16 days in South of France Itinerary

16 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
2
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
3
La Rochelle
— 3 nights
4
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 2 nights
5
Rocamadour
— 2 nights
6
Argeles-sur-Mer
— 1 night
7
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 3 nights

2
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Calvi, Corsica

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. Explore hidden gems such as Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra and Phare de la Pietra. Explore Calvi's surroundings by going to Marche Couvert (in Ile Rousse), Galeria (Galeria Marina & Vallée du Fango) and Plage de Ghjunchitu (in Corbara). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola, and kick back and relax at Aregno Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Calvi vacation builder.

Geneva, Switzerland to Calvi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Geneva in August; daily highs in Calvi reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ile Rousse, Galeria, Corsica, Aregno Beach, Plage de Ghjunchitu
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Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra ©
Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra
Scuba & Snorkeling
Village abandonné d'Occi ©
Village abandonné d'Occi

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Bonifacio, Corsica

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): kick back and relax at La Tonnara Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte Croix, thendon't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), thenHead underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio. On the next day, get interesting insight from Tours, thenkick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, thenlook for gifts at KOCOTTE, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage De Roccapina.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bonifacio online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Calvi to Bonifacio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bonifacio when traveling from Calvi in August, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Plage De Roccapina
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La Tonnara Beach ©
La Tonnara Beach
Off-Road Tours
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio

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La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Le phare de chassiron and Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois. Venture out of the city with trips to La Marcelle (in Boyardville), La lanterne des Morts (in Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron) and Le Port des Salines (in Le Grand-Village-Plage). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, take some stellar pictures from Clocher Observatoire, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Chatelaillon, and examine the collection at Association Hermione-La Fayette.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our La Rochelle tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Bonifacio to La Rochelle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Bonifacio in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in La Rochelle: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rochefort, Saint Martin de Re, Plage de Chatelaillon, Le phare de chassiron, La Marcelle
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Le phare de chassiron ©
Le phare de chassiron
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois ©
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois
La Marcelle ©
La Marcelle

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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil ©
Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
On the 23rd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Les Grottes de Maxange, and finally Head underground at Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque, steep yourself in history at Roc de Cazelle, thendon't miss a visit to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, and finally explore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil itinerary maker website.

Drive from La Rochelle to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from La Rochelle in August, expect nights in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

The Maison Forte de Reignac, Chateau de Beynac, Chateau des Milandes, Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac
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Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Chateau de Commarque ©
Chateau de Commarque
Roc de Cazelle ©
Roc de Cazelle

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Rocamadour

Rocamadour ©
Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
On the 25th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique St-Sauveur, look for all kinds of wild species at La Foret des Singes, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Lacave, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ferme La Borie D'Imbert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): meet the residents at Parc Animalier de Gramat, thenget curious at Grotte du Pech-Merle, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Cougnac.

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You can drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Rocamadour in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grottes de Cougnac, Parc Animalier de Gramat, Grottes de Lacave, Grotte du Pech-Merle
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La Foret des Singes ©
La Foret des Singes
Rocher des Aigles ©
Rocher des Aigles
Grottes de Cougnac ©
Grottes de Cougnac

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Argeles-sur-Mer

Argeles-sur-Mer ©
Argelès-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.It is about 25 km from Perpignan.GeographyArgelès-sur-Mer is located in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.Argelès-sur-Mer is on the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, close to the Spanish border. On the 27th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier du Littoral, stroll around Promenade du Front de Mer, wander the streets of Quartier du Moure, tour the old-fashioned way with Le Petit Train Touristique de la Cote Vermeille, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau Royale de Collioure, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Argeles-sur-Mer online route maker.

You can drive from Rocamadour to Argeles-sur-Mer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rocamadour in August since evenings lows in Argeles-sur-Mer dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Collioure
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Chateau Royale de Collioure ©
Chateau Royale de Collioure
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges ©
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges

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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like La Bambouseraie en Cevennes and Grotte de la Salamandre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vallon-Pont-d'Arc: Bois de Paiolive (in Les Vans), Grotte de la Cocalière (in Courry) and La Grotte des Demoiselles (in Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Gorges de l'Ardeche, admire the sheer force of Cascades du Sautadet, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac.

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You can drive from Argeles-sur-Mer to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bois de Paiolive, Grotte de la Cocalière, Cascades du Sautadet, Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, La Bambouseraie en Cevennes
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La Grotte des Demoiselles ©
La Grotte des Demoiselles
La Bambouseraie en Cevennes ©
La Bambouseraie en Cevennes
Bois de Paiolive ©
Bois de Paiolive

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