12 days in Corsica Itinerary

12 days in Corsica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Corsica journey planner

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Bonifacio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zonza
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Calvi
— 3 nights
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Bonifacio

— 3 nights
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Explore Bonifacio's surroundings by going to U Porcu RANGER (in Figari), Pont de Spina Cavaddu (in Sartene) and Propriano (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Eglise de Notre Dame de Misericorde). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, stroll through Plage de Rondinara, enjoy the sand and surf at La Tonnara Beach, and head outdoors with Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio driving holiday planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Bonifacio is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in August: high temperatures in Bonifacio hover around 37°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zonza.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zonza

— 3 nights
Zonza is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica.GeographyZonza is located in the mountain chain of Barocagio-Marghese which extends to the south of the Incudine massif. Change things up with these side-trips from Zonza: Plage de Santa Giulia (in Santa Giulia), Sari-Solenzara (Plage de Canella & Acqua Vanua) and Porto-Vecchio (Barrage de l'Ospedale, Plage de Tamaricciu, &more). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Piscines Naturelles de Cavu and kick back and relax at Plage De Pinarello.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zonza day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bonifacio to Zonza takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Zonza sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Zonza

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Porto

— 2 nights
On the 10th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de l'Assomption dite < Latine >, take a memorable drive along D81, then explore the striking landscape at Calanques de Piana, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): cruise along Torra d'Omigna, then make a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach of Bussaglia.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Porto road trip app.

You can drive from Zonza to Porto in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Calvi.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Calvi

— 3 nights
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Calvi: Corbara (Plage de Ghjunchitu & Musee Prive Guy Savelli), Phare de la Pietra (in Ile Rousse) and Galeria (Vallée du Fango & Galeria Marina). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi, don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral St. Jean Baptiste.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Calvi day trip planning app.

Drive from Porto to Calvi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corsica travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Historic Sites
The island paradise of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea is a mosaic of diverse landscapes from comfortable sandy beaches and steep, narrow paved streets to inhospitable mountains rising up from the pasture. Ideal for a beach vacation, Corsica offers adventures on and off the sand, including scuba diving, sailing, and hiking. Enjoy a rugged mountain adventure by sightseeing along the famous Grande Randonnée (GR) 20 path. For an intense view of the island and the jagged coastline from the water, rent a boat to travel around the island or charter a cruise.