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

Bordeaux ©

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 French Wine Adventures are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: Chateau de Monbazillac (in Monbazillac) and Chateau Lardy (in Razac-de-Saussignac). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Place Parlement, examine the collection at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, and admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bordeaux online route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bordeaux. In October, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Classes

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Religious Site
St. Andre Cathedral
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Architectural Building
La Cite du Vin
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Marseille

Marseille ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more), Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and Chapelle Saint-Francois de Paule (in Frejus). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, and shop like a local with La Croisette.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Marseille travel route builder app.

Fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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Palais des Papes
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