15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux

— 7 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 Chateau Paloumey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer), Saint-Emilion (Chateau Beaurang, Galerie d'Art Contemporain L'Orange Bleue, &more) and Chateau la Renommee (in Saint-Laurent-des-Combes). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Place du Parlement, admire the masterpieces at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, and do a tasting at Chateau de Reignac.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip tool.

Washington, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Bordeaux is 6 hours. While traveling from Washington, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bordeaux, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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Marseille

— 7 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Palais des Papes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence), Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence & Carrieres des Lumieres) and Avignon (Place Crillon, Pont d'Avignon, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, get to know the fascinating history of La Croisette, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Marseille, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

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