22 days in United Kingdom, France & Bruges Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom, France & Bruges Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly
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Durham, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
5
York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
7
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly
9
Saint-Malo, France
— 1 night
Drive
10
Honfleur, France
— 1 night
Drive
11
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Lille, France
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 4 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and take in the views from Tower Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planning site.

Christchurch, New Zealand to London is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Christchurch to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Christchurch in February, you will find days in London are cooler (9°C), and nights are little chillier (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a train to Bath.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:

Bath, United Kingdom — 3 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Gloucester Cathedral (in Gloucester), Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury) and Cirencester Amphitheatre (in Cirencester). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, contemplate the long history of Bath Abbey, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bath trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly to Durham.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 8:

Durham, United Kingdom — 1 night

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Durham Cathedral, then stop by Fury Events, and then make a trip to Tommy World War One Soldier Sculpture - Eleven 'O' One.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Durham day trip planner.

You can fly from Bath to Durham in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kingston-upon-Hull.
Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom — 1 night

Enjoy a trip to Kingston-upon-Hull, a university town with a rich industrial past.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Hull People's Memorial Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beverley Minster, and then see the interesting displays at Hull History Centre.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kingston-upon-Hull day trip planner.

You can take a train from Durham to Kingston-upon-Hull in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to York.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 10:

York, United Kingdom — 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum and then take in the local landmarks with Brewtown Tours. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at The York Army Museum, then experience the excitement of Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle, and then stroll through York Bird of Prey Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the York day trip planner.

Drive from Kingston-upon-Hull to York in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in York sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.
Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Fun & Games
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:

Liverpool, United Kingdom — 1 night

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Mendips - John Lennon Home, then contemplate the long history of Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, then examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Liverpool trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from York to Liverpool takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Macclesfield.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 13:

Macclesfield, United Kingdom — 1 night

Macclesfield is a market town and civil parish in Cheshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): make a trip to Bollington Arts Centre, see some colorful creatures with New Horizons Snorkel & Dive Centre, and then indulge your senses at Cheshire Mersey Wine School - Day Classes.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Macclesfield road trip website.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Macclesfield takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Macclesfield sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can take a train to Milton Keynes.
Tours · Classes · Wildlife · Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 14:

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom — 1 night

Milton Keynes, locally abbreviated to MK, is a large town in the Borough of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, of which it is the administrative centre. On the 15th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Woburn Abbey and Gardens, don't miss a visit to Formula Fast Indoor Karting, and then walk around Lodge Lake.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Milton Keynes trip planning tool.

Getting from Macclesfield to Milton Keynes by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Saint-Malo.
Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 15:

Saint-Malo, France — 1 night

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
On the 16th (Wed), head off the coast to Le Grand Be, then don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, and then do a tasting at Cidre Sorre.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Saint-Malo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Milton Keynes to Saint-Malo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milton Keynes to Saint-Malo due to the time zone difference. In February in Saint-Malo, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Honfleur.
Nature · Parks · Wineries
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 16:

Honfleur, France — 1 night

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): relax in sumptuous surroundings at O Voyage des Sens, then stroll through Deauville Beach, then make a trip to Memorial Samuel de Champlain, and finally make a trip to Vieux Bassin.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Honfleur online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Honfleur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Honfleur sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.
Spas · Beaches · Baths · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 17:

Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Here are some ideas for day two: go all around town with City Tours, then explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, and then don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Honfleur to Bruges in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. February in Bruges sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lille.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

Lille, France — 2 nights

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
On the 20th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, make a trip to Grande Place, then see the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Christophe.

Make your Lille itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Lille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Lille can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.

Cheshire travel guide

3.8
Zoos · Room Escape Games · Parks
An idyllic rural retreat for anyone looking to escape the bustle of the big urban centers, Cheshire boasts a rich heritage and history dating to before the Roman era. The region attracts walkers and cyclists, offering a varied landscape of wooded hillsides and gentle lowlands, as well as a sprawling countryside of traditional English market towns and cozy little villages. Cheshire remains a great place for leisurely sightseeing, as it is still relatively undiscovered by tourists. Most travelers invariably end up visiting the nearby giant cities of Manchester or Liverpool, but those choosing to extend their holiday in Cheshire reap the rewards of a slower pace of life and the warm hospitality of the friendly locals.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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.