18 days in Marseille & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Marseille & Paris Itinerary

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Marseille
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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 Palais des Papes and Carrieres des Lumieres. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Avignon (Musee du Petit Palais, Pont d'Avignon, &more), Aix-en-Provence (Le Tour de l'Horloge, Fondation Vasarely, &more) and Hyeres (Chateau d'Hyeres, Eglise Anglicane, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, visit The Panier, contemplate the long history of Cite Episcopale, and admire the masterpieces at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Marseille itinerary builder website.

Washington DC, USA to Marseille is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in March: high temperatures in Marseille hover around 61°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Paris

— 2 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): walk around Luxembourg Gardens, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Joseph de Cluny, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, make a trip to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, explore the activities along Seine River, then see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie, and finally snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in March, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 53°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Nature
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Paris

— 5 nights

City of Light

Louvre Museum and Palace of Versailles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. See some other sides of Paris: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online road trip planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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