10 days in South of France Itinerary

10 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 1 night
2
Ajaccio, Corsica
— 1 night
3
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
4
Avignon
— 1 night
5
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 1 night
6
Carcassonne
— 1 night
7
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 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps).

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Bonifacio day trip planning tool.

London, UK to Bonifacio is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bonifacio due to the time zone difference. In July, Bonifacio is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ajaccio.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Plage De Roccapina
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Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
La Tonnara Beach ©
La Tonnara Beach

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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 12th (Sun): head off the coast to Iles Sanguinaires, thenhike along Sentier des Douaniers, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally get outside with Grand Site Parata Sanguinaires.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ajaccio route builder site.

Drive from Bonifacio to Ajaccio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Bonifacio in July, plan for slightly colder days in Ajaccio, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Calvi.

Things to do in Ajaccio

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Calvi, Corsica

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 13th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, delve into the distant past at Village abandonné d'Occi, thenstroll through Aregno Beach, thenkick back and relax at Plage de Bodri, and finally head outdoors with Plage de Ghjunchitu. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront activity at Galeria Marina, head outdoors with Vallée du Fango, thenidentify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, thenmake a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs, and finally don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Calvi travel route app.

Traveling by car from Ajaccio to Calvi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Calvi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Corsica, Corbara, Galeria, Aregno Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Aregno Beach ©
Aregno Beach
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola

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Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, thendo a tasting at Vignobles Mayard, thenmake a trip to Roman Theatre of Orange, and finally learn about winemaking at Domain du Banneret.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Avignon road trip app.

You can fly from Calvi to Avignon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In July in Avignon, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Roman Theatre of Orange
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange

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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 16th (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Gorges de l'Ardeche, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac

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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 17th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Vincent, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne online holiday planner.

Drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Carcassonne in 3.5 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 July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

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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 18th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Roc de Cazelle, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Abri du Poisson, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Rouffignac, Head underground at Grotte du Grand Roc, thenexplore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Font de Gaume, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda itinerary planner.

Drive from Carcassonne to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Carcassonne in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Sarlat-la-Caneda. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, The Maison Forte de Reignac, Chateau de Beynac, Grotte de Rouffignac
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Roc de Cazelle ©
Roc de Cazelle
The Maison Forte de Reignac ©
The Maison Forte de Reignac
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

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