38 days in La Ciotat & Marseille Itinerary

38 days in La Ciotat & Marseille Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Marseille Provence Airport, Drive to La Ciotat
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La Ciotat
— 13 nights
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Marseille
— 24 nights
Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ferry to Toronto

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La Ciotat — 13 nights

La Ciotat is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Ciotat: Port du Niel (in Giens), Hyeres (Vieille Ville, Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, &more) and Dune La Londe (in La Londe Les Maures). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at La Calanque de Figuerolles, try to win big at Casino Pleinair, make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde, and look for gifts at Le Cassetin du Diable.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the La Ciotat trip planning website.

Toronto, Canada to La Ciotat is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Toronto to La Ciotat, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in October, with highs in La Ciotat at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marseille.
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Marseille — 24 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Cannes (Casino Les Princes Cannes, La Croisette, &more), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more) and Aix-en-Provence (Fondation Vasarely, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, wander the streets of The Panier, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary planner.

Drive from La Ciotat to Marseille in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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