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
— 1 night
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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

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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.
On the 10th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Lord's Cricket Ground, then admire the masterpieces at Wallace Collection, then pause for some serene contemplation at Westminster Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Westminster.

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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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tijuana in July: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
Westminster ©
Westminster

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nights
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 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Burg Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beguinage (Begijnhof), then take an in-depth tour of Torture Museum Oude Steen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally make a trip to The Markt. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Tyne Cot Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of Gravensteen.

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You can drive from London to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Bruges are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Reims.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ghent, Zonnebeke
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Beguinage (Begijnhof) ©
Beguinage (Begijnhof)
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

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Reims, France

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take a stroll through Square des Victimes de la Gestapo, then admire the striking features of Basilique Saint-Remi, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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You can drive from Bruges to Reims in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bruges in July, you will find days in Reims are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough 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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then examine the collection at Musee Rodin, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip builder .

You can take a train from Reims to Paris in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Giverny.

Things to do in Paris

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

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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): make a trip to Chateau de La Roche-Guyon, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bizy, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Giverny journey planning tool .

You can take a train from Paris to Giverny in an hour. Another option is to drive. In July, daytime highs in Giverny are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Giverny

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de La Roche-Guyon, Chateau de Bizy
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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 ©

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

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Versailles trip planner .

Drive from Giverny to Versailles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to 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

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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): go for a walk through Place Plumereau, step into the grandiose world of Château de l'Islette, then steep yourself in history at Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tours tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Versailles to Tours by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tours, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time 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

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Chessy, France

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

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chessy day trip tool .

Getting from Tours to Chessy by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 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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