23 days in Nice, Marseille & Cassis Itinerary

23 days in Nice, Marseille & Cassis Itinerary

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Nice
— 2 nights
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Marseille
— 2 nights
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Cassis
— 2 nights
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Marseille
— 2 nights
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Nice
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Nice — 2 nights

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.
On the 27th (Wed), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, then admire the masterpieces at Massena Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bellet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up some local products at Marche Forville, then head off the coast to Île Sainte-Marguerite, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Juan les Pins Main Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary maker site.

If you are flying in from Norway, the closest major aiports are Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Marseille Provence Airport and Bastia-Poretta Airport. In July in Nice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Marseille.
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Marseille — 2 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip app.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Nice in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cassis.
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Cassis — 2 nights

Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. On the 31st (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along Port de Cassis, see majestic marine mammals with Atlantide, and then head off the coast to Ile des Embiez. On your second day here, stroll around Parc du Mugel, cruise along Route des Cretes, and then get a dose of the wild on Trolib.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cassis road trip planning website.

Getting from Marseille to Cassis by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally visit The Panier. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, then don't miss a visit to Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille sightseeing planner.

Drive from Cassis to Marseille in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nice.
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Nice — 14 nights

Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Cannes (Lérins Islands, Rue d'Antibes, &more), Aqualand Frejus (in Frejus) and TakSea (in Saint-Raphael). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Enjoy Nice some more: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Nice trip planning website.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Marseille in August: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C.
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