18 days in Paris & Marseille Itinerary

18 days in Paris & Marseille Itinerary

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Paris
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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.
On the 10th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais, then take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stroll the grounds of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online travel route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in April, with highs in Paris at 60°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

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Marseille

— 6 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 Pont d'Avignon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: La Croisette (in Cannes), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Musee Calvet (in Avignon). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and stroll through Parc National des Calanques.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marseille driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Paris to Marseille in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in April; daily highs in Marseille reach 67°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Paris

— 7 nights

City of Light

Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Rouen (Musee national de l'Education, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). Explore Paris further: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and stop by Le Marais.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning tool.

Getting from Marseille to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in April, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 60°F and 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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