16 days in France & London Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Annecy, France
— 1 day
Bus to Genève Airport, Fly to London


London, United Kingdom — 3 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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our London tour planner.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to London due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in February; daily highs in London reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 3 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strasbourg: Place Stanislas (in Nancy), Mulhouse (Musee National de l’Automobile – Collection Schlumpf & Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer) and Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix (in Rhodes). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through La Petite France, make a trip to Barrage Vauban, and do a tasting at Gaec Engel Frederic et Fils.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Strasbourg trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from London to Strasbourg in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Strasbourg is 1 hour. In February in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lyon.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Lyon, France — 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 13th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then look for gifts at Ilet Gourmand, and finally stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and then make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lyon journey maker.

You can fly from Strasbourg to Lyon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (Lérins Islands, Vieux Port, &more), Les Jardins Bioves (in Menton) and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes). The adventure continues: trek along Massif du Tanneron, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nice travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in February, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Annecy.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
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Annecy, France — 1 day

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, then take in the awesome beauty at Semnoz, and then stop by Ceinture Tucker.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Annecy planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Annecy takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in February, things will get little chillier in Annecy: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Nature · Parks · Shopping
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France travel guide

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.