32 days in South of France Itinerary

32 days in South of France Itinerary

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Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Zonza, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ajaccio, Corsica
— 4 nights
Fly to Nice, Bus to Castellane
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Castellane
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 4 nights
Drive
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Argeles-sur-Mer
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rocamadour
— 2 nights
Drive
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 2 nights
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Biarritz
— 4 nights
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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Calvi: Galeria (Galeria Marina & Vallée du Fango) and Ile Rousse (Couvent Saint-Dominique & Phare de la Pietra). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, don't miss a visit to Les Calanche Cliffs, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Calvi online trip itinerary maker.

Manchester, UK to Calvi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in July; daily highs in Calvi reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zonza.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Tamaricciu, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Piscines Naturelles de Cavu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Saint Jean Baptiste, then take in the dramatic scenery at Piscia di Gallu, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles), and finally admire the sheer force of Cascades de Polischellu.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zonza travel planner.

Traveling by car from Calvi to Zonza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Zonza, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Zonza

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Corsica

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Plage du Petit Sperone and La Tonnara Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Bonifacio side-trips: U Maggiu (in Sartene) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Propriano). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Port de Plaisance de Bonifacio, see Off-Road Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte Croix, and contemplate the long history of Bastion de L'Etendard.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Bonifacio trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Zonza to Bonifacio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bonifacio can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ajaccio.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Ajaccio, Corsica

— 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Gorges de la Restonica and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Get out of town with these interesting Ajaccio side-trips: Plage Cupabia (in Coti-Chiavari), Piana (D81 & Camping d'Arone) and Lac du Melo (in Corte). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Grand Site Parata Sanguinaires, admire the local landmark of Fontaine des Quatre Lions, hike along Sentier des Douaniers, and look for all kinds of wild species at A Cupulatta.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Ajaccio trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Bonifacio to Ajaccio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Bonifacio, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ajaccio, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Castellane.

Things to do in Ajaccio

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Castellane

— 3 nights
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Explore hidden gems such as Route des Cretes La Palud and Climbing Tours. Go for a jaunt from Castellane to Aiguines to see Lac De Sainte Croix about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc, take a memorable tour with Tours, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Castellane trip maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ajaccio to Castellane in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Ajaccio, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Castellane, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

— 4 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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grotte de la Salamandre and Le Pont d'Arc. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vallon-Pont-d'Arc: Bois de Paiolive (in Les Vans), Base Canyon de la Besorgues (in Labastide-sur-Besorgues) and Grotte de la Cocalière (in Courry). There's still lots to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stroll through Gorges de l'Ardeche, look for all kinds of wild species at La Ferme aux Crocodiles, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vallon-Pont-d'Arc route maker.

Getting from Castellane to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Argeles-sur-Mer

— 5 nights
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Château de Salses and Chateau de Peyrepertuse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Argeles-sur-Mer: Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet (in Ille-sur-Tet), Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Ceret) and Abbaye de Fontfroide (in Narbonne). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte des Canalettes, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royale de Collioure, and contemplate the long history of Chateau de Queribus.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Argeles-sur-Mer trip app.

Drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Argeles-sur-Mer in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Rocamadour

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique St-Sauveur, look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, then step into the grandiose world of Remparts du Chateau, then Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, and finally steep yourself in history at Ville de Martel. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier de Gramat, then engage your brain at Grotte du Pech-Merle, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Cougnac.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Rocamadour day trip website.

Traveling by car from Argeles-sur-Mer to Rocamadour takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Argeles-sur-Mer in August, Rocamadour is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): Head underground at Grotte de Font de Gaume, then step into the grandiose world of The Maison Forte de Reignac, then don't miss a visit to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Rouffignac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Les Grottes de Maxange, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, then contemplate the long history of Roc de Cazelle, and finally contemplate the long history of Chateau de Commarque.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil trip planner.

Drive from Rocamadour to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Biarritz.

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

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Biarritz

— 4 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Port des Pecheurs. Explore Biarritz's surroundings by going to Grottes de Betharram (in Saint-Pe-de-Bigorre), Lourdes (Chateau Fort of Lourdes, Grotte de Massabielle, &more) and Plage d'Hendaye (in Hendaye). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Biarritz, take a leisurely stroll along Promenade Jacques Thibaud, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Biarritz travel route builder tool.

Drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Biarritz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Biarritz: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips