18 days in Paris & Marseille Itinerary

18 days in Paris & Marseille Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France itinerary planner

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Paris
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Marseille
— 8 nights
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Paris
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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 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Conciergerie, then contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, and then stroll through Fondation Claude Monet. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie, explore the world behind art at Musee De Cluny, then contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, and finally admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in June, with highs in Paris at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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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.
Palais des Papes and Musee Granet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon) and Synagogue (in Cavaillon). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, wander the streets of The Panier, visit Cours Mirabeau, and examine the collection at Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Marseille holiday site.

Fly from Paris to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, Marseille is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Paris

— 5 nights

City of Light

Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Musee Secq des Tournelles). See even more of Paris: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Fly from Marseille to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in June, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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