8 days in Dordogne Itinerary

8 days in Dordogne Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dordogne trip planner

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Fly to Bordeaux, Train to Sarlat-la-Caneda
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
Drive
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Riberac
— 3 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac (in Audrix), Grotte de Rouffignac (in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac) and Le Bugue (Parc Le Bournat & Aquarium du Perigord Noir). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Head underground at Lascaux Caves 4, and admire the masterpieces at Lascaux II.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda online travel planner.

Alicante, Spain to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Alicante in July, Sarlat-la-Caneda is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Riberac.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

Riberac

— 3 nights
Ribérac is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. You've now added Canoes Riberac to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Abbaye de Brantome and then Head underground at Grotte de Villars. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean, look for gifts at Friday Market, and then add some adventure to your tour with Canoes Riberac.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Riberac road trip planning tool.

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Riberac in 2 hours. In July in Riberac, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riberac

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

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.