2 weeks in Corsica: The Ultimate 14-15 Days Itinerary + My Best Tips

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2 Weeks in Corsica: The Perfect 14-15 Days Itinerary

You’re planning to spend 2 weeks in Corsica and you’re looking for the best itinerary?

You’re at the right place!

In order to help you plan your stay, I have prepared for you this 14-15 or 16 days itinerary in Corsica.

During your trip, you will visit both Northern and Southern Corsica and discover amazing places (Calvi, the Cap Corse, Ajaccio, Bonifacio and a lot more!) as well as the best beaches of Corsica.

A quick note before starting: if you prefer to spend 15 days in Corsica staying in just 1 place, you can click there.

In addition to the must-see attractions for each stage of your itinerary, I will also give you all my best tips and accommodation suggestions depending on your budget.

So, how to spend 2 weeks in Corsica?

Let’s find out!

1) Bastia (1 day)

To visit Corsica in 14-15 days, the best is to arrive in Bastia.

Easily accessible by plane or ferry boat, it’s the best city to start your road trip around the island.

In any case, you’ll need a car (or a motorbike) to discover Corsica. You can bring your own by ferry boat or rent a car when you will arrive on the island. 

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If you already know your travel dates to Corsica, click the button below to compare prices and rent your car: 

Depending on your arrival time, you’ll have some time to discover Bastia.

The best places to visit in Bastia are:

  • St. Nicholas Square and its many restaurants.
  • Napoleon Street, to visit the 2 small oratories.
  • The church of St. John the Baptist, Corsica’s largest church, and its 2 bell towers.
  • The Old Port, the best place to have lunch on a terrace !
  • The Romieu gardens
  • The citadel of Bastia 
  • Bastia History Museum, in the Governors’ Palace.

You’ll find more information about Bastia in my article: The definitive guide to visit Bastia.

Spend the night in Bastia.

Where to stay in Bastia

  • Best Western Bastia Centre: Located 1 km away from the Old Port and the city centre. This hotel offers spacious and very clean double rooms starting from 75€ per night, with an extra 11.50€. Strong points: the comfortable rooms, the private parking, the kind staff. A great choice in Bastia for its exceptional value for money!
  • Hotel Port Toga:  This hotel is located in the heart of Bastia, facing the ferry terminal. You will love the modern double rooms with comfortable beds. The prices starts at 85€ per night. What I loved: the beautiful roof terrace, the sea view, the copious breakfast. If you have to take the ferry, it’s clearly a great choice for your stay in Bastia!
  • Hotel Restaurant & Spa L’Ostella: Located 4 km away from the centre and 500 meters from the beach. There, you can enjoy comfortable double rooms, some with a balcony and a sea view, starting from 90€ per night, with an extra 12.50€ for breakfast. Strong points: the caring staff, the excellent restaurant, the wellness centre with an indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi.
  • Alivi: Located 350 meters from the beach and 2 km from Bastia’s city centre. The double rooms with a terrace overlooking the sea are starting from 135€, and the breakfast costs an extra 16€. Strong points: the swimming pool, the location, the view, the restaurant. It’s my  recommendation for a high-end stay in Bastia!
  • Hotel Des Gouverneurs: located in the citadel, only a 2-minute walk from the Old Port. There, you will enjoy elegant and cosy double rooms starting from 180€. Breakfast will cost you 19€. What I loved: the beautiful view of Bastia and the sea, the exceptional location, the warm welcoming staff and the indoor swimming pool. It’s my recommendation for a luxury stay in Bastia!
Bastia
Bastia

2) Cap Corse (1 day)

It’s now time to start your 2 weeks road trip in Corsica.

From Bastia, drive along Cap Corse’s East coast to reach Macinaggio.

This village is the starting point of the 19-km long customs officers’ trail, connecting Macinaggio and Centuri. Don’t worry, you won’t do the whole hike but only the most beautiful part, from Macinaggio to Barcaggio.

During this 3h30 hike, you’ll discover sublime beaches and coves, perfect for a refreshing swim or a picnic.

And if you don’t feel like walking that much, you can stop whenever you want and enjoy a relaxing afternoon! You won’t need to walk much to discover beautiful places.

For the return trip, you will have 2 options: 

  • On foot: walk back to Santa Maria Chapel. From there, follow the path through the island’s interior, 1 hour shorter than the path on the seaside.
  • By boat: a shuttle boat connects Macinaggio and Barcaggio. It’s a great way to discover Cap Corse from the sea during a nice boat trip. You’ll find more information on this website.

Spend the night in Macinaggio.

Voyage Tips - Advice

The boat company in charge of the shuttle boats also offers commented cruises to discover Cap Corse, the Genoese towers and Finocchiarola archipelago, with a short stop for swimming!

