23 days in United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 12 nights
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Paris, France
— 3 nights


London, United Kingdom

— 12 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planning tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to London, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. August in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Cardiff.

Things to do in London

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Tours

Cardiff, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
On the 24th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Cabot Tower, then take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, and then admire the striking features of Tyntesfield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Llandaff Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, and finally walk around Roath Park.

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Getting from London to Cardiff by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Cardiff to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel, and then stroll around Holyrood Park. On the next day, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle.

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Traveling by flight from Cardiff to Edinburgh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Edinburgh when traveling from Cardiff in August, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

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You can fly from Edinburgh to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in August; daily highs in Paris reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

United Kingdom travel guide

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.