12 days in Western Europe Itinerary

12 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Bruges
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Reims, France
— 1 night
Train
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Paris, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Giverny, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Versailles, France
— 1 night
Train
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Tours, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Chessy, France
— 1 night
Drive to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Fly to General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport

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London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

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.
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, then explore 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, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Royal Naval College, then see 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 26°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Bruges, Belgium

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then see the interesting displays at Torture Museum Oude Steen, then contemplate 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 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°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
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Reims, France

— 1 night

City of Kings

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 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°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 · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Paris, France

— 1 night

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 14th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, then appreciate 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 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Giverny.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Giverny, France

— 1 night
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, then explore 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 28°C during the day and 15°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

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Versailles, France

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): make a trip to The Hall of Mirrors, then admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles, then make 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 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tours.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Tours, France

— 1 night

Garden of France

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, then explore the historical opulence of Château de l'Islette, then explore 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.

Take a train from Versailles to Tours in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Chessy.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Chessy, France

— 1 night
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 30°C during the day and 17°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
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:
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