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 26th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fondation Claude Monet, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then see the interesting displays at Atelier des Lumieres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Place de la Concorde, snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III, then admire the masterpieces at Musee De Cluny, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

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Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in April, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 60°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Parks · Museums · Tours · Nature

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Marseille

— 7 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 a sense of the local culture at Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Avignon (Place Crillon & Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms), Arles (Eglise St-Trophime & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)) and Aix-en-Provence (Musee Granet, Cours Mirabeau, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques.

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Getting from Paris to Marseille by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Paris

— 6 nights

City of Light

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (Hotel de Ville, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more). See some other sides of Paris: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

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Fly from Marseille to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Marseille in May, with highs in Paris at 64°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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