13 days in Ajaccio, Porto & Haute-Corse Itinerary

13 days in Ajaccio, Porto & Haute-Corse Itinerary

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Ajaccio
— 4 nights
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Porto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda
— 1 night
Drive
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Calvi
— 5 nights
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Ajaccio

— 4 nights
With a dreamy location on the west coast of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, Ajaccio is a mecca of seaside summer tourism.
Attractions like Maison Bonaparte and Scuba & Snorkeling make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ajaccio: Lac de Tolla (in Tolla), Le Jardin des Abeilles (in Ocana) and Plage Cupabia (in Coti-Chiavari). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Canyoning Corse, admire the masterpieces at Musee Fesch, don't miss a visit to Place Foch, and get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Municipale Fesch.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ajaccio road trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Ajaccio is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in August; daily highs in Ajaccio reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Ajaccio

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Porto

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll through Camping d'Arone and then take a memorable drive along D81. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Nature Reserve of Scandola, make a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs, then meet the residents at Aquarium de la Poudriere, and finally contemplate the long history of Tour Genoise.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Porto travel route planner.

You can drive from Ajaccio to Porto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda

— 1 night
Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stroll through Plage du Lotu and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Saleccia.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Porto to Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda by car takes about 3.5 hours. August in Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Calvi.

Things to do in Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Calvi

— 5 nights
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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Citadelle de Calvi. Explore Calvi's surroundings by going to Phare de la Pietra (in Ile Rousse), Le vieux port (in Bastia) and Nonza Beach (in Nonza). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, take a peaceful walk through Gorges de la Restonica, take a tour by water with Galeria Marina, and take in the dramatic natural features at Punta Spano.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Calvi road trip planning tool.

Getting from Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda to Calvi by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Calvi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Haute-Corse travel guide

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Landmarks · Outdoor Activities · Beaches