It’s the best excursion to do in Cap Corse if you don’t feel like walking. You can find more details on this website.

Where to stay in Cap Corse / Macinaggio

  • Marina D’oro: Located on the port of Macinaggio, 100 meters from the beach. This hotel offers classic doubles room starting from 70€, with breakfast available at an extra 7.50€. Strong points: the terrace with a jacuzzi, the location close to restaurants and shops. It’s one of the cheapest hotels in Macinnagio, an excellent choice for a budget stay!
  • Adonis Macinaggio: Located in front of the port. The studios or apartments with a small kitchen and a balcony overlooking the garden or the sea are starting from 75€ per night. Strong points: the recently renovated flats, the cleanliness, the free private parking.
  • Stella Marina: Located 100 meters from the port. You’ll love the recently renovated modern and bright double rooms with a large terrace. The prices starts at 78€ per night, and the breakfast costs 9.50€. What I loved: the swimming pool, the quietness, the private parking, the warm welcoming staff. A great choice in Macinaggio for its exceptional value for money!
  • Hotel U Ricordu: Located 150 meters away from the port. The comfortable and modern double rooms are starting from 80€, breakfast available for 14€. What I loved: the 2 heated outdoor swimming pools, the jacuzzi, the comfortable beds, the quietness.
  • The Tomino: This 4 stars hotel is located on Macinaggio’s heights. You will love its very comfortable and spacious suites with a private terrace and a sea view starting from 345€, breakfast at 19€. What I loved: the infinity pool, the exceptional view of the bay, the restaurant, the quiet and relaxing environment. It’s my recommendation for a luxury stay in Cap Corse!
Cap Corse
Cap Corse

3) Saint-Florent (1 day)

For the 3rd day of your 14-15 days itinerary in Corsica, you’ll drive along Cap Corse’s West coast.

During your journey, you can visit: 

  • The viewpoint of the Mattei Mill, a 20-minute drive from Macinaggio. The panoramic views over Centuri and the Agriates desert are magnificent!
  • Centuri and its port.
  • Morsiglia
  • Pino, to visit the Marina di Scalo and its typical stone houses on the seafront. There is also the Saint-Francis convent.
  • The Minerviu hamlet and its mausoleum built for a rich Corsican family, looking a bit like the Pantheon of Rome.
  • Canari and its breathtaking view from the Belvedere or clock tower.
  • Nonza, renowned for its large black pebble beach.
  • Farinole and its large sandy beach with shallow waters. It’s the best place for a swimming break during your road trip in Cap Corse!
  • Patrimonio, mostly famous for its several vineyards producing the Patrimonio PDO wine. It’s also part of the Wine Route.

From Patrimonio, drive for 10 minutes to reach the village of Saint-Florent.

You want more information about Cap Corse’s must-see attractions? Have a look at my article: The 15 best things to do in Cap Corse.

Cap Corse bay
The beautiful panoramic roads of Cap Corse

It’s now time to visit the pretty seaside village of Saint-Florent. Take a short stroll along the quays, then walk through the village’s narrow streets to reach the citadel.

From there, you’ll admire a magnificent view of Saint-Florent’s gulf and the Agriates desert, where you’ll go on the next day.

If you want more information about the best places to visit in Saint-Florent, have a look at my detailed article: Visit Saint-Florent: the definitive guide.

Voyage Tips - Advice

You’ll find a paid (only in summer) parking lot right next to the port, and free car parks close to the citadel or the stadium.

You can also park for free along the D81 road, South of the port.

Where to stay in Saint-Florent

  • Adonis Saint-Florent: Located 600 meters from the center of Saint Florent. The air-conditioned studios and apartments with a small kitchen and a balcony are starting from 70€, breakfast available for 9.50€. Strong points: the swimming pool, the cleanliness, the great value for money. It’s my recommandation for a budget stay in Saint Florent !
  • Hotel Tettola: Located 1.5 km from the port of Saint-Florent. This hotel offers double rooms starting from 90€ per night. Strong points: the swimming pool, the perfect location in front of the sea and close to the beach, the warm welcoming staff.
  • U Palazzu Serenu: This very nice and charming hotel is located in Oletta, only a 10-minute drive from Saint-Florent. This hotel is located inside a palace of the 17th century, overlooking the gulf and the Agriates desert. It offers splendid and spacious rooms, decorated with original works of art. As the hotel has only 6 rooms and 2 suites, it’s the guarantee to enjoy an intimate and quiet stay. You should book your rooms as soon as possible, to make sure it isn’t fully booked! The prices starts at 180€ per night in winter and 340€ in summer, breakfast included. What I loved: the large outdoor swimming pool, the magnificent view (even more at sunset), the warm welcoming staff, the quietness. It’s my recommendation for a luxury stay in Saint Florent!
Saint-Florent
Saint-Florent

4) Agriates Desert / Calvi (2 days)

The Agriates Desert is clearly one of the best places to discover during your 2-weeks trip to Corsica. There, you’ll enjoy 2 sublime beaches, often ranked among Corsica’s most beautiful: Saleccia and Lotu.

