15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux
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Marseille
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Place de la Bourse and St. Andre Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: Saint-Emilion (Chateau Laniote, Galerie d'Art Contemporain L'Orange Bleue, &more) and Rochefort (Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois & Association Hermione-La Fayette). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin, explore the world behind art at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tour Pey-Berland, and take a stroll through Port de la Lune.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux 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 March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bordeaux, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

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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 Palais des Papes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: La Tour de l’Horloge (in Salon-de-Provence), Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Musee Granet, &more) and Avignon (Musee Calvet & Pont d'Avignon). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read Marseille road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Marseille takes 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 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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