23 days in United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Glenfinnan, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 9 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, then get engrossed in the history at Apsley House, then explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the London road trip planning tool.

Sunningdale to London is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:

Paris, France

— 3 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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

York, United Kingdom

— 1 night

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): wander the streets of York Shambles, then explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the York holiday planner.

Traveling by train from London to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, then wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Scott Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and finally get great views at Calton Hill.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh attractions planner.

Take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Glenfinnan.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

Glenfinnan, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Glenfinnan is a hamlet in Lochaber area of the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary & Saint Finnan Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Glenfinnan day trip tool.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Glenfinnan are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alnwick.

Things to do in Glenfinnan

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

Alnwick, United Kingdom

— 1 day
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Belford Museum, then stroll through The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Embleton Bay.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Alnwick attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Glenfinnan to Alnwick takes 5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and then explore the wide array of goods at Jenners.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Getting from Alnwick to Edinburgh by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

London, United Kingdom

— 9 nights

The Square Mile

You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Oxford (Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Pitt Rivers Museum, &more). Explore London further: take in the views from Tower Bridge, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, stroll around Hyde Park, and learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

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Fly from Edinburgh to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 26:

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.