18 days in Paris & Marseille Itinerary

18 days in Paris & Marseille Itinerary

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Paris
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Marseille
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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 29th (Wed), brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais, and then stroll through Fondation Claude Monet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie, then explore the activities along Seine River, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery.

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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. Prepare for a bit cooler 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 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais des Papes and Carrieres des Lumieres. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Musee du Petit Palais), Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence) and Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, make a trip to Parc National des Calanques, see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Marseille: highs are around 67°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) 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

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (Hotel de Ville, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more). Enjoy Paris some more: make a trip to Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

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Getting from Marseille to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Marseille in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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