35 days in France, London & Bruges Itinerary

35 days in France, London & Bruges Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
4
Colleville-sur-Mer, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Etretat, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Tours, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Rouen, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Reims, France
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
9
Epernay, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
10
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
11
Annecy, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h
12
Verzenay, France
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
13
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
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London, United Kingdom

London ©
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 Churchill War Rooms as well as Canterbury Guided Tours. Popular historic sites such as Tower of London and Houses of Parliament are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, wander the streets of Piccadilly Circus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our London route site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Canterbury Guided Tours
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Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

4
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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.
You've added The Paris Catacombs, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Luxembourg Gardens, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Sainte-Chapelle. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes First Normandy Battlefield Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bayeux War Cemetery and Cathedrale Notre-Dame. There's still lots to do: take in the history at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, brush up on your military savvy at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, and view the masterpieces at Normandie Savoir-Faire.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Bayeux are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Remains Mulberry Harbour
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery
Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours ©
Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours

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nights
Colleville-sur-Mer, France

Colleville-sur-Mer ©
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally learn about all things military at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, then witness the site of a historic battle at Maisy Battery, then learn about all things military at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and finally take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Colleville-sur-Mer online trip itinerary planner.

Colleville-sur-Mer is very close to Bayeux. In April in Colleville-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Pointe du Hoc, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Maisy Battery, Airborne Museum
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Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

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nights
Etretat, France

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins d'Etretat, head outdoors with Cote d'Albatre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Falaises d'Etretat, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Cap Fagnet, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite).

Make your Etretat itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Colleville-sur-Mer to Etretat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tours.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fecamp
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) ©
Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite)
Porte d’Aval ©
Porte d’Aval

2
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Tours, France

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chateau de Villandry, Chateau de Langeais and Chateau Royal d'Amboise. On the 27th (Tue), admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chateau de Villandry, then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Langeais, and finally see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Chateau Gaudrelle, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and then learn about winemaking at Domaine Huet.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tours online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Tours takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Tours are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Villandry, Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Langeais, Chateau Gaudrelle
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Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

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Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 29th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, contemplate the long history of Gros-Horloge, then make a trip to Parlement de Normandie, then admire the striking features of Hotel de Bourgtheroulde, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Maclou's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Caresse de Tigre, then contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Jumieges, then delve into the lush surroundings at Roumare Forest, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rouen trip planning tool.

You can drive from Tours to Rouen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Reims.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Abbaye de Jumieges, Caresse de Tigre
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Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou ©
Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Abbaye de Jumieges
Abbaye de Jumieges

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nights
Reims, France

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Maison Mumm as well as La Vigne du Roy Champagne Day Tours. Get some historical perspective at Palais du Tau and Basilique Saint-Remi. The adventure continues: do a tasting at WineBubbles, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, play a few rounds at Ugolf Reims-Bezannes, and see the interesting displays at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Reims trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rouen to Reims by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Reims are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Epernay.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wafflart Briet Champagne
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La Maison Mumm ©
La Maison Mumm
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau
Ugolf Reims-Bezannes ©
Ugolf Reims-Bezannes

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Epernay, France

Epernay ©
Best known for its Champagne production, Épernay is a small town featuring several famous brands, including Moët & Chandon, that have been aged in the miles of tunneled cellars carved from chalk rock beneath the town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Champagne Perrier-Jouet, Billecart-Salmon and Champagne J. De Telmont. Step out of Epernay to go to Rouvres-les-vignes and see Champagne Claude Perrard, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Paul-Etienne Saint Germain, look for gifts at Champagne Janisson Baradon et Fils, and make a trip to Avenue de Champagne.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Epernay travel itinerary planner.

Epernay is very close to Reims. May in Epernay sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Epernay

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Champagne J. De Telmont, Billecart-Salmon, Champagne Claude Perrard
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Champagne Perrier-Jouet ©
Champagne Perrier-Jouet
Paul-Etienne Saint Germain ©
Paul-Etienne Saint Germain
Champagne Domi ©
Champagne Domi

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Barrage Vauban, then stop by La Petite France, then get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, then stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie, and then admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Strasbourg.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg driving holiday planner.

Getting from Epernay to Strasbourg by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Annecy.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg ©
Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg

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Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Visiting Lake Annecy and Les Gorges du Fier will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ville Ancienne and Musee Chateau. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at La Tournette, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, and don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Annecy trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Strasbourg to Annecy by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. May in Annecy sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 46°F at night. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Verzenay.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ville Ancienne, Les Gorges du Fier
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Semnoz ©
Semnoz
La Tournette ©
La Tournette
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy

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Verzenay, France

Verzenay ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Foret Domaniale de Verzy, then head outdoors with Les Faux de Verzy, and then visit a coastal fixture at Le Phare de Vezernay.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Verzenay online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Annecy to Verzenay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Verzenay can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Verzenay

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Verzy
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Les Faux de Verzy ©
Les Faux de Verzy
Foret Domaniale de Verzy ©
Foret Domaniale de Verzy
Le Phare de Vezernay ©
Le Phare de Vezernay

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gravensteen, Legends Free Walking Tours and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Jacobskerk, step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, look for gifts at Bookz & Booze, then contemplate the long history of Brugse Vrije, and finally gain insight with Legends Free Walking Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally steep yourself in history at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bruges tour planner.

Traveling by car from Verzenay to Bruges takes 3.5 hours. May in Bruges sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Ghent
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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