16 days in United Kingdom, France & Belgium Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom, France & Belgium Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Chester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Durham, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Drive to Bristol Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Zeebrugge
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Zeebrugge, Belgium
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Honfleur, France
— 1 night
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Saint-Malo, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
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London, United Kingdom

— 1 night

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the world behind art at National Gallery, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the London day trip tool.

Christchurch, New Zealand to London is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to London is minus 12 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Christchurch in November; daily highs in London reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Milton Keynes.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Milton Keynes, locally abbreviated to MK, is a large town in the Borough of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, of which it is the administrative centre. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Bletchley Park, then contemplate the long history of Woburn Abbey and Gardens, and then play a few rounds at Woburn Golf Club.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Milton Keynes sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from London to Milton Keynes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Milton Keynes, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Milton Keynes

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:

Cambridge, United Kingdom

— 1 night

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute, explore the world behind art at Fitzwilliam Museum, then do a tasting at Cambridgeshire Wine School, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Cambridge Gin Laboratory.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Cambridge online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Milton Keynes to Cambridge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cambridge can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Liverpool.

Things to do in Cambridge

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 5th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at World Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and finally examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Liverpool tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Cambridge to Liverpool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Chester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:

Chester, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chester Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Chester in Lego, and then bet on your favorite at Land Rover Experience.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chester online travel route planner.

You can drive from Liverpool to Chester in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kingston-upon-Hull.

Things to do in Chester

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Enjoy a trip to Kingston-upon-Hull, a university town with a rich industrial past.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Hull Minster, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beverley Minster, and then see the interesting displays at Hull Tapestry.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kingston-upon-Hull vacation planner.

Getting from Chester to Kingston-upon-Hull by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. November in Kingston-upon-Hull sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Durham.

Things to do in Kingston-upon-Hull

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Durham, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. On the 8th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Durham Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Durham University Botanic Garden, and then stop by Fury Events.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Durham trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kingston-upon-Hull to Durham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Durham, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Bath.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village and then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bath route builder site.

You can fly from Durham to Bath in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zeebrugge.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:

Zeebrugge, Belgium

— 1 night
Zeebrugge is a village on the coast of Belgium and a subdivision of Bruges, for which it is the modern port. On the 10th (Wed), take in the waterfront activity at Port of Zeebrugge and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Donatian's Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zeebrugge journey maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bath to Zeebrugge. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bath to Zeebrugge due to the time zone difference. In November in Zeebrugge, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Zeebrugge

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:
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Bruges, Belgium

— 1 night

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 11th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bruges journey maker app.

Bruges is just a short distance from Zeebrugge. In November in Bruges, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Honfleur.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:

Honfleur, France

— 1 night
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
On the 12th (Fri), soak away your stress at O Voyage des Sens, then enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience, and finally steep yourself in history at Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie).

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Honfleur trip builder tool.

Drive from Bruges to Honfleur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Honfleur are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Honfleur

Museums · Spas · Baths · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:

Saint-Malo, France

— 1 night
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
On the 13th (Sat), hike along GR 34, then kick back and relax at Plage du Sillon, and then make a trip to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saint-Malo sightseeing app.

Getting from Honfleur to Saint-Malo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Saint-Malo, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris online trip builder.

You can take a train from Saint-Malo to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

County Durham travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Churches · Castles
Largely calm and tranquil, County Durham features a landscape dominated by high hills and low mountains, noted for containing the highest ski center in England. For most of the last three centuries, the survival of the region depended almost entirely on coal mining. When the last coal pits closed in the 1980s, the scars left by the mining industry quickly started to fade, and the county reinvented itself as a popular tourist destination. Durham’s biggest attractions may very well be its ancient cathedral and the adjoining castle, once a seat of power for the mighty local rulers who defended the region against the neighboring Saxons and Scots.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Ile-de-France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites · Art Museums
Île-de-France offers a wealth of treasures from its Parisian urban culture and natural frontiers to its romantic river walks along artistic landscapes that continue to inspire painters. The heartland of the country is like a miniature version of France as a whole, offering a sample of everything you've come to expect in the country: charming villages, museums, cathedrals, châteaux, parks, forests, river lands, and world-class shopping and restaurants, of course. Many locals still refer to the region as Région Parisienne or RP, because it's the most populated and affluent metropolitan area of the country. Although this region is small, it has borne witness to great historical battles, canvasses painted by old masters, and centuries of royalty, as evidenced by its wealth of attractions. Your vacation in the economic, religious, and political hub of France brings you up close and personal with diverse historical monuments, the pink turrets of Disney's castle, and the three surrounding rivers: the Seine, the Marne and the Oise.