14 days in Paris, Nice & Marseille Itinerary

14 days in Paris, Nice & Marseille Itinerary

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14 days in Paris, Nice & Marseille Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nice
— 3 nights
3
Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Paris
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  12​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

4
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take a stroll through Le Marais, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in April; daily highs in Paris reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Nice

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lérins Islands and Vieille Ville. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Saint-Paul de Vence in St-Paul-de-Vence--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lérins Islands, Saint-Paul de Vence, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

3
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Let the collections at Musee Granet and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations capture your imagination. Do your shopping at 72% Petanque and Galerie Alexis Pentcheff. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer), Cours Mirabeau (in Aix-en-Provence) and Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue (in Arles). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and take a stroll through The Panier.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marseille visit planner .

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, Calanques, Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©

1
night
Paris

Paris ©
On the 11th (Sat), wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, wander the streets of Canal Saint-Martin, stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise, then admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and finally head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, Paris is little chillier than Marseille - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Saint Germain des Pres Quarter ©
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter
Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise ©
Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise

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