13 days in London, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

13 days in London, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

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13 days in London, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Bayeux, France
— 1 night
+4
Train + Subway + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Porto-Vecchio, France
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Vars, France
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Chamonix, France
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
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 24th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, then take an in-depth tour of British Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the London online visit planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to London, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, London is cooler than Sao Paulo - with highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Musee Rodin. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris tour planner .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the history at Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, and then examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux online journey maker .

Getting from Paris to Bayeux by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

1
day
Porto-Vecchio, France

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at Santa Giulia Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Palombaggia, and then take some stellar pictures from Castello D'araggio.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Porto-Vecchio trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Bayeux to Porto-Vecchio in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bayeux in December, you will find days in Porto-Vecchio are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Vars.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Plage de Palombaggia ©
Plage de Palombaggia
Plage de Santa Giulia ©
Plage de Santa Giulia

1
day
Vars, France

Vars ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): fly down the slopes at Pure and then fly down the slopes at Vars la Foret Blanche.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vars online travel planner .

Explore your travel options from Porto-Vecchio to Vars with the Route module. In December, Vars is little chillier than Porto-Vecchio - with highs of 7°C and lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Vars

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Vars la Foret Blanche ©
Vars la Foret Blanche

1
night
Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 1st (Tue), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chamonix sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Vars to Chamonix takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and then don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, shop like a local with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Chamonix to Amsterdam in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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