These 2 beaches are offering a heavenly setting with fine sand and translucent waters!

You’ll spend a whole day swimming and relaxing during your road trip to Corsica.

You can reach the Agriates Desert by boat from the port of Saint-Florent, in less than 30 minutes. There are many departures every day during peak season.

The shuttle boat takes you either to Saleccia or Lotu. If you want to walk from one beach to the other, you can choose between 2 different trails:

  1. A 45-minute walk on a track through the maquis
  2. The coastal path, connecting the 2 beaches in 1h20

You should opt for coastal path, as you’ll enjoy beautiful views of the sea during your stroll. Moreover, there are many 4WDs on the inland track, and you might get covered by dust!

If you want to learn more about the Agriates Desert, you should have a look at my article: How to visit the Agriates Desert?

Spend as much time as you want at the beach, then take the boat back to Saint-Florent. Get back to your car and drive for 1h30 to reach Calvi.

On the road between Saint-Florent and Calvi, you can discover: 

  • Ostriconi beach, a very nice sandy beach located at the mouth of a river.
  • The seaside resort of Ile Rousse 
  • Algajola, another seaside city
  • The perched village of Lumio

Spend the night in Calvi.

The Agriates Desert
The Agriates Desert

Let’s continue this 15-days holidays in Corsica with a visit of Calvi and its surroundings.

Calvi’s must-see attractions are:

  • The citadel, perched on a rocky promontory and offering splendid views of the bay.
  • Saint-John the Baptist Cathedral, listed as a historical monument.
  • The former Governors’ Palace
  • Saint-Antoine oratory
  • The ruins of Christopher Columbus’s birth house
  • The lower town and its local craft shops.
  • The church of Santa Maria Maggiore
  • The port, ideal for a meal on a terrace while admiring the boats!

As Calvi is a rather small city, you’ll have some time left in the afternoon to discover its surroundings. The best things to do in Calvi’s surroundings are:

  • A hike in the forest of Bonifatu (a 30-minute drive from Calvi) : there, you can swim in the river’s beautiful natural swimming pools. It’s a great place to visit if you’re travelling to Corsica with your children!
  • A walk on the customs officers’ path to reach the Revellata peninsula (10 km from Calvi), offering beautiful views of the sea and the city. If you want to take a refreshing dip during your walk, you can choose between the pretty coves along the trail and the sandy beach of Alga.
  • A boat trip to discover the Revellata peninsula: you’ll enjoy a short swimming stop and taste a typical aperitif while watching the sunset over the bay.

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Spend a second night in Calvi.

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You’ll find every information you need to visit Calvi in my article:  The 15 best things to do in Calvi.

Where to stay in Calvi

  • The Holy Erasmus: Located 850 meters from the port, on the seaside. This hotel offers well-equipped double rooms with comfortable bedding. The prices starts at 70€ per night, with an extra 10€ for breakfast. Strong points: the swimming pool, the free private parking, the kind staff.
  • Camping La Pinède: Located only 200 metres away from Calvi beach. The air-conditioned and fully-equipped chalets and bungalows with a private terrace are starting from 70€ per night. What I loved: the swimming pool, the tennis courts, the playground for children, the free parking. It’s my recommendation for a family holiday in Calvi!
  • Hotel Revellata: Located 450 meters from the port. The design and comfortable double rooms are starting from 85€ per night. The breakfast will cost you 12€ per person. Strong points: the outdoor and indoor swimming pools, the Spa, the gym, the magnificent view, the excellent breakfast. A great choice in Calvi for its exceptional value for money!
  • Hotel Casa Bianca: Located 250 meters from the beach. You will love the spacious and modern double rooms starting from 100€,with an extra 12€ for breakfast. Strong points: the great location, the welcoming staff, the comfortable rooms.
  • La Signoria: This 5* hotel is located 3 km away from the beach of Calvi. It offers beautiful and spacious suites with a dressing room, a marble bathroom and a terrace. The prices starts at 320€ per night including breakfast. What I loved: the gastronomic restaurant, the Spa, the swimming pool, the quietness, the exceptional breakfast.  It’s my recommendation for a luxury stay in Calvi!
Calvi
Calvi

5) Porto/ Scandola / Calanques de Piana (1 day)

For the 6th day of this 15-16 days stay in Corsica, you’ll go to Porto, a 2-hour drive from Calvi.

