16 days in Nice & Corsica Itinerary

16 days in Nice & Corsica Itinerary

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Nice
— 4 nights
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Porto-Vecchio
— 3 nights
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Porto
— 2 nights
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Calvi
— 2 nights
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Bonifacio
— 3 nights
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Nice

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Visit Vieille Ville and Cimetiere du Chateau for their historical value. Visit Castel Plage and Coco Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nice online travel planner.

Montreal, Canada to Nice is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Nice due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Montreal in July since evenings lows in Nice dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Porto-Vecchio

— 3 nights
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Escape the urban bustle at Plage de Palombaggia and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Santa Giulia and Cala Rossa. Take a break from Porto-Vecchio with a short trip to Piscines Naturelles de Cavu in Sainte Lucie De Porto Vecchio, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Tamaricciu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Saint Jean Baptiste, get outside with Xtreme Sud, and stop by La Taillerie du Corail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Porto-Vecchio journey planner.

Fly from Nice to Porto-Vecchio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Nice in August, expect nights in Porto-Vecchio to be a bit cooler, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Porto

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, stroll through Camping d'Arone, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Calanques de Piana, then cruise along D81, then head outdoors with Torra d'Omigna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de l'Assomption dite < Latine >.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Porto-Vecchio to Porto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Porto sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Calvi.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trips

Calvi

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Village abandonné d'Occi, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Plage de l'Ostriconi, kick back and relax at Plage de Bodri, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aregno Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Calvi trip planning site.

You can drive from Porto to Calvi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Rondinara, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, and then steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Plage du Grand Sperone, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio trip planner.

You can drive from Calvi to Bonifacio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Calvi in August since evenings lows in Bonifacio dip to 19°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.