Most people visiting Bordeaux spend about 9 to 10 days in France, which usually includes some time in Paris and Amboise as well. If you're not interested in Paris and Amboise, five to seven days is enough for your Bordeaux trip. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in as little as four days for travelers with limited time. Read on for the best itineraries, including Bordeaux and beyond.

How many days do you need in Bordeaux?

  • Most travelers spend 5-7 days in Bordeaux
  • Visiting Bordeaux in 4 days is possible, but it will feel rushed
  • With 8 or more days, most travelers choose to add more stops to their trip
  • The most common extensions are Paris, Amboise, and Saint Emilion

How Many Days to Spend in Bordeaux

Recommended Itineraries for Bordeaux

Recommended Itinerary for 5 Days

Attend tours and tasting of some of Bordeaux's best vineyards
Attend tours and tasting of some of Bordeaux's best vineyards
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Bordeaux Bordeaux
Day 2 Farmer's Market Tour & Wine in the City Tour Bordeaux
Day 3 Wine & Bike Tour in Saint Emilion Bordeaux
Day 4 Beaches & Vineyards Tour Bordeaux
Day 5 Depart Bordeaux  

This five-day itinerary is the perfect introduction to Bordeaux—a hub of the famed wine-growing region in southwest France. Known for its stunning architecture (both old and new), this lively UNESCO-listed city will be your base for a series of tours to markets, vineyards, beaches, and beautiful chateaux around the region, which you'll explore with the help of friendly English-speaking guides. Read more

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Extended Itineraries

1-Week Itinerary Including Paris

Cannelé pastries in Bordeaux
Cannelé pastries in Bordeaux
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Paris, Explore Paris
Day 2 Full Day in Le Marais: Cheese Shop, Museums & Market Paris
Day 3 Montmartre & the Eiffel Tower Paris
Day 4 Train to Bordeaux & Luxurious Dinner Bordeaux
Day 5 Cruise Down the Gironde Bordeaux
Day 6 Wine Tasting in St. Emilion & Pomerol Bordeaux
Day 7 Depart Bordeaux  

Spend a full week savoring the food and wine of France on this itinerary. Sit in the sidewalk cafés and stroll the markets of  Paris before you catch the train to Bordeaux, where you'll cruise through historic towns and vineyards that date back hundreds of years. Read more

9-Day Itinerary Including Paris & Amboise

Sunset on Chambord castle in Loire Valley
Sunset on Chambord Castle in Loire Valley
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Bordeaux Bordeaux
Day 2 Bordeaux Food Tour Bordeaux
Day 3 Visit the Vineyards of St. Emilion Bordeaux
Day 4 Medoc Wine Tour, Transfer to Amboise Amboise
Day 5 Loire Valley: Blois, Cheverny & Chambord Amboise
Day 6 Loire Valley Tour of Amboise & Chenonceau Amboise
Day 7 Train to Paris, Eiffel Tower & Seine Cruise Paris
Day 8 Notre Dame Cathedral & Le Louvre Museum Paris
Day 9 Depart Paris  

Experience three of the major regions of France with this trip through Bordeaux, the Loire Valley, and Paris. Start off shopping in the morning markets and sipping wine in historic vineyards, continue to tours of Renaissance-era castles and classic châteaux, and end your trip amid the city streets and cultural institutions of the City of Lights. Read more

9-Day Itinerary Including Paris & Tours

Chateau du Moulin in Lassay-sur-Croisne
Chateau du Moulin in Lassay-sur-Croisne
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Paris & Evening Eiffel Tower Tour Paris
Day 2 Pastry Tour of Le Marais & Afternoon at the Louvre Paris
Day 3 Ile de la Cité & Paris Catacombs Paris
Day 4 Drive to Tours, Châteaux & Wine Tours
Day 5 Day Trip to Châteaus de Chambord & Chenonceau Tours
Day 6 Visit Clos Lucé & Chateau of Amboise Tours
Day 7 Drive to Bordeaux & Luxurious Dinner Bordeaux
Day 8 Oyster Tasting & Wine in St. Emilion Bordeaux
Day 9 Depart Bordeaux  

Paris, the Loire Valley, and Bordeaux—when it comes to French history and wine, what more do you need? This nine-day road trip includes this and more: from world-famous art in Paris and the famed castles of Tours to the unparalleled Bordeaux wine and fresh-caught Arcachon oysters. Dive into the French lifestyle as you enjoy fresh seafood in a typical brasserie and haggle with burly vendors at an 18th-century market. Read more

How to Get to Bordeaux

The fastest and easiest way to get to Bordeaux from any major city in France (and the world, for that matter) is to fly. The Bordeaux-Merignac International Airport (BOD) receives direct national and international flights. Most national flights only take a bit more than an hour. Read more


Map of Bordeaux: Best Itinerary Ideas
Map of Bordeaux: Best Itinerary Ideas