The seaside resort of Porto is the starting point for the boat trips to Scandola Nature Reserve and the Calanques de Piana. These 2 magnificent natural sites, both listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, are offering breathtaking landscapes.

During your cruise, you’ll also stop in the ancient fishing village of Girolata, only accessible by boat or on foot.

You can choose between 2 types of boats:

  • A hybrid ship with electric propulsion, to limit the impact on the environment

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  • A semi-rigid boat, for small groups (12 people maximum)

You can book your cruise on a semi-rigid boat right here:

Spend the night in Porto.

You can have more details about the Scandola Nature Reserve in my article: How to visit Scandola Nature Reserve?

Voyage Tips - Advice

These 4-hour cruises to Scandola, Girolata and the Calanques de Piana are departing every day around 9am or 2pm.

If you don’t want to miss the afternoon cruise, leave Calvi before 10am. You’ll have some time left to have lunch in Porto.

Where to stay in Porto, Corsica

  • Hotel and Residence Cala di sole: Located 1.2 km away from the port of Porto. The double rooms with balcony are starting from 80€ per night. What I loved: the swimming pool, the beautiful view of the sea and mountains, the warm welcoming staff.  It’s one of the cheapest places in Porto, and it offers a great value for money!
  • Hotel Le Romantique: Located only 100 metres away from the beach of Porto. This hotel offers spacious double rooms with a small balcony and a view over the port. The prices start at 90€, breakfast available for an extra 9.50€. Strong points: the kind staff, the perfect location close to the port and the beach, the generous breakfast.
  • Logis Hotel Le Lonca: Located 2 km from the port and 1 km from the beach. You’ll love the clean and spacious double rooms starting from 100€ per night. Breakfast for 11€. Strong points: the swimming pool, the private parking, the breakfast on the terrace, the helpful staff.
  • Les Flots Bleus: Located on the seafront. This hotel offers recently renovated double rooms with a balcony overlooking the sea, starting from 105€ per night, breakfast available for an extra 10€. What I loved: the magnificent view, the exceptional location, the warm welcoming staff. A great choice in Porto for its exceptional value for money!
  • Residence Hotel Capu Seninu: Located on the riverside, right next to the port. These modern and well-equipped studios and apartments with a dishwasher, a washing machine and a balcony are starting from 160€ per night. Strong Points: the spacious and well decorated accommodation, the private parking. It’s my recommendation for a family holiday in Porto, as you can rent an apartment for up to 6 people!
Scandola Nature Reserve Corsica
Boat trip in Scandola Nature Reserve

6) Ajaccio (2 days)

For the next day of your 2-weeks road trip in Corsica, you’ll drive South towards Ajaccio.

Corsica’s largest city is located a 2-hour drive from Porto, but you don’t need to hurry: there are many great places to visit during your journey!

If you feel like hiking, go to the Calanques de Piana. Even if you’ve already discovered this beautiful natural site from the sea, hiking there is a great way to discover Piana’s breathtaking landscapes from another angle!

You can also drive along the scenic coastal road connecting Porto and Capo Rosso. You’ll admire splendid views of the Calanques and the sea, and you can hike from the Cape to the Genoese tower.

There are also many beautiful beaches if you want to take a refreshing dip during your road trip:

  • Arone beach: a large and beautiful sandy beach with several bars and restaurants.
  • Chiumi beach: there, the Club Med offers many nautical activities such as jet-skiing or towed buoys.
  • Peru beach: another large and quiet sandy beach.
  • The beaches of Menazina and Capizollu, even wilder than Peru beach!
  • Liamone beach: a 3-km long wild sand beach.

Spend the night in Ajaccio.

Calanques de Piana
Hiking in the Calanques de Piana

On the next day, you’ll visit Ajaccio and its surroundings.

The best places to visit in Ajaccio are:

  • The Fesch Palace, or Fine Arts Museum, mostly dedicated to Italian paintings.
  • The imperial chapel where you’ll discover the tombs of Napoleon Bonaparte’s parents.
  • Foch Square and the Ajaccio market
  • The National Museum of the Bonaparte Residence, Napoleon’s birth house.
  • Ajaccio cathedral, and its bright orange facade.
  • General de Gaulle Square
  • Cours Grandval and the foreigners’ district
  • Place d’Austerlitz and Bonaparte’s cave.

As Ajaccio is a rather small city, you’ll have enough time to discover another beautiful place in the city’s surroundings: the Sanguinaire Islands.

You should opt for a cruise to discover the largest island of the archipelago. There, you can swim or walk up to the lighthouse.

