15 days in London, Paris & Edinburgh Itinerary

15 days in London, Paris & Edinburgh Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights

4
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.
Head to Gustamps and North Lainefor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Paul's Cathedral and Houses of Parliament. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, view the masterpieces at Cecil Court, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip maker site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In September in London, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove
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Gustamps ©
Gustamps
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Chateau de Fontainebleau. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and Bamburgh Castle. Explore hidden gems such as Rosslyn Chapel and Abbotsford House. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Royal Border Bridge (in Berwick upon Tweed), Grace Darling Museum (in Bamburgh) and Melrose Abbey (in Melrose). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Georgian House, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirk, and take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh tour planning app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Edinburgh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Edinburgh. In September, Edinburgh is a bit cooler than Paris - with highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Melrose, Rosslyn Chapel, Royal Border Bridge
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

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