31 days in Exeter, Helston & France Itinerary

31 days in Exeter, Helston & France Itinerary

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31 days in Exeter, Helston & France Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Exeter, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Train:  4​h
2
Helston, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  10​h
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
Rouen, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h
5
Bayeux, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Helston, United Kingdom
— 10 nights
Train:  4​h
7
Exeter, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Fly:  20​h
End: Bangkok, Thailand

1
day
Exeter, United Kingdom

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): test your team's savvy at Red House Mysteries Exeter, ponder the design of Blitz Fountain and the Phoenix Blitz Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Exeter Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Richard Hooker, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The VRVE.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Exeter trip planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Exeter is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Bangkok to Exeter, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helston.

Things to do in Exeter

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Red House Mysteries Exeter ©
Red House Mysteries Exeter
The VRVE ©
The VRVE
Exeter Cathedral ©
Exeter Cathedral

6
nights
Helston, United Kingdom

Helston ©
Helston is a town and civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Change things up with these side-trips from Helston: Newquay (Fistral Beach Bar & Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum), Land's End Landmark (in Sennen) and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (in St Ives). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Eden Project, take in nature's colorful creations at Trebah Garden, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, and contemplate the long history of Lanhydrock House and Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helston trip planner .

You can drive from Exeter to Helston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Helston

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St Austell, Newquay, Lanhydrock House and Garden, Padstow Harbour, Land's End Landmark
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SEA LIFE Trust Cornish Seal Sanctuary ©
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Eden Project ©
Eden Project

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris day trip site .

Explore your travel options from Helston to Paris with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Helston to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from Helston in December, plan for little chillier nights in Paris, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat), Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, Vieux Bassin, & more) and Calvados Boulard (in Coquainvilliers). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, shop like a local with Rue du Gros-Horloge, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Rouen tour itinerary app .

You can take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December in Rouen, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Honfleur, Calvados Boulard, Falaises d'Etretat, Monument Jeanne d'Arc, Fondation Claude Monet
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

4
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.
Take a break from Bayeux with a short trip to Mont Saint-Michel in Mont-Saint-Michel, about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Monument des Deportes, look for gifts at Cave a Vin - Le Volet qui penche, and take in the history at Omaha Beach.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helston.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Omaha Beach, Memorial de Caen, Normandy American Cemetery, Mont Saint-Michel
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

10
nights
Helston, United Kingdom

Helston ©
Explore Helston's surroundings by going to Cscape Art (in Charlestown), St Ives (Salthouse Gallery & Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden) and Lanhydrock House and Garden (in Bodmin). See even more of Helston: admire the natural beauty at Eden Project, relax in the rural setting at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, and kick back and relax at Fistral Beach Bar.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helston road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Helston takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Exeter.

Things to do in Helston

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Ives, St Austell, Newquay, Falmouth, Lizard
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St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Eden Project ©
Eden Project

few
hours
Exeter, United Kingdom

Exeter
To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Exeter visit planner .

You can drive from Helston to Exeter in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Exeter

Outdoors Nightlife Parks
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