29 days in United Kingdom, France & Bruges Itinerary

29 days in United Kingdom, France & Bruges Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train
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Chester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lille, France
— 2 nights
Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Bath
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Fly to Guernsey, Bus to Guernsey Town Terminus, Ferry to Saint-Malo
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Saint-Malo, France
— 1 night
Drive to Dinard-Pleurtuit-Saint-Malo Airport, Fly to Christchurch

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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the London road trip planning site.

Christchurch, New Zealand to London is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Christchurch to London, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Christchurch in August, things will get somewhat warmer in London: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Milton Keynes.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Milton Keynes, locally abbreviated to MK, is a large town in the Borough of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, of which it is the administrative centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milton Keynes: Cotswold Falconry Centre (in Moreton-in-Marsh), Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Abbotts View AlpacasAbbotts View Farm, explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle, experience rural life at Catanger Llamas, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Mill Garden.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Milton Keynes trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from London to Milton Keynes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Chester.

Things to do in Milton Keynes

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Chester, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. Explore Chester's surroundings by going to Northwich (Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre & Vale Royal Falconry Centre), Great Orme (in Llandudno) and Bodnant Garden (in Tal-y-Cafn). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chester Cathedral, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chester Zoo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chester journey app.

You can take a train from Milton Keynes to Chester in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Milton Keynes in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Chester, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Chester

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 12th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then steep yourself in history at Mendips - John Lennon Home, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

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Getting from Chester to Liverpool by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Liverpool sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Liverpool

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle upon Tyne side-trips: York (York Maze & York Minster) and Durham (Hall Hill Farm, Lindisfarne Gospels, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Derwentwater, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Falconry, stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, and visit Fury Events.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Newcastle upon Tyne visit planning tool.

You can drive from Liverpool to Newcastle upon Tyne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Newcastle upon Tyne are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly to Bruges.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Bruges is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Markt, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges holiday tool.

You can fly from Newcastle upon Tyne to Bruges in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lille.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Lille, France

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
On the 20th (Fri), examine the collection at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, admire the landmark architecture of Chambre de Commerce, then make a trip to Grande Place, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Etienne, and finally admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lille holiday planning app.

Drive from Bruges to Lille in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 21st (Sat), you're off to Bath.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Historic Sites

Bath, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Sudeley Castle (in Winchcombe), Octavia's Bookshop (in Cirencester) and Cheltenham (Walks With Hawks & Battledown Brewery). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, and admire the striking features of Chavenage House.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lille to Bath in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Lille to Bath, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Malo, France

— 1 night
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Roseraie Sainte-Anne, stroll through Plage de Bon-Secours, then expand your understanding of the military at Fort La Reine, then make a trip to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, and finally get a dose of the wild on Sensations Littoral. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bath to Saint-Malo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Malo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.

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.