11 days in Bordeaux & Nantes Itinerary

11 days in Bordeaux & Nantes Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lisbon
Drive:  11 h
1
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Nantes
— 6 nights
Drive:  14 h 15 min
End: Lisbon

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Observatoire Sainte-Cecile and then take in the dramatic natural features at La Grande Dune du Pilat. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Pey-Berland Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, then make a trip to The Water Mirror, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux.

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

Lisbon, Portugal to Bordeaux is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, you will find days in Bordeaux are a bit cooler (31°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Nantes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Grande Dune du Pilat, Observatoire Sainte-Cecile
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Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror

6
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Get out of town with these interesting Nantes side-trips: Angers (Cale de la Savatte & Terra Botanica), Le Grand Defi (in Saint-Julien-des-Landes) and Musee du Chocolat (in La Roche-sur-Yon). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, partake in some friendly competition at Qui Veut Pister, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, and get in on the family fun at Puy du Fou.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nantes online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Nantes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nantes

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

La Rochelle, Angers, Puy du Fou, Le Grand Defi, Musee du Chocolat
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Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou
Vieux Port
Vieux Port

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