10 days in South of France Itinerary

10 days in South of France Itinerary

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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 1 night
2
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
3
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 1 night
4
Carcassonne
— 1 night
5
Rocamadour
— 1 night
6
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Fri), kick back and relax at La Tonnara Beach, kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte Croix, thenmake a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bonifacio tour itinerary planning tool.

Glasgow, UK to Bonifacio is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glasgow to Bonifacio due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Glasgow in August: highs in Bonifacio hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Calvi.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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La Tonnara Beach ©
La Tonnara Beach
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio ©
Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Galeria Marina, thenmake a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola, and finally get outside with Vallée du Fango. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Plage de Ghjunchitu, thendon't miss a visit to Phare de la Pietra, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Sainte Marie Majeure, and finally don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Calvi attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Bonifacio to Calvi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bonifacio in August since evenings lows in Calvi dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Calvi

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Corsica, Galeria, Plage de Ghjunchitu, Phare de la Pietra
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Galeria Marina ©
Galeria Marina
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Vallée du Fango ©
Vallée du Fango

1
night
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 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Domaine Lavandais - Musee de la Lavande, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Pont d'Arc, and then take in breathtaking views at Gorges de l'Ardeche.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip maker site.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Calvi to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. August in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Domaine Lavandais - Musee de la Lavande
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Le Pont d'Arc ©
Le Pont d'Arc
Domaine Lavandais - Musee de la Lavande ©
Domaine Lavandais - Musee de la Lavande

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night
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 18th (Tue): snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, thensteep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Carcassonne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lac de la Cavayere ©
Lac de la Cavayere
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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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 19th (Wed), 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.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rocamadour online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Rocamadour by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Carcassonne in August, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Rocamadour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grottes de Lacave
Highlights from your plan
Grottes de Lacave ©
Grottes de Lacave
Basilique St-Sauveur ©
Basilique St-Sauveur
Rocher des Aigles ©
Rocher des Aigles

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau de Commarque and Grotte de Rouffignac. Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Grotte du Grand Roc (in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil) and Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins d'Eau, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, make a trip to Chateau de Beynac, and Head underground at Grotte de Font de Gaume.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sarlat-la-Caneda road trip planning website.

Getting from Rocamadour to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Chateau des Milandes, The Maison Forte de Reignac, Chateau de Beynac, Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Commarque ©
Chateau de Commarque
Grotte de Rouffignac ©
Grotte de Rouffignac
Les Jardins d'Eau ©
Les Jardins d'Eau

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