13 days in Nice, Marseille & Paris Itinerary

13 days in Nice, Marseille & Paris Itinerary

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13 days in Nice, Marseille & Paris Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Nice
— 4 nights
2
Marseille
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Boston

4
nights
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.
Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Massif de l'Esterel in Agay, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary tool .

Boston, USA to Nice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Boston to Nice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Boston in August, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Massif de l'Esterel, Marineland, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port and then explore the striking landscape of Parc national des Calanques.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marseille holiday site .

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 66°F in Marseille. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palais des Papes
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Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Rouen (Gros-Horloge & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris journey planner.

You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, Paris is a bit cooler than Marseille - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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