17 days in France & London Itinerary

17 days in France & London Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Saint-Malo, France
— 3 nights
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Giverny, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom

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.
Appreciate the collections at Natural History Museum and National Gallery. Wallace Collection and HMS Belfast will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Imperial War Museums, get engrossed in the history at Museum of London, take a stroll through Westminster, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London tour itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in London can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife
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Saint-Malo, France

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Espace des Sciences and Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches. Let the collections at Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel and Etoile du Roy capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Rennes (Ecomusee de la Bintinais, Les Champs Libres, &more), Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James) and Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes (in Huisnes sur Mer). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Long cours et Cap Horniers (tour Solidor), hike along GR 34, don't miss a visit to Tombeau de Chateaubriand, and head off the coast to Le Grand Be.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo online travel planner.

Getting from London to Saint-Malo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Saint-Malo. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in February, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Giverny.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Museums · Historic Sites · Baths · Spas

Side Trips

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Giverny, France

Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
On the 12th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de La Roche-Guyon, see the interesting displays at Musee archeologique du Val d'Oise, get engrossed in the history at Le Musee de l'Outil, examine the collection at Maison de Claude Monet a Vetheuil, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Notre-Dame de Mantes-la-Jolie, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tour Saint-Maclou. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musee du Peigne, then head outdoors with Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, then relax and rejuvenate at Erawan Spa, and finally have fun and explore at La Fabrique des Savoirs.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Giverny vacation planning site.

Getting from Saint-Malo to Giverny by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. February in Giverny sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Giverny

Museums · Historic Sites · Baths · Spas

Side Trips

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Paris, France

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Step off the beaten path and head to Musee des Arts Forains and Latin Quarter. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Giverny to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Paris are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.