18 days in Paris & Marseille Itinerary

18 days in Paris & Marseille Itinerary

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Marseille
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Paris
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Paris

Paris ©

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): browse the exhibits of 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 12.5-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 travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Seine River
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Marseille

Marseille ©

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 Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Avignon (Place Crillon, Pont d'Avignon, &more), Arles (Eglise St-Trophime & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)) and Aix-en-Provence (Musee Granet, Cours Mirabeau, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, stop by The Panier, step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Marseille: highs are around 67°F and lows about 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Palais des Papes
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Paris

Paris ©

City of Light

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (Hotel de Ville, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more). See some other sides of Paris: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Fly from Marseille to Paris in 3.5 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Must see
Musee d'Orsay
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World heritage site
Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum
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