15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux

— 6 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Get some cultural insight at Place de la Bourse and St. Andre Cathedral. Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to Saint-Emilion (Chateau Cantenac & Chateau Guadet) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at La Cite du Vin, admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland, explore the historical opulence of Domaine de Beauval, and explore the world behind art at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip builder site.

Washington, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Bordeaux due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Marseille

— 8 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Carrieres des Lumieres. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Avignon (Palais du Roure, Palais des Papes, &more), Aix-en-Provence (Musee Granet, Fondation Vasarely, &more) and Cannes (Galerie1414, La Croisette, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, stroll around Le Palais de Justice, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vallon des Auffes, and admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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