5 days in La Rioja & Bordeaux Itinerary

5 days in La Rioja & Bordeaux Itinerary

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5 days in La Rioja & Bordeaux Itinerary

Start: Burgos, Spain
bus:  1​h 30​min
1
Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Spain
— 1 night
bus:  7​h 30​min
2
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Burgos, Spain

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night
Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Spain

Santo Domingo de la Calzada ©
Santo Domingo de la Calzada is a municipality in La Rioja, Spain, situated on the banks of the Oja River. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): steep yourself in history at San Millan Suso Monastery.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santo Domingo de la Calzada trip builder app .

Burgos to Santo Domingo de la Calzada is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Burgos in August; daily highs in Santo Domingo de la Calzada reach 36°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Bodegas Muga, San Millan Suso Monastery
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Bodegas Muga ©
Bodegas Muga
San Millan Suso Monastery ©
San Millan Suso Monastery

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nights
Bordeaux, France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): browse the exhibits of La Cite du Vin, admire the striking features of Pey-Berland Tower, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Andre). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Dune du Pilat.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux trip planner .

You can drive from Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Bordeaux in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Santo Domingo de la Calzada in August, expect nights in Bordeaux to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Dune du Pilat
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Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)
La Cite du Vin
La Cite du Vin