17 days in France & London Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly to Basel, Shuttle to Saint-Louis, Train to Colmar
Colmar, France
— 2 nights
Riquewihr, France
— 4 nights
Kaysersberg, France
— 3 nights
Drive to Strasbourg Airport, Fly to Singapore


London, United Kingdom — 6 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.
Take a break from London with a short trip to Tulleys Farm in Turners Hill, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to London is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Singapore to London. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect London to be cooler, temps between 11°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Colmar.
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Colmar, France — 2 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 22nd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, then ponder the design of Saint-Leon Fountain, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle du Schaeferthal, and finally indulge your senses at Alsace Original Experiences. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): take a stroll through Little Venice, don't miss a visit to Old Town, and then stop by TONIN Creations l'Atelier Amoureux.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colmar online route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and train from London to Colmar takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Colmar. Expect little chillier evenings in Colmar when traveling from London in December, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Riquewihr.
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Riquewihr, France — 4 nights

Riquewihr is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.A popular tourist attraction for its historical architecture, Riquewihr is also known for the Riesling and other great wines produced in the village. Change things up with these side-trips from Riquewihr: Domaine Albert Seltz (in Mittelbergheim), Nancy (Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy & Place Stanislas) and Zeyssolff - Au Peche Vigneron (in Gertwiller). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Foy, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier Viticole des Grands Crus.

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Riquewihr is very close to Colmar. In December, daily temperatures in Riquewihr can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kaysersberg.
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Kaysersberg, France — 3 nights

Kaysersberg is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Cave de Turckheim, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Odile, don't miss a visit to Maison Faller-Brief, and see the interesting displays at Musee des Eaux de Vie.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaysersberg online trip itinerary builder.

Kaysersberg is just a short distance from Riquewihr. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.