10 days in France, London & Bruges Itinerary

10 days in France, London & Bruges Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Versailles, France
Drive
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Paris, France
Train
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at The British Museum and Westminster Abbey. Explore hidden gems such as North Laine and Gustamps. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Big Ben, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the London travel itinerary planner.

Atlanta, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to London is 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Atlanta in May, with highs in London at 62°F and lows at 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee Rodin and Île de la Cité. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Les Beaux Monts in Compiegne City, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Le Marais, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

Before you visit Paris, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Versailles, France

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 9th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups and then get engrossed in the history at Galerie des Carrosses.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Versailles trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Paris to Versailles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Paris, France

City of Light

On the 9th (Thu), take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

You can drive from Versailles to Paris in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Bruges, Belgium

— 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Fri), don't miss a visit to The Markt and then stop by The Old Chocolate House.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bruges online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. May in Bruges sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Shopping
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.