17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Bayeux
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Bayeux, France
Drive
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Clisson, France
— 4 nights
Drive to Nantes Atlantique Airport, Fly to Paris
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, make a trip to Tower Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Old & New Photography. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, then don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

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Charlotte, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Charlotte to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in June, expect nights in London to be slightly colder, around 52°F, while days are cooler, around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Bayeux, France

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Reporters Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then don't miss a visit to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, and finally view the masterpieces at Normandie Savoir-Faire.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bayeux driving holiday planner.

Getting from London to Bayeux by combination of car and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bayeux. In June in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Clisson.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Clisson, France

— 4 nights
Clisson, is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique département in Pays de la Loire in western France.It is situated at the confluence of the Sèvre Nantaise and the Moine 17mi southeast of Nantes (reachable by rail).The town and the celebrated family of Clisson, the most famous members are Olivier IV de Clisson and Jeanne de Clisson, take their name from their stronghold. Venture out of the city with trips to Les Lucs-sur-Boulogne (Historial of Vendee & Chapelle du Petit-Luc). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Cite Medievale, take in nature's colorful creations at Logis de la Chabotterie, delve into the distant past at Chateau de Clisson, and make a trip to Les Halles.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Clisson trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Clisson takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Clisson can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Clisson

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris road trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Clisson to Paris. In June, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, admire the striking features of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally examine the collection at Atomium. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brussels driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Brussels hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam road trip tool.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Normandy travel guide

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Monuments · Landmarks · History Museums
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.