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

— 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Place de la Bourse and St. Andre Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Biarritz (Aquarium de Biarritz & Rocher de la Vierge), Saint-Emilion (Chateau Coutet & Chateau Cantenac) and Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne (in Bayonne). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, admire the masterpieces at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Place Parlement, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Public.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux sightseeing planner.

Washington, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington in January, with highs in Bordeaux at 50°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and La Croisette. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Avignon (Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms, Palais des Papes, &more), Mairie de le Cannet (in Le Cannet) and Cannes (Le Suquet, Rue d'Antibes, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, stroll through Parc National des Calanques, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip site.

Fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Marseille, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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