10 days in United Kingdom & France Itinerary

10 days in United Kingdom & France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

Make it your trip
Drive to John F Kennedy International Airport, Fly to Edinburgh Airport
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Train
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Fly to John F Kennedy International Airport, Drive to Babylon

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 1 day

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): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle and then stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary website.

Babylon, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Babylon in October, things will get a bit cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 56°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Manchester trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a train from Edinburgh to Manchester in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Manchester

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arc de Triomphe, Esplanade des Invalides, Eiffel Tower, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

Plan my day in Paris using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Manchester to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Paris sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Lyon are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Nightlife · Historic Sites
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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

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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.