16 days in France, United Kingdom & Bruges Itinerary

16 days in France, United Kingdom & Bruges Itinerary

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Fly to Dinard-Pleurtuit-Saint-Malo Airport, Drive to Saint-Malo
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Saint-Malo, France
— 2 nights
Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Lille
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Lille, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Drive to Calais-Fréthun, Train to Folkestone, Drive to London
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Saint-Malo, France

— 2 nights
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): walk around Malouiniere de la Ville-Bague and then make a trip to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours and then appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo trip planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Saint-Malo is an approximately 40.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Christchurch to Saint-Malo, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Christchurch in June, things will get a bit warmer in Saint-Malo: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lille.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Baths

Side Trips

Lille, France

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Saint-Malo to Lille takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Lille can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lille to Bruges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 1 night

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

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Traveling by combination of car and train from Bruges to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bruges to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in London sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

Bath, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Wells (St Cuthbert's parish Church, Wells Cathedral, &more), Highgrove Gardens (in Tetbury) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Winchester Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bath online route maker.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

On the 29th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and finally ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, then admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and finally stroll around Hyde Park.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our London holiday planner.

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

France travel guide

4.3
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.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.