18 days in Paris & Marseille Itinerary

18 days in Paris & Marseille Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France holiday planner

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Paris
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Marseille
— 7 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 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie, take in the views from Pont Alexandre III, then examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and finally take a stroll through Le Marais. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais, then wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and finally admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris travel route builder app.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around 60°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Marseille

— 7 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.
Get some cultural insight at Palais des Papes and Carrieres des Lumieres. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Avignon (Place Crillon, Pont d'Avignon, &more), Musee Departemental Arles Antique (in Arles) and Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques, make a trip to Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and see the interesting displays at Confiserie Azureenne.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille route app.

You can fly from Paris to Marseille in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, expect Marseille to be a bit warmer, temps between 67°F and 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Paris

— 6 nights

City of Light

Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Explore Paris further: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and stop by Le Marais.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris online route planner.

You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in April, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 60°F and lows about 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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