5 days in Marseille, Cannes & Nice Itinerary

5 days in Marseille, Cannes & Nice Itinerary

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5 days in Marseille, Cannes & Nice Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Marseille
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cannes
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Nice
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Tokyo

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Les Terrasses du Port, look for gifts at 72% Petanque, stop by Trois Fenetres, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary app .

Paris to Marseille is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, Marseille is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Marseille

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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
72% Petanque ©
72% Petanque

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night
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take a stroll through Le Suquet, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take a stroll through La Croisette.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cannes trip planner .

You can drive from Marseille to Cannes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Cannes, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take a stroll through Avenue Jean Medecin and then see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nice online trip planner .

Nice is very close to Cannes. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Cannes in August, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Avenue Jean Medecin ©
Avenue Jean Medecin

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