23 days in Corsica Itinerary

23 days in Corsica Itinerary

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Ajaccio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Porto-Vecchio
— 7 nights
Drive
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Bastia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Calvi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Piana
— 3 nights
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4
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Ajaccio

With a dreamy location on the west coast of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, Ajaccio is a mecca of seaside summer tourism.
Escape the urban bustle at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Cascades des Anglais. Relax by the water at Plage de Ruppione and Plage de Capo di Feno. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ajaccio: Golfe de Lava (in Appietto), Le Jardin des Abeilles (in Ocana) and Plage de Portigliolo (in Coti-Chiavari). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Grand Site Parata Sanguinaires, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Marinella, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier des Cretes, and step off the mainland to explore Presqu’Ile Isolella.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ajaccio route planner.

Lyon to Ajaccio is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June in Ajaccio, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Ajaccio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

7
nights
Porto-Vecchio

Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Visiting Plage de Palombaggia and Plage de Santa Giulia will get you outdoors. Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio and Eglise de Saint Jean Baptiste will appeal to history buffs. Explore Porto-Vecchio's surroundings by going to Piscia di Gallu (in Zonza), Bonifacio (Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio, &more) and Bains De Caldane (in Sartene). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Cascade de Piscia, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable drive along Route de Bavella, and enjoy the sand and surf at plage de Tamaricciu.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Porto-Vecchio driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Ajaccio to Porto-Vecchio in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Porto-Vecchio are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Bastia.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

4
nights
Bastia

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. Get some historical perspective at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bastia and Palais des Gouverneurs. Relax by the water at Nonza Beach and Marine de Pietracorbara. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bastia: Cavallieri D'indi Stella (in Borgo), Marine d'Albo (in Ogliastro) and Nonza (Eglise Sainte Julie & Torra di Nonza). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Le vieux port, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratoire de la Confrerie de Sainte Croix, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratoire de la Confrerie de Saint-Roch (XVII).

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bastia tour planner.

You can drive from Porto-Vecchio to Bastia in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bastia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Calvi.

Things to do in Bastia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
nights
Calvi

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. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Bodri and Aregno Beach. Village abandonné d'Occi and Citadelle de Calvi will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Calvi side-trips: Ile Rousse (Epir & Plage Ile Rousse), Plage de Ghjunchitu (in Corbara) and Eglise de Sant'Antonino (in Sant'Antonino). Next up on the itinerary: glide peacefully along the water with Algajola Sport et Nature, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Sainte Marie Majeure, get outside with Wild Machja, and enjoy the sea views from La Revellata.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Calvi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bastia to Calvi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In July in Calvi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Piana.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

3
nights
Piana

Roman Catholic Church and Eglise de l'Assomption dite < Latine > will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature Reserve of Scandola and Calanques de Piana.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Piana online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Calvi to Piana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Piana

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

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.