9 days in France & Genoa Itinerary

9 days in France & Genoa Itinerary

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9 days in France & Genoa Itinerary

Start: Bucharest, Romania
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  8​h
1
Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Toulon, France
— 1 day
Bus:  1​h
4
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Bucharest, Romania

3
nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Popular historic sites such as Abbazia di San Fruttuoso and Budello di Alassio are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as La Bollente and Centro Storico di Albenga. Explore Genoa's surroundings by going to Biking Trails Levanto - Framura (in Levanto) and Castello Brown (in Portofino). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Museo di Palazzo Reale and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Genoa trip builder.

Bucharest, Romania to Genoa is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Bucharest in June, plan for little chillier days in Genoa, with highs around 28°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, Budello di Alassio, La Bollente, Centro Storico di Albenga, Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura
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Abbazia di San Fruttuoso ©
Abbazia di San Fruttuoso
Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Fort Saint-Jean, get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes, and then contemplate the long history of Palais Longchamp.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marseille vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Genoa, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Toulon.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites
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Vallon des Auffes ©
Vallon des Auffes
Palais Longchamp ©
Palais Longchamp

1
day
Toulon, France

Toulon ©
Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Rade de Toulon, then admire all the interesting features of Stade Mayol, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Toulon trip generator.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Toulon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Toulon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Toulon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vieille Ville
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Rade de Toulon ©
Rade de Toulon
Stade Mayol ©
Stade Mayol

4
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get some historical perspective at Salin d'Aigues-Mortes and Site Archeologique de Glanum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vieil Aix and Theatre Antique. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aix-en-Provence: Musee Departemental Arles Antique (in Arles), Paroisse Saintes Maries de la Mer (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Gordes (Village des Bories & Senanque Abbey). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Caumont Centre d'Art, learn about winemaking at Domaine de Marie - Caveau Luberon/Provence, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and admire the landmark architecture of Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence trip generator.

You can drive from Toulon to Aix-en-Provence in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Arles, Gordes, Site Archeologique de Glanum, Domaine de Marie - Caveau Luberon/Provence, Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée
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Salin d'Aigues-Mortes ©
Salin d'Aigues-Mortes
Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence ©
Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence
Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum

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