28 days in England & France Itinerary

28 days in England & France Itinerary

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28 days in England & France Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  27​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Horsham, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Coniston, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Chalons-en-Champagne, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Chamonix, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Nice, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

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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 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read London online sightseeing planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to London is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in August, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Horsham.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

6
nights
Horsham, United Kingdom

Horsham ©
Horsham is a market town on the upper reaches of the River Arun on the fringe of the Weald in West Sussex, England. Get some historical perspective at St. Mary’s Church and Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Chesworth Farm, have some family-friendly fun at High Places, stroll through Horsham Park, and sample the tasty concoctions at Firebird Brewing Company.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Horsham travel planner.

Traveling by car from London to Horsham takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Horsham

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Horsham Park ©
Horsham Park
St. Mary’s Church ©
St. Mary’s Church
Downs Link ©
Downs Link

1
night
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 23rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, take an in-depth tour of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, then explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, then admire the striking features of Bath Abbey, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at American Museum & Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Farleigh Hungerford Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Manvers Street Baptist Church.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bath online journey planner .

Getting from Horsham to Bath by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coniston.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Farleigh Hungerford Castle ©
Farleigh Hungerford Castle

1
night
Coniston, United Kingdom

Coniston ©
Coniston is a village and civil parish in the Furness region of Cumbria, England. On the 25th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Ruskin Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Coniston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bath to Coniston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in Coniston

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ruskin Museum ©
Ruskin Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris itinerary app .

Drive from Coniston to Paris in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Coniston to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chalons-en-Champagne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
Chalons-en-Champagne, France

Chalons-en-Champagne ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame-en-Vaux, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Alpin, do a tasting at Champagne De Castellane, then do a tasting at Mercier, and finally make a trip to Avenue de Champagne. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Champagne Barnaut, do a tasting at Moet et Chandon Champagne Cellars, learn about winemaking at Paul-Etienne Saint Germain, then visit a coastal fixture at Le Phare de Vezernay, then take an in-depth tour of Marne 14-18, Centre d'Interpretation de Suippes, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue de Jean Talon.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chalons-en-Champagne trip builder website .

You can drive from Paris to Chalons-en-Champagne in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Chalons-en-Champagne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Chalons-en-Champagne

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Epernay, Le Phare de Vezernay, Marne 14-18, Centre D'interpretation De Suippes, Champagne Barnaut
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame-en-Vaux ©
Notre-Dame-en-Vaux
Paul-Etienne Saint Germain ©
Paul-Etienne Saint Germain
Avenue de Champagne ©
Avenue de Champagne

4
nights
Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Eglise Saint Michel and Chamonix Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Crystal Museum and Le Musee Alpin. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, explore the activities along Lac Blanc, take in panoramic vistas at Step Into the Void, and fly down the slopes at Brevent Cable Car.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chamonix visit planning site .

Drive from Chalons-en-Champagne to Chamonix in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Eglise Saint Michel ©
Eglise Saint Michel
Chamonix Cemetery ©
Chamonix Cemetery

7
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Castel Plage and Florida Beach. Get some cultural insight at Vieille Ville and Palais Lascaris. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach, see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse, stroll through Blue Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Nice online route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Chamonix to Nice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planning tool .

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nice in September; daily highs in Paris reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

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