17 days in France & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Paris, France
— 3 nights
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Castleton, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights


Nice, France — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, then visit Old Town, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of La Croisette, take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Gabel.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nice holiday planner.

Bengaluru, India to Nice is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in April, with highs in Nice at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Paris, France — 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planning website.

Fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in April, expect little chillier with lows of 6°C in Paris. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a train to London.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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London, United Kingdom — 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at BrakeAway Bike Tours and Speed Boats Tours. National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and admire the striking features of Tower of London.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read London trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Castleton.
Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Trails
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Castleton, United Kingdom — 1 night

Castleton is a village in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England, at the western end of the Hope Valley on the Peakshole Water, a tributary of the River Noe, between the Dark Peak to the north and the White Peak to the south. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): hike along Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, then explore the activities along Ladybower Reservoir, and then get a dose of the wild on Peak Mountaineering.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Castleton online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Castleton takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
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Ambleside, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Get in touch with nature at Catbells Lakeland Walk and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: Predator Experience (in Ayside), Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Derwentwater, explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Ambleside online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Castleton to Ambleside takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. You'll explore and learn at Royal Yacht Britannia and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

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You can drive from Ambleside to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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France travel guide

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.

United Kingdom travel guide

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.