60 days in France, Henley-on-Thames & Dover Itinerary

60 days in France, Henley-on-Thames & Dover Itinerary

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Dover, United Kingdom
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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Reims
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Reims, France
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Beaune, France
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Lyon, France
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Avignon, France
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom — 1 night

Henley-on-Thames is a historic market town and civil parish on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, England, northeast of Reading, west of Maidenhead and southeast of Oxford. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Grey's Court, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Chapel, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Windsor & Eton Brewery, and finally contemplate the long history of Statue in Memory of Charles Frohman. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery, hit the slopes at The Snow Centre, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral & Abbey Church of Saint Alban.

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Maidenhead to Henley-on-Thames is an approximately half hour car ride. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Maidenhead in November, with highs in Henley-on-Thames at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dover.
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Dover, United Kingdom — 1 night

Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then explore the striking landscape at The White Cliffs of Dover.

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Traveling by car from Henley-on-Thames to Dover takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Reims.
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Reims, France — 3 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Explore Reims' surroundings by going to Epernay (Moet et Chandon & Avenue de Champagne). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, get lost in a book at Mediatheque Jean Falala, do a tasting at Champagnes Pommery, and contemplate the long history of Basilique Saint-Remi.

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You can do a combination of car and train from Dover to Reims in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. November in Reims sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Beaune.
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Beaune, France — 3 nights

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beaune: Besancon (Room Escape Games & Citadel of Besançon) and Dijon (Place de la Liberation, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, do a tasting at Patriarche Pere & Fils, and explore the galleries of Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune.

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Traveling by car from Reims to Beaune takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Grenoble (Musee Dauphinois, Room Escape Games, &more), Ceinture Tucker (in Sevrier) and Lake Annecy (in Annecy). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

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Getting from Beaune to Lyon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November in Lyon, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Avignon.
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Avignon, France — 43 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Marseille (Jardin Emile Duclaux, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, &more), Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence & Carrieres des Lumieres) and Chateau de Tarascon (in Tarascon). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, walk around Maison de la Nature, examine the collection at Musee Granet, and look for all kinds of wild species at Trolib.

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Traveling by train from Lyon to Avignon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.
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France travel guide

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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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