54 days in France, Spain & United Kingdom Itinerary

54 days in France, Spain & United Kingdom Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Bristol, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Rouen, France
— 3 nights
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Rennes, France
— 2 nights
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Nantes, France
— 4 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
— 4 nights
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Salamanca, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 6 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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London, United Kingdom

— 5 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, stroll around St. James's Park, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to London is 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get a bit cooler in London: highs are around 68°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Bristol.

Things to do in London

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Bristol, United Kingdom

— 5 nights
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Get out of town with these interesting Bristol side-trips: Tetbury (The Royal Gardens at Highgrove & Chavenage House), Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury) and Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Cotswold Falconry Centre, see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Battledown Brewery, and explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bristol road trip website.

You can drive from London to Bristol in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bristol

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Bath, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 12th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, then surround yourself with nature on West of England Falconry, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sights as you ascend with Original Wild, explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, and then contemplate the long history of Wells Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bath itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bristol to Bath in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 1 night

The Square Mile

On the 14th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the London travel planner.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

Paris, France

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris itinerary planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Rouen, France

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Collegiale Notre Dame (in Vernon), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Etretat (Les Jardins d'Etretat & Falaises d'Etretat). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Place du Vieux-Marche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, and wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rouen, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rennes.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Rennes, France

— 2 nights
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Parlement de Bretagne, don't miss a visit to Portes Mordelaises, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, make a trip to Centre Historique de Rennes, then see the interesting displays at Les Champs Libres, and finally stroll around Parc du Thabor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Fougeres, then walk around Parc des Gayeulles, and then relax and rejuvenate at Awelys Spa Privatif.

Discover how to plan a Rennes trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Rennes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Rennes

Parks · Spas · Baths · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nantes, France

— 4 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Explore Nantes' surroundings by going to Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses) and Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, and walk around Parc de la Beaujoire.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nantes driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rennes to Nantes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Nantes sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Bordeaux, France

— 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Passes and then take in the dramatic natural features at La Grande Dune du Pilat. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Chateau de Reignac, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse, and finally make a trip to The Water Mirror.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nantes to Bordeaux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Bilbao, Spain

— 4 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Explore Bilbao's surroundings by going to San Sebastian - Donostia (Plaza de la Constitucion, Parte Vieja, &more). Dedicate the 3rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, make a trip to Vizcaya Bridge, head outdoors with San Mames Stadium, and appreciate the history behind Puppy.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bilbao trip planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Bilbao in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Bilbao sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Bilbao

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Salamanca, Spain

— 3 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Venture out of the city with trips to Avila (Basilica de San Vicente, The Walls of Avila, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Alberto Churriguera y al Conde Francos.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Salamanca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Salamanca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bilbao in July, you will find days in Salamanca are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are little chillier (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Catedral Primada, &more) and Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salamanca in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Madrid, with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Valencia, Spain

— 6 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Valencia: Benidorm (Playa de Levante & Aqualandia), Cala Denia (in Denia) and Javea (Playa del Arenal & Siesta Advisor). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanografic Valencia, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardi del Turia, and admire the landmark architecture of Central Market of Valencia.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Valencia travel planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Valencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Valencia: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Tossa de Mar (Diving & Combat & Vila Vella (Old Town)) and Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona route maker.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.

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.

Normandy travel guide

4.6
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.