20 days in Paris, Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

20 days in Paris, Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Champs-Elysees. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris visit planner.

Chennai, India to Paris is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
Louvre Museum ©
Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
Eiffel Tower ©
Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5
Musee d'Orsay ©
Must see
Musee d'Orsay
4.7

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Kilkenny Castle (in Kilkenny) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stop by Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and take a stroll through Grafton Street.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Dublin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
Guinness Storehouse ©
Must see
Guinness Storehouse
4.1
Rock of Cashel ©
Castle
Rock of Cashel
4.4
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
Must see
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
4.7

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rosslyn Chapel and The Real Mary King's Close. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your trip
Edinburgh Castle ©
Must see
Edinburgh Castle
4.4
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Church
Rosslyn Chapel
4.6

2
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Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then delve into the distant past at Castle Tioram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Glencoe Lochan, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, and then contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fort William day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your trip
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Historic Site
Glenfinnan Viaduct
4.5

1
night
Inverness, United Kingdom

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nairn Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Inchmore Gallery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness tour planner.

Getting from Fort William to Inverness by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Inverness are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Inverness

Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Nairn Beach ©
Beach
Nairn Beach
4.7
Culloden Battlefield ©
Battlefield
Culloden Battlefield
4.6

2
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Bath, United Kingdom

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Longleat and then contemplate the long history of Wells Cathedral. On your second day here, examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, and then contemplate the long history of Bath Abbey.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Bath road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Bath takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
Highlights from your trip
Longleat ©
Must see
Longleat
4.4
Wells Cathedral ©
Must see
Wells Cathedral
4.8
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