18 days in Paris & Marseille Itinerary

18 days in Paris & Marseille Itinerary

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Paris
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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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 28th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais, then explore the world behind art at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, and finally don't miss a visit to Pont Alexandre III. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at The Army Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

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Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around 60°F and lows are around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Marseille

— 5 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 Chateau des Baux de Provence. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms) and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, take a stroll through The Panier, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

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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, expect Marseille to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Paris

— 8 nights

City of Light

Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). Explore Paris further: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

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Getting from Marseille to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, Paris is a bit cooler than Marseille - with highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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