23 days in France & London Itinerary

23 days in France & London Itinerary

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Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Meaux
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Meaux, France
— 2 nights
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Epernay, France
— 2 nights
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Amboise, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Meaux, France

— 2 nights
Meaux is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. Your day by day itinerary now includes Maison du Brie de Meaux as well as Office de Tourisme du Pays de Meaux. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Naturel du Patis, get answers to all your questions at Office de Tourisme du Pays de Meaux, then see the interesting displays at Maison du Brie de Meaux, and finally stop by La Petite Lucarne. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Grande Guerre and then sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie de Meaux.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Meaux online itinerary maker.

Detroit, USA to Meaux is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in July, expect Meaux to be little chillier, temps between 76°F and 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Epernay.

Things to do in Meaux

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Epernay, France

— 2 nights

Capital of Champagne

Best known for its Champagne production, Épernay is a small town featuring several famous brands, including Moët & Chandon, that have been aged in the miles of tunneled cellars carved from chalk rock beneath the town.
On the 3rd (Sat), don't miss a visit to La Chocolaterie Thibaut, do a tasting at Paul-Etienne Saint Germain, learn about winemaking at Mercier, contemplate the long history of Le Moulin de Verzenay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Champagne Route (Route Touristique du Champagne), and finally learn about winemaking at Champagne Mailly. On your second day here, look for gifts at Le Chocolat d'Emmanuel Briet, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame, do a tasting at Moet et Chandon, then get to know the fascinating history of Avenue de Champagne, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Pierre d'Hautvillers.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Epernay visit planner.

Getting from Meaux to Epernay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Epernay, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Epernay

Wineries · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Amboise, France

— 4 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Explore Amboise's surroundings by going to Les P’tits Clous (in Blois) and Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, take an in-depth tour of Eglise Saint-Florentin, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amboise trip planning website.

Drive from Epernay to Amboise in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 7 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've added Chateau de Fontainebleau, Aquarium de Paris - CineAqua, Pantheon, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Grotte Aux Coquillages Ou Nymphee (in Viry-Chatillon), Versailles (Le Jardin de Versailles, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more) and Horse Dreams (in Acheres). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Le Marais, and get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

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You can take a train from Amboise to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 6 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.
You've now added Royal Mews to your itinerary. Explore London's surroundings by going to The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden), Oxhey Chapel (in Watford) and Dover Castle (in Dover). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our London travel route builder site.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
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.