Vacation on the island of Corsica – 3 cities in 3 days!


Its nickname of the Island of Beauty already expresses the fact that we have at hand a destination that will not disappoint us. This small French territory is a perfect cocktail of beaches, mountains and traditional villages. Twisty roads are the fair price to pay to get to places not everyone can enjoy. Corsica is the definition of the perfect exotic setting for summer relaxation (but not only), and once you step here you won't want to leave this heavenly corner.


What do you drive in Corsica?

Because we will recommend a route through which you will cross several areas of the island, you will also need to know how you will be able to move around in Corsica. You'll find plenty of options, and you'll just have to choose the one that's right for you.

First of all, there are buses and trains that connect the most important cities and tourist attractions every day. The prices for a ticket vary depending on the company and the chosen route. 

There is also a tourist train, the Trinighellu (Micheline in French), or "trenitsa" in Corsican, which, in addition to being a very scenic means of transport, is the perfect way to traverse the Corsican coast and mountains. Also, the Balagne tram connects the beaches of Calvi with those of Ile Rousse in just 50 minutes, but it only operates during the season (from April to the end of October).

However, the best option for getting around Corsica is to you rent a car. If you want a normal car, you will be out of pocket from €20 per day (plus the price of fuel), but you will not have to worry about public transport schedules. In addition, a caravan or caravan can be ideal for traveling with family, children or friends, offering great advantages as accommodation is included with transport. There are car rental agencies in all major cities of the island, and even at the airports. 

Accommodation Corsica

Accommodation options in Corsica are very diverse, and differ from city to city. In popular places, in high season, you will pay from 60€ per night for a room for 2 people, but in small towns you can find offers from 30€. In order to save, we recommend that you choose September and October for your vacation, when you can enjoy the same beautiful weather, but prices even 50% lower.

Day 1 – Ajaccio (birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte)

Ajaccio it is the capital and also the largest city in Corsica. As the main airport is located here, as well as where most of the ferries stop, we recommend that you start your journey from this point.  

Ajaccio is also where Napoleon was born in 1769, and this is noticed early on when you walk around the city, and you can visit his birthplace, a museum, the Cathedral where he was baptized, and even his last name gives name to several streets. The town, with a large marina, is a lively place with pastel colored houses and striking windows, plenty of places to drink a local drink and medieval streets, so you'll get your holiday off to a great start.

Accommodation in Ajaccio 

Being the most popular city, you will find enough accommodation options, but the prices are quite steep here, starting from €60 per night in the peak months. We recommend that you consider the hotel Spunta Di Mare, located right by the sea, where for €95 you will stay in a superb room, you will have breakfast included, and access to a swimming pool as if from the movies, a spa room and sunbeds. A more budget option can be the hotel Ibis, where prices start from €60. 

Attractions in Ajaccio

House of Bonaparte

House of Bonaparte it is one of the main attractions, the place of the family of the famous French leader. The building is a museum that can be visited every day, except Mondays, between 10:00 - 12:30 and 13:15 - 17:30, and the ticket costs €5,

Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta

Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta it's a gorgeous monastery, open 8:00-19:00.

Musée Fesch

Musée Fesch it is the place dedicated to the arts, where you can enjoy the beauty of the works in an amazing palace. It is open daily, between 9:15-18:00, and the ticket costs €10.

Piazza de Gaulle

Piazza de Gaulle is the most popular market, where you will find some really picturesque places.

BEACHES nearby: Plage de Saint François (right in town, very popular), Plage du Ricanto (15 minutes by car, a quiet and beautiful beach)

Day 2 – Bonifacio 

From Ajaccio you will have a journey of about 2 and a half hours by personal car, or between 3-4 hours by bus (in which case you will pay about 20€ for the ticket, and this site will help you ).

Arrival in the beautiful Bonifacio it's spectacular, with those rock walls that warn you from afar that you're walking into a gorgeous area. The city is known for its stunning natural scenery, and its harbor is one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean: a tongue of sea cuts its way through the rock and at the end shelters boats and inhabitants, protecting them from attackers and storms. One of the great attractions of Bonifacio is the Lavezzi Islands, located very close to it. Without a doubt, a boat trip through them is a joy and one of the best things to do in Corsica.

Accommodation in Bonifacio

Prices here start from €50, so you won't have any problems with your budget. the hotel Santa Teresa is an excellent option, because you will stay in a modern setting with a sea view, and a room for 2 people in the 3-star hotel will cost you from 90€ per night, with breakfast included. L'Escale can be a more affordable option, but very well located, and prices start from €60 per night.

Attractions in Bonifacio

Bastion of l'Etendard

Bastion of l'Etendard it is a place full of medieval air, part of the old fortified citadel that watches over the current city. You can visit the rooms frozen in time between 8:30-17:30, and the entrance costs only €2.50.


Citadel it is located at the highest point of the city, being the old part of the city, which offers you an amazing panorama.

Escalera del Rey de Aragón

Escalera del Rey de Aragón, probably the most popular place, is a staircase dug into the steep rocky walls of the city, which takes you to the sea in an amazing setting.

Église Saint-Dominique

Église Saint-Dominique it is one of the oldest churches in the area, from the 12th century, being a gate in time.

Bonifacio National Park it is a little further, 6 km from the city, but this nature reserve offers a spectacle of nature, in a setting that will leave you speechless.

Beaches: La Cayenne (a wild beach that will transport you to an exotic setting), Plage De Fazii (one of the most beautiful beaches, with turquoise water and white rocks)

Day 3 – Porto Vecchio

One of the most beautiful towns in Corsica is Porto Vecchio, known as the Corsican Saint-Tropez. It is located 28 km from Bonifacio, which can be reached in 30 minutes by car or bus (the ticket costs €9, and you can read more here: ). 

Its historic center is located high above a large bay, and its streets are narrow and winding, full of very chic terraces where you can enjoy a cocktail and dine. In its big tower, Bastion de France, they usually have very cool art exhibitions with free entry; though the best are its panoramic views of the harbor a few meters below the precipice. You only have to walk a few minutes to glimpse the splendor that the Genoese citadel once had. 

Accommodation in Porto Vecchio

Accommodation offers are very similar to those in Bonifacio, and prices start from €55 per night for a room for 2 people. the hotel Alcyon, rated 3 stars, it's an excellent option, with modern and beautiful rooms, but also sea view, and prices start from €70. Another 3 star hotel, Les Roches Blanches, offers you, for €85, in addition to a superb room, access to the pool and waking up right by the sea.

Attractions in Porto Vecchio

Bastion of France

Citadel (Bastion de France) it is one of the oldest buildings in the area, part of the old fortress that was located here. The entrance costs €10, and can only be visited on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sometimes temporary exhibitions with free entry are also held here.

Église Saint Jean-Baptiste

Église Saint Jean-Baptiste it is a church with beautiful exterior and interior architecture and amazing artistic details

Adventure Park

Adventure Park it is a place not to be missed if you are also traveling with children, or want a dose of fun in nature. It is open daily between 10:00-20:00 and the entrance costs €8.

BEACHES: Palombaggia (it is the most famous beach of Corsica, with fascinating exotic landscapes, between turquoise water, white sand and stunning plants), Plage de Cala Verde (it is right in the city, a quiet tourist beach)

And if you have more time for your trip, and you want to explore even more of the beautiful Corsica, we recommend that you also include in your trip a road to Piana bays (Les calanques de Piana), one of the most unique places on the island. You will enter a natural setting almost unique on the planet, between volcanic rocks and granite rocks pink. You can venture to climb the rocks that will give you a breathtaking view, for a complete experience.


Corsican gastronomy is very rich and uses top quality products from local agriculture. Among the most typical, we will highlight fish, sausages, cheeses, chestnuts, sweets and, of course, wines, beers and spirits. 

Brocciu is the most famous cheese, a sheep's cheese, which is also eaten with fig brandy and sugar, or an omelette is made with brocciu or filled pasta (the famous cannelloni fondant).

The chestnut is the staple of Corsican cuisine. You can prepare chestnut flour with salt water, which gives rise to a kind of polenta, which is eaten like bread on the island. Mămăliga is delicious accompanied by brocciu and figatellu.

When it comes to restaurants, every city hides places where you can have an extraordinary culinary experience. The central areas of each city are full of restaurants and cafes, but here the prices can be a bit higher. For this reason, we recommend you also try the places in the more hidden areas of the cities (and if you need safety, don't forget that you can find many reviews online).

Therefore, Corsica will be a small corner separated from Paradise for any tourist who will start exploring the island. Wherever your steps take you, you will find only real treasures: natural, historical, architectural or artistic, so the success of your vacation here is guaranteed!

In case you are thinking about a possible vacation in the places presented, we will leave you a list of links to help you organize your trip:




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