18 days in South of France Itinerary

18 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
2
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
3
La Rochelle
— 3 nights
4
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 3 nights
5
Argeles-sur-Mer
— 3 nights
6
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 2 nights
7
Nice
— 2 nights

2
nights
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. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Bodri and Aregno Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Vallée du Fango. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Calvi: Plage de Lozari (in Belgodere), Plage de Ghjunchitu (in Corbara) and Galeria Marina (in Galeria). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Les Calanche Cliffs and identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Calvi journey planner.

Metzingen, Germany to Calvi is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Metzingen in August, expect Calvi to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Corbara, Corsica, Galeria, Plage de Lozari, Aregno Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Galeria Marina ©
Galeria Marina

2
nights
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 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Plage De Roccapina, contemplate the long history of Bastion de L'Etendard, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, then make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Plage du Petit Sperone, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La Tonnara Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Calvi to Bonifacio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Calvi in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Bonifacio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Plage De Roccapina
Highlights from your plan
Bastion de L'Etendard ©
Bastion de L'Etendard
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
La Tonnara Beach ©
La Tonnara Beach

3
nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Association Hermione-La Fayette and Clocher Observatoire. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Chatelaillon and La Riviere de Chauvignac. You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Rochelle: Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois (in Rochefort), Marche Central de Royan (in Royan) and Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re (in Saint Martin de Re). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont, don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, identify plant and animal life at Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines, and learn about all things military at Le Bunker de La Rochelle.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by flight from Bonifacio to La Rochelle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Bonifacio in August, plan for a bit cooler days in La Rochelle, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rochefort, Saint Martin de Re, La Riviere de Chauvignac, Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont, Plage de Chatelaillon
Highlights from your plan
Clocher Observatoire ©
Clocher Observatoire
Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont ©
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont

3
nights
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil ©
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.
Visiting Grotte de Rouffignac and Grotte du Grand Roc will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Beynac and The Maison Forte de Reignac. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil: Chateau de Bonaguil (in Saint-Front-sur-Lemance), Château de Biron (in Biron) and Cloitre de Cadouin (in Cadouin). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, explore the striking landscape at Les Grottes de Maxange, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque, and steep yourself in history at Roc de Cazelle.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from La Rochelle in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.

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

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Bonaguil, Chateau de Beynac, Grotte de Rouffignac, Les Grottes de Maxange, Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Chateau de Bonaguil ©
Chateau de Bonaguil

3
nights
Argeles-sur-Mer

Argeles-sur-Mer ©
Argelès-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.It is about 25 km from Perpignan.GeographyArgelès-sur-Mer is located in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.Argelès-sur-Mer is on the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, close to the Spanish border. Discover out-of-the-way places like Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet and Chateau Royale de Collioure. Take a break from the city and head to Grotte des Canalettes and Sentier du Littoral. Change things up with these side-trips from Argeles-sur-Mer: Château de Salses (in Salses-Le-Chateau) and Chateau de Castelnou (in Castelnou). There's much more to do: stroll around Promenade du Front de Mer, enjoy the sand and surf at St-Cyprien Plage, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and tour the old-fashioned way with Le Petit Train Touristique de la Cote Vermeille.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Argeles-sur-Mer tour planner.

Traveling by car from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Argeles-sur-Mer takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Argeles-sur-Mer when traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Collioure, Cathedrale St-Jean, St-Cyprien Plage, Grotte des Canalettes, Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges ©
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges
Château de Salses ©
Château de Salses
Chateau Royale de Collioure ©
Chateau Royale de Collioure

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Bois de Paiolive, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de la Cocalière, and then stroll through Gorges de l'Ardeche. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of The Ardeche, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Le Pont d'Arc.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc road trip planning website.

Getting from Argeles-sur-Mer to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Grotte de la Cocalière, Bois de Paiolive, Natural History Museum of The Ardeche
Highlights from your plan
Bois de Paiolive ©
Bois de Paiolive
Le Pont d'Arc ©
Le Pont d'Arc
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Le Suquet, then step off the mainland to explore Île Sainte-Marguerite, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, and finally make a trip to Le Nomade.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in September, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes, Eze, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Highlights from your plan
La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet

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