23 days in United Kingdom, Frankfurt & Bruges Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom, Frankfurt & Bruges Itinerary

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1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
3
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
4
York, United Kingdom
— 6 nights

4
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Step off the beaten path and head to Marksburg and Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg). Museum-lovers will appreciate Stadel Museum and Museum Embankment. Explore Frankfurt's surroundings by going to Fulda Cathedral (in Fulda), St Michael Church (in Lohr am Main) and Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), see the interesting displays at EXPERIMINTA, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and explore the historical opulence of Reichsburg Cochem.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip builder app.

St. John's, Canada to Frankfurt is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from St. John's to Frankfurt. Traveling from St. John's in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Frankfurt: highs are around 7°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mainz, Reichsburg Cochem, Fulda Cathedral, Marksburg, St Michael Church
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Marksburg ©
Marksburg
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
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.
You'll explore and learn at Gravensteen and Torture Museum Oude Steen. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ghent City Center and Historic Centre of Brugge. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ieper (Ypres) (Hooge Crater Museum, Essex Farm Cemetery, &more), Zonnebeke (Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 & Tyne Cot Cemetery) and Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, see the interesting displays at Diamond Museum, and don't miss a visit to Burg Square.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Bruges takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ghent, Ieper (Ypres), Zonnebeke
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The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center

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.
Let the collections at Natural History Museum and Wallace Collection capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery and The Courtauld Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: King's College Chapel (in Cambridge), Hampton Court Palace (in East Molesey) and IWM Duxford (in Duxford). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the London itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of car and train from Bruges to London in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Bruges to London is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

King's College Chapel, Hampton Court Palace, IWM Duxford
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Hampton Court Palace ©
Hampton Court Palace

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ripon Cathedral and Beverley Minster. Appreciate the collections at The York Dungeon and National Coal Mining Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Doncaster (Ashworth Barracks Museum & The Vulcan Experience), Fountains Abbey (in Ripon) and Royal Armouries Museum (in Leeds). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard, admire the masterpieces at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, steep yourself in history at Margaret Clitherow Shrine, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

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Traveling by train from London to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in York are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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

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