14 days in South of France Itinerary

14 days in South of France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of France trip planner

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Fly
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Calvi, Corsica
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rocamadour
— 1 night
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Bonifacio, Corsica

— 2 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plage du Grand Sperone and Plage de Canetto. Take a break from Bonifacio with a short trip to Plage de San Giovanni in Pianottoli-Caldarello, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio, make a trip to Ancien Ermitage de la Trinite, trek along Sentier Littoral des Bruzzi, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bonifacio road trip app.

Chicago, USA to Bonifacio is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Bonifacio is 7 hours. Traveling from Chicago in August, you will find days in Bonifacio are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are little chillier (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Calvi.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Calvi, Corsica

— 3 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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra and Gorges de l'Asco. Get out of town with these interesting Calvi side-trips: Musee Prive Guy Savelli (in Corbara), Museu Musica (in Pigna) and Ile Rousse (Phare de la Pietra & Couvent Saint-Dominique). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Spano, kick back and relax at Arinella and Algaio Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Calvi trip builder.

Getting from Bonifacio to Calvi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Calvi when traveling from Bonifacio in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Nice

— 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Promenade du Paillon and Promenade Maurice Rouvier. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Rand'eau evasion, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Calvi to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Nice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

— 2 nights

Prehistoric Capital

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
On the 28th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Ferme de Fonluc, Head underground at Grotte du Grand Roc, examine the collection at Abri Pataud, then Head underground at Les Abris prehistoriques de Laugerie Basse, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Bernifal. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Campagne, then explore the striking landscape at Les Grottes de Maxange, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Nice to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in August since evenings lows in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Rocamadour

— 1 night

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

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 30th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse and then Head underground at Grotte des Carbonnieres.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rocamadour trip planner.

Drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Rocamadour in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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