9 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

9 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

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9 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

Start: Bordeaux
1
La Rochelle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Biarritz
— 2 nights
5
Bordeaux
— 2 nights
End: Bordeaux

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night
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
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.
To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read La Rochelle travel itinerary planner .

Istanbul, Turkey to La Rochelle is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to La Rochelle is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Istanbul in June: high temperatures in La Rochelle hover around 25°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Towers of La Rochelle ©
Towers of La Rochelle

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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

Chasseneuil-du-Poitou ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): go for a walk through Cite Medievale, then explore the historical opulence of Château de Dissay, and then get in on the family fun at Futuroscope.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chasseneuil-du-Poitou attractions planner.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cite Medievale, Château de Dissay
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Futuroscope ©
Futuroscope
Cite Medievale ©
Cite Medievale
Château de Dissay ©
Château de Dissay

2
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, pause for some photo ops at Le Badaud de Sarlat, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sarlat Market, then relax in the rural setting at Les Noyeraies du Landers, and finally admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda route builder .

Traveling by car from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Sarlat-la-Caneda, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Chateau de Beynac, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

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nights
Biarritz

Biarritz ©
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.
On the 10th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium de Biarritz, pause for some photo ops at Rocher de la Vierge, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Biarritz. On your second day here, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Hendaye.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Biarritz itinerary builder .

Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Biarritz by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in June, you will find days in Biarritz are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Plage d'Hendaye, Room Escape Games
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Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Room Escape Games
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux
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 12th (Fri), don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, then don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Observatoire Sainte-Cecile and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dune du Pilat.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Bordeaux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Dune du Pilat, Observatoire Sainte-Cecile
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Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror