16 days in United Kingdom & France Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Rouen, France
— 1 night


Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland.

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Detroit, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Detroit in June; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 63°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to London.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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London, United Kingdom — 4 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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

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You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Nice, France — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 11th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

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Fly from London to Nice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Nice due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in June, with highs in Nice at 76°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to fly to Paris.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online travel planner.

Fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Paris when traveling from Nice in June, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rouen.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Rouen, France — 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 17th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue du Gros-Horloge.

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Traveling by car from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Rouen hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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United Kingdom travel guide

Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.