23 days in Paris, Marseille & Milan Itinerary

23 days in Paris, Marseille & Milan Itinerary

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23 days in Paris, Marseille & Milan Itinerary

Start: Hanoi, Vietnam
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Hanoi, Vietnam

9
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor some retail therapy. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hanoi to Paris. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Fondation Claude Monet, Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to L'Avenue 83 or Centre Commercial Grand Var. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Le Cassetin du Diable (in La Ciotat), Daskalides Chocolatier (in La Londe Les Maures) and Couleurs d'enfance (in Hyeres). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Marche sur Bormes les Mimosas, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and stop by Le Caviste de Maussane.

Before you visit Marseille, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in August, with highs in Marseille at 35°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Marseille

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trips

La Valette-du-Var, Couleurs d'enfance, Le Cassetin du Diable, Calanques, Marche sur Bormes les Mimosas
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L'Avenue 83 ©
L'Avenue 83
Le Caviste de Maussane ©
Le Caviste de Maussane
Centre Commercial Grand Var ©
Centre Commercial Grand Var

6
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Micromercato Moltrasiofor plenty of shopping. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina), Turati Centro Nautico Lario (in Argegno) and Walking tours (in Florence). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, don't miss a visit to Santuario Del Ghisallo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and see the interesting displays at Castello Sforzesco.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Villa del Balbianello, Walking tours, Micromercato Moltrasio, Turati Centro Nautico Lario, Santuario Del Ghisallo
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Micromercato Moltrasio ©
Micromercato Moltrasio

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): look for gifts at Baron Rouge (Le), see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie, and then don't miss a visit to Pont Alexandre III.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris planning site .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Milan to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in August; daily highs in Paris reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Shopping
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Musee de l'Orangerie ©
Musee de l'Orangerie
Baron Rouge (Le) ©
Baron Rouge (Le)
Berthillon ©
Berthillon

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