36 days in France, Edinburgh & London Itinerary

36 days in France, Edinburgh & London Itinerary

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36 days in France, Edinburgh & London Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— Few hours
train:  3​h
2
Dunkirk, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Lille, France
— 3 nights
train:  6​h 45​min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 15 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville and then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris trip builder .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Paris is 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in June; daily highs in Paris reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Hotel de Ville ©
Hotel de Ville

3
nights
Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Etaples Military Cemetery and Saint-Éloi Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee Dunkerque 1940 and Musee Portuaire. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dunkirk: La Crypte de Notre Dame (in Boulogne-sur-Mer) and Les remparts de Montreuil-sur-mer (in Montreuil-sur-Mer). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at LAAC - Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine, make a trip to Belfry of Dunkirk, see the interesting displays at Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France, and stroll around Parc Fort Louis.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dunkirk holiday builder tool .

You can drive from Paris to Dunkirk in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for little chillier days in Dunkirk, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lille.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Etaples Military Cemetery, Les remparts de Montreuil-sur-mer, Wormhoudt Massacre Site, La Crypte de Notre Dame
Highlights from your plan
Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France ©
Etaples Military Cemetery ©
Etaples Military Cemetery
Musee Dunkerque 1940 ©
Musee Dunkerque 1940

3
nights
Lille, France

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Get a sense of the local culture at Australian War Memorial and Lens' 14-18 - Centre International d'Histoire de la Première Guerre Mondiale. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vieux-Lille and Sheffield Memorial Park and Railway Hollow Cemetery. Explore Lille's surroundings by going to Delville Wood War Memorial (in Longueval), Pozieres Memorial (in Pozieres) and Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette (in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Forum Antique de Bavay, witness the site of a historic battle at Fromelles and Flanders Battlefield Tours, explore the different monuments and memorials at Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at Forum Departemental Des Sciences.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lille tour builder site .

You can drive from Dunkirk to Lille in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lille are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Sheffield Memorial Park and Railway Hollow Cemetery, Australian National Memorial, Delville Wood War Memorial, Pozieres Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Australian National Memorial ©
Australian National Memorial
Vieux-Lille ©
Vieux-Lille
Forum Antique de Bavay ©
Forum Antique de Bavay

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nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Grace Darling Museum and Holyrood Abbey. Your inner history buff will appreciate Abbotsford House and Melrose Abbey. Venture out of the city with trips to Glasgow (Hunterian Museum & The Necropolis), Paisley Abbey (in Paisley) and Holy Trinity Old Bewick (in Old Bewick). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Andrews Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, contemplate the long history of Grassmarket, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lille to Edinburgh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Edinburgh is slightly colder than Lille - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stirling, North Berwick, Linlithgow, Dundee, Glasgow
Highlights from your plan
Scottish National Portrait Gallery ©
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial and St. Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Oxford University Museum of Natural History and IWM Duxford. Explore London's surroundings by going to Wimpole Estate (in Arrington), King's College Chapel (in Cambridge) and Oxford (Pitt Rivers Museum & Christ Church Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, browse the exhibits of Westminster Abbey, and see the sky in a new way at Royal Observatory Greenwich.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read London online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, you will find days in London are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Oxford, Cambridge, Wimpole Estate, Rochester Cathedral, IWM Duxford
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
You'll explore and learn at Musee Marmottan Monet and Musee d'Orsay. Get some cultural insight at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly), Orléans Cathedral (in Orleans) and Grand Canal (in Versailles). See even more of Paris: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, catch a live event at Philippe-Chatrier Court, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris tour itinerary maker .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau of Vincennes, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Orléans Cathedral, Chateau de Chantilly, Grand Canal
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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