15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux

— 6 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Place de la Bourse and Promenade Sainte Catherine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: La Rochelle (Vieux Port & Aquarium La Rochelle), Saint-Sulpice-de-Faleyrens (Chateau Mauvinon & Chateau Palais Cardinal) and Saint-Emilion (Chateau Coutet & Chateau Cantenac). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tour Pey-Berland, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Public, and don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux road trip 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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington in January, with highs in Bordeaux at 50°F and lows at 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

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Marseille

— 8 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 Rue d'Antibes. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Cannes (Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes, La Croisette, &more), Les Vignerons du Castelas (in Rochefort du Gard) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, take a stroll through The Panier, and don't miss a visit to Parc National des Calanques.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marseille day trip planning website.

Fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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