5 days in Aix-en-Provence & Marseille Itinerary

5 days in Aix-en-Provence & Marseille Itinerary

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5 days in Aix-en-Provence & Marseille Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly + Drive:  19 h 30 min
1
Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
2
Marseille
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Norfolk

1
night
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 18th (Thu), admire the striking features of Hotel de Chateaurenard, get to know the fascinating history of Vieil Aix, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence, take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, examine the collection at Musee Granet, then examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely, and finally admire the striking features of Le Tour de l'Horloge.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary planning site .

Norfolk, USA to Aix-en-Provence is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Norfolk to Aix-en-Provence due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Norfolk in July, Aix-en-Provence is little chillier at night with lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Carrieres des Lumieres
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

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 20th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Calanque de Samena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille vacation planning site .

Marseille is very close to Aix-en-Provence. In July, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Calanques
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

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