15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux
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Bordeaux

— 5 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: Chateau Lardy (in Razac-de-Saussignac), Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes) and French Wine Adventures (in Saussignac). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland, see the interesting displays at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, and admire the masterpieces at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip tool.

Washington, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Bordeaux. While traveling from Washington, expect little chillier 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 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Carrieres des Lumieres are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more) and Les Vignerons de Tavel (in Tavel). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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