10 days in Bilbao & South of France Itinerary

10 days in Bilbao & South of France Itinerary

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10 days in Bilbao & South of France Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Porto-Vecchio, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Calvi, France
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + train + taxi:  4​h 30​min
4
Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France
— 2 nights
train:  7​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get outside with Estadio San Mames. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Monte Urgull and then kick back and relax at Ondarreta Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bilbao tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Bilbao is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bilbao due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Bilbao hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Bilbao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

San Sebastian - Donostia, La Salve, Playa De Berria
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Estadio San Mames ©
Estadio San Mames
Playa De Berria ©
Playa De Berria
Ondarreta Beach ©
Ondarreta Beach

1
night
Porto-Vecchio, France

Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, and then stroll through Plage du Petit Sperone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamaricciu Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps).

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Porto-Vecchio trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bilbao to Porto-Vecchio takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Bilbao in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Porto-Vecchio, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Calvi.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bonifacio
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Tamaricciu Beach ©
Tamaricciu Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Calvi, France

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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then get outside with Plage de Ghjunchitu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Les Calanche Cliffs, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola, and then head outdoors with Vallée du Fango.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Calvi online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Porto-Vecchio to Calvi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Corsica, Vallée du Fango, Plage de Ghjunchitu
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Vallée du Fango ©
Vallée du Fango

1
night
Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France

Bormes-Les-Mimosas ©
Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Aiguebelle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La plage.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bormes-Les-Mimosas trip maker site .

Do a combination of flight, train, and taxi from Calvi to Bormes-Les-Mimosas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. August in Bormes-Les-Mimosas sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
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La plage ©
La plage
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc

2
nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc ©
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gorges de l'Ardeche. On your second day here, examine the collection at Domaine Lavandais - Musee de la Lavande and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vallon-Pont-d'Arc road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In August in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Domaine Lavandais - Musee de la Lavande, Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
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Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Domaine Lavandais - Musee de la Lavande ©
Kayaking & Canoeing

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