8 days in South of France Itinerary

8 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 1 day
2
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
3
Castellane
— 1 night
4
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 1 night
5
Argeles-sur-Mer
— 1 night
6
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights

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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 8th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, thenget interesting insight from Tours, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio holiday maker website.

Colmar to Bonifacio is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Traveling from Colmar in August, expect nights in Bonifacio to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Calvi.

Things to do in Bonifacio

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Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Off-Road Tours

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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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, enjoy the sand and surf at Aregno Beach, head outdoors with Plage de Ghjunchitu, thenstroll through Plage de Bodri, thenhead outdoors with Plage de Lozari, and finally make a trip to Phare de la Pietra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Les Calanche Cliffs, identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, go for a stroll along the water at Galeria Marina, thenget outside with Vallée du Fango, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Calvi itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bonifacio to Calvi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bonifacio in August since evenings lows in Calvi dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Castellane.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Galeria, Corsica, Corbara, Phare de la Pietra, Plage de Lozari
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Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra ©
Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Galeria Marina ©
Galeria Marina

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Castellane

Castellane ©
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): make a trip to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, thenlet the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

Start your trip to Castellane by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Calvi to Castellane by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Castellane are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc ©
Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc
Climbing Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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night
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 12th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours, thenpaddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Le Pont d'Arc, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at Accroche Toi Aux Branches.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc road trip app.

You can drive from Castellane to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Le Pont d'Arc ©
Le Pont d'Arc
Accroche Toi Aux Branches ©
Accroche Toi Aux Branches

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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 13th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier du Littoral, stroll around Promenade du Front de Mer, steep yourself in history at Fort Saint-Elme, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thentour the old-fashioned way with Le Petit Train Touristique de la Cote Vermeille, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royale de Collioure.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Argeles-sur-Mer road trip planner.

Getting from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Argeles-sur-Mer by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Argeles-sur-Mer are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trips

Collioure, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges ©
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges

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nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Les Grottes de Maxange, Head underground at Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, Head underground at Grotte de Rouffignac, don't miss a visit to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, thenexplore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac, and finally don't miss a visit to Chateau de Commarque. Keep things going the next day: paddle through the water with Canoes Loisirs, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins d'Eau, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Cougnac, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of La Grotte De Domme.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Argeles-sur-Mer to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Argeles-sur-Mer in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Sarlat-la-Caneda. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Maison Forte de Reignac, Chateau de Beynac, Grottes de Cougnac, Chateau de Commarque, La Grotte De Domme
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Les Grottes de Maxange ©
Les Grottes de Maxange
Canoes Loisirs ©
Canoes Loisirs
Grotte de Rouffignac ©
Grotte de Rouffignac

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