20 days in United Kingdom & France Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom & France Itinerary

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Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to London
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Oxford, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Burford, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Honiton, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Ranville, France
— 2 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 4 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 Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Thames River Boats, Windsor Castle, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye and steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London travel route builder site.

Kansas City, USA to London is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Kansas City to London. In April, daytime highs in London are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oxford, United Kingdom

— 1 day

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Holy Trinity Church Headington Quarry. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Magdalen Church and then pause for some photo ops at Holy Trinity Church Headington Quarry.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Oxford journey planner.

Traveling by car from London to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Oxford sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Milton Keynes.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Milton Keynes, locally abbreviated to MK, is a large town in the Borough of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, of which it is the administrative centre. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Bletchley Park and then walk around Lodge Lake.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Milton Keynes trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Oxford to Milton Keynes by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Milton Keynes when traveling from Oxford in April, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Milton Keynes

Historic Sites · Parks

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Your day by day itinerary now includes Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Stratford-upon-Avon visit planning website.

You can drive from Milton Keynes to Stratford-upon-Avon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Stratford-upon-Avon can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Burford.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites · Nightlife

Burford, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Burford is a medieval town on the River Windrush in the Cotswold hills in West Oxfordshire, England. You've now added C. S. Lewis House to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Combe Mill, examine the collection at C. S. Lewis House, and then examine the collection at Tolsey Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Burford travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Burford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Honiton.

Things to do in Burford

Museums

Side Trips

Honiton, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Honiton is a market town and civil parish in East Devon, situated close to the River Otter, 17mi north east of Exeter in the county of Devon. For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Honiton trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Burford to Honiton by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 38°F. You'll set off for Salisbury on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Honiton

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Nightlife

Salisbury, United Kingdom

— 1 day
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Stonehenge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Salisbury tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Honiton to Salisbury by car takes about 2 hours. In April in Salisbury, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Portsmouth holiday planner.

Getting from Salisbury to Portsmouth by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Portsmouth can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. You'll set off for Ranville on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Portsmouth

Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Ranville, France

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Juno Beach. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Pegasus Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, and then stroll the grounds of Cimetières Militaires. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Juno Beach, stop by La Poterie du Mesnil de Bavent, and then contemplate the long history of Hillman Site.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ranville trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Ranville takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Portsmouth to Ranville is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Ranville are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Ranville

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Bayeux, France

— 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, Normandy American Cemetery, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, and other attractions.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bayeux holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Ranville to Bayeux takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sainte-Marie-du-Mont.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France

— 2 nights
Pointe du Hoc has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, don't miss a visit to Richard D. Winters Leadership monumen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, then head outdoors with Utah Avel Mor, then witness the site of a historic battle at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to U.S. Navy Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at World Peace Statue, see the interesting displays at Caramels d'Isigny, learn about all things military at Normandy Victory Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorial to Danish Seamen.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sainte-Marie-du-Mont day trip planning site.

Getting from Bayeux to Sainte-Marie-du-Mont by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

Things to do in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France

— 2 nights
Sainte-Mère-Église is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Batteries de Crisbecq, delve into the distant past at La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery), then snap pictures at La Fiere Bridge and Iron Mike Monument, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, and finally get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Tatihou Island, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cap Carteret, then look for gifts at La Maison du Biscuit, and finally see the interesting displays at Ferme-Musee du Cotentin.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sainte-Mere-Eglise planner.

Sainte-Mere-Eglise is very close to Sainte-Marie-du-Mont. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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.

Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Churches · Zoos
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.

Devon travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Theme Parks · Zoos
One of England’s favorite summer vacation destinations, Devon features two very different coastlines, both of which are packed with white sandy beaches known for their turquoise waters and near-perfect surfing conditions. Numerous resort towns and sheltered harbors provide lots of holiday options, many of which have retained their old-world appeal in the face of modernization and attract tourism from all over the country and across the globe. Get away from the tourist crowds by venturing deeper into the region’s countryside, which is dotted with sleepy villages and sweeping green pastures. Devon’s country inns and traditional pubs are well known for offering holidays full of hearty regional cuisine, as well as charming their guests with quintessential Devonian hospitality and good humor.

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.