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If you’re on a romantic gateway in Corsica, how about doing this cruise at the end of the day to admire the magnificent sunset over the Sanguinaires Islands? You’ll also enjoy a wine tasting, a typical buffet and polyphonic songs from Corsica.

It’s the best way to have a taste of the local atmosphere during your 15-day trip to Corsica!

Click the button below to book this boat trip at sunset:

Spend a second night in Ajaccio.

You can have more details about Ajaccio’s must-see attractions in my article: The definitive guide to visit Ajaccio.

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You can also admire the Sanguinaires Islands from the Parata Peninsula, a 25-minute drive from Ajaccio.

Park at the site’s entrance, and walk for a few minutes to reach Parata Peninsula’s viewpoint.

Where to stay in Ajaccio

  • Hotel Spunta Di Mare: Located only 150 meters away from the beach and 2 km from Foch square. This hotel offers colorful double rooms, some with a balcony overlooking the sea. The prices starts at 99€ per night with breakfast included. Strong points: the indoor swimming pool, the view of Ajaccio from the terrace, the proximity to the airport.
  • Best Western Plus Ajaccio Admiralty: Located 350 meters from the beach and 1 km from the port. You will love the modern and comfortable double rooms, starting  from 140€ per night, with an extra 12€ for breakfast. What I loved: the swimming pool, the friendly and helpful staff, the generous breakfast.
  • Sofitel Gulf of Ajaccio Thalassa Sea & Spa: This 5-star hotel is located in front of Ajaccio Bay and Sanguinaires islands. The warm and comfortable double room with a beautiful sea view are starting from 170€ per night. Breakfast will cost you 29€. Strong points: the heated outdoor swimming pool, the breathtaking sea view, the Spa. A great choice in Ajaccio for its exceptional location!
  • Cala di Sole: Located on the seaside between Ajaccio and the Sanguinaires islands. This hotel offers spacious and very well equipped double room with sea view. The prices starts at 200€, with an extra 17€ for breakfast. What I loved: the private beach, the swimming pool, the free parking, and the splendid view over the Sanguinaires islands. A great choice for a romantic stay in Ajaccio!
  • Hotel Le Week end: Also located between Ajaccio and La Parata, only 50 meters from the beach of Terre Sacrée. You will discover spacious suites with a private terrace and sea view starting from 390€. Breakfast will cost you 22€. What I loved: the beautiful location, the excellent breakfast, the setting, the calm. The best choice for a luxury stay in Ajaccio!
Sanguinaires Islands Ajaccio
The Parata Peninsula and the Sanguinaires Islands, near Ajaccio

7) Bonifacio (3 days)

During your 14, 15 or 16 days itinerary in Corsica, you’ll visit Bonifacio. It’s clearly one of the island’s must-see cities!

It takes only 2h30 to go from Ajaccio to Bonifacio through the island’s interior, but you should take the longer coastal road, offering beautiful views and great beaches!

During your journey, you’ll discover:

  • Agosta beach: a beautiful fine sand beach with deep waters.
  • Ruppione beach: a wild and pretty sandy beach with rocks at the water’s edge.
  • Mare e sole beach: also called “Silver Beach”, this white sand beach is clearly one of Southern Corsica’s best beaches!

Then, drive South to reach the small seaside resort of Propriano, and discover the 2 sublime places located nearby: Portigliolo beach and Campomoro bay.

Continue your route and visit Sartene, an authentic village with beautiful stone houses.

Make another short stop at the Casa di Roccapina viewpoint, to admire a huge rock shaped like a lying lion, overlooking Roccapina beach.

Before reaching Bonifacio, how about a last dip at one of the beautiful beaches located along the road? You can choose between:

  • San Giovianni beach, located in the Gulf of Figari. It features 2 pretty coves and the Caldarello Genoese Tower.
  • Paragan beach: this sheltered beach with shallow waters is the perfect place for a refreshing swim!
  • Fazzio beach, located a 15-minute walk from Paragan beach, at the end of a small fjord.
  • Tunara beach: a fine sand beach easily accessible by car and therefore very crowded during summer
  • Stagnolu beach: a wild and quiet beach located 5 minutes on foot from Tunara.

Spend a first night in Bonifacio.

Paragan Beach Bonifacio
Paragan Beach, near Bonifacio

The next day, you’ll visit the city of Bonifacio. It’s clearly one of the best places to see during your 15-days trip to Corsica!

Take a stroll in the city to discover its must-see attractions:

  • The citadel and Bonifacio’s upper town 
  • The Genoa Gate
  • The Fortress of the Standard
  • The Churches of Santa Maria Maggiore, Saint John the Baptist, Holy Cross and Saint-Dominique 
  • King of Aragon’s staircase
  • The marine cemetery
  • The Gouvernail (The Rudder)
  • The Campu Romanilu path, to take the best pictures of Bonifacio’s cliffs.

At the end of the day, you can discover 2 beautiful beaches located nearby: 

  • Saint-Antoine beach, close to the Cap de Pertusatu.
  • Petit Sperone beach, often ranked among Corsica’s most beautiful!

Spend a second night in Bonifacio.

You will find more details about Bonifacio in my article: The definitive guide to visit Bonifacio.

Bonifacio
Bonifacio

For your last day in Bonifacio, you should take the boat and visit the Lavezzi Islands.

It takes less than 30 minutes to get there from the port of Bonifacio. On the island, you’ll discover sublime beaches and coves.

I particularly liked Chiesa beach, but you can walk all around the island (1h) to find the best place for a refreshing swim!

As there are no bars, restaurants or toilets on the island, don’t forget to bring everything you need for the day.

During your return trip, you’ll enjoy a commented cruise. You’ll sail along Cavallo island and admire Bonifacio’s cliffs from the sea. 

If you want more information about the Lavezzi Islands, have a look at my detailed article: How to visit the Lavezzi islands?

Spend a last night in Bonifacio.

Voyage Tips - Advice

Don’t forget to be there at least 20 minutes before departure when taking the boat back to Bonifacio. If you’re late, you’ll need to wait for the next boat!

During the return trip, try to be on the right side of the boat to get the best views of the coast.

The SPBM (the company operating the shuttle to the Lavezzi Islands) offers 2 free car parks for its clients. It’s the best place to park your car during your cruise to the Lavezzi Islands!

Where to stay in Bonifacio

If you want to spend a few nights in Bonifacio, you can choose an accommodation in the heart of the city, near the port or the Citadel. From there, you will have an easy access to all the city’s must-see attractions!

You can also opt for a stay a bit further from the city, if you’re looking for quieter holidays.

To help you choose the perfect accommodation, here is my selection of the best hotels in Bonifacio, depending on where you want to stay and your budget.

Best hotels in Bonifacio’s city centre:

  • Best Western Hotel du Roy d’Aragon: Located in the old port of Bonifacio. The comfortable and modern double rooms are starting from 80€ per night, with an extra 14.50€ for breakfast. Strong Points: the location at the foothill of the citadel, the copious breakfast, the free parking. A great choice in Bonifacio for its exceptional value for money!
  • Solemare: Located 100 meters from the port and 800 meters from King of Aragon’s staircase. This hotel offers modern double rooms with an original decoration and a view of the port. The prices starts at 110€ per night. Breakfast will cost you 15€. What I loved: the heated outdoor swimming pool, the beautiful view, the private parking. It is one of the few hotels in Bonifacio’s city center with a swimming pool!
  • Santateresa: Located in the upper town of Bonifacio. You will love the design and comfortable double rooms with sea view, starting from 180€ per night, with an extra 17€ for breakfast. What I loved: the excellent location in the heart of the Citadel, the breathtaking view, the beautiful decoration, the private parking. The best choice for a luxury stay in Bonifacio!

Best hotels in Bonifacio’s surroundings:

  • Hotel Maora Village: Located 300 meters from the beach of Maora and 6 km from Bonifacio. The double room with private terrace are starting from 75€, with breakfast included. Strong points: the swimming pool and jacuzzi, the quietness, the excellent breakfast. It’s a great choice in Bonifacio’s surroundings for its exceptional value for money!
  • Les Chambres de Casarina: Located 400 meters from the beach of Maora and 6 km from Bonifacio’s city centre. You’ll love the comfortable and well-decorated double room with balcony, starting from 150€ per night including breakfast. What I loved: the heated swimming pool, the beautiful garden, the quiet location.
  • Hotel Cala di Greco: Located 2 km from the upper town of Bonifacio. There, you will discover well-decorated suites, some with private swimming pool. The prices starts at 200€ per night, with an extra 16€ for breakfast. What I loved: the 2 large heated outdoor swimming pools, the exceptional view over Bonifacio, the magnificent location.  It’s my recommendation for a romantic stay in Bonifacio!
  • Hotel Version Maquis Citadel: This 5* hotel is located 1.5 km away from the citadel. It offers sublime and spacious suites with private terrace, starting from 450€ per night including breakfast. What I loved: the infinity pool, the calm location, the very kind staff, the excellent restaurant. It’s my recommendation for a luxury stay in Bonifacio’s surroundings!
The Lavezzi islands
The Lavezzi Islands

8) Porto-Vecchio (1 day)

Let’s continue this 2-week road trip in Corsica and discover Porto-Vecchio region.

