45 days in London & France Itinerary

45 days in London & France Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
Train:  5 h 45 min
3
Carcassonne, France
— 6 nights
Train:  7 h 45 min
4
Briancon, France
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
5
Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Castellane, France
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
7
Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
8
Argeles-sur-Mer, France
— 2 nights
Train:  9 h
9
Le Mont-Dore, France
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
10
Saint-Girons, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
11
Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
12
Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 3 nights
Train:  15 min
13
Paris, France
— 11 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Sydney, Australia

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
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'll discover tucked-away gems like Regent Street and Ightham Mote. Get a sense of the local culture at Westminster Cathedral and Charles Dickens Museum. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Somerset House, pause for some photo ops at Nelson's Column, don't miss a visit to Eltham Palace and Gardens, and let little ones run wild at Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Playground.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our London day trip site.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in London at 11°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ightham Mote
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Regent Street ©
Regent Street
Ightham Mote ©
Ightham Mote
Westminster Cathedral ©
Westminster Cathedral

1
night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Le Manoir de Paris, Museum of Eroticism (Musee de l'Erotisme), Musee du Vin de Paris (Wine Museum of Paris), and other attractions. On the 20th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame d'Esperance.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary builder site.

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
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Museum of Eroticism (Musee de l'Erotisme) ©
Museum of Eroticism (Musee de l'Erotisme)
Le Manoir de Paris ©
Le Manoir de Paris
Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp

6
nights
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Museum of Chivalry, Arms & Archery, Cathar Country Tours, Musee des Automates, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedrale Sainte Marie and Jeff de Bruges Carcassonne. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau Auzias and Abbey of Saint-Hilaire.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Paris to Carcassonne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Briancon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Tours Classes

Side Trips

Aude Escapades, Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, Paroisse Saint Nazaire, Cathedrale Sainte Marie, Musee des Automates
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Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Cathedrale Sainte Marie ©
Cathedrale Sainte Marie

1
night
Briancon, France

Briancon ©
Briançon a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Lac du Grand Colombier has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lac du Grand Colombier, explore the striking landscape at The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Michel. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Deval'Bob, hit the slopes at SnowPark, then get the adrenaline pumping with Mushing Addict, and finally explore the historical opulence of Fort des Tetes et non fort du chateau.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Briancon holiday site.

Getting from Carcassonne to Briancon by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.

Things to do in Briancon

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

La Salle les Alpes, Lac du Grand Colombier, Mushing Addict, The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier, Eglise Saint-Michel
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Fort des Tetes et non fort du chateau ©
Fort des Tetes et non fort du chateau
Eglise Saint-Michel ©
Eglise Saint-Michel

2
nights
Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France

Moustiers Sainte-Marie ©
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. On the 31st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Les Penitents des Mees, examine the collection at Musee de Cotignac Autrefois et Aujourd'hui, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Graces, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chapelle Saint Pierre. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Faience, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, then get outside with Verdon Vtt, and finally stroll around Parc Naturel Regional du Verdon.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Moustiers Sainte-Marie trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Briancon to Moustiers Sainte-Marie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Moustiers Sainte-Marie can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cotignac, Les Penitents des Mees, Chapelle Saint Pierre
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Graces ©
Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Graces
Musee de la Faience ©
Musee de la Faience
Musee de Cotignac Autrefois et Aujourd'hui ©
Musee de Cotignac Autrefois et Aujourd'hui

2
nights
Castellane, France

Castellane ©
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Presbytère, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption d`Entrevaux, then make a trip to Porte Royale, and finally steep yourself in history at Colmars-les-Alpes. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Station de Ski L'Audibergue, examine the collection at Musee Fossiles et Mineraux, and then view the masterpieces at Musee-Galerie Camos.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Castellane tour planner.

You can drive from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Castellane in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Castellane, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tourrettes-sur-Loup.

Things to do in Castellane

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bargemon, Entrevaux, Colmars-les-Alpes, Station de Ski L'Audibergue, Presbytère
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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Station de Ski L'Audibergue ©
Station de Ski L'Audibergue
Colmars-les-Alpes ©
Colmars-les-Alpes
Presbytère ©
Presbytère

2
nights
Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

Tourrettes-sur-Loup ©
Tourrettes-sur-Loup is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): hike along Baou de Saint Jeannet, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Madone d'Utelle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tourrettes-sur-Loup online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Castellane to Tourrettes-sur-Loup takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Tourrettes-sur-Loup sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Tourrettes-sur-Loup

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence, La Madone d'Utelle, Baou de Saint Jeannet, Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs
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Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs ©
Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs
La Madone d'Utelle ©
La Madone d'Utelle

2
nights
Argeles-sur-Mer, France

Argeles-sur-Mer ©
Argelès-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.It is about 25 km from Perpignan.GeographyArgelès-sur-Mer is located in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.Argelès-sur-Mer is on the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, close to the Spanish border. On the 6th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle Nationale du Mas-Larrieu, then don't miss a visit to Eglise abbatiale Saint Michel , son cloitre et le linteau, and then examine the collection at Musee de l'art roman. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Jonqueres D'oriola Vignobles - Chateau de Corneilla Del Vercol, get your game on at Pirate's Land, then look for gifts at La Savonnetterie- Savon Catalan, and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorial du Camps D'Argeles-sur-Mer.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Argeles-sur-Mer road trip app.

