18 days in Paris & Marseille Itinerary

18 days in Paris & Marseille Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Marseille
— 8 nights
Fly
3
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13

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 27th (Wed): make a trip to Place de la Concorde, make a trip to Pont Alexandre III, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Place de la Bastille, and finally explore the activities along Seine River.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary 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. Traveling from Washington DC in May, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 64°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Palais des Papes and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (Le Suquet & La Croisette), Les Baux de Provence (Carrieres des Lumieres & Chateau des Baux de Provence) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Musee du Petit Palais). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, don't miss a visit to Parc National des Calanques, step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere de la Treille.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: highs in Marseille hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 5:

Paris

— 5 nights

City of Light

Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & La Galerie des Batailles). Enjoy Paris some more: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Le Marais, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Marseille in June; daily highs in Paris reach 74°F and lows reach 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 11: