8 days in Corsica Itinerary

8 days in Corsica Itinerary

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Ajaccio
— 1 night
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Piana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto-Vecchio
— 4 nights
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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.
On the 6th (Sat), head outdoors with Grand Site Parata Sanguinaires, kick back and relax at Plage Saint-Francois, then take an in-depth tour of Naporama, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la viva, and finally get outside with Rive Sud Nautique. On the next day, stroll through Agosta Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Ruppione, then stroll through Plage Mare e Sole, and finally stop by La Maison de Mina.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ajaccio trip site.

London, UK to Ajaccio is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Ajaccio at 33°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Piana.
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Piana — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Les Calanche Cliffs. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Capo Rosso, head outdoors with Plage Peru, kick back and relax at Plage de Menasina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de l'Assomption dite Latine.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Piana trip website.

You can drive from Ajaccio to Piana in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Piana are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Porto-Vecchio.
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Porto-Vecchio — 4 nights

Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and La Tonnara Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Sari-Solenzara (Acqua Vanua, Anse De Favone, &more), Piscia di Gallu (in Zonza) and Bonifacio (Phare de Pertusato, Plage du Grand Sperone, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Plage de la Tour Genoise Fautea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Saint Jean Baptiste, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Carataggio, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Porto-Vecchio online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Piana to Porto-Vecchio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Porto-Vecchio are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Corsica travel guide

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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.
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