17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Tours-Val-de-Loire Airport, Drive to Saumur
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Saumur, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blois, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Versailles, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Saumur, France

— 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Château de l'Islette, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, then delve into the distant past at Chapelle Sainte Radegonde, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau du Petit Thouars. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Caves Louis de Grenelle, then see the interesting displays at Pierre et Lumiere, then have fun and explore at Le Cadre Noir, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee des Blindes.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saumur road trip website.

Washington, USA to Saumur is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington to Saumur, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in August, things will get a bit cooler in Saumur: highs are around 76°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Blois.

Things to do in Saumur

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Blois, France

— 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Chambord and Chateau de Cheverny. Explore hidden gems such as Chateau Royal d'Amboise and Mairie. Step out of Blois to go to Amboise and see Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, contemplate the long history of Chateau Royal de Blois, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, and do a tasting at Domaine Le Portail.

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You can drive from Saumur to Blois in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. August in Blois sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Versailles.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Versailles, France

— 2 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 11th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of The Hall of Mirrors, then admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles, and then make a trip to France Miniature. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Anet, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Diane de Poitiers.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Versailles trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Blois to Versailles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Versailles sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and The Army Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and make a trip to Champs-Elysees.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris day trip site.

Traveling by car from Versailles to Paris takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

London, United Kingdom

— 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at Buckingham Palace and Westminster Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at The British Museum and Westminster. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Lord's Cricket Ground, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the London trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for little chillier days in London, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks