8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
La Rochelle
— 1 night
2
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 1 night
3
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 2 nights
4
Calvi, Corsica
— 1 night
5
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights

1
night
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle online trip maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to La Rochelle is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. July in La Rochelle sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Phare des Baleines
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Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re ©
Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re
Clocher Observatoire ©
Clocher Observatoire

1
night
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and then don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from La Rochelle to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from La Rochelle in July: highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Castelnaud, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
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Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud

2
nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): Head underground at Caverne du Pont-d'Arc and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Grotte de la Salamandre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorges de l'Ardeche.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grotte de la Salamandre
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre
Caverne du Pont-d'Arc ©
Caverne du Pont-d'Arc

1
night
Calvi, Corsica

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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Calvi sightseeing planner.

Getting from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Calvi by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Calvi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra ©
Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra
Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi

2
nights
Bonifacio, Corsica

Bonifacio ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, stroll through Plage du Petit Sperone, thensee Off-Road Tours, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps). Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel.

Plan my day in Bonifacio using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Calvi to Bonifacio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Calvi in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Bonifacio. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio
Off-Road Tours

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