58 days in Marseille, Zagreb & Athens Itinerary

58 days in Marseille, Zagreb & Athens Itinerary

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58 days in Marseille, Zagreb & Athens Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
train:  3​h 30​min
1
Marseille, France
— 17 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Zagreb, Croatia
— 26 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 12 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Paris, France

17
nights
Marseille, France

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.
Get some cultural insight at Abbey of Thoronet and Musee 1900. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Bonporteau and St. Croix Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence), Aix-en-Provence (Granet Museum & La Confiserie du Roy René) and Arles (Abbaye de Montmajour, Eglise St-Trophime, & more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Espiguette Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Forcalquier, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner .

Paris to Marseille is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get a bit warmer in Marseille: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Grimaud, Cavalaire-Sur-Mer, Hyeres
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Palais Longchamp ©
Palais Longchamp
Abbey of Thoronet ©
Abbey of Thoronet
Scuba & Snorkeling

26
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park and Krapina Neanderthal Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Plitvice Lakes National Park (Mali Buk, Sastavci, & more), Plitvica (The Upper Lakes, Veliki Prstavac, & more) and the Old Town (in Sisak). Spend the 28th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, explore the historical opulence of Old Castle (Stari Grad), explore the world behind art at Museum of Arts and Crafts, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rastoke.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb day trip planning website .

Getting from Marseille to Zagreb by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in August, expect Zagreb to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Varazdin, Samobor, Mrežnica, Rastoke
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Lower Town
Lower Town
Rastoke ©
Rastoke
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)

12
nights
Athens, Greece

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Poseidon and Archaeological Museum of Piraeus. You'll get in some beach time at Vouliagmeni Beach and Marathon Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Glyfada (Sea Turtle Rescue Centre & Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Metropolitan Church), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Lagonisi) and Vouliagmeni (Spas & Wellness & Akti Vouliagmenis). Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Dasoktima Tatoiou. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Schinias Beach, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Vravrona, delve into the distant past at Temple of Artemis, and do a tasting at Papagiannakos Winery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Athens, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zagreb in August, with highs in Athens at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Piraeus, Kifissia, Marathon, Glyfada, Vravrona
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Benaki Museum ©
Benaki Museum
Museum of Cycladic Art ©
Museum of Cycladic Art

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