17 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Aude Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Aude Itinerary

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Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Llangollen
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Llangollen, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Carcassonne, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Llangollen, United Kingdom

— 5 nights
Llangollen is a small town and community in Denbighshire, north-east Wales, situated on the River Dee and on the edge of the Berwyn mountains. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Park Hall the Countryside Experience and The Willow Gallery. Visiting Horseshoe Pass and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Plas Newydd Historic House and Gardens, steep yourself in history at Nantclwyd y Dre, see the interesting displays at Llangollen Museum, and shop like a local with Quirky Art Studio Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Llangollen itinerary maker site.

Calgary, Canada to Llangollen is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Calgary to Llangollen. Traveling from Calgary in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Llangollen. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Llangollen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Explore hidden gems such as The Tolbooth Museum and Blairs Museum. Get some historical perspective at Slains Castle and Old Aberdeen. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Pitmedden Garden & Museum of Farming Life, see majestic marine mammals with Aberdeen Harbour Tours, view the masterpieces at Teasel & Tweed, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Getting from Llangollen to Aberdeen by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Aberdeen are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Paris, France

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stop by 1st Arrondissement, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, then take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and finally visit Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): visit Ile Saint-Louis, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Musee Marmottan Monet.

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Traveling by flight from Aberdeen to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Aberdeen to Paris. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Aberdeen in May, with highs in Paris at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly to Carcassonne.

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Carcassonne, France

— 4 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cité de Carcassonne and Abbey of Saint-Hilaire. You'll explore and learn at Musee Berenger Sauniere and Musee De L'ecole. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Rennes-le-Chateau (Tour Magdala & Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral and learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

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Fly from Paris to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly to London.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries

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London, United Kingdom

— 2 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.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection and then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Royal Naval College, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

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Fly from Carcassonne to London in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Carcassonne to London. In May, London is slightly colder than Carcassonne - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.

Aude travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Castles · Architectural Buildings
Termed "Cathar Country," Aude is a department between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrénées mountains offering many opportunities to enjoy a wine tasting, go fishing, cycle along the shore or on mountain passes, and tour its many Cathar castles. With 10 natural regions, you are sure to find plenty of things to do, such as watching pink flamingos who congregate to the east, go orchid hunting inland, or hike in the forests with rare peatlands to the north and west. Arts and crafts are popular, and you can watch artisans work at many of the businesses along the A61 and A9. Finally, you can visit the Canal du Midi passing right through Aude on its way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.