23 days in Corsica Itinerary

23 days in Corsica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Corsica visit planner

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Bastia
— 5 nights
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Calvi
— 4 nights
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Piana
— 3 nights
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Bonifacio
— 6 nights
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Ajaccio
— 4 nights
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Bastia

— 5 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. Explore hidden gems such as Macinaggio Beach and Plage de Ghignu. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marine de Pietracorbara and Plage de Cala Genovese. Change things up with a short trip to Torre d'Erbalunga in Brando City (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratoire de la Confrerie de Sainte Croix, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste, steep yourself in history at Palais des Gouverneurs, and explore the ancient world of Glacieres de Cardo.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bastia trip itinerary maker site.

Lyon to Bastia is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June in Bastia, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Calvi.

Things to do in Bastia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Calvi

— 4 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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plage de Bodri and Cathedral Sainte Marie Majeure. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aregno Beach and Arinella and Algaio Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Jardin Botanique Frutier d'Avapessa (in Avapessa), Eglise de Sant'Antonino (in Sant'Antonino) and Ile Rousse (Plage Ile Rousse, Epir, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral St. Jean Baptiste, contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Blaise.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Calvi journey planning tool.

Drive from Bastia to Calvi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Piana.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Piana

— 3 nights
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de Bussaglia and Camping d'Arone. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plage de Menasina and Sentier des Muletiers.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Piana trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Calvi to Piana by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Piana

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bonifacio

— 6 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de San Giovanni and Sentier Littoral des Bruzzi. Explore hidden gems such as Plage de Canetto and Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bonifacio: Menhirs Paddaghhu (in Sartene), Propriano (Eglise de Notre Dame de Misericorde & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Campomoro Beach (in Belvedere-Campomoro). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Plage de Stagnolu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iles Lavezzi, head outdoors with Plage du Grand Sperone, and make a trip to Phare de Pertusato.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bonifacio road trip tool.

Getting from Piana to Bonifacio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Bonifacio, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ajaccio.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ajaccio

— 4 nights
With a dreamy location on the west coast of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, Ajaccio is a mecca of seaside summer tourism.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Golfe de Lava and Plage de Ruppione. We've included these beaches for you: Plage Mare e Sole and Plage de Capo di Feno. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ajaccio: Plage de Porto Pollo (in Porto Pollo) and Coti-Chiavari (Plage de Portigliolo & Plage Cupabia). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Agosta Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Marinella, see the interesting displays at Maison Bonaparte, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ajaccio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bonifacio to Ajaccio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Bonifacio in July, plan for little chillier days in Ajaccio, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Ajaccio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Corsica travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Historic Sites
The island paradise of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea is a mosaic of diverse landscapes from comfortable sandy beaches and steep, narrow paved streets to inhospitable mountains rising up from the pasture. Ideal for a beach vacation, Corsica offers adventures on and off the sand, including scuba diving, sailing, and hiking. Enjoy a rugged mountain adventure by sightseeing along the famous Grande Randonnée (GR) 20 path. For an intense view of the island and the jagged coastline from the water, rent a boat to travel around the island or charter a cruise.