9 days in United Kingdom, France & Bruges Itinerary

9 days in United Kingdom, France & Bruges Itinerary

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9 days in United Kingdom, France & Bruges Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly + train:  12​h 45​min
1
Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 day
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
4
Versailles, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Atlanta, United States


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Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
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 (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, get engrossed in the history at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then contemplate the long history of Bath Abbey, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pulteney Bridge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bath visit planner .

Atlanta, USA to Bath is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a train to London.

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No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa ©
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Westminster Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and then explore the world behind art at The British Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our London trip website .

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
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National Gallery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and finally step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Versailles.

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 8th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Palace of Versailles.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Versailles road trip tool .

Versailles is just a stone's throw from Paris. May in Versailles sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bruges.

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Palace of Versailles

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 9th (Thu), make a trip to The Markt, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beguinage (Begijnhof), then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Walplein.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip planner.

You can drive from Versailles to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Beguinage (Begijnhof) ©
Beguinage (Begijnhof)
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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