15 days in Marseille, Aix-en-Provence & Dijon Itinerary

15 days in Marseille, Aix-en-Provence & Dijon Itinerary

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Marseille
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Aix-en-Provence
— 5 nights
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Marseille

— 5 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & La Calanque de Figuerolles), Bandol (Ile de Bendor, Atlantide, &more) and Trolib (in Cassis). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If, explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, and take a stroll through The Panier.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Marseille day trip planner.

Antwerp, Belgium to Marseille is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Antwerp in July, expect Marseille to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence

— 5 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Venture out of the city with trips to Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze (in Eze), Marineland (in Antibes) and Nice (Place Massena & Colline du Chateau overlook). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, don't miss a visit to Librairie Le Blason, see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence road trip website.

You can drive from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dijon.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dijon

— 4 nights

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Explore Dijon's surroundings by going to Nigloland, Parc D'Attractions & Hotel (in Dolancourt), Beaune (Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu & Athenaeum) and La Citadelle de Besancon (in Besancon). Dedicate the 12th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, don't miss a visit to Rue Des Forges, admire the natural beauty at Abbaye de Fontenay, and admire the local landmark of Jardin Darcy.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dijon trip planner.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Dijon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, Dijon is little chillier than Aix-en-Provence - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C.

Things to do in Dijon

Tours · Wineries · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips