8 days in France & Corsica Itinerary

8 days in France & Corsica Itinerary

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Train
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Paris
— 2 nights
Train
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Lyon
— 1 night
Fly
3
Calvi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Bonifacio
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Bordeaux
— 1 night
Fly

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Paris

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Jardin des Tuileries. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris online holiday planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

1
night
Lyon

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 23rd (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, get engrossed in the history at Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, then make a trip to La Renaissance Du Vieux Lyon, and finally examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

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Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Lyon are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Calvi trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Lyon to Calvi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Lyon in September, Calvi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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nights
Bonifacio

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 25th (Fri), see Off-Road Tours, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, and then steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, head outdoors with Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio, then head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio trip maker app.

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. In September in Bonifacio, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

1
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Bordeaux

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then don't miss a visit to Porte Cailhau.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip planner.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Bordeaux in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Bonifacio, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bordeaux, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

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.