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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of The Trianons & The Hamlet, admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles, and then steep yourself in history at Hotel de Ville. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, then see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie, then explore the world behind art at Musee De Cluny, and finally explore the activities along Seine River.

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Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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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.
La Croisette and Carrieres des Lumieres are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon), Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence) and Le Suquet (in Cannes). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, make a trip to Chateau d'If, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere de la Treille, and admire the masterpieces at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Marseille, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Paris

— 7 nights

City of Light

Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord), Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). See some other sides of Paris: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

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You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Marseille in April, with highs in Paris at 60°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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