6 days in Marseille, Cannes & Nice Itinerary

6 days in Marseille, Cannes & Nice Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur trip planner

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Marseille
— 2 nights
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Cannes
— 1 night
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Nice
— 2 nights
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Marseille

— 2 nights

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.
Visit Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cathédrale La Major for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage La Capte and Calanque de Samena. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume) and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Sollies-Pont). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Chateau d'If, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip tool.

Beirut, Lebanon to Marseille is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beirut to Marseille due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Beirut in July since evenings lows in Marseille dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Cannes

— 1 night

Festival City

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then shop like a local with La Croisette, and finally visit Le Suquet.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannes trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Cannes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Marseille in July: highs in Cannes hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Nice

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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 16th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Collegiale Saint Paul, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and then stop by Vieille Ville. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Place Massena and then enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nice day trip website.

You can drive from Cannes to Nice in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cannes in July since evenings lows in Nice dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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