14 days in Arles, Marseille & Annecy Itinerary

14 days in Arles, Marseille & Annecy Itinerary

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Arles
— 6 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Annecy
— 2 nights

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Arles

Arles ©

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arles: Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence), Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Promenade a Cheval La Marisma & Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau) and Saint-Remy-de-Provence (Site Archeologique de Glanum & Moulin à Huile d' Olive du Calanquet). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, don't miss a visit to Aqueduc Romain de Barbegal, contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Montmajour.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Arles trip tool.

Colmar to Arles is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Colmar in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Arles. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau

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Marseille

Marseille ©

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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Savonnerie du Moulin a grain (in Salon-de-Provence), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more) and Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Cours Mirabeau, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the galleries of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, explore the world behind art at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Arles to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Marseille, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

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Annecy

Annecy ©

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame de Liesse, explore the activities along Lake Annecy, then walk around Parc Charles Bosson, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de l'Europe. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at Mysteres du Lac, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stop by Meyer le Chocolatier, then see the interesting displays at Palais de l'Ile, then don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Annecy day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Annecy takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Marseille in May; daily highs in Annecy reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville
Parasailing & Paragliding

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