20 days in Paris, Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

20 days in Paris, Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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20 days in Paris, Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Chennai, India

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Explore hidden gems such as Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, take a stroll through Ile Saint-Louis, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning site .

Chennai, India to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Chennai to Paris due to the time zone difference. In December, Paris is cooler than Chennai - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rock of Cashel and Kilkenny Castle. You'll explore and learn at Guinness Storehouse and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Temple Bar, take a stroll through Grafton Street, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, and examine the collection at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dublin driving holiday tool .

You can fly from Paris to Dublin in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Paris to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kilkenny Castle, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. Let the collections at National Museum of Scotland and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh capture your imagination. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, steep yourself in history at The Scottish Parliament, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. December in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

2
nights
Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Tioram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Glencoe Lochan, identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, and then make a trip to Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William road trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Castle Tioram, Glenfinnan Viaduct
Highlights from your plan
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

1
night
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, then stroll through Nairn Beach, then view the masterpieces at Inchmore Gallery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Inverness sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Nairn Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
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 6th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Longleat and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wells Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bath trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Inverness to Bath in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Wells Cathedral, Longleat, Brunel's SS Great Britain
Highlights from your plan
Longleat ©
Longleat
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

3
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.
On the 8th (Wed), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read London road trip app .

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

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

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