22 days in Corsica Itinerary

22 days in Corsica Itinerary

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22 days in Corsica Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Bonifacio
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
2
Porto-Vecchio
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Sartene
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Ajaccio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Piana
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Bastia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h
End: Seattle

2
nights
Bonifacio

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Bonifacio Citadel, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, then don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally stop by KOCOTTE. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Petit Sperone, then step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, then stroll through Plage de Rondinara, and finally don't miss a visit to Ancien Ermitage de la Trinite.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bonifacio trip itinerary site .

Seattle, USA to Bonifacio is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Bonifacio due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. You will leave for Porto-Vecchio on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel
Iles Lavezzi ©
Iles Lavezzi

6
nights
Porto-Vecchio

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Venture out of the city with trips to U Porcu RANGER (in Figari), Alpa Corse (in Chisa) and Piscines Naturelles de Cavu (in Sainte Lucie De Porto Vecchio). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Plage de Palombaggia, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de Piscia, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at plage de Tamaricciu.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto-Vecchio trip planner .

Porto-Vecchio is just a short distance from Bonifacio. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 44°F. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sartene.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Zonza, Alpa Corse, U Porcu RANGER
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Plage de Palombaggia ©
Plage de Palombaggia
Plage de Santa Giulia ©
Plage de Santa Giulia
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Sartene

Sartene ©
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. On the 11th (Wed), make a trip to Musee Prehistorique. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Filitosa, then don't miss a visit to Les sites de Cucuruzzu et de Capulla, and then cruise along Route de Bavella.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Sartene attractions planning tool .

Getting from Porto-Vecchio to Sartene by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Sartene can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ajaccio.

Things to do in Sartene

Scenic Drive Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Filitosa, Les sites de Cucuruzzu et de Capulla, Route de Bavella, Eglise de Notre Dame de Misericorde
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A Casa di Roccapina ©
A Casa di Roccapina
Eglise de Notre Dame de Misericorde ©
Les sites de Cucuruzzu et de Capulla ©
Les sites de Cucuruzzu et de Capulla

3
nights
Ajaccio

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 find plenty of places to visit near Ajaccio: Le Jardin des Abeilles (in Ocana) and Lac de Tolla (in Tolla). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Maison Bonaparte, take an in-depth tour of La Chapelle Imperiale, ponder the design of Fontaine des Quatre Lions, and get outside with Grand Site Parata Sanguinaires.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ajaccio trip website .

Traveling by car from Sartene to Ajaccio takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Piana.

Things to do in Ajaccio

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lac de Tolla, Le Jardin des Abeilles, U Cintu
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Maison Bonaparte ©
Maison Bonaparte
Bibliotheque Municipale Fesch ©
Bibliotheque Municipale Fesch

3
nights
Piana

Piana ©
Change things up with a short trip to Sentier du Facteur in Girolata (about 1h 10 min away).

Before you visit Piana, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Ajaccio to Piana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Piana sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bastia.

Things to do in Piana

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corsica, Cargese, Sentier du Facteur, Tour Genoise
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Les Calanche Cliffs ©
Les Calanche Cliffs
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Calanques de Piana ©
Calanques de Piana

3
nights
Bastia

Bastia ©
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 20th (Fri), make a trip to Citadelle de Corte, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratoire de la Confrerie de Sainte Croix, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bastia Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Le vieux port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at LN Mattei, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste, look for gifts at Boutique OSL-CORSICA, then contemplate the long history of Citadella, and finally delve into the distant past at Glacieres de Cardo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bastia online travel route planner .

You can drive from Piana to Bastia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In March in Bastia, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 43°F at night. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bastia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Citadella, Citadelle de Corte
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Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste
Le vieux port ©
Le vieux port
Glacieres de Cardo ©
Glacieres de Cardo

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