33 days in England & France Itinerary

33 days in England & France Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Oxford, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Bibury, United Kingdom
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Burford, United Kingdom
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Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
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Lower Slaughter, United Kingdom
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Upper Slaughter, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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Broadway, United Kingdom
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Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Painswick, United Kingdom
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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Castle Combe, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Bristol, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Oxford, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Bordeaux, France
— 5 nights
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Colmar, France
— 3 nights
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Riquewihr, France
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Ribeauville, France
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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
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London, United Kingdom — 4 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Soho, Mayfair, Piccadilly Circus, and other attractions. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Westminster and Trafalgar Square. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our London holiday planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Mexico City to London due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mexico City in December, plan for cooler days in London, with highs around 11°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Your list of things to see and do now includes SEVEN BRO7HERS BEERHOUSE ANCOATS, NQ64, The Trafford Centre, and other attractions.

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Traveling by flight from London to Manchester takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Manchester are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Oxford.
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Oxford, United Kingdom — 2 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Blenheim Palace, walk around Port Meadow, and then make a trip to Iffley Lock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Oxford Canal, take in nature's colorful creations at Exeter College, then get curious at History of Science Museum, and finally stop by Fudge Kitchen.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Oxford online trip builder.

You can fly from Manchester to Oxford in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Oxford can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bibury.
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Bibury, United Kingdom

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bibury trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oxford to Bibury takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 15th (Thu), you're off to Burford.
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Burford, United Kingdom

Burford is a medieval town on the River Windrush in the Cotswold hills in West Oxfordshire, England. To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Burford travel route app.

Burford is just a short distance from Bibury. In December, daily temperatures in Burford can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You'll set off for Bourton-on-the-Water on the 15th (Thu).
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Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bourton-on-the-Water road trip tool.

Bourton-on-the-Water is just a short distance from Burford. In December in Bourton-on-the-Water, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. You will leave for Lower Slaughter on the 15th (Thu).
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Lower Slaughter, United Kingdom

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lower Slaughter trip planner.

Lower Slaughter is just a short distance from Bourton-on-the-Water. December in Lower Slaughter sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. You'll set off for Upper Slaughter on the 15th (Thu).
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Upper Slaughter, United Kingdom — 1 night

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Upper Slaughter trip maker tool.

Upper Slaughter is just a stone's throw from Lower Slaughter. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You'll set off for Stow-on-the-Wold on the 16th (Fri).
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Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom — 1 day

Stow-on-the-Wold is a small market town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. On the 16th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Edward's Church, look for gifts at Roly's Fudge, examine the collection at Cotswold Cricket Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Peter Martin Gallery, and finally admire the striking features of St Nicholas Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Stow-on-the-Wold trip builder.

Stow-on-the-Wold is very close to Upper Slaughter. In December in Stow-on-the-Wold, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Moreton-in-Marsh.
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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom

Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. To find out how to plan a trip to Moreton-in-Marsh, use our trip itinerary maker.

Moreton-in-Marsh is just a short distance from Stow-on-the-Wold. In December, daily temperatures in Moreton-in-Marsh can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Broadway.
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Broadway, United Kingdom

Broadway is a large village and civil parish within the Cotswolds, located in the county of Worcestershire, England. To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Broadway online trip itinerary planner.

Broadway is just a stone's throw from Moreton-in-Marsh. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You will leave for Winchcombe on the 16th (Fri).
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Winchcombe, United Kingdom

Winchcombe is a Cotswold town in the local authority district of Tewkesbury, in Gloucestershire, England. To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Winchcombe trip planner.

Winchcombe is very close to Broadway. In December, daily temperatures in Winchcombe can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. You'll set off for Cheltenham on the 16th (Fri).
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom — 1 night

Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cheltenham trip planning site.

Cheltenham is just a stone's throw from Winchcombe. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You'll set off for Painswick on the 17th (Sat).
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Painswick, United Kingdom

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Painswick is just a stone's throw from Cheltenham. December in Painswick sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), you're off to Stroud.
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Stroud, United Kingdom

Stroud is a market town and civil parish in the centre of Gloucestershire, England. On the 17th (Sat), make a trip to Stroud Town Clock.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Stroud day trip app.

Stroud is just a stone's throw from Painswick. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Tetbury.
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Tetbury, United Kingdom

Tetbury is a small town and civil parish within the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Westonbirt Arboretum and then make a trip to Malmesbury Market Cross.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tetbury day trip planning app.

Tetbury is just a stone's throw from Stroud. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Castle Combe.
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Castle Combe, United Kingdom — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Lord Robert Somerset Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Dyrham Park, play a few rounds at Manor House Golf Club, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, and finally contemplate the long history of The Market Cross.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Castle Combe trip planner.

Castle Combe is just a stone's throw from Tetbury. December in Castle Combe sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bristol.
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Bristol, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at St Mary Redcliffe Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arnos Vale Cemetery, examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bristol Cathedral, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Edward Colston.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bristol trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Castle Combe to Bristol takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bath.
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Bath, United Kingdom — 1 night

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 20th (Tue), stroll around Alexandra Park, then steep yourself in history at Bath Street, then contemplate the long history of Bath Abbey, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bristol to Bath by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Oxford.
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Oxford, United Kingdom — 1 night

City of Dreaming Spires

Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): deepen your understanding at Balliol College, see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, look for gifts at Blackwell's Bookshop, then admire the landmark architecture of University Church of St Mary the Virgin, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Oxford trip site.

Traveling by train from Bath to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Place de la Bourse and St. Andre Cathedral. Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to Phare de la Coubre (in La Tremblade), Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont (in Talmont sur Gironde) and Le Pont du Diable (in Saint-Palais-sur-Mer). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, appreciate the history behind Porte de Bourgogne, take in the views from Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas, and admire the local landmark of Monument aux Girondins.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux day trip planning website.

You can fly from Oxford to Bordeaux in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oxford to Bordeaux. December in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Colmar.
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Colmar, France — 3 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Explore hidden gems such as Little Venice and Old Town. Step out of Colmar to go to Murbach and see Abbaye de Murbach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, take in the pleasant sights at Grand Rue De Colmar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint-Leon IX, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty.

For photos and tourist information, read our Colmar trip tool.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Colmar in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. December in Colmar sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Riquewihr.
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Riquewihr, France

Riquewihr is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.A popular tourist attraction for its historical architecture, Riquewihr is also known for the Riesling and other great wines produced in the village. To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Riquewihr online travel route planner.

Riquewihr is very close to Colmar. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. You'll set off for Ribeauville on the 30th (Fri).
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Ribeauville, France

Ribeauvillé is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.Its inhabitants are called Ribeauvillois.GeographyThe town is located around 10mi north of Colmar and 75kmsouth of Strasbourg. To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ribeauville online travel planner.

Ribeauville is just a short distance from Riquewihr. In December, daytime highs in Ribeauville are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You will leave for Strasbourg on the 30th (Fri).
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Strasbourg, France — 3 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul de Rosheim, look for gifts at Alsace Factory, then make a trip to Parcours Historique d'Obernai, then learn about winemaking at Zeyssolff - Au Peche Vigneron, and finally wander the streets of La Petite France. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Protestante Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux, make a trip to Gare de Strasbourg, then relax and rejuvenate at Hammam et Traditions, then get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

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Traveling by car from Ribeauville to Strasbourg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee Nissim de Camondo and Jardin des Tuileries. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Hotel de Ville, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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England travel guide

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A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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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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