8 days in United Kingdom, France & Altdorf Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom, France & Altdorf Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 1 night
Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Altdorf
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Altdorf, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Edinburgh
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom

— 2 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, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary maker app.

Bristol to London is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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 29th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip website.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Nice, France

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nice road trip app.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in March: high temperatures in Nice hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Altdorf.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums

Altdorf, Switzerland

— 1 night
Altdorf is a historic and statistical town and a municipality in the Swiss canton of Uri. Your day by day itinerary now includes Klausen Pass. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Wilhelm Tell Monument and then admire all the interesting features of Klausen Pass.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Altdorf road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nice to Altdorf. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nice in March, with highs in Altdorf at 13°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Altdorf

Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and finally step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh day trip site.

Explore your travel options from Altdorf to Edinburgh with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Altdorf in April, you will find days in Edinburgh are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.

France travel guide

4.3
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.