22 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

22 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

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22 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Biarritz
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
La Rochelle
— 5 nights
4
Bordeaux
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Munich

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie and Phare de Biarritz. Get outdoors at Natural reserve of Marais d'Orx and La Cote des Basques. Explore Biarritz's surroundings by going to Ferme d'Agerria (in Saint-Martin-d'Arberoue), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Hossegor) and Hendaye (Plage d'Hendaye & Scuba & Snorkeling). And it doesn't end there: get outside with La Grande Plage, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Alexandre Newsky, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Milady, and meet the residents at Aquarium de Biarritz.

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Munich, Germany to Biarritz is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Munich in August, Biarritz is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mimizan, Hendaye, Eglise Saint-Pierre, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de l'Uhabia
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Promenade Fleurie ©
Promenade Fleurie
Phare de Biarritz ©
Phare de Biarritz

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Les Noyeraies du Landers and Ville de Martel. Get some cultural insight at Grotte du Grand Roc and Cathedrale Saint-Sacerdosb. Venture out of the city with trips to Rocamadour (Remparts du Chateau & Basilique St-Sauveur), Les Grottes de Maxange (in Le Buisson-de-Cadouin) and Reptiland (in Martel). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, take an in-depth tour of Chateau des Milandes, don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Saint Vincent le Paluel.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda day trip planner.

Drive from Biarritz to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Biarritz in August since evenings lows in Sarlat-la-Caneda dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Martel, Rocamadour, Chateau de Beynac, Les Grottes de Maxange
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Grotte du Grand Roc ©
Grotte du Grand Roc
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

5
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Embarcadere de l'Abbaye and Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Abbaye de Maillezais and Phare de la Coubre. Get out of town with these interesting La Rochelle side-trips: Fort Louvois (in Bourcefranc le Chapus), Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines (in Meschers-sur-Gironde) and Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont (in Talmont sur Gironde). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois, steep yourself in history at Fort Boyard, brush up on your military savvy at Musee Maritime de La Rochelle, and explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Saintes.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read La Rochelle road trip planning app .

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to La Rochelle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August, plan for a bit cooler days in La Rochelle, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Maillezais, Amphitheatre de Saintes, Fort Louvois, Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines, Clocher Observatoire
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Fort Louvois ©
Fort Louvois
Embarcadere de l'Abbaye ©
Embarcadere de l'Abbaye
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont ©

6
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau) and Port of the Moon. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau du Taillan and Chateau Pape Clement. Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to La ville d'Hiver (in Arcachon), Saint-Emilion (Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion, Cloitre des Cordeliers, & more) and Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Blaye, learn about winemaking at Chateau Paloumey, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Aquitaine, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Fleche Saint-Michel.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip maker website .

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Bordeaux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Blaye, Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean, La ville d'Hiver, Aqua Park
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La ville d'Hiver ©
La ville d'Hiver
Citadelle de Blaye ©
Citadelle de Blaye
Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean ©
Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean