19 days in Nice, Marseille & Paris Itinerary

19 days in Nice, Marseille & Paris Itinerary

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19 days in Nice, Marseille & Paris Itinerary

Start: Da Nang
Fly:  19​h
1
Nice
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Marseille
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Da Nang

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Palais Lascaris. Get some historical perspective at Lérins Islands and Vieille Ville. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Sylvabelle & Heraclee Beach), Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage) and Plage des Marines (in Cogolin). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of La Croisette, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and kick back and relax at Plage des Canebiers.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice route builder site .

Da Nang, Vietnam to Nice is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Da Nang to Nice, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Cannes, La Croix-Valmer, Scuba & Snorkeling, Plage des Marines
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

6
nights
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.
Palais des Papes and Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Carrieres des Lumieres and Musee Granet. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence), Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles) and Bandol (Sentier Littoral, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, kick back and relax at Calanque de Samena, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and head outdoors with Calanque d'En-Vau.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Marseille road trip planner .

Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Marseille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cassis, Aix-en-Provence, Bandol, Domaine Lou Capelan, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

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.
Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Le Marais and Palace of Versailles. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Montmartre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Marseille in May, with highs in Paris at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Triumphal Arch, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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