21 days in South of France Itinerary

21 days in South of France Itinerary

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Fly to Bergerac-Roumanière Airport, Drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rocamadour
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 3 nights
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Bus to Avignon Tgv, Train to Marseille Saint-Charles, Fly to Bonifacio
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zonza, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive to Ajaccio-Napoléon Bonaparte Airport, Fly to Sydney

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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grotte du Grand Roc and Grotte de Font de Gaume. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Castelnaud in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque, contemplate the long history of The Maison Forte de Reignac, don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, and explore the fascinating underground world of Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil tour itinerary tool.

Sydney, Australia to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rocamadour.

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

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rocamadour

— 4 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilique St-Sauveur and Cathedrale Saint-Etienne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rocamadour: Grotte du Pech-Merle (in Cabrerets) and Pont Valentre (in Cahors). There's still lots to do: take in a show at Parc Durandal, Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, identify plant and animal life at La Foret des Singes, and steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rocamadour online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Rocamadour takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Rocamadour sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

— 3 nights
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 31st (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Caverne du Pont-d'Arc. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and then explore the stunning scenery at Gorges de l'Ardeche.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip planner.

Getting from Rocamadour to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rocamadour in August since evenings lows in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Corsica

— 4 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 discover tucked-away gems like Plage de Tamaricciu and Bastion de L'Etendard. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bonifacio: Plage de San Giovanni (in Pianottoli-Caldarello) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Porto-Vecchio). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Tonnara Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Petit Sperone, and don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps).

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Bonifacio takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zonza.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zonza, Corsica

— 2 nights
Zonza is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica.GeographyZonza is located in the mountain chain of Barocagio-Marghese which extends to the south of the Incudine massif. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for gifts at A Buttega di a Mandria and then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at A Tyroliana and then look for all kinds of wild species at Piscines Naturelles de Cavu.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zonza vacation planner.

Getting from Bonifacio to Zonza by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zonza

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip