19 days in France & United Kingdom Itinerary

19 days in France & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oppede, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rocamadour, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Emilion, France
— 2 nights
Drive to Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, Fly to Edinburgh
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Nice, France — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and then make a trip to Place Massena.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nice online trip itinerary builder.

Interlaken, Switzerland to Nice is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Interlaken in October, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 24°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Oppede.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Oppede, France — 1 night

Oppède is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): hunt for treasures at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market, hike along Sentier Vigneron d'Oppede, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Medievale Notre-Dame-d'Alydon. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along La Source de La Sorgue, make a trip to Waterwheel Circuit, and then meet the residents at Parc Animalier de la Barben.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Oppede travel route planning app.

Drive from Nice to Oppede in 3 hours. Traveling from Nice in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oppede, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint-Remy-de-Provence.
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Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France — 2 nights

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.HistoryThe town is named after Saint Remigius.GeographySaint-Rémy-de-Provence is situated about 20km south of Avignon, just north of the Alpilles mountain range.TransportationThe high-speed train station is 20 km from the city. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and then identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Site Archeologique de Glanum, examine the collection at Musee des Santons, then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, and finally go for a walk through Van Gogh Walk.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Remy-de-Provence day trip planner.

You can drive from Oppede to Saint-Remy-de-Provence in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Rocamadour.
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Rocamadour, France — 2 nights

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
On the 30th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse, then make a trip to Gouffre de Padirac, then identify plant and animal life at La Foret des Singes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de l'Hospitalet. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Grotte du Pech-Merle, then Head underground at Grotte des Carbonnieres, then Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ferme La Borie D'Imbert.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocamadour visit planning website.

Getting from Saint-Remy-de-Provence to Rocamadour by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Saint-Remy-de-Provence in October since evenings lows in Rocamadour dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Saint-Emilion.
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Saint-Emilion, France — 2 nights

Standing magnificently on top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne Valley filled with lush vineyards, Saint-Émilion fuses history and modern culture with medieval ambience--even in its wine bars, museums, markets, art galleries, cafes, and shops.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion, pause for some serene contemplation at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, learn about winemaking at Chateau La Croizille, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Laniote, and finally learn about winemaking at Cloitre des Cordeliers. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Chateau Guadet, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret, and then learn about winemaking at Chateau Cantenac.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saint-Emilion trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Rocamadour to Saint-Emilion in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Saint-Emilion are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 3 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saint-Emilion to Edinburgh. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint-Emilion to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saint-Emilion in November, things will get a bit cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Drumnadrochit.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Ninians Church, then admire the sheer force of Invermoriston Falls, then contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, and finally explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then sample the fine beverages at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, then admire the sheer force of Rogie Falls, and finally stop by Robertsons.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Drumnadrochit trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Drumnadrochit takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Drumnadrochit are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Change things up with these side-trips from Isle of Skye: Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks (in Balmacara) and Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk (in Drumbuie). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Cuillin, take in the views from Sligachan Old Bridge, and sample the fine beverages at Talisker Distillery.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye travel route planning tool.

Getting from Drumnadrochit to Isle of Skye by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Drumnadrochit in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Isle of Skye, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.
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Loch Ness Region travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.
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