20 days in France, United Kingdom & Amsterdam Itinerary

20 days in France, United Kingdom & Amsterdam Itinerary

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20 days in France, United Kingdom & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Dunedin, New Zealand
Fly:  32​h
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
4
Avignon, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
5
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Dunedin, New Zealand


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2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Calton Hill. Scottish National Gallery and National Museum of Scotland will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Edinburgh to go to Roslin and see Rosslyn Chapel, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh tour itinerary website .

Dunedin, New Zealand to Edinburgh is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dunedin to Edinburgh is minus 12 hours. In June in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill

2
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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 14th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at The British Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Tower of London, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip website .

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in London are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Champs-Elysees and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get some cultural insight at Montmartre and Musee d'Orsay. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

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

3
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Appreciate the collections at Carrieres des Lumieres and Caverne du Pont d'Arc. Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Chateau des Baux de Provence are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Clos de L'Abbe Dubois (in Saint-Remeze), Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles) and Site Archeologique de Glanum (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Roman Theatre of Orange, do a tasting at Domaine Albin Jacumin, step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Avignon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Avignon are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Les Baux de Provence, Roman Theatre of Orange, Site Archeologique de Glanum, Clos de L'Abbe Dubois
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Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac

3
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Let the collections at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Granet Museum, Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, & more) and Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To find out how to plan a trip to Marseille, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Avignon to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
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Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Marseille in June, with highs in Amsterdam at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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