8 days in Dordogne Itinerary

8 days in Dordogne Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dordogne travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brantome en Perigord City
— 1 night
Drive
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Bergerac City
— 2 nights
Drive to Bergerac-Roumanière Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport

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Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 3 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedrale Saint-Sacerdos and Manoir de Gisson. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau de Beynac. Step out of Sarlat-la-Caneda with an excursion to chateau de Sauveboeuf in Montignac--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Abri de Cap Blanc, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, steep yourself in history at Grotte du Grand Roc, and appreciate the history behind Statues des Trois Oies.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda online day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Sarlat-la-Caneda, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda reach 22°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brantome en Perigord City.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Brantome en Perigord City

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bourdeilles, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Villars, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Puyguilhem, and finally don't miss a visit to Saint-Jean de Cole.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Brantome en Perigord City tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Brantome en Perigord City in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bergerac City.

Things to do in Brantome en Perigord City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Bergerac City

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): savor the flavors at French Wine Adventures, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Belingard, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Monbazillac, then look for gifts at Maison du Tourisme et du Vin de Monbazillac, and finally examine the collection at Moulin de la Rouzique.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bergerac City day trip site.

Drive from Brantome en Perigord City to Bergerac City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Bergerac City, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bergerac City

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

Dordogne travel guide

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Castles · Caves · Landmarks
Because this region has escaped overdevelopment, Dordogne is one of France's best kept secrets with historical châteaux, medieval fortresses, prehistoric cave paintings, and Roman remains sprinkled throughout. Legendary stone villages with golden stone houses make this region seem a little like a cross between a fairy tale and a movie set. Canoeing down the River Dordogne is a fantastic way to tour the region, and there are many areas where you can walk, hike, and do your sightseeing on foot. This region, which roughly corresponds with the ancient county of Périgord, remains quite rural and known for its wonderful pâtés.