22 days in Corsica Itinerary

22 days in Corsica Itinerary

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Fly to Bastia-Poretta Airport, Drive to Bastia
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Bastia
— 2 nights
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Macinaggio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corte
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aleria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto-Vecchio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bonifacio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ajaccio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Calvi
— 4 nights
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Bastia

— 2 nights
Bastia is a French commune in the Haute-Corse department of France located in the north-east of the island of Corsica at the base of Cap Corse. On the 3rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Nonza Beach, appreciate the history behind Torra di Nonza, then don't miss a visit to Saint-Nicolas Square, then make a trip to Le vieux port, and finally make a trip to Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Le Popeye, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Desert des Agriates, then examine the collection at Parc Galea, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at LN Mattei.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bastia, use our trip itinerary maker.

Ottawa, Canada to Bastia is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Bastia is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in October; daily highs in Bastia reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Macinaggio.

Things to do in Bastia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Macinaggio

— 2 nights
Macinaggio is a French village, part of the municipality of Rogliano, in the department of Haute-Corse, Corsica. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the waterfront activity at Port de Centuri, then enjoy breathtaking views from Moulin Mattei, then stroll through Macinaggio Beach, and finally get outside with Plage de Tamarone. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront activity at CAPITAINERIE du Port de Plaisance de Macinaggio, see some colorful creatures with Cap Corse Immersion, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Barcaggio.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Macinaggio online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Bastia to Macinaggio takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Corte.

Things to do in Macinaggio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Corte

— 2 nights
Corte tourism is based on the region's mountainous terrain, ensuring plenty of photo opps and outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Citadelle de Corte, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Corse, then don't miss a visit to Belvedere Point Panoramique, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église de l'Annonciation, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Restonica Trail. On your second day here, snap pictures at Pont du Vecchio, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorges de la Restonica, then get outside with Lac du Melo, and finally head outdoors with Lac du Capitello.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Corte trip planner.

Traveling by car from Macinaggio to Corte takes 2 hours. In October in Corte, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Aleria.

Things to do in Corte

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Aleria

— 2 nights
Aléria is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica, former bishopric and present Latin Catholic titular see. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get outside with Ecurie U Baladinu, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Riva Bella Thalasso, then sample the fine beverages at Domaine Mavela, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Archeologique d'Aleria. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with Club de Plongee A Madreperla, then take a memorable drive along Route de Bavella, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pinia.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Aleria online attractions planner.

Getting from Corte to Aleria by car takes about an hour. In October in Aleria, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Aleria

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Porto-Vecchio

— 2 nights
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Castello D'araggio, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Santa Giulia, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de la Sainte Croix de Porto Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Saint Jean Baptiste. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): trek along Sentier de l’Uomo Di Cagna, experience rural life at U Porcu RANGER, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Tamaricciu, and finally look for gifts at La Taillerie du Corail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Porto-Vecchio road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Aleria to Porto-Vecchio takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Bonifacio

— 2 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.
On the 13th (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Bonifacio Citadel, and then head outdoors with Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Volubilis, Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, then kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, and finally step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bonifacio vacation tool.

You can drive from Porto-Vecchio to Bonifacio in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Bonifacio sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ajaccio.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Ajaccio

— 3 nights
With a dreamy location on the west coast of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, Ajaccio is a mecca of seaside summer tourism.
Ajaccio is known for museums, outdoors, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, take an in-depth tour of Naporama, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere des Sanguinaires, and appreciate the history behind Monument Napoleon et ses quatre freres.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ajaccio holiday planner.

You can drive from Bonifacio to Ajaccio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Ajaccio, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Ajaccio

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Porto

— 2 nights
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de la Poudriere, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Un brin de beaute, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Marine de Porto.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planner.

Drive from Ajaccio to Porto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Calvi.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Calvi

— 4 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. Explore Calvi's surroundings by going to Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Aregno), Phare de la Pietra (in Ile Rousse) and Plage de Lozari (in Belgodere). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi, make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Blaise.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Calvi day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Porto to Calvi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Calvi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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.