6 days in York & South of France Itinerary

6 days in York & South of France Itinerary

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York, United Kingdom
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Train to Long Eaton, Bus to East Midlands, Fly to Carcassonne
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Carcassonne, France
— 3 nights
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York, United Kingdom — 2 nights

City of Festivals

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Rose Window, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael le Belfrey, then admire the landmark architecture of The Shrine and Parish Church of All Saints North Street, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Redmayne Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of All Saints' Pavement and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of Saint Margaret Clitherow.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our York trip planner.

Swanscombe to York is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Swanscombe in September since evenings lows in York dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne, France — 3 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune, then get to know the fascinating history of La Cite Medievale, then contemplate the long history of Porte Narbonnaise, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere De La Conte. On your second day here, do a tasting at Chateau Canet, then do a tasting at Chateau St Jacques d’Albas, and then learn about winemaking at Winemaker Workshops.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip itinerary maker app.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from York to Carcassonne in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from York in September, expect Carcassonne to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 16°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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