16 days in South of France Itinerary

16 days in South of France Itinerary

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Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
2
Ajaccio, Corsica
— 2 nights
3
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
4
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
5
Argeles-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
6
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 2 nights
7
Le Lavandou
— 3 nights

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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Les Calanche Cliffs and Vallée du Fango. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Bodri and Aregno Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Plage de Ghjunchitu (in Corbara) and Galeria Marina (in Galeria). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings and more tourist information, go to the Calvi travel itinerary planner.

Paris to Calvi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Calvi to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ajaccio.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Corbara, Corsica, Galeria, Aregno Beach
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Aregno Beach ©
Aregno Beach
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Plage de Bodri ©
Plage de Bodri

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Ajaccio, Corsica

With a dreamy location on the west coast of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, Ajaccio is a mecca of seaside summer tourism.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at A Cupulatta, and then explore the activities along Lac de Tolla. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Iles Sanguinaires, thenhike along Sentier des Douaniers, and then head outdoors with Grand Site Parata Sanguinaires.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ajaccio trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Calvi to Ajaccio in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Ajaccio are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Ajaccio

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lac de Tolla, A Cupulatta
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Scuba & Snorkeling
A Cupulatta ©
A Cupulatta
Lac de Tolla ©
Lac de Tolla

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Bonifacio, Corsica

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get outside with Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio, stroll through Plage du Petit Sperone, thencontemplate the long history of Bastion de L'Etendard, thenmake a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and finally Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, thenget interesting insight from Tours, thenenjoy the sand and surf at La Tonnara Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Plage De Roccapina.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bonifacio journey site.

You can drive from Ajaccio to Bonifacio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bonifacio are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, and finally snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge). On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Grotte de Limousis, do a tasting at Winemaker Workshops, thenHead underground at Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne attractions planner.

Fly from Bonifacio to Carcassonne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Grotte de Limousis
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine ©
Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine

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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 12th (Sun), make a trip to Fort Saint-Elme, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Sentier du Littoral, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at St-Cyprien Plage. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Château de Salses, head outdoors with Plage de Collioure, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau Royale de Collioure, and finally stroll around Promenade du Front de Mer.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Argeles-sur-Mer trip planning site.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Argeles-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Argeles-sur-Mer are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Collioure, St-Cyprien Plage, Château de Salses, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St-Cyprien Plage ©
St-Cyprien Plage
Chateau Royale de Collioure ©
Chateau Royale de Collioure

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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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Le Pont d'Arc, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Bois de Paiolive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de la Salamandre, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades du Sautadet, and then Head underground at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc online route planner.

Traveling by car from Argeles-sur-Mer to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bois de Paiolive, Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, Grotte de la Salamandre, Cascades du Sautadet
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Le Pont d'Arc ©
Le Pont d'Arc
Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre
Bois de Paiolive ©
Bois de Paiolive

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Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de l'Estagnol and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Cavaliere and Plage de L'Argentiere. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de l'Anglade, and head outdoors with Plage du Pellegrin.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Le Lavandou trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Le Lavandou takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daytime highs in Le Lavandou are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, La Londe Les Maures
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Plage de L'Argentiere ©
Plage de L'Argentiere
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
Scuba & Snorkeling

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