23 days in United Kingdom, Frankfurt & Bruges Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom, Frankfurt & Bruges Itinerary

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23 days in United Kingdom, Frankfurt & Bruges Itinerary

Start: St. John's, Canada
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
4
York, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: St. John's, Canada

4
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fulda Cathedral and Reichsburg Cochem. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum Embankment and EXPERIMINTA. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Burg Eltz (in Wierschem), St Michael Church (in Lohr am Main) and Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum, and admire all the interesting features of Commerzbank-Arena.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt route website .

St. John's, Canada to Frankfurt is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from St. John's to Frankfurt. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. John's in December: high temperatures in Frankfurt hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mainz, Reichsburg Cochem, Würzburg Residence, Burg Eltz, Fulda Cathedral
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Museum Embankment ©
Museum Embankment
Burg Eltz ©
Burg Eltz
Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tyne Cot Cemetery and Gravensteen Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore In Flanders Fields Museum and Torture Museum Oude Steen. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ieper (Ypres) (Hooge Crater museum & Essex Farm Cemetery), Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, & more) and Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 (in Zonnebeke). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Beguinage (Begijnhof), sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, and don't miss a visit to Burg Square.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bruges trip planner .

Drive from Frankfurt to Bruges in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Ieper (Ypres), Zonnebeke
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

6
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like HMS Belfast and St. Paul's Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as The Courtauld Gallery and Wallace Collection. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Hampton Court Palace (in East Molesey), King's College Chapel (in Cambridge) and IWM Duxford (in Duxford). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, browse the exhibits of Churchill War Rooms, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bruges to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

IWM Duxford, Hampton Court Palace, King's College Chapel
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

6
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Vulcan Experience and National Coal Mining Museum for England. Museum-lovers will appreciate Yorkshire Air Museum and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Royal Armouries Museum (in Leeds), Ripon (Fountains Abbey & Ripon Cathedral) and Ashworth Barracks (in Doncaster). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beverley Minster, examine the collection at National Railway Museum, admire the landmark architecture of York Shambles, and stop by Travelling Man.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the York trip maker app .

You can take a train from London to York in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In December in York, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Wakefield, Ripon, Doncaster, Beverley Minster, Royal Armouries Museum
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Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
National Coal Mining Museum for England ©
Beverley Minster ©
Beverley Minster

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