There, you’ll spend a whole day swimming and sunbathing at the beach. It can be quite hard to decide where to go, as all the beaches around Porto-Vecchio are ranked among Corsica’s most beautiful! You’ll have the choice between:

  • Rondinara beach: a perfectly shaped circular bay with fine sand and translucent waters.
  • Santa Giulia beach, ideal if you’re with children with its shallow and calm waters.
  • Palombaggia beach, to enjoy a chic and trendy atmosphere. This beautiful beach features fine sand, turquoise waters, umbrella pines and big rocks in the water. It’s one of Corsica’s most famous beaches!
  • Tamaricciu beach offers a family atmosphere. it’s located close to Palombaggia.

After a relaxing day at the beach, go to Porto-Vecchio’s old town or marina and have dinner in one of the many restaurants.

Spend the night in Porto-Vecchio.

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If you want to enjoy a different atmosphere, how about going to the Cavu Valley?

This splendid natural site is the perfect place for a refreshing dip in a river. You’ll discover large natural swimming pools and beautiful small waterfalls!

Where to stay in Porto-Vecchio

  • Residence Marina Di Santa Giulia: Located 800 metres from Santa Giulia beach. The modern and bright apartments and villas, fully equipped with dishwasher, barbecue, and a private terrace are starting from 70€ per night. Strong points: the swimming pool, the location, the sea view, the comfortable apartments. A great choice in Porto-Vecchio for its exceptional value for money!
  • Hotel Costa Salina: Located at the end of Porto Vecchio’s marina. This hotel offers modern and spacious double rooms with balcony and a sea view for most of them. The prices starts at 115€ per night. Breakfast for 16€. What I loved: the swimming pool, the free private parking, the comfortable bedding, the kind staff.
  • The Balamina: Located 2 km away from the port. The spacious and bright double rooms with a refined decoration are starting from 140€ per night, breakfast available for an extra 17€. Strong points: the indoor swimming pool, the rooftop terrace, the kind staff.
  • Residence Santa Giulia Palace: Located 800 metres from Santa Giulia beach. You’ll love these modern and comfortable apartments, well-equipped and for up to 6 people. The prices starts at 160€ per night. Strong points: the swimming pool, the great location close to the beach, the beautiful view of the bay, the quiet environment. It’s my recommendation for a family holiday in Porto-Vecchio!
  • Hotel Le Roi Théodore & Spa: Located only a 5-minute drive from the city centre. This luxury hotel offers spacious double rooms starting from €200 per night. Breakfast for 12€. What I loved: the beautiful garden and outdoor swimming pool, the Spa, the heated indoor pool, the excellent breakfast, the delicious restaurant. It’s my recommendation for a luxury stay in Porto-Vecchio!
Palombaggia beach Corsica
Palombaggia beach, one of the best beaches in Corsica

9) The Ospedale and the Bavella Pass (1 day)

During your 2-weeks holidays in Corsica, you’ll spend many time at the beach, but you’ll also have the time hike in the island’s beautiful mountains!

From Porto-Vecchio, drive North to reach the Ospedale forest and lake. From there, you can hike to Corsica’s highest waterfall, the Piscia di Gallu. The round trip takes between 1h30 and 2 hours.

This hike is quite easy, there is just a steep part at the end, before reaching the waterfall.

Get back to your car and drive to the Bavella Pass. It’s the starting point of the Trou de la Bombe (“Bomb Hole”) hike. Count about 2h30 for the round trip.

You should spend the night in Solenzara, located about 1h drive from the Bavella Pass. It’ll be easier to reach Corte the next day.

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If you don’t feel like walking that much, you can do only 1 of these hike.

Don’t forget to stop at the Bavella Pass to admire a great view of the Aiguilles de Bavella from the car park, even if you don’t do the Trou de la Bombe hike!

You can also enjoy downhill mountain biking in Bavella. You can find more information on this website.

Best hotels in Solenzara

  • Hotel Restaurant La Caravelle: Located 350 meters from the beach, this hotel offers modern and cosy double rooms. The prices starts at 70€ per night, breakfast available for 8€. Strong points: the terrace with a beautiful sea view, the well-decorated and recently renovated rooms.
  • The Thyreneen: Located on Solenzara’s waterfront. These villas with fully equipped kitchen for up to 4 people are starting from 75€ per night. Breakfast for 8€. What I loved: the swimming pool, the sea view, the welcoming staff, the quiet location. A great choice in Solenzara for its exceptional value for money!
  • Hotel Des Nacres: Located in the hamlet of Travi, north of Solenzara. You’ll love the spacious and bright double rooms starting from 80€ per night. Breakfast for 8€. What I loved: the swimming pool, the comfortable bedding, the friendly staff.
  • Hotel Maquis et Mer: Located 400 metres from Solenzara beach. The pleasant double rooms, some with a sea view, are starting from 115€ per night, breakfast available for 12€. Strong points: the warm welcoming staff, the free parking, the beautiful view.
aiguilles de Bavella
The Aiguilles de Bavella

10) Corte (1 day)

For the next day of your 2-weeks itinerary in Corsica, you’ll stay in the mountains around Corte to enjoy another beautiful hike.

You can choose between:

  • The Cascade des Anglais (English waterfall) in the forest of Vizzavona. You’ll walk along the river and discover many natural swimming pools and waterfalls. You can find more details in my dedicated article.
  • The Restonica Gorge, to discover the Melo and Capitello lakes. If you want more information, have a look at my Corte travel guide.

After your hike, drive to Corte where you’ll spend the night.

Take a short stroll in the city to discover its best points of interest:

  • The citadel and the Musée de la Corse, dedicated to the island’s history.
  • The belvedere, to admire a beautiful view of the citadel and the surroundings.
  • Gaffory Square and the Church of the Annunciation
  • The Chapelle Sainte-Croix
  • Cours Paoli and its many shops and restaurants.

You should go to the restaurant “La rivière des Vins” for dinner. Located at 5 Rampe Sainte-Croix, this restaurant serves excellent meats cooked in a wood-fire oven. All the dishes are copious and delicious!

Moreover, the huge homemade deserts are just amazing. 

You want more information about the best things to do in Corte? Have a look at my article: The definitive guide to visit Corte.

Where to stay in Corte

  • San Giovanni House: Located 3 km from the centre of Corte. The nice and clean double rooms are starting from 60€ per night, breakfast included. Strong points: the great staff, the good breakfast made with fresh products, the quietness. A great choice in Corte for its exceptional value for money!
  • U Passa Tempu: Located in the centre of Corte, right next to the Chapelle Sainte-Croix. The well-equipped studios and apartments with a small kitchen are starting from 90€ per night. What I loved: the central location, the quietness, the private parking, the warm welcome.
  • Hotel Si Mea: Located a 15 minutes walk from the centre. This hotel offers spacious and cosy double rooms starting from 120€ per night. Strong points: the swimming pool, the generous breakfast made with local products, the beautiful location.
  • Casa di a Restonica: Located 1 km from the centre. The comfortable and modern double rooms  are starting from 140€, breakfast available for an extra 14€. Strong points: the swimming pool, the comfortable room, the quietness.
  • Hotel Dominique Colonna: This 4* hotel is located 1 km from Corte, on the river’s edge. You’ll love their beautiful double rooms starting from 400€, breakfast included. What I loved: the beautiful swimming pool, the terrace by the water, the idyllic setting, the kind staff.  It’s my recommendation for a luxury stay in Corte!
Cascade des Anglais Corsica
The Cascade des Anglais, in Corsica

11) Back to Bastia (1 day)

It’s already the last day of your 2-weeks trip to Corsica!

From Corte, drive for 1h15 to reach Bastia, and take your return flight or ferry.

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If you only have 14 days in Corsica, you can skip one day in Ajaccio.

And if you’re on a 16-day stay in Corsica, add a day wherever you want. You can spend a relaxing day at the beach, or opt for another hike in Corsica’s mountains!

15 Days in Corsica staying in the same city

You prefer to stay in the same city during your 15 days itinerary in Corsica?

Don’t worry, you’ll find everything you need to plan your trip to Corsica in my detailed articles about each city:

If you need help to plan your 9 or 10 days trip to Corsica, don’t hesitate to ask me your questions in the comments section below.

Corsica Tours: 15 days

On Voyagetips.com, I give you all my best tips and itineraries to plan your trip to Corsica by yourself. (Click here to read all my articles about Corsica)

However, if you prefer to book a tour to Corsica with a travel agency, I recommend you to check the 10 best Corsica tours by clicking the button below:

Don’t hesitate to give us your feedback and suggestions on my two-weeks itinerary in Corsica!

If you need help to plan your 15-16  holidays in Corsica, don’t hesitate to ask me your questions in the comments section below.

Flights and ferries prices to Corsica

The plane is the fastest option to get to Bastia.

The airport is located 20km away from the city centre.

As the flight prices to Bastia can vary a lot throughout the year, you should compare prices and book your plane tickets as early as possible! Use our flight comparator, in partnership with Skyscanner, to check the rates and schedules. It’s a great way to get the best flight prices!

You can also get to Bastia by ferry boat from Nice, Toulon, Marseille or Italy.

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Corsica Itinerary 14-15 days
Corsica Itinerary 14-15 days
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Creator of the Voyage Tips blog, travel and photography lover. I give you all my best tips to plan your next trip.

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