15 days in United Kingdom, Normandy & Paris Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom, Normandy & Paris Itinerary

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15 days in United Kingdom, Normandy & Paris Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Amesbury, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
ferry:  14​h 30​min
4
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Canterbury, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom


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4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You've added National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark, British Library, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The All England Lawn Tennis Club and Westminster. Explore London's surroundings by going to Hampton Court Palace (in East Molesey) and Coventry Transport Museum (in Coventry). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the London day trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. July in London sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Amesbury.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Coventry Transport Museum, Hampton Court Palace
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Greenwich ©
Greenwich
The All England Lawn Tennis Club ©
The All England Lawn Tennis Club

1
day
Amesbury, United Kingdom

Amesbury ©
Amesbury is a town and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. Stonehenge has been added to your itinerary. On the 21st (Tue), look for gifts at Cholderton Farm Shop & Cafe, have some family-friendly fun at Larkhill Space Station, explore the ancient world of Durrington Walls, then explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, and finally take an in-depth tour of Amesbury History Centre.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amesbury trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from London to Amesbury in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Amesbury

Historic Sites Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cholderton Farm Shop & Cafe, Larkhill Space Station
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Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Amesbury History Centre ©
Amesbury History Centre
Durrington Walls ©
Durrington Walls

2
nights
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Boathouse No 4, see the interesting displays at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, take an in-depth tour of The D-Day Story, admire the natural beauty at Southsea Rose Garden, then make a trip to Old Portsmouth, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Spinnaker Tower.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth trip maker site .

You can drive from Amesbury to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Portsmouth can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bishop's Palace Gardens
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
Spinnaker Tower ©
Spinnaker Tower

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Maison de Bertrand du Guesclin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint-Aubert, don't miss a visit to Tour Gabriel, don't miss a visit to Porte de l'Avancee, then steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel, and finally make a trip to Porte du Boulevard.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel holiday planner .

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Portsmouth to Mont-Saint-Michel in 14.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Portsmouth to Mont-Saint-Michel is 1 hour. In July in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Museums
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Chapelle Saint-Aubert ©
Chapelle Saint-Aubert

2
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, view the masterpieces at Normandie Savoir-Faire, then get engrossed in the history at Musee Baron Gerard, then make a trip to Reporters Memorial, and finally stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Cimetières Militaires, brush up on your military savvy at Musee de la Batterie de Merville, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, then admire the natural beauty at La Colline aux Oiseaux, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Maisy Battery.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Bayeux trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portsmouth to Bayeux takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portsmouth to Bayeux due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tatihou Island, Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, La Colline aux Oiseaux, Maisy Battery, Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Le Jardin de Versailles, Musee d'Orsay and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Army Museum and Latin Quarter. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Chateau de Fontainebleau in Fontainebleau, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stroll through Ile Saint-Louis, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris vacation planner .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Canterbury.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Le Jardin de Versailles, Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Canterbury, United Kingdom

Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Buttermarket, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Canterbury tour builder website .

You can take a train from Paris to Canterbury in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Canterbury due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Canterbury

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Westgate Gardens ©
Westgate Gardens

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