15 days in United Kingdom, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Leidseplein and De 9 Straatjes. Change things up with a short trip to Alkmaar cheese market in Alkmaar (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

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Vancouver, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Palace of Versailles and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

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Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and Georgian House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Giles' Cathedral and Princes Street Gardens. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Roslin to see Rosslyn Chapel about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

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You can fly from Paris to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get a bit cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Get a sense of the local culture at Stirling Castle and Buchanan Street. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Wallace Monument and Doune Castle. Take a break from Glasgow with a short trip to Falkirk Wheel in Falkirk, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Jeremy Sniders Antiques, take a stroll through Merchant City, and stop by Merchant Square.

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Drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nightlife

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United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.