19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Oxford, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Drive
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Dover, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Rouen
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Rouen, France
— 1 night
Train
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Caen, France
— 2 nights
Train to Bayeux, Bus to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France
— 2 nights
Bus to Bayeux, Train to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
Drive to Dinard-Pleurtuit-Saint-Malo Airport, Fly to New Orleans

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London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Popular historic sites such as Tower of London and Churchill War Rooms are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate The British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London trip planning site.

New Orleans, USA to London is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New Orleans to London. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New Orleans in October: high temperatures in London hover around 61°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Cambridge.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom — 1 night

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of King's College Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, and then examine the collection at IWM Duxford.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Cambridge trip planner.

Getting from London to Cambridge by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cambridge are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oxford.
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Oxford, United Kingdom — 1 day

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): deepen your understanding at Christ Church Cathedral and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Magdalen Church.

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

Traveling by car from Cambridge to Oxford takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dover.
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Dover, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Secret Wartime Tunnels and then browse the exhibits of Turner Contemporary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kent Battle of Britain Museum, then explore the galleries of Sentient Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Dover Transport Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at The White Cliffs of Dover.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dover day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Oxford to Dover takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rouen.
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Rouen, France — 1 night

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the striking features of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then step into the grandiose world of Le Chateau de Robert le Diable, and finally delve into the distant past at Abbaye de Jumieges. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rouen road trip planning tool.

Getting from Dover to Rouen by combination of car and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Rouen sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Caen.
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Caen, France — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Hommes, then learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Dames. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre, pause for some photo ops at Pegasus Memorial, browse the exhibits of Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie), then don't miss a visit to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, then shop like a local with Artiane Gallery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetières Militaires.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Caen trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Caen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.
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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France — 2 nights

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer. Get some historical perspective at Pointe du Hoc and Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe. Explore Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer's surroundings by going to Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Omaha Beach, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain, and get engrossed in the history at Omaha Beach Memorial Museum.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Caen to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. November in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel, then see the interesting displays at Archeoscope du Mont Saint Michel, and then make a trip to Tour du Nord.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.
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Normandy travel guide

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Monuments · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
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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