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.
Place de la Bourse and Promenade Sainte Catherine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to La Rochelle (Vieux Port & Aquarium La Rochelle), Chateau Mauvinon (in Saint-Sulpice-de-Faleyrens) and Saint-Emilion (Chateau Coutet, Chateau Cantenac, &more). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of La Cite du Vin, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz, don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Pape Clement.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux online travel planner.

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. Traveling from Washington in January, expect Bordeaux to be somewhat warmer, temps between 50°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Cannes (Vieux Port, La Croisette, &more), Chateau Fortia (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and stop by The Panier.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marseille driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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