22 days in Bordeaux, Dordogne & Paris Itinerary

22 days in Bordeaux, Dordogne & Paris Itinerary

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Bus to Sydney, Fly to Bordeaux
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Bordeaux
— 4 nights
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Saussignac
— 1 night
Drive
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Perigueux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
Fly
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Paris
— 8 nights
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Bordeaux — 4 nights

The Port of the Moon

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer), Biarritz (Port des Pecheurs & Rocher de la Vierge) and Chateau Paloumey (in Ludon-Medoc). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Chateau de Reignac, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, explore the activities along Vieux Port, and savor the flavors at Chateau Moncets - Chateau de Chambrun.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux trip builder tool.

Canberra, Australia to Bordeaux is an approximately 32.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Canberra to Bordeaux due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Canberra in July, with highs in Bordeaux at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saussignac.
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Saussignac — 1 night

Saussignac is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.It is in the heart of Bergerac wine country and produces sweet white wines. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Chateau de Panisseau, indulge your senses at Bergerac Wine Tours, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bridoire.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saussignac online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Bordeaux to Saussignac in 1.5 hours. July in Saussignac sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Perigueux.
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Perigueux — 2 nights

Périgueux is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.Périgueux is the prefecture of the départment. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): indulge your senses at 2B Wine Not?, then browse the exhibits of Vesunna, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale St-Front. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): experience rural life at Ferme Andrevias, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Puyguilhem, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Monbazillac, and finally pick up some local products at Issigeac Sunday Market.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Perigueux using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saussignac to Perigueux takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Aquarium du Perigord Noir (in Le Bugue), Grotte de Rouffignac (in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac) and Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, relax in the rural setting at Les Noyeraies du Landers, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins d'Eau, and make a trip to Vieux Sarlat.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Perigueux to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Sarlat-la-Caneda sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris — 8 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Rouen (Gros-Horloge, Rue du Gros-Horloge, &more) and Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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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.
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