22 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

22 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

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22 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Monestier
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Biarritz
— 8 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: New York City

8
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.
Let the collections at Chateau des Milandes and Moulin de la Rouzique capture your imagination. Kids will appreciate attractions like Chateau de Castelnaud and Plage Du Bac De Sors. Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle (in Trelissac), Perigueux (Cathedrale St-Front & Musee d’Art et d’Archeologie du Perigord) and Eglise de Saint Astier (in Saint-Astier). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle du Marais de Grolejac, Head underground at Lascaux II, contemplate the long history of Le Regourdou, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin de Planbuisson.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda online trip itinerary maker .

New York City, USA to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Monestier.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Montignac, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Perigueux, Le Buisson-de-Cadouin, Bergerac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

4
nights
Monestier

Monestier ©
Get some historical perspective at Chateau Belingard and Chateau de La Force. Bring the kids along to Chateau de Bridoire and Plage des Bardoulets. Step out of Monestier to go to Saint-Meard-de-Gurcon and see Golf de St Meard, which is approximately 30 minutes away.

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Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Monestier by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Monestier can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Biarritz.

Things to do in Monestier

Outdoors Wineries Golf

Side Trips

Saint-Meard-de-Gurcon, La Force, Ribagnac, Chateau de Panisseau, Chateau Cluzeau
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Golf des Vigiers ©
Golf des Vigiers
Chateau de Bridoire ©
Chateau de Bridoire
Chateau Belingard ©
Chateau Belingard

8
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at La Cote des Basques and Grande Plage. Bring the kids along to Plage d'Hendaye and Port Vieux Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hendaye (Baie de Txigundi, Dioxka Golf Academie, & more), Brasserie Akerbeltz (in Ascain) and Golf Epherra (in Souraide). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, play a few rounds at Golf Attitude, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Plage des Cavaliers.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Biarritz trip planner .

You can drive from Monestier to Biarritz in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monestier in May, you will find days in Biarritz are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hendaye, Bidart, Bayonne, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Golf Epherra
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Room Escape Games
Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
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