21 days in United Kingdom & France Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom & France Itinerary

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21 days in United Kingdom & France Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The British Museum and National Gallery. Family-friendly places like Natural History Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read London sightseeing planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. In August, London is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Fountains Abbey. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Peasholm Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the York trip maker .

Traveling by train from London to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in York can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in York

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Scarborough, Fountains Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

1
night
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Culloden Battlefield, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Inverness day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from York to Inverness takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from York in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Inverness, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Longleat, then step into the grandiose world of Farleigh Hungerford Castle, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, then examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bath road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Bath takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Brunel's SS Great Britain, Stonehenge, Castle Combe Village, Longleat
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

3
nights
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Portsmouth ©
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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Monkey World and Bournemouth Beach. Appreciate the collections at HMS Warrior 1860 and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Venture out of the city with trips to Osborne House (in East Cowes), Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury).

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth trip builder website .

You can drive from Bath to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Corfe Castle, Monkey World, Bournemouth Beach, Osborne House
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
Monkey World ©
Monkey World

3
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Airborne Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to American Cemetery & Memorial and Pointe du Hoc. Take a break from Bayeux with a short trip to Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Omaha Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, and stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux planner .

Getting from Portsmouth to Bayeux by combination of ferry and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Memorial de Caen, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery, Airborne Museum
Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims (in Reims), Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens (in Amiens) and Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planner.

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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