20 days in Corsica, Avignon & Nice Itinerary

20 days in Corsica, Avignon & Nice Itinerary

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20 days in Corsica, Avignon & Nice Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Bonifacio
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Piana
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Bus + Train:  4​h 15​min
3
Avignon
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Nice
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Bonifacio

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.
Explore Bonifacio's surroundings by going to Plage de San Giovanni (in Pianottoli-Caldarello) and U Porcu RANGER (in Figari). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), kick back and relax at La Tonnara Beach, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio trip itinerary planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Bonifacio is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Bonifacio due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, things will get warmer in Bonifacio: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Piana.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

U Porcu RANGER, Plage de San Giovanni
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U Porcu RANGER ©
U Porcu RANGER
Iles Lavezzi ©
Iles Lavezzi
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel

2
nights
Piana

Piana ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get outside with Plage de Ficajola, identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, then don't miss a visit to Les Calanche Cliffs, and finally don't miss a visit to Calanques de Piana. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then get outside with Torra d'Omigna, and then don't miss a visit to D81.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Piana trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Bonifacio to Piana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bonifacio in July, you will find days in Piana are little chillier (33°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Piana

Outdoors Wildlife Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cargese, Corsica
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Calanques de Piana ©
Calanques de Piana
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Les Calanche Cliffs ©
Les Calanche Cliffs

6
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Laser game Evolution (in Les-Pennes-Mirabeau), Marseille (Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Cathédrale La Major, & more) and Aix-en-Provence (Librairie Le Blason, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, & more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Avignon trip planner.

Getting from Piana to Avignon by combination of car, flight, and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In July, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Cassis, Carrieres des Lumieres, Route des Cretes
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

6
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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice tour planner .

Traveling by car from Avignon to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Avignon in August, plan for slightly colder days in Nice, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Massif de l'Esterel, Marineland
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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