15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux
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Bordeaux — 5 nights

The Port of the Moon

Get some cultural insight at Place de la Bourse and St. Andre Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Chateau Paloumey (in Ludon-Medoc), Chateau Lardy (in Razac-de-Saussignac) and Saint-Emilion (Chateau Beaurang, Chateau Cantenac, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin, make a trip to Place du Parlement, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Monbazillac, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tour Pey-Berland.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip planning site.

Washington, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Bordeaux is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington in May, expect nights in Bordeaux to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Marseille.
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Marseille — 9 nights

Gateway to Provence

Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais des Papes and La Croisette. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence, Carrieres des Lumieres, &more), Avignon (Place Crillon, Pont d'Avignon, &more) and Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Paul Cezanne’s Studio, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, visit The Panier, and wander the streets of Le Suquet.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Marseille online travel route planner.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Marseille sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F at night. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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