58 days in United States, United Kingdom & France Itinerary

58 days in United States, United Kingdom & France Itinerary

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58 days in United States, United Kingdom & France Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  5​h
1
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
9
Bayeux, France
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Canada

5
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Change things up with a short trip to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville (about 1h 55 min away). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, see the interesting displays at Museum of Jewish Heritage, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City sightseeing site .

Montreal, Canada to New York City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. In August, New York City is a bit warmer than Montreal - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

4
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Safari West (in Santa Rosa), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). It doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. Traveling from New York City in August, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Safari West, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Royal Yacht Britannia and Scottish National Gallery. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Edinburgh in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get little chillier in Edinburgh: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

5
nights
Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Eilean Donan Castle and Glenfinnan Monument will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate West Highland Museum and Treasures of the Earth. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Fort Augustus (The Clansman Centre & Fort Augustus), Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks (in Balmacara) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, appreciate the history behind The Glencoe Massacre Monument, and explore the historical opulence of Inveraray Castle.

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You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Inveraray, Glencoe Village, Glenfinnan, Fort Augustus, Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

5
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get some cultural insight at Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection). Fort George and Culloden Battlefield will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Dornoch Cathedral (in Dornoch), RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie) and Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Inverness route planner .

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Inverness are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Aviemore, Dornoch Cathedral, Highland Folk Museum, Beauly Priory
Highlights from your plan
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

6
nights
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Roman Baths and Mechanical Music Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Stonehenge and Hailes Abbey. Venture out of the city with trips to Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury), Bath Abbey (in Bath) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, admire the natural beauty at Longleat, see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, and admire the landmark architecture of Blenheim Palace.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cheltenham tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Inverness to Cheltenham in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Inverness in August since evenings lows in Cheltenham dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to London.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bath, Gloucester, Longleat, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery and The British Museum. When in London, make a side trip to see The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden, approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds London.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Cheltenham to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Big Cat Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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.
Palace of Versailles and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Musee d'Orsay. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

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Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at American Cemetery & Memorial and Bayeux War Cemetery. Appreciate the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Memorial of Caen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise), Mont-Saint-Michel (Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre & Mont Saint-Michel) and La Roche d'Oetre (in Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), witness the site of a historic battle at Fifth Engineer Special Brigade Memorial, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip tool .

You can take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Mont-Saint-Michel, Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, Pegasus Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

5
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Lérins Islands. Let the collections at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musée Marc Chagall capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (La Croisette & Le Suquet), Musee Picasso (in Antibes) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nice road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bayeux to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bayeux in September; daily highs in Nice reach 28°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Musee du Parfum Fragonard, Saint-Paul de Vence, Musee Picasso
Highlights from your plan
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

4
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Carrieres des Lumieres. Visit Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Arenes de Nimes for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard), Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes) and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (in Marseille). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence sightseeing planner.

Getting from Nice to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Marseille, Scuba & Snorkeling, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, Arenes de Nimes, Pont du Gard
Highlights from your plan
Pont du Gard ©
Pont du Gard
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

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