3 days in France & London Itinerary

3 days in France & London Itinerary

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Rouen, France
— 1 day
Drive to Calais-Fréthun, Train to Folkestone, Drive to London
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night


Rouen, France — 1 day

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Rouen trip planner.

Kansas City, USA to Rouen is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Kansas City to Rouen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in April, things will get little chillier in Rouen: highs are around 59°F and lows about 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to London.
Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge and then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read London trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and train from Rouen to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rouen to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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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.