20 days in United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

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20 days in United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Durness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Glencoe Village, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grasmere, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Chennai, India

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
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. Edinburgh Old Town and Palace of Holyroodhouse will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, explore the galleries of The Red Door Gallery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh attractions planner .

Chennai, India to Edinburgh is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Chennai in December: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 9°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

2
nights
Durness, United Kingdom

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Scourie Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Polin Beach, then browse the exhibits of Mudness Ceramics, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lotte Glob. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, then stroll through Sandwood Bay Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Dun Dornaigil Broch.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Durness sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Durness in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Durness are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Dun Dornaigil Broch, Scourie Bay
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Scourie Bay ©
Scourie Bay

2
nights
Glencoe Village, United Kingdom

Glencoe Village ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Inchree Waterfalls, then hike along Glencoe Lochan, and then appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Glencoe Village itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Durness to Glencoe Village by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grasmere.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Inchree Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

3
nights
Grasmere, United Kingdom

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Get some cultural insight at Castle Crag and Holy Trinity Church. Head to Heaton Cooper Studio and Herdyfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grasmere: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Silecroft Beach (in Silecroft). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, explore the striking landscape at Helm Crag, admire the masterpieces at Merz Barn, and take some stellar pictures from Walla Crag.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Grasmere travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Glencoe Village to Grasmere takes 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Grasmere

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Grange-in-Borrowdale, Silecroft Beach, Merz Barn, Walla Crag, Alpacaly Ever After
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Walla Crag ©
Walla Crag
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag

1
night
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the striking features of Bath Abbey, then steep yourself in 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.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bath trip planner.

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

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Castle Combe Village
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

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.
The British Museum and National Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and Buckingham Palace. There's much more to do: join in the after-dark buzz at Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

Before you visit London, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

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

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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Visit Eiffel Tower and Montmartre for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Place de la Bastille, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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