31 days in Bordeaux, Biarritz & Sarlat-la-Caneda Itinerary

31 days in Bordeaux, Biarritz & Sarlat-la-Caneda Itinerary

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31 days in Bordeaux, Biarritz & Sarlat-la-Caneda Itinerary

Start: Bordeaux
1
Bordeaux
— 25 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Biarritz
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Bordeaux

25
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Zoo de La Palmyre (in La Palmyre-Les Mathes), La Rochelle (Vieux Port, Aquarium La Rochelle, & more) and Dune du Pilat (in La Teste-de-Buch). Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), take in the views from Pont de Pierre, learn about winemaking at Chateau Cantenac, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux route planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, Bergerac-Roumanière Airport and La Rochelle-Île de Ré Airport. August in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, La Rochelle, Port Sainte Foy et Ponchapt, Cognac, Saint-Meard-de-Gurcon
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Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Port des Pecheurs, then kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz, and finally don't miss a visit to Rocher de la Vierge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Milady, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then make a trip to Phare de Biarritz.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Biarritz trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Biarritz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Biarritz, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Room Escape Games
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Plage de la Milady ©
Plage de la Milady
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge
Phare de Biarritz ©
Phare de Biarritz

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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 29th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, relax in the rural setting at Les Noyeraies du Landers, appreciate the history behind Statues des Trois Oies, pause for some photo ops at Monument aux Morts, then stop by Cave Philippe Godard, and finally don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie de la Trappe, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins d'Eau, then appreciate the history behind Le Badaud de Sarlat, and finally hunt for treasures at Sarlat Market.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip maker app .

You can drive from Biarritz to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Biarritz in August, plan for little chillier nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
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Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud

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