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

— 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.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris online trip itinerary builder.

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 · Historic Sites · Tours

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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 Carrieres des Lumieres. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Le Tour de l'Horloge, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more), Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon) and Cannes (Le Suquet, La Croisette, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and head off the coast to Chateau d'If.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, Marseille is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 67°F and lows of 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 · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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Paris

— 5 nights

City of Light

Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen (in Rouen), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). See even more of Paris: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Marseille in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around 60°F and lows are around 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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