8 days in Aix-en-Provence & Marseille Itinerary

8 days in Aix-en-Provence & Marseille Itinerary

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8 days in Aix-en-Provence & Marseille Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  15 h
1
Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
Bus:  30 min
2
Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Pittsburgh

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore Aix-en-Provence's surroundings by going to Rocher de Vitrolles (in Vitrolles), Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). Dedicate the 19th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, explore the world behind art at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and admire the landmark architecture of Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence day trip website .

Pittsburgh, USA to Aix-en-Provence is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Aix-en-Provence, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Rocher de Vitrolles, Carrieres des Lumieres, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

3
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.
Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Parc national des Calanques. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vallon des Auffes, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Calanque de Samena.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille attractions planning app .

Marseille is just a short distance from Aix-en-Provence. In July, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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
Calanques ©
Calanques

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