9 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

9 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

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La Rochelle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rochefort
— 1 night
Drive
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Cognac
— 1 night
Drive
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Saintes
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint-Denis d'Oleron
— 2 nights
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La Rochelle

— 3 nights

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.
Explore La Rochelle's surroundings by going to Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses) and Futuroscope (in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle, visit a coastal fixture at Phare du Bout du Monde, make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, and contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read La Rochelle day trip website.

Dublin, Ireland to La Rochelle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in July: high temperatures in La Rochelle hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rochefort.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Rochefort

— 1 night
Rochefort is a commune in southwestern France, a port on the Charente estuary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Association Hermione-La Fayette, then examine the collection at Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois, then take in the waterfront activity at Port de plaisance de Rochefort, and finally see the interesting displays at Ecomusee de Port des Barques.

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Getting from La Rochelle to Rochefort by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rochefort can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cognac.

Things to do in Rochefort

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Cognac

— 1 night
Cognac is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hennessy Les Visites, contemplate the long history of Martell Cognac's Visitors Center, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal de Cognac, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Camus Cognac.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cognac itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rochefort to Cognac in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In July in Cognac, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saintes.

Things to do in Cognac

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries

Saintes

— 1 night
Saintes, a small city on the banks of the Charente River in the Charente-Maritime department, is noteworthy for its Gallo-Roman, medieval, and renaissance heritage.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Dames and then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Saintes.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saintes day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Cognac to Saintes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Saint-Denis d'Oleron.

Things to do in Saintes

Historic Sites

Saint-Denis d'Oleron

— 2 nights
Saint-Denis-d'Oléron is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.GeographyThe town of Saint-Denis d'Oléron is located at the northern end of the Île d'Oléron, in the northwest of the Charente-Maritime department.ActivitiesSaint-Denis d'Oleron is the northernmost town of the island. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Le phare de chassiron, kick back and relax at Plage de Chaucre, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Le Parc Myocastors. On the next day, get outside with Azulile, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then head outdoors with Pertuis de Maumusson, and finally learn about winemaking at Vignoble Mage Et Fils.

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Drive from Saintes to Saint-Denis d'Oleron in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Saintes in August, plan for slightly colder days in Saint-Denis d'Oleron, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Denis d'Oleron

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Theme Parks · Castles

Ile d'Oleron travel guide

3.8
Landmarks · Marinas · Lighthouses