55 days in France & United Kingdom Itinerary

55 days in France & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva, Bus to Chamonix
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Chamonix, France
— 6 nights
Bus
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
Train
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Saint-Raphael, France
— 5 nights
Bus
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Hyeres, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
Taxi to Dol De Bretagne, Train to Paris
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Train
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train to Cheltenham Spa, Bus to Bourton-on-the-Water
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Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Bus to Cheltenham Spa, Train to Windermere
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Windermere, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights

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Chamonix, France — 6 nights

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Maison des Artistes. Get out of town with these interesting Chamonix side-trips: Fromagerie Leon Rey (in Sallanches), Annecy (Lake Annecy & La Vieille Ville) and Les Gorges du Fier (in Lovagny). And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the activities along Lac Blanc, take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, and head outdoors with Les Gorges de la Diosaz.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chamonix trip itinerary planning site.

Billund, Denmark to Chamonix is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 6 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes BOART as well as Riviera Bar Crawl & Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes) and Rue d'Antibes (in Cannes). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael, France — 5 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Your day by day itinerary now includes El Camino De Cuba as well as Base Yannick. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron), Lac de Sainte-Croix (in Aiguines) and Route des Cretes La Palud (in La Palud sur Verdon). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, learn about winemaking at Domaine Terres Destel, don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nice in August: highs in Saint-Raphael hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hyeres.
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Hyeres, France — 5 nights

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Your day by day itinerary now includes Le Patio. Venture out of the city with trips to Ile des Embiez (in Six-Fours-les-Plages), Saint-Tropez (St. Tropez Harbor, Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, &more) and Plage de Pampelonne (in Ramatuelle). There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Sentier Sous Marin, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, and explore the striking landscape at Presqu'ile de Giens.

Planning Hyeres trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and then appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Hyeres to Mont-Saint-Michel by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, train, and taxi; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hyeres in September: high temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 69°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.
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Paris, France — 6 nights

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.
The Paris Catacombs has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Cloak and Dagger Tour as well as Ballie Ballerson. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, stroll around Hyde Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our London online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bath.
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Bath, United Kingdom — 5 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Drawing Rooms. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, and admire the striking features of Wells Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.
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Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bourton-on-the-Water: Highgrove Gardens (in Tetbury), Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company, identify plant and animal life at Birdland, and explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bourton-on-the-Water trip app.

Traveling by car from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Windermere.
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Windermere, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Take a break from Windermere with a short trip to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Brockhole on Windermere, see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Windermere trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Windermere in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 5 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Whiski Rooms, Cadies & Witchery Tours and Scotch Whisky Bar. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, and get great views at Calton Hill.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by train from Windermere to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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