
— 1 night
Drive
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bordeaux
— 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 22nd (Mon): make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium La Rochelle, and then explore the activities along Vieux Port.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the La Rochelle trip planner.

Krakow, Poland to La Rochelle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in La Rochelle are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Villars.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Villars

— 1 night
Villars is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Ferme Andrevias, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Villars, then wander the wide-open spaces of Brantome Police Horses & Friends, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Puyguilhem.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Villars online route planner.

Getting from La Rochelle to Villars by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from La Rochelle in June, expect nights in Villars to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Villars

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques in Peyzac-le-Moustier (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Les Noyeraies du Landers, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Villars to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 2 hours. June in Sarlat-la-Caneda sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Bordeaux

— 2 nights

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 27th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at La Grande Dune du Pilat. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Water Mirror, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, and then don't miss a visit to Pont de Pierre.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

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Landmarks · Theme Parks · Castles