12 days in France, London & Bruges Itinerary

12 days in France, London & Bruges Itinerary

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1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
3
Reims, France
— 1 night
4
Paris, France
— 1 night
5
Giverny, France
— 1 night
6
Versailles, France
— 1 night
7
Tours, France
— 1 night
8
Chessy, France
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take a stroll through Westminster, make a trip to Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, enjoy some diversion at Lord's Cricket Ground, thenexplore the world behind art at Wallace Collection, and finally learn about all things military at HMS Belfast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Royal Naval College, thensee the interesting displays at Cutty Sark, and finally contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read London travel planning app.

Tijuana, Mexico to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Tijuana to London, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tijuana in July, with highs in London at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Westminster ©
Westminster
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
HMS Belfast ©
HMS Belfast

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, thensee the interesting displays at Torture Museum Oude Steen, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bruges planner.

You can do a combination of car and train from London to Bruges in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Bruges are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Reims.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums
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The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Torture Museum Oude Steen ©
Torture Museum Oude Steen

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night
Reims, France

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): walk around Square des Victimes de la Gestapo, contemplate the long history of Basilique Saint-Remi, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Reims tour website.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Reims takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Traveling from Bruges in July, expect nights in Reims to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Reims

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, thenappreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Reims to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Giverny.

Things to do in Paris

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

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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).
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de La Roche-Guyon, admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bizy, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Giverny itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Paris to Giverny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Giverny, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Giverny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de La Roche-Guyon, Chateau de Bizy
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Chateau de La Roche-Guyon ©
Chateau de La Roche-Guyon
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Chateau de Bizy ©
Chateau de Bizy

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): make a trip to The Hall of Mirrors, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles, thenmake a trip to France Miniature, and finally admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Versailles online holiday planner.

Getting from Giverny to Versailles by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Versailles, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. 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
France Miniature ©
France Miniature
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the striking features of Place Plumereau, thenexplore the historical opulence of Château de l'Islette, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedrale Saint-Gatien.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tours tour builder site.

Drive from Versailles to Tours in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can 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

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night
Chessy, France

Chessy ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Village de Chessy.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chessy trip planner.

Getting from Tours to Chessy by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In July in Chessy, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. 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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