7 days in Marseille & Paris Itinerary

7 days in Marseille & Paris Itinerary

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7 days in Marseille & Paris Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Marseille
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais des Papes and Domaine CROIX ROUSSE. Musee Granet and Chateau de la Clapiere will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Domaine Sainte Marie (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Marseille is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get little chillier in Marseille: highs are around 56°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Domaine CROIX ROUSSE, Chateau de la Clapiere, Palais des Papes, Domaine Sainte Marie
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Domaine CROIX ROUSSE ©
Domaine CROIX ROUSSE

3
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.
Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor plenty of shopping. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in December, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (47°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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