28 days in France & London Itinerary

28 days in France & London Itinerary

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Versailles, France
— 1 night
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Giverny, France
— 2 nights
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Roanne City, France
— 3 nights
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Chambord, France
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 5 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
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Rouen, France
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
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Honfleur, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Versailles, France — 1 night

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles and then don't miss a visit to La Galerie des Batailles.

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

Rome, Italy to Versailles is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, things will get little chillier in Versailles: highs are around 65°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Giverny.
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Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Giverny, France — 2 nights

Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de La Roche-Guyon, admire the landmark architecture of Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Fondation Claude Monet, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des impressionnismes, then see the interesting displays at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bizy.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Giverny visit planner.

Drive from Versailles to Giverny in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Giverny sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Roanne City.
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Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

Roanne City, France — 3 nights

Roanne is a commune in the Loire department in central France.It is located 90km northwest of Lyon on the Loire River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Roanne City: Moulin Richard de Bas (in Ambert), Parc de Courzieu (in Courzieu) and Atelier-Musee Du Chapeau (in Chazelles-sur-Lyon). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Le Bourg Medieval de Villerest, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de La Roche, examine the collection at Musee De La Coutellerie, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Etienne.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Roanne City trip planner.

Drive from Giverny to Roanne City in 5.5 hours. May in Roanne City sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chambord.
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Chambord, France — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Chateau de Beaugency, then contemplate the long history of Domaine National de Chambord, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Louis de Chambord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee automobile MATRA, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Villesavin.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chambord trip site.

Getting from Roanne City to Chambord by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daily temperatures in Chambord can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence, France — 5 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aix-en-Provence: Nice (Promenade des Anglais, Colline du Chateau overlook, &more), Marseille (Le Vieux Port & Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde) and Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, explore the world behind art at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely, and don't miss a visit to Librairie Le Blason.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Chambord to Aix-en-Provence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Aix-en-Provence is a bit warmer than Chambord - with highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Bayeux.
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Bayeux, France — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, get outside with Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then make a trip to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and finally examine the collection at Airborne Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux visit planner.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Bayeux by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in May, things will get slightly colder in Bayeux: highs are around 62°F and lows about 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rouen.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue du Gros-Horloge, make a trip to Vieux Rouen, make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally stop by Fayencerie Augy.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rouen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Rouen, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Find places to stay May 22 — 23:

Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then make a trip to La Grande Rue, then don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally steep yourself in history at Maison de l'Artichaut. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Fougeres, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and finally admire the natural beauty at Musee Christian Dior.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. In May in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur, France — 2 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
On the 26th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Palais Benedictine, take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, then walk around Jardins d'Etretat, and finally don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Deauville Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Artiane Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, then don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin, and finally snap pictures at Pont de Normandie.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Honfleur route planning website.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Honfleur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paris.
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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: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, visit Le Marais, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planner.

Drive from Honfleur to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the world behind art at The British Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Ben. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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Normandy travel guide

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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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Loire travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos