60 days in South of France Itinerary

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Calvi, Corsica
— 8 nights
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Porto, Corsica
— 3 nights
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Ajaccio, Corsica
— 6 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 4 nights
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La Rochelle
— 7 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 7 nights
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Lourdes
— 5 nights
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Carcassonne
— 5 nights
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 5 nights
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Nice
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Calvi, Corsica — 8 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. Get some historical perspective at Village abandonné d'Occi and Eglise Saint-Thomas. Step off the beaten path and head to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra and Nonza Beach. Explore Calvi's surroundings by going to Ile Rousse (Couvent Saint-Dominique, Marche Couvert, &more), Plage de Lozari (in Belgodere) and Corte (Citadelle de Corte, Lac de Melo, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Gorges de la Restonica, see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Plage de Bodri, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Calvi trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Calvi is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Calvi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in July: high temperatures in Calvi hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Porto.
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Porto, Corsica — 3 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Nature Reserve of Scandola and Camping d'Arone. Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Vallée du Fango. Step out of Porto with an excursion to D81 in Piana--about 34 minutes away.

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

You can drive from Calvi to Porto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Porto are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ajaccio.
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Ajaccio, Corsica — 6 nights

With a dreamy location on the west coast of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, Ajaccio is a mecca of seaside summer tourism.
Explore hidden gems such as Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Plage Cupabia. Visiting A Cupulatta and Iles Sanguinaires will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ajaccio: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Propriano), Couvent Saint Francois (in Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano) and Filitosa (in Sollacaro). And it doesn't end there: trek along Sentier des Douaniers, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Sacre Coeur, see the interesting displays at Maison Bonaparte, and kick back and relax at Agosta Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ajaccio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Ajaccio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Bonifacio.
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Bonifacio, Corsica — 4 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.
Relax by the water at Plage de Rondinara and Plage De Roccapina. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio and Bastion de L'Etendard. Change things up with these side-trips from Bonifacio: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Propriano), Menhirs Paddaghhu (in Sartene) and U Porcu Ranger (in Figari). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, stroll through La Tonnara Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bonifacio route planner.

Getting from Ajaccio to Bonifacio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Bonifacio sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to La Rochelle.
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La Rochelle — 7 nights

White City

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Phare des Baleines and Le phare de chassiron. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marche Couvert and Huitres Papin. Change things up with these side-trips from La Rochelle: Amphitheatre de Saintes (in Saintes), Eglise Saint-Pierre (in Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron) and Fort Louvois (in Bourcefranc le Chapus). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Blaye, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Marquis de Vauban, learn about all things military at Musee Maritime de La Rochelle, and visit a coastal fixture at Cordouan Lighthouse Phare de Cordouan.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Bonifacio to La Rochelle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Bonifacio in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in La Rochelle: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 7 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

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.
Get some historical perspective at Chateau de Beynac and Grotte du Pech-Merle. Get some cultural insight at Chateau des Milandes and Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Chemin de Halage (in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie), Commanderie des Templiers (in Figeac) and Chateau de Cenevieres (in Cenevieres). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of The Maison Forte de Reignac, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins d'Eau, examine the collection at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, and steep yourself in history at Roc de Cazelle.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from La Rochelle in July, expect nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lourdes.
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Lourdes — 5 nights

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Cote des Basques and Plage d'Hendaye. Popular historic sites such as Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Boulevard des Pyrenees are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Cauterets (Gaube Lake & Pont d'Espagne), Eglise Saint-Michel (in Viella) and Château de Pau (in Pau). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Pie X, look for gifts at Produits Monastiques, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lourdes trip app.

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Lourdes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Lourdes, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 5 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Abbaye de Fontfroide and Cathedrale St-Just. Explore hidden gems such as Eglise Saint-Nazaire and Musee Toulouse-Lautrec. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Château de Salses (in Salses-Le-Chateau), Les Halles de Narbonne (in Narbonne) and Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy (in Albi). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, explore the historical opulence of Chateaux de Lastours, and make a trip to Cathedrale St-Jean.

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Getting from Lourdes to Carcassonne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lourdes in August: highs in Carcassonne hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc — 5 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. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Chateau de Grignan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gorges de l'Ardeche and Grotte de la Salamandre. Change things up with these side-trips from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc: Mt Ventoux (in Brantes), Caveau des vignerons Grignan-Les-Adhemar (in Grignan) and Nougat Le Glavial (in Montelimar). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Le Pont d'Arc, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in breathtaking views at Base Canyon de la Besorgues, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Carcassonne to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.
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Nice — 8 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and La cité médiévale. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (Le Suquet & Île Sainte-Marguerite), Ville medieval (in Vence) and Promenade Le Corbusier (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Les Gorges du Verdon.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Nice travel route planner.

Drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in August: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
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