15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux
— 6 nights
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Marseille
— 8 nights
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Place de la Bourse and La Cite du Vin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: Chateau de Monbazillac (in Monbazillac), French Wine Adventures (in Saussignac) and Chateau de Panisseau (in Thenac). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, make a trip to Place Parlement, test your team's savvy at The Hostel Escape Game Talence, and examine the collection at Musee du Vin et du Negoce.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip maker site.

Washington DC, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bordeaux due to the time zone difference. October in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Classes

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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.
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Palais des Papes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Domaine Des Terres Blanches (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence), Musee Departemental Arles Antique (in Arles) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

Getting from Bordeaux to Marseille by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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