19 days in Nice, Marseille & Paris Itinerary

19 days in Nice, Marseille & Paris Itinerary

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Nice
— 5 nights
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Marseille
— 6 nights
3
Paris
— 5 nights

5
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and La Croisette. Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Lérins Islands (in Cannes), Plage des Marines (in Cogolin) and La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Sylvabelle & Heraclee Beach). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Hospice, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur.

Before you visit Nice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Da Nang, Vietnam to Nice is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Da Nang to Nice. In May in Nice, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Cannes, La Croix-Valmer, Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs, Plage des Marines
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

6
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Palais des Papes and Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. Get a sense of the local culture at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Musee Granet. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Bandol (Sentier Littoral, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more), Domaine Lou Capelan (in La Cadiere d'Azur) and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, get outside with Calanque d'En-Vau, and stroll through Calanque de Samena.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Marseille day trip planning app.

Drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Marseille sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Cassis, Bandol, Aix-en-Provence, Carrieres des Lumieres, Domaine Lou Capelan
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Calanques ©
Calanques

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Triumphal Arch (in Orange) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of La Madeleine, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning site.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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