37 days in England, Monaco & France Itinerary

37 days in England, Monaco & France Itinerary

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37 days in England, Monaco & France Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
2
York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Bath, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
5
Nice, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Marseille, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

6
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London trip planner.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to London is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Playa del Carmen in December, with highs in London at 11°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Digley Reservoir (in Holme), Kendal (Live For Today Kendal Activity Centre, Kendal Parish Church, & more) and Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford). Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Lake District National Park Guided Walks. There's lots more to do: get your game on at Yorkshire Activity Centre, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland, and pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the York trip builder app .

Traveling by train from London to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in York can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in York

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kendal, Lake District National Park Guided Walks, Digley Reservoir, Ladybower Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Yorkshire Activity Centre ©
Yorkshire Activity Centre
Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir

5
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury), Lady’s Wood Shooting School (in Chipping Sodbury) and South Cerney (The Butts Farm Rare Breeds, Farm Shop and Tea Room & WMSki). There's much more to do: get outside with The Cotswold Range, have fun at Cotswold Clay Club, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bath holiday builder tool .

You can drive from York to Bath in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Bath

Fun & Games Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cirencester, Cheltenham, South Cerney, Feldon Valley, Cotswolds, Malmesbury Market Cross
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

3
nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Monte-Carlo is known for museums, casinos, historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo road trip planning site .

Getting from Bath to Monte-Carlo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bath to Monte-Carlo is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Monte-Carlo can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Larvotto Beach ©
Larvotto Beach
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Saint Dalmas Le Selvage (in Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage), Presbytère (in Puget Theniers) and Cannes (Lérins Islands & Galerie1414). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary tool .

Nice is just a stone's throw from Monte-Carlo. January in Nice sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Frejus, Cannes, Antibes, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Presbytère
Highlights from your plan
Saint Dalmas Le Selvage ©
Saint Dalmas Le Selvage
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Marseille, France

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Six-Fours-les-Plages (Room Escape Games & Laser Game Evolution Toulon), Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales (in Bandol) and La Valette-du-Var (Pirates Aventures & Virtual Room Toulon). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Palais des Papes, take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, get your game on at Speedkart, and head outdoors with Cape Canaille.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Marseille road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Marseille are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Fun & Games Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avignon, La Valette-du-Var, Hyeres, Six-Fours-les-Plages, Route des Cretes
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Laser Game Evolution Toulon ©
Laser Game Evolution Toulon
Cape Canaille ©
Cape Canaille

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planner.

You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in January, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
The Live Thriller ©
The Live Thriller

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