22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 1 night
Drive
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Sartene, Corsica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ajaccio, Corsica
— 1 night
Drive
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Piana, Corsica
— 3 nights
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Girolata, Corsica
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Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ile Rousse, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Saint Florent, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nonza, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Bastia, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

— 1 night
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): look for gifts at Boutique La plage, then stroll through Plage de Palombaggia, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Santa Giulia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de la Sainte Croix de Porto Vecchio and then identify plant and animal life at Piscines Naturelles de Cavu.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Porto-Vecchio online trip builder.

Lausanne, Switzerland to Porto-Vecchio is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Porto-Vecchio can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sartene.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sartene, Corsica

— 3 nights
Sartène, is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica.Its history dates back to medieval times and granite buildings from the early 16th century still line some of the streets. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Menhirs Paddaghhu. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Plateau de Coscione and then hike along Alta Rocc'Anes.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sartene trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porto-Vecchio to Sartene takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sartene are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ajaccio.

Things to do in Sartene

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Ajaccio, Corsica

— 1 night
With a dreamy location on the west coast of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, Ajaccio is a mecca of seaside summer tourism.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): kick back and relax at Agosta Beach, then kick back and relax at Plage de Ruppione, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Musee Fesch and then look for all kinds of wild species at A Cupulatta.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ajaccio online journey planner.

You can drive from Sartene to Ajaccio in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sartene in August, you will find days in Ajaccio are little chillier (33°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Piana.

Things to do in Ajaccio

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Piana, Corsica

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de l'Assomption dite < Latine >, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Camping d'Arone. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with U Filanciu, catch all the local highlights with Albellu Croisieres, and then stop by Art & Terroir.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Piana trip planning website.

You can drive from Ajaccio to Piana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Piana, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Girolata.

Things to do in Piana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Girolata, Corsica

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get outside with Vallée du Fango.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Girolata road trip planning app.

You can drive from Piana to Girolata in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Girolata are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Girolata

Outdoors

Side Trip

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Calvi, Corsica

— 2 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. On the 1st (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral St. Jean Baptiste and then contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Arinella and Algaio Beach, head outdoors with Plage de Calvi, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Calvi trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Girolata to Calvi takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ile Rousse.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Ile Rousse, Corsica

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get outside with Plage de Ghjunchitu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aregno Beach, and then browse the fresh offerings at Marche Couvert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Plage de l'Ostriconi and then stroll through Plage de Bodri.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ile Rousse itinerary planner.

Ile Rousse is just a short distance from Calvi. In September in Ile Rousse, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for Saint Florent.

Things to do in Ile Rousse

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Saint Florent, Corsica

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Plage de Saleccia. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Roya and then look for all kinds of wild species at Desert des Agriates.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Saint Florent route planning tool.

You can drive from Ile Rousse to Saint Florent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Saint Florent can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nonza.

Things to do in Saint Florent

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nonza, Corsica

— 2 nights
Nonza is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Macinaggio Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Barcaggio. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Nonza Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte Julie, and then take in the waterfront activity at Port de Centuri.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nonza trip itinerary maker site.

Nonza is just a stone's throw from Saint Florent. September in Nonza sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bastia.

Things to do in Nonza

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bastia, Corsica

— 2 nights
Bastia is a French commune in the Haute-Corse department of France located in the north-east of the island of Corsica at the base of Cap Corse. On the 10th (Mon), examine the collection at Parc Galea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then head outdoors with Plage de Tamarone.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bastia planning tool.

You can drive from Nonza to Bastia in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bastia

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.