17 days in France & London Itinerary

17 days in France & London Itinerary

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Roissy-en-France, France
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Blois, France
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Tours, France
— 3 nights
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Langeais, France
— 2 nights
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Saumur, France
— 1 night
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Beauvoir, France
— 2 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 1 day
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Roissy-en-France, France

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Roissy-en-France day trip website.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Paris-Orly Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. October in Roissy-en-France sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Blois.

Things to do in Roissy-en-France

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums · Outdoors

Blois, France

Town of Art and History

Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Blois online trip maker.

Drive from Roissy-en-France to Blois in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October in Blois, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), you're off to Tours.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Tours, France

— 3 nights

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
You've now added Chateau de Chenonceau to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau Royal d'Amboise and Chateau Royal de Blois. Change things up with these side-trips from Tours: Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny), Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord) and Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (in Chaumont-sur-Loire).

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tours vacation builder tool.

Getting from Blois to Tours by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Tours can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Langeais.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Langeais, France

— 2 nights
Langeais is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Langeais driving holiday tool.

Langeais is very close to Tours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Saumur.

Things to do in Langeais

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Saumur, France

— 1 night

Pearl of Anjou

Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Forteresse royale de Chinon. On the 22nd (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Usse.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saumur online route builder.

Getting from Langeais to Saumur by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Beauvoir.

Things to do in Saumur

Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Beauvoir, France

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mont Saint-Michel as well as Mont Saint-Michel Bay. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers, then stroll through Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Beauvoir driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Saumur to Beauvoir takes 3 hours. In October in Beauvoir, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Beauvoir

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bayeux, France

— 1 day
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 Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, Normandy American Cemetery, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, appreciate the history behind Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip planner.

You can drive from Beauvoir to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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 Musee Rodin, Palace of Versailles, Eiffel Tower, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Place de la Bastille.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trip

Strasbourg, France

— 1 night

Crossroads of Europe

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. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Alsatian Museum and then take a stroll through La Petite France.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Strasbourg sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Paris to Strasbourg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. October in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Neighborhoods

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Abbey Road Studios, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take a stroll through Piccadilly Circus. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then contemplate the long history of Abbey Road Studios, and finally don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our London itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to London takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Strasbourg to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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.