19 days in Paris & United Kingdom Itinerary

19 days in Paris & United Kingdom Itinerary

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19 days in Paris & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Alnwick, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Seattle, United States

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musée d'Orsay and Musée Rodin. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, make a trip to Louvre Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dôme Sacre Coeur.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris travel planner.

Seattle, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Natural History Museum and Churchill War Rooms. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at British Museum, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the London travel planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Urquhart Castle and Culloden Battlefield. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Foyers and Nairn Beach. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Ness E' Bikes (in Fort Augustus), Nigg Old Church (in Nigg) and Invermoriston Falls (in Invermoriston). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Scottish Flair Fine Art Gallery.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from London to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Inverness sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to St. Andrews.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Nigg Old Church, Invermoriston Falls, Urquhart Castle, Ness E' Bikes, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach

few
hours
St. Andrews, United Kingdom

St. Andrews ©
For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read St. Andrews travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Inverness to St. Andrews by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in St. Andrews can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in St. Andrews

Golf Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
St Andrews Links ©
St Andrews Links

3
nights
Alnwick, United Kingdom

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cragside House and Gardens and Alnwick Castle. Step out of Alnwick to go to Beamish and see Beamish Museum, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at The Alnwick Garden and explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Alnwick trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from St. Andrews to Alnwick in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Alnwick sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cragside House and Gardens, Lindisfarne Castle, Bamburgh Castle, Beamish Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beamish Museum ©
Beamish Museum
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Stirling Castle and The Royal Mile. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Rosslyn Chapel in Roslin, approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, steep yourself in history at Georgian House, view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Alnwick to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

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