9 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

9 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

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Bordeaux
— 2 nights
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Arcachon
— 1 day
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Biarritz
— 1 night
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Sare
— 1 night
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Ainhoa
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La Brede
— 1 night
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 1 night
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Saint-Emilion
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grand Theatre, St. Andre Cathedral and Tour Pey-Berland. On the 31st (Sat), see the grandeur of opera at Grand Theatre, admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, then make a trip to Monument aux Girondins, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Public.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Bordeaux is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. In August, Bordeaux is a bit cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Arcachon.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife

Arcachon

— 1 day
A popular beach resort town on the Atlantic coast, Arcachon offers you fine, sandy beaches and a particularly mild climate said to be favorable to people suffering from pulmonary diseases.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Maison de l’Huitre and then take in the dramatic natural features at La Grande Dune du Pilat.

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Drive from Bordeaux to Arcachon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Arcachon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Arcachon

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Biarritz

— 1 night
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.
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Traveling by car from Arcachon to Biarritz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Biarritz sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will leave for Sare on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Sare

— 1 night
Sare is a village in the traditional Basque province of Labourd, now a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France on the border with Spain.GeographyThe commune is backed by the Pyrenean mountain range, which forms a basin around the village open to the east and the north. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Grande Plage, browse the fresh offerings at Les Halles, then explore the fascinating underground world of Les Grottes de Sare, and finally see the interesting displays at Le Musee du Gateau Basque.

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You can drive from Biarritz to Sare in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Sare sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ainhoa.

Things to do in Sare

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Ainhoa

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Ainhoa is very close to Sare. September in Ainhoa sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel to La Brede.

Things to do in Ainhoa

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping

La Brede

— 1 night
On the 4th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu and then do a tasting at Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte.

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You can drive from Ainhoa to La Brede in 2.5 hours. In September in La Brede, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in La Brede

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

— 1 night

Prehistoric Capital

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Les Combarelles, then explore the fascinating underground world of Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, then steep yourself in history at Habitations Troglodytiques, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes.

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Getting from La Brede to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from La Brede in September, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Emilion.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion

— 1 night

Gem of the Dordogne Valley

Standing magnificently on top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne Valley filled with lush vineyards, Saint-Émilion fuses history and modern culture with medieval ambience--even in its wine bars, museums, markets, art galleries, cafes, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): do a tasting at Chateau de La Dauphine, do a tasting at Chateau Boutinet, then do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac, and finally don't miss a visit to Cloitre des Cordeliers.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Emilion day trip tool.

You can drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Saint-Emilion in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Saint-Emilion are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Emilion

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Theme Parks

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.