15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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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.
Place de la Bourse and Chateau Cantenac are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: French Wine Adventures (in Saussignac), La Rochelle (Vieux Port & Aquarium La Rochelle) and Saint-Emilion (Chateau Coutet & Chateau Beaurang). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, make a trip to The Water Mirror, see the interesting displays at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Croix.

Before you visit Bordeaux, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Washington, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Bordeaux, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly to Marseille.
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Marseille — 9 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 The Panier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more), Les Baux de Provence (Moulin CastelaS, Carrieres des Lumieres, &more) and Avignon (Palais du Roure, Palais des Papes, &more). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, get a taste of the local shopping with Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and see the interesting displays at Centre de la Vieille Charite.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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