17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Uckfield, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Windermere, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oxford, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train to London Paddington, Train to Paris
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Caen, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
Train to St Malo, Ferry to St. Helier
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St. Helier, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Ferry to Gare maritime de Granville, Train to Paris
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom — 1 night

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.
You've now added Imperial War Museum London to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Imperial War Museum London.

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Kamloops, Canada to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kamloops to London, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. May in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Uckfield.
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Uckfield, United Kingdom — 1 night

Uckfield is a town in the Wealden District of East Sussex in South East England. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Priory Ruins.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Uckfield trip builder.

Getting from London to Uckfield by car takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Windermere.
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Side Trip
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Windermere, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Your day by day itinerary now includes Michael Coates Clay Shooting, Alpacaly Ever After and Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): add some fun to your beach time Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire and then enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Alpacaly Ever After and then surround yourself with nature on Lakeland Farm Visitor Centre.

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You can drive from Uckfield to Windermere in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oxford.
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Oxford, United Kingdom — 1 night

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Your list of things to see and do now includes University of Oxford, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford Botanic Garden, and other attractions. On the 9th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Edward's Church and then contemplate the long history of Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Oxford trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Windermere to Oxford by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Oxford can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Historic Sites · Parks
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Paris, France — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Eiffel Tower. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Oxford to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Paris when traveling from Oxford in May, with lows around 11°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Caen.
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Caen, France — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Juno Beach Centre, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery and Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Maisons a Pans de Bois and then do a tasting at Domaine Dupont. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Juno Beach Centre and then stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Caen trip planner.

Drive from Paris to Caen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, then make a trip to Grand Degre, and finally don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel online itinerary planner.

Getting from Caen to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to St. Helier.
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St. Helier, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Hougue Bie Museum and Jane James Handmade Ceramics. Explore hidden gems such as Battery Lothringen and Jersey Archive.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read St. Helier trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of train and ferry from Mont-Saint-Michel to St. Helier in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel to St. Helier is minus 1 hour. May in St. Helier sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
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Paris, France — 1 night

City of Light

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Roch, see the interesting displays at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, and then examine the collection at Musee Maillol.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from St. Helier to Paris takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Gardens
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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Normandy travel guide

4.6
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.
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Jersey travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Castles · Zoos
The biggest of the Channel Islands, Jersey is a self-governing British dependency noted for its long scenic coastline dotted with sandy beaches and overlooked by rugged cliffs. Walking and cycling are popular outdoor activities on the island’s tranquil roads and rustic trails. With a rich heritage and a strong spirit of independence, the island boasts numerous local museums and historical sites. High earnings, zero inheritance taxes, and a mild climate make Jersey a popular offshore finance center, with tourism, banking, and dairy providing a healthy backbone for the robust local economy. The fastest way to explore the island may be by car, but be mindful of the speed limits on the narrow country roads that twist and turn between the sprawling fields and dairy farms.
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