15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux
— 6 nights
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Place de la Bourse and La Cite du Vin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: Observatoire Sainte-Cecile (in Arcachon), French Wine Adventures (in Saussignac) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland, snap pictures at Pont de Pierre, and test your problem-solving skills at The Hostel Escape game.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux online vacation 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. October in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wineries

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Vieil Aix, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more), Avignon (Place Crillon, Palais des Papes, &more) and Arles (Eglise St-Trophime & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and head off the coast to Chateau d'If.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marseille tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Marseille are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Must see
Palais des Papes
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