12 days in Paris & England Itinerary

12 days in Paris & England Itinerary

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12 days in Paris & England Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  18​h
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Weymouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Bude, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Penzance, United Kingdom
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + Fly + train:  8​h 15​min
6
Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then take a stroll through Montmartre. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Paris is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Paris, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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 27th (Fri), make a trip to Big Ben, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Westminster Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the London trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Weymouth, United Kingdom

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, then kick back and relax at Weymouth Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Portland Bill Lighthouse. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Lulworth Cove, then learn about all things military at The Tank Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Catherine by the Sea.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Weymouth trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from London to Weymouth by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bude.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Portland Bill Lighthouse, The Tank Museum, Lulworth Cove, Corfe Castle, St Catherine by the Sea
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Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle

1
night
Bude, United Kingdom

Bude ©
Bude is a small seaside resort town in north Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Bude-Stratton and at the mouth of the River Neet (also known locally as the River Strat). Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Morwenna and St John the Baptist, stroll through Welcombe Mouth Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Duckpool.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bude day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Weymouth to Bude takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Penzance.

Things to do in Bude

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Welcombe Mouth Beach, Church of St Morwenna and St John the Baptist
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Welcombe Mouth Beach ©
Welcombe Mouth Beach

1
night
Penzance, United Kingdom

Penzance ©
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, then kick back and relax at Porthchapel Beach, then contemplate the long history of Carn Euny Ancient Village, and finally view the masterpieces at The Alverton Gallery.

Plan trip to Penzance with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Bude to Penzance in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Berwick upon Tweed.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Michael's Mount, Porthchapel Beach, Carn Euny Ancient Village
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Porthchapel Beach ©
Porthchapel Beach
Carn Euny Ancient Village ©
Carn Euny Ancient Village

1
night
Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom

Berwick upon Tweed ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Bamburgh Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Lindisfarne Priory, stroll through Cocklawburn Beach, and then kick back and relax at Spittal Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Berwick upon Tweed tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Penzance to Berwick upon Tweed by combination of train and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Penzance in January, things will get little chillier in Berwick upon Tweed: highs are around 7°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berwick upon Tweed

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Lindisfarne Priory
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Bamburgh Beach ©
Bamburgh Beach
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

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