16 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Dublin Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Dublin Itinerary

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Start: Cincinnati, United States
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Swindon, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
6
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Cincinnati, United States

2
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Cincinnati, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cincinnati in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Paris, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

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

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London day trip planning app.

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. May in London sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Swindon.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

2
nights
Swindon, United Kingdom

Swindon ©
Swindon is a large town, in the ceremonial county of Wiltshire, South West England, midway between Bristol, 35mi to the west and Reading, 35mi to the east. On the 8th (Sat), get your game on at Cotswold Archery, then have some family-friendly fun at SimAir737, and then identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, admire the striking features of Chavenage House, and then get outside with The Cotswold Range.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Swindon trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from London to Swindon in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Cardiff.

Things to do in Swindon

Historic Sites Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Cheltenham, The Roman Baths, Cotswold Archery, The Cotswold Range, Chavenage House
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range

1
night
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff ©
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 10th (Mon), have some family-friendly fun at Welsh Games, see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, and then head outdoors with Bay Island Voyages.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cardiff travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Swindon to Cardiff takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Cardiff sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Fun & Games Outdoors
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Bay Island Voyages ©
Bay Island Voyages
Welsh Games ©
Welsh Games
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
St Fagans National Museum of History

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 11th (Tue), examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, then make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and finally get your game on at The Realm VR.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Cardiff to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

1
night
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Tate Liverpool, take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, get your game on at CoverStar Experiences, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and finally contemplate the long history of Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Liverpool road trip planner.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Liverpool in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. May in Liverpool sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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CoverStar Experiences ©
CoverStar Experiences
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, browse the collection at Marsh's Library, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Liverpool to Dublin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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