Traveling by car from Tourrettes-sur-Loup to Argeles-sur-Mer takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January in Argeles-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Le Mont-Dore.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Jonqueres D'oriola Vignobles - Chateau de Corneilla Del Vercol, Eglise abbatiale Saint Michel , son cloitre et le linteau
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1
night
Le Mont-Dore, France

Le Mont-Dore ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Puy du Sancy. On the 8th (Wed), admire the striking features of Chateau de la Batisse, step into the grandiose world of Château de Murol en Saint-Amant, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Puy du Sancy. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame de Saint Saturnin, then steep yourself in history at Manoir de Veygoux, and then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tanerie.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Le Mont-Dore trip app.

Drive from Argeles-sur-Mer to Le Mont-Dore in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, Le Mont-Dore is little chillier than Argeles-sur-Mer - with highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint-Girons.

Things to do in Le Mont-Dore

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Musee de la Tanerie, Eglise Notre Dame de Saint Saturnin, Manoir de Veygoux, Chateau de la Batisse, Château de Murol en Saint-Amant
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
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Manoir de Veygoux ©
Manoir de Veygoux
Eglise Notre Dame de Saint Saturnin ©
Eglise Notre Dame de Saint Saturnin
Château de Murol en Saint-Amant ©
Château de Murol en Saint-Amant

1
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Saint-Girons, France

Saint-Girons ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to le jardin de cure, then see the interesting displays at Boutique des Colporteurs, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye de Combelongue, and finally see the interesting displays at Palais des Eveques. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Vic, savor the flavors at Navette Saint Girons plages Landes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie et Tresor Episcopal - Musee du Papogay de Rieux, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de Tramesaygues.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Girons trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Le Mont-Dore to Saint-Girons takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, daytime highs in Saint-Girons are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon.

Things to do in Saint-Girons

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Palais des Eveques, Notre Dame de Vic, Cathedrale Sainte-Marie et Tresor Episcopal - Musee du Papogay de Rieux, Eglise Notre-Dame de Tramesaygues, le jardin de cure
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Abbaye de Combelongue ©
Abbaye de Combelongue
Eglise Notre-Dame de Tramesaygues ©
Eglise Notre-Dame de Tramesaygues
Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption ©
Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption

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Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon, France

Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon ©
Commanderie Templiere et Hospitaliere du Larzac - Ste-Eulalie de Cernon has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get outside with Accro roc des infruts, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Melac, and then steep yourself in history at Commanderie Templiere et Hospitaliere du Larzac - Ste-Eulalie de Cernon. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Le Moulin de Saint Pierre and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Saint-Izaire.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint-Girons to Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Saint-Girons in January, expect Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon to be a bit cooler, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Accro roc des infruts, Le Moulin de Saint Pierre, Chateau de Melac, Chateau de Saint-Izaire
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
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Chateau de Saint-Izaire ©
Chateau de Saint-Izaire
Chateau de Melac ©
Chateau de Melac

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Marne-la-Vallee, France

Marne-la-Vallee ©
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Disneyland Paris. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): discover the magic at Disneyland Paris and then examine the collection at Musee Louis Braille. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne, then look for gifts at Disney Store, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Blandy-les-Tours.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marne-la-Vallee day trip site.

Getting from Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon to Marne-la-Vallee by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Marne-la-Vallee, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Blandy-les-Tours
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
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Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne ©
Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne
Chateau de Blandy-les-Tours ©
Chateau de Blandy-les-Tours
Disney Store ©
Disney Store

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Paris, France

Paris ©
You've added Musee du Vin de Paris (Wine Museum of Paris), Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp, O Hammam, and other attractions to your itinerary. Atelier des Lumieres and 1st Arrondissement are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Museum of Natural History and Chateau de Maintenon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre (in Auxerre), Chateau de Breteuil (in Choisel) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). See even more of Paris: examine the collection at Musee des Arts Forains, take a stroll through Chartres Historic Preservation Area, appreciate the extensive heritage of Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare, and steep yourself in history at Chateau of Vincennes.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris vacation tool.

Paris is just a stone's throw from Marne-la-Vallee. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Briare, Chartres, O Hammam, Chateau of Vincennes, Fort de Cormeilles
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 27:
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Musee des Arts Forains ©
Musee des Arts Forains
Chateau de Maintenon ©
Chateau de Maintenon
Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare ©
Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare

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