18 days in Paris & Marseille Itinerary

18 days in Paris & Marseille Itinerary

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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 8th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, then make a trip to Place de la Concorde, then snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III, and finally examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stroll the grounds of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

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Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in April; daily highs in Paris reach 60°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Palais des Papes and La Croisette. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Cannes (Le Suquet & Rue d'Antibes), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Aix-en-Provence (Le Tour de l'Horloge, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, stop by The Panier, explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso, and don't miss a visit to Parc National des Calanques.

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You can fly from Paris to Marseille in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat 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 · Neighborhoods · Nature

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Paris

— 5 nights

City of Light

Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen (in Rouen). Enjoy Paris some more: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

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Traveling by flight from Marseille to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in April, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 60°F and lows about 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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