7 days in Corsica Itinerary

7 days in Corsica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Corsica vacation planner

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Ajaccio
— 1 night
Drive
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Porto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto-Vecchio
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Golfo Aranci, Train to C.so Umberto FS, Bus to Olbia, Fly to Venice, Shuttle to Trieste

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Ajaccio

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Monument Napoleon et ses quatre freres and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): head outdoors with Canyoning Corse, examine the collection at Maison Bonaparte, and then head outdoors with Grand Site Parata Sanguinaires.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ajaccio itinerary planner.

Trieste, Italy to Ajaccio is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Ajaccio can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Ajaccio

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Porto

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de l'Assomption dite < Latine >, then take a memorable drive along D81, then trek along Sentier des Muletiers, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Torra d'Omigna, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, then don't miss a visit to Les Calanche Cliffs, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques de Piana.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our Porto trip planner.

Getting from Ajaccio to Porto by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porto-Vecchio

— 3 nights
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Santa Giulia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Palombaggia, and then relax in the rural setting at U Porcu RANGER. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at La Taillerie du Corail, make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, and finally steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Porto-Vecchio trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Porto to Porto-Vecchio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Porto-Vecchio sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.