16 days in Corsica, La Maddalena & Olbia Itinerary

16 days in Corsica, La Maddalena & Olbia Itinerary

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16 days in Corsica, La Maddalena & Olbia Itinerary

Start: Detroit, United States
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  16​h 15​min
1
Calvi, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Porto, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Porto-Vecchio, France
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Ferry + Foot + Bus + Ferry:  5​h 45​min
4
La Maddalena, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Olbia, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Detroit, United States

2
nights
Calvi, France

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 find plenty of places to visit near Calvi: Galeria Marina (in Galeria) and Phare de la Pietra (in Ile Rousse). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi, head outdoors with Wild Machja, stroll through Punta Spano, and see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Calvi day trip tool .

Detroit, USA to Calvi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Calvi due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Calvi are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Phare de la Pietra, Galeria Marina
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi
Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra ©

2
nights
Porto, France

Porto ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): wander the wide-open spaces of Ranch u Niolu a Cavallu, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola, then make a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs, and finally explore the striking landscape at Calanques de Piana. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Foret de Vizzavona, then take a memorable drive along D81, and then take a memorable drive along Torra d'Omigna.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Porto road trip planning website .

Drive from Calvi to Porto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Corsica, Piana, Torra d'Omigna, Ranch u Niolu a Cavallu
Highlights from your plan
Les Calanche Cliffs ©
Les Calanche Cliffs
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Calanques de Piana ©
Calanques de Piana

3
nights
Porto-Vecchio, France

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto-Vecchio: U Porcu RANGER (in Figari) and Bonifacio (Iles Lavezzi, A Bitiga, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Plage de Palombaggia, contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Saint Jean Baptiste, and kick back and relax at Plage de Santa Giulia.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto-Vecchio holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Porto-Vecchio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Porto-Vecchio, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to La Maddalena.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bonifacio, U Porcu RANGER
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Palombaggia ©
Plage de Palombaggia
Plage de Santa Giulia ©
Plage de Santa Giulia
Iles Lavezzi ©
Iles Lavezzi

3
nights
La Maddalena, Italy

La Maddalena ©
La Maddalena is a town and comune located on the island with the same name, in northern Sardinia, part of the province of Olbia-Tempio, Italy.The townLa Maddalena is the largest town in the Maddalena archipelago, just 2km from the northeastern shore of Sardinia and sitting in the Straits of Bonifacio, between it and Corsica.The focal-point of pedestrian activity is found around Piazza Umberto I (formerly known as Piazza Comando-the older generation of natives in town still commonly refer to the piazza by its original name). La Maddalena is known for nature, beaches, wildlife, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Talmone, stroll through Spiaggia Bassa Trinita, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

Plan my day in La Maddalena using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Porto-Vecchio to La Maddalena in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Olbia.

Things to do in La Maddalena

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cala Corsara, Spiaggia di Talmone
Highlights from your plan
Isola di Spargi ©
Isola di Spargi
Spiaggia Bassa Trinita ©
Spiaggia Bassa Trinita

4
nights
Olbia, Italy

Olbia ©
Olbia is a city and comune of 59,885 inhabitants (November 2016) in northeastern Sardinia (Italy), in the Gallura sub-region. Change things up with these side-trips from Olbia: Museo etnografico Galluras (in Luras), Speed Boats Tours (in Palau) and San Teodoro (Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo & Lu Impostu Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia La Cinta, stroll through Spiaggia Isuledda, identify plant and animal life at Capo Testa, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Olbia trip planner .

Traveling by car from La Maddalena to Olbia takes 1.5 hours. June in Olbia sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 61°F at night. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Olbia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

San Teodoro, Capo Testa, Museo etnografico Galluras , Spiaggia Isuledda, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Speed Boats Tours
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi

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