16 days in France & United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in France & United Kingdom Itinerary

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16 days in France & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Biarritz, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom


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2
nights
Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium de Biarritz, appreciate the history behind Rocher de la Vierge, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, and finally enjoy the sea views from Phare De Biarritz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse de St Jean de Luz, step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Abbadie, and then kick back and relax at Hendaye Beach.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Biarritz holiday planner.

Paris to Biarritz is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Biarritz can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hendaye, Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
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Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Chateau Observatoire Abbadia ©
Chateau Observatoire Abbadia
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge

7
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Biarritz to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Biarritz in August, Paris is a bit cooler at night with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 59°F. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

3
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Chatsworth House (in Bakewell), Liverpool (Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, Liverpool Cathedral, & more), Alton Towers (in Alton) and Chester Zoo (in Chester).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Manchester vacation trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Manchester in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from London in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Manchester, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Liverpool, Alton Towers, Chatsworth House, Chester Zoo
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Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Alton Towers
Alton Towers

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