19 days in South of France Itinerary

19 days in South of France Itinerary

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19 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
La Rochelle
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Piana, Corsica
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  7​h
5
Roussillon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 3 nights
train:  7​h 30​min
End: London

5
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plage du Rocher and Rade d'Amour. Get outdoors at Plage du Tanchet and Les Cinq Pineaux. Explore La Rochelle's surroundings by going to Le Grand Defi (in Saint-Julien-des-Landes), Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte (in Les Sables-d'Olonne) and Château de Talmont (in Talmont Saint Hilaire). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Clocher Observatoire, visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, get to know the fascinating history of Quartier du Gabut, and ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our La Rochelle tour itinerary maker .

London, UK to La Rochelle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. September in La Rochelle sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Outdoors Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Les Sables-d'Olonne, Phare des Baleines, Plage du Rocher, Le Grand Defi
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Plage du Rocher ©
Plage du Rocher
Plage du Tanchet ©
Plage du Tanchet
Vieux Port
Vieux Port

2
nights
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. On the 11th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then don't miss a visit to Phare de la Pietra, and finally don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Les Calanche Cliffs, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Arinella and Algaio Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Calvi trip itinerary planner.

Fly from La Rochelle to Calvi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from La Rochelle in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Calvi, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Piana.

Things to do in Calvi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Corsica, Phare de la Pietra
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Arinella and Algaio Beach ©
Arinella and Algaio Beach

1
night
Piana, Corsica

Piana ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Bussaglia and then kick back and relax at Camping d'Arone.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Piana road trip planning app .

You can drive from Calvi to Piana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Piana

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Plage de Bussaglia
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Camping d'Arone ©
Camping d'Arone
Plage de Bussaglia ©
Plage de Bussaglia

6
nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Piscia di Gallu. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Saint-Cyprien and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto-Vecchio: Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles) (in Zonza), Bonifacio (Le Gouvernail de la Corse, Iles Lavezzi, & more) and Piscines Naturelles de Cavu (in Sainte Lucie De Porto Vecchio). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Saint Jean Baptiste, look for gifts at La Taillerie du Corail, contemplate the long history of Castellu d'Arraggio (Ruines Mégalithiques), and make a trip to Bonifacio Citadel.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto-Vecchio trip maker website .

You can drive from Piana to Porto-Vecchio in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Porto-Vecchio are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Roussillon.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Zonza
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Piscia di Gallu ©
Piscia di Gallu
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Roussillon

Roussillon ©
On the 20th (Fri), trek along Le Sentier des Ocres and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Roussillon tour itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Porto-Vecchio to Roussillon in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Roussillon

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
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Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque

3
nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grotte de la Cocalière and Coucouz'Art. Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Grotte Chauvet 2 - Ardeche. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Hotel de ville de Vallon Pont d'Arc, examine the collection at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, and take in breathtaking views at Gorges de l'Ardeche.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Roussillon to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Grotte de la Cocalière, Coucouz'Art, Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
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Grotte de la Cocalière ©
Grotte de la Cocalière
Kayaking & Canoeing
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac

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