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Corsica is a beautiful island with some really great beaches, lovely scenery and lots of lovely towns and villages to explore. If you have three weeks or more we would recommend taking the coastal road and using this as a basis to explore the whole island.

However if you have two weeks then you are best concentrating on the most beautiful parts of Corsica which are mostly to be found in the south and west of Corsica.

Two weeks in Corsica

Day 1. Ajaccio: Fly to Ajaccio and spend your first two nights here to relax and get your bearings and pick up your hire car. Ajaccio is a pretty coastal town with a nice relaxed atmosphere.

Day 2. Ajaccio: Drive to the Parata headland and the 2.5 hour walk to the Petit Capo beach. This walk allows you to profit from some lovely views of the Iles Sanguinaires and the Parata headland itself is classified as one of the 'Grand Sites of France'.

Porto

Day 3. Porto: Drive to Porto and spend the rest of the day enjoying this lovely coastal town in the most beautiful part of Corsica.

Day 4. Porto: Drive to Piana along the Calanques de Piana. This drive is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe and the Calanques are simple stunning. Be sure to stop along the way to admire the views and so a walk or two. The pretty village of Piana is worth a visit.

Day 5. Porto: Take a boat trip to admire the coastline from the sea. There are various options and prices including one to the Scandola Nature Reserve. The views over the coast and rocks from any of the trips are splendid and if you are lucky you may see dolphins too.

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Day 6. Porto: Drive inland to the mountain village of Ota and set off walking along the beautiful Gorges de Spelunca. If you have time also walk or drive to Evisa, at the top end of  the gorge.

Day 7. Propriano: Drive to Propriano via the fascinating prehistoric site of Filitosa which is full of carved menhirs and statues. Propriano is a pleasant beach town with reasonable beaches.

Day 8. Propriano: Drive to the delightful mountain town of Sartene for the day. You may prefer to spend the night here rather than two nights at Propriano.

Day 9. Bonifacio: Drive to Bonifacio and explore this charming town and its ancient citadel.

Day 10. Bonifacio: Enjoy exploring Bonifacio. There are some nearby beaches if you wish to head for the beach.

Bonifacio

Day 11. Porto Vecchio: Drive to Porto Vecchio and explore this lovely coastal town full of charm.

Day 12. Porto Vecchio: Porto Vecchio is close to some of the best beaches of Corsica and indeed amongst the best in Europe. See our Corsica beaches guide.

Day 13. Porto Vecchio: Head up into the mountains to the dramatic Col de Bavella with some fabulous views.

Day 14. Ajaccio. Head back to Ajaccio for the plane home.

If you haven't got two weeks to spare have a look at our ideas for spending three to four days in Corsica.

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