14 days in Paris, Nice & Marseille Itinerary

14 days in Paris, Nice & Marseille Itinerary

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1
Paris
— 4 nights
2
Nice
— 3 nights
3
Marseille
— 3 nights
4
Paris
— 1 night

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.
Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, appreciate the extensive heritage of Latin Quarter, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday planner.

Mumbai, India to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Paris, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in April, things will get colder in Paris: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musée Marc Chagall. Vieille Ville and Lérins Islands will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Saint-Paul de Vence in St-Paul-de-Vence (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Nice. 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
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee Granet and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cathédrale La Major. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to 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). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, view the masterpieces at Galerie Alexis Pentcheff, stop by The Panier, and stop by 72% Petanque.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille road trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow 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, Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, Calanques
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

1
night
Paris

Paris ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, wander the streets of Canal Saint-Martin, stroll the grounds of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online visit planner.

Fly from Marseille to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Marseille in May, with highs in Paris at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish 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
Pere-Lachaise Cemetery ©
Pere-Lachaise Cemetery

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