15 days in United Kingdom, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

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15 days in United Kingdom, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Jordaan and Alkmaar cheese market. Head to Leidseplein and Cachou Artelierfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take a stroll through De Negen Straatjes, and get to know the fascinating history of Brouwersgracht.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip builder site .

Vancouver, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Amsterdam is 9 hours. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Alkmaar cheese market
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
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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.
Champs-Elysees and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palace of Versailles and Louvre Museum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

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You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rosslyn Chapel and Princes Street Gardens. Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, make a trip to Real Mary King's Close, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh travel planning app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Edinburgh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Buchanan Street and Jeremy Sniders Antiques. Visit Stirling Castle and National Wallace Monument for their historical value. Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Falkirk Wheel (in Falkirk) and Doune Castle (in Doune). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, take a stroll through Merchant City, stroll through Glasgow West End, and stop by Merchant Square.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow road trip planner.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stirling, Falkirk Wheel, Doune Castle
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Stirling Castle ©
Stirling Castle
Buchanan Street ©
Buchanan Street

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