12 days in France, London & Bruges Itinerary

12 days in France, London & Bruges Itinerary

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12 days in France, London & Bruges Itinerary

Start: Tijuana, Mexico
Fly:  25​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Reims, France
— 1 night
4
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h
5
Giverny, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Versailles, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Tours, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Chessy, France
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Tijuana, Mexico

2
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.
On the 10th (Fri), wander the streets of Westminster, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, see the interesting displays at Lord's Cricket Ground, then explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection, and finally brush up on your military savvy at HMS Belfast. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Old Royal Naval College, then contemplate the long history of Cutty Sark, and finally explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace.

For ratings and other tourist information, read London trip maker .

Tijuana, Mexico to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Tijuana to London. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tijuana in July; daily highs in London reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Westminster ©
Westminster
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then see the interesting displays at Torture Museum Oude Steen, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally steep yourself in history at Beguinage (Begijnhof).

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip builder site .

Getting from London to Bruges by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Bruges, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Reims.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Beguinage (Begijnhof) ©
Beguinage (Begijnhof)
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

1
night
Reims, France

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 13th (Mon), wander the streets of Square des Victimes de la Gestapo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Saint-Remi, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Reims trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Reims in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bruges in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Reims: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Reims

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilique Saint-Remi ©
Basilique Saint-Remi
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner .

You can take a train from Reims to Paris in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Paris sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Giverny.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin

1
night
Giverny, France

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Chateau de La Roche-Guyon, admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bizy, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny.

Discover how to plan a Giverny trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Paris to Giverny by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In July, daily temperatures in Giverny can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Versailles.

Things to do in Giverny

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Bizy, Chateau de La Roche-Guyon
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Chateau de La Roche-Guyon ©
Chateau de La Roche-Guyon
Chateau de Bizy ©
Chateau de Bizy
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny ©

1
night
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, then step into the grandiose world of Palace of Versailles, then make a trip to France Miniature, and finally explore the historical opulence of The Trianons & The Hamlet.

Make your Versailles itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Giverny to Versailles in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tours.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites

Side Trip

France Miniature
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
France Miniature ©
France Miniature

1
night
Tours, France

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at Place Plumereau, then explore the historical opulence of Château de l'Islette, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedrale Saint-Gatien.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tours day trip planning site .

You can drive from Versailles to Tours in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tours can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chessy.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Azay-le-Rideau
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Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien

1
night
Chessy, France

Chessy ©
On the 18th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Village de Chessy.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chessy travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Tours to Chessy takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, daytime highs in Chessy are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Chessy

Museums
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Village de Chessy ©
Village de Chessy

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