9 days in United Kingdom, France & Bruges Itinerary

9 days in United Kingdom, France & Bruges Itinerary

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Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bath
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Versailles, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, get engrossed in the history at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and finally shop like a local with Pulteney Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath journey tool.

Atlanta, USA to Bath is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Bath is 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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London, United Kingdom

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.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and then explore the world behind art at The British Museum. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and then get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London visit site.

Take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
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Paris, France

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally wander the streets of Île de la Cité. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planning tool.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature
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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 8th (Wed), admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles.

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Traveling by car from Paris to Versailles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

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Bruges, Belgium

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 9th (Thu), make a trip to The Markt, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then steep yourself in history at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally go for a walk through Walplein.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Bruges day trip planning website.

Drive from Versailles to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Bruges are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

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.