47 days in United Kingdom, France & Spain Itinerary

47 days in United Kingdom, France & Spain Itinerary

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47 days in United Kingdom, France & Spain Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  27​h
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
6
Bayeux, France
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
9
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
10
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
11
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Nice, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Lindisfarne Priory and Bamburgh Castle. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and Royal Yacht Britannia. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see The Alnwick Garden in Alnwick, approximately 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online holiday planner .

Sydney, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lindisfarne Priory, Bamburgh Castle, The Alnwick Garden, The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

4
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens and Fused and Light. Visit Eilean Donan Castle and Urquhart Castle for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Cromarty Courthouse (in Cromarty), Tarbat Ness Lighthouse (in Portmahomack) and Nigg Old Church (in Nigg). Next up on the itinerary: witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, take in the pleasant sights at St Ninians Church, examine the collection at Clan Macpherson Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Inverness trip planner .

Drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Inverness sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Newtonmore, Drumnadrochit, Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks, Nigg Old Church, Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

4
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Blenheim Palace and Bath Abbey. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and The Roman Baths are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: St Fagans National Museum of History (in Cardiff), Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol) and Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Stonehenge and see the interesting displays at Bugatti Trust Visitor Center.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bath visit planner .

Fly from Inverness to Bath in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Bugatti Trust Visitor Center, Blenheim Palace, St Fagans National Museum of History
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St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace

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.
Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate The British Museum and Natural History Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

Plan trip to London with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

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

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arc de Triomphe and Montmartre. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

Plan trip to Paris with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Normandy American Cemetery and Airborne Museum. You'll explore and learn at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), German War Cemetery Marigny (in Marigny) and Pointe du Grouin (in Cancale). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux online travel planner .

Take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Bayeux sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

German War Cemetery Marigny, Airborne Museum, Memorial de Caen, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc
Highlights from your plan
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Step off the beaten path and head to Albayzin and Fundación Cueva de Nerja. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Camarin de la Virgen del Rosario, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and contemplate the long history of Archive Saint John of God Museum.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Bayeux to Granada in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in April, things will get a bit warmer in Granada: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada

2
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 11th (Sat), examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, admire the masterpieces at Colección del Museo Ruso, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, then get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, and finally steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, then stroll around Parque De La Paloma, and then wander the streets of Marbella Old Town.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Malaga road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Malaga, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Marbella Old Town, Parque De La Paloma
Highlights from your plan
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

3
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza de España and Royal Alcázar of Seville. Do some cultural sightseeing at Barrio Santa Cruz and Basilica de la Macarena. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, admire the landmark architecture of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seville route planning website .

Getting from Malaga to Seville by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. April in Seville sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Catedral Primada. Appreciate the collections at Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Venture out of the city with trips to Avila (Cathedral of Avila & The Walls of Avila), Church of Santo Tomé (in Toledo) and Segovia (Acueduct of Segovia, Alcazar of Segovia, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cerralbo, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and take an in-depth tour of Lope de Vega Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Madrid trip planner .

Getting from Seville to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seville in April since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Segovia, Toledo, Avila
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Museum-lovers will get to explore Parc de Montjuic and Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares). Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Girona to see Girona Cathedral (Catedral) about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: walk around Parc Guell, explore the historical opulence of Montjuic Castle, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona route planner .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

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.
Visit Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Palais Lascaris for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: La Maison du Portal (in Levens), Coaraze (Ruines de Rocca Sparviera & Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste) and Utelle (La Madone d'Utelle & Église Saint Veran). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Peace Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, and explore the historical opulence of Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Nice holiday maker .

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Coaraze, Utelle, Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, La Maison du Portal
Highlights from your plan

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