9 days in London & France Itinerary

9 days in London & France Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Bayeux
Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Giverny, France
— 1 night
Paris, France
— 4 nights


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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, stroll around St. James's Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the London online trip planner.

Amritsar, India to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -5.5 hour difference. In May, London is cooler than Amritsar - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Bayeux.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Bayeux, France — 1 night

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 18th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, take in the history at Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then awaken your taste buds at Cave Cidricole Lecornu, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bayeux planner.

Getting from London to Bayeux by combination of car and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. May in Bayeux sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Giverny.
Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks
Side Trips
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Giverny, France — 1 night

Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
On the 19th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet and then examine the collection at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Giverny trip maker tool.

You can drive from Bayeux to Giverny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Giverny sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paris.
Museums · Parks
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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: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Giverny to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.