22 days in France & London Itinerary

22 days in France & London Itinerary

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22 days in France & London Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Rouen, France
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + train:  7​h 30​min
3
Lourdes, France
— 4 nights
train:  6​h 30​min
4
Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, France
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Army Museum and Fondation Louis Vuitton. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, make a trip to Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise, and stroll through Ile Saint-Louis.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Paris. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for cooler days in Paris, with highs around 12°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Army Museum ©
The Army Museum
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Rue du Gros-Horloge. You'll explore and learn at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Rouen. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, look for gifts at Fayencerie Augy, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Monumental, and examine the collection at Musee des Antiquites.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rouen road trip site .

You can take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. November in Rouen sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lourdes.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Gros-Horloge ©
Gros-Horloge

4
nights
Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grotte de Massabielle and Chateau Fort of Lourdes. Museum-lovers will appreciate Castle Fort Pyrenean Museum and Musee Sainte-Bernadette. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, get to know the fascinating history of Maison Paternelle De Sainte Bernadette, see the interesting displays at Musee du Gemmail, and pause for some serene contemplation at Crypte de la Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception..

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lourdes day trip website .

You can take a train from Rouen to Lourdes in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Chateau Fort of Lourdes ©
Chateau Fort of Lourdes
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©

4
nights
Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, France

Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume ©
Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It lies 40km east of Aix-en-Provence, in the westernmost point of Var département. Get some cultural insight at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and Chapelle des Templiers. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de La Verdiere and Monastery of St. Joseph Font Bessillon. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume side-trips: Vallon des Carmes (in Barjols) and Musee des Faiences de Varages (in Varages). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee des Gueules Rouges, do a tasting at Domaine de Saint Jean le Vieux, sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie des Sortileges, and contemplate the long history of Chateau de Valbelle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume trip planning website .

Drive from Lourdes to Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lourdes in November since evenings lows in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume

Historic Sites Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Tourves, Monastery of St. Joseph Font Bessillon, Chateau de La Verdiere, Chapelle des Templiers, Les Ecuries du Mas Di Gau
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of St. Joseph Font Bessillon ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Chateau de La Verdiere ©
Chateau de La Verdiere

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Wallace Collection, and finally explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of London, and then explore the world behind art at Bankside Gallery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for London using our trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume to London. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume to London. Traveling from Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume in November, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around 13°C and lows about 5°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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