24 days in France & London Itinerary

24 days in France & London Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Amboise, France
— 2 nights
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Chinon, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
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Angers, France
— 2 nights
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Rennes, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Malo, France
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 3 nights
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Le Mans City, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France — 2 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.
On the 11th (Sun), get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then make a trip to Champs-Elysees, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Paris due to the time zone difference. In September, Paris is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Amboise.
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Amboise, France — 2 nights

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Plou Et Fils, then take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and finally steep yourself in history at Tour De L’Horloge. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Amboise route maker tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amboise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chinon.
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Chinon, France — 2 nights

On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, do a tasting at Chateau du Petit Thouars, and then contemplate the long history of Forteresse royale de Chinon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, then take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Villandry, and then don't miss a visit to Château de l'Islette.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chinon trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Amboise to Chinon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Chinon are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
When in Bordeaux, make a side trip to see La Grande Dune du Pilat in Pyla-sur-Mer, approximately Pyla-sur-Mer away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tour Pey-Berland, make a trip to The Water Mirror, and browse the exhibits of La Cite du Vin.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip site.

Getting from Chinon to Bordeaux by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of flight and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Angers.
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Angers, France — 2 nights

City of Flowers

Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc - Zoo de Doue la Fontaine. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers, and then explore the galleries of Chateau de Brissac.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Angers trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Angers in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September in Angers, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Rennes.
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Rennes, France — 2 nights

Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
On the 22nd (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Moulin du Boel, then examine the collection at Manoir de l'Automobile, then walk around Parc des Gayeulles, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Parlement de Bretagne, then stroll around Parc du Thabor, then don't miss a visit to Centre Historique de Rennes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint-Pierre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rennes trip tool.

Drive from Angers to Rennes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Rennes are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Saint-Malo.
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Saint-Malo, France — 2 nights

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin, make a trip to Porte Saint Vincent, then don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Les Remparts de Dinan, then don't miss a visit to Centre Historique, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Grand Aquarium.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo visit website.

You can drive from Rennes to Saint-Malo in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Saint-Malo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 3 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): make a trip to Le Moulin de Moidrey, don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Le Roc des Harmonies, take in nature's colorful creations at Musee Christian Dior, then look for gifts at L'Atelier Gourmet, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Mont-Saint-Michel takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Le Mans City.
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Le Mans City, France — 2 nights

Racing Capital

Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get a bird's-eye view with Ad'Air, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Entre Cours et Jardins - Cite Plantagenet, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans, and finally get to know the fascinating history of La Nuit des Chimeres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: join the crowd at Circuit permanent des 24 Heures du Mans, then get engrossed in the history at 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Arche de la Nature.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Le Mans City trip planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Le Mans City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September in Le Mans City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 1 night

City of Light

Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Le Mans City to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time 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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our London road trip website.

Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In October in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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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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