18 days in Poitiers & Southampton Itinerary

18 days in Poitiers & Southampton Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: La Rochelle, France
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Poitiers, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  9 h
2
Southampton, United Kingdom
— 12 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
End: La Rochelle, France

5
nights
Poitiers, France

Poitiers ©
Poitiers is a city on the Clain river in west-central France. Get out of town with these interesting Poitiers side-trips: Chateau de Chenonceau (in Chenonceaux), Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses) and Chedigny - Jardin Remarquable (in Chedigny). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Futuroscope, admire the striking features of Hotel Fume, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte Radegonde, and stroll around Parc floral de la Roseraie.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Poitiers trip builder app.

La Rochelle to Poitiers is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. August in Poitiers sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Southampton.

Things to do in Poitiers

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Chenonceau, Puy du Fou, Futuroscope, Chedigny - Jardin Remarquable
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Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou
Futuroscope ©
Futuroscope
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau

12
nights
Southampton, United Kingdom

Southampton ©
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Explore Southampton's surroundings by going to Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Archery & Chastleton House and Garden), Powder Cashmere (in Stow-on-the-Wold) and Bath (St. Michael with St. Paul, The Roman Baths, &more). The adventure continues: race across the water with a speed boat tour, look for all kinds of wild species at The Barn Owl Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary The Virgin Church, and explore the ancient world of Stonehenge.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Southampton tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Poitiers to Southampton takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Poitiers to Southampton, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Poitiers in August, plan for little chillier days in Southampton, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Southampton

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bath, Gloucester, Tetbury, Moreton-in-Marsh, Stroud
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Steamship Shieldhall ©
Steamship Shieldhall
Speed Boats Tours
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

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