17 days in United Kingdom, France & Lucerne Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom, France & Lucerne Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Glenfinnan, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Windermere, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Vichy, France
— 1 night
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Annecy, France
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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Nancy, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
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Paris, France — 1 night

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.
For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris tour itinerary maker site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In April, Paris is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. You will leave for Edinburgh on the 28th (Fri).
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 1 night

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Edinburgh Castle as well as The Royal Mile. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle and then make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Edinburgh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in April, expect Edinburgh to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Glenfinnan.
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Historic Sites
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Glenfinnan, United Kingdom — 1 night

Glenfinnan is a hamlet in Lochaber area of the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument and then take in the views from Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Glenfinnan day trip website.

Getting from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, daytime highs in Glenfinnan are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 1 night

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You've now added Glasgow Cathedral to your itinerary. On the 30th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Glasgow day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Glenfinnan to Glasgow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Windermere.
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Windermere, United Kingdom — 1 night

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You've now added Lake Windermere to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Windermere.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Windermere visit planner.

Take a train from Glasgow to Windermere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Nottingham.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom — 1 night

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Nottingham travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Windermere to Nottingham in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Bath.
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Bath, United Kingdom — 1 night

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Bath Abbey and then take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Nottingham to Bath takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 1 night

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 4th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge and then don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our London trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 1 night

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 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. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Vichy.
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Vichy, France — 1 night

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vichy trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Vichy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 7th (Sun), you're off to Annecy.
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Annecy, France — 1 night

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
La Vieille Ville has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy and then don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Annecy online tour planner.

You can drive from Vichy to Annecy in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chapel Bridge as well as Jungfraujoch. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Lucerne and then take in the views from Chapel Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip planner.

You can drive from Annecy to Lucerne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nancy.
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Nancy, France — 1 night

Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): make a trip to Place Stanislas.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nancy road trip planning app.

Getting from Lucerne to Nancy by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Nancy are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.
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Paris, France — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum and then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip planner.

Take a train from Nancy to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 12th (Fri), you're off to 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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