20 days in United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

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Fly
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Durness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glencoe Village, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grasmere, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, take in the exciting artwork at The Red Door Gallery, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Chennai, India to Edinburgh is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Chennai to Edinburgh, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in December; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

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Durness, United Kingdom

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Scourie Bay, kick back and relax at Polin Beach, then stop by Mudness Ceramics, and finally browse the exhibits of Lotte Glob. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, then kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Dun Dornaigil Broch.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Durness trip builder.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Durness takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December in Durness, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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Glencoe Village, United Kingdom

Nestled in a deep valley at the foot of the Glencoe Mountains where the River Coe meets Loch Leven, Glencoe Village reveals a landscape of green hills and rugged mountain peaks.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at The Three Sisters, identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, then identify plant and animal life at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and finally identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Inchree Waterfalls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glencoe Lochan, and then appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Glencoe Village trip planner.

Drive from Durness to Glencoe Village in 4.5 hours. December in Glencoe Village sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grasmere.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

3
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Grasmere, United Kingdom

Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Do your shopping at Herdy and Heaton Cooper Studio. Get outdoors at Alpacaly Ever After and Helvellyn. Get out of town with these interesting Grasmere side-trips: Holy Trinity Church (in Grange-in-Borrowdale) and Silecroft Beach (in Silecroft). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Helm Crag, step into the grandiose world of Castle Crag, explore the world behind art at Merz Barn, and take some stellar pictures from Walla Crag.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grasmere planning app.

You can drive from Glencoe Village to Grasmere in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Grasmere

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

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Bath, United Kingdom

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey, get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then view the masterpieces at Emma Rose Art Works, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bath day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Bath takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

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London, United Kingdom

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.
Get some cultural insight at Natural History Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and The British Museum. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our London day trip app.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:

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Paris, France

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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Montmartre for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Champs-Elysees. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris tour planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:

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.