19 days in United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

19 days in United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Warwick, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Windsor, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dover Castle, Covent Garden and Medieval Banquet. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, make a trip to Trafalgar Square, and stroll around St. James's Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the London tour itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to London is 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in London at 62°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

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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 The Paris Catacombs. On the 15th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

You can 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 difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. You'll set off for Inverness on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Paris

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Inverness, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Loch Ness Cruises as well as Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stop by Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition and then get a new perspective on things with Loch Ness Cruises.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Inverness holiday planner.

Getting from Paris to Inverness by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to Inverness, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Inverness is little chillier than Paris - with highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Side Trip

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye and then take in nature's colorful creations at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Isle of Skye trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then make a trip to The Royal Mile. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland and then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jorvik Viking Centre. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, then take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read York trip builder site.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in York can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Warwick.

Things to do in York

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Warwick, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Tudor World has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle and then steep yourself in history at Tudor World.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Warwick trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from York to Warwick takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Warwick sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 49°F at night. You'll set off for Windsor on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Warwick

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Windsor, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Windsor is a historic market town and unparished area in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hampton Court Palace. On the 25th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Hampton Court Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Chapel.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Windsor trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Warwick to Windsor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Windsor, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to London.

Things to do in Windsor

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Windsor to London in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Highlights from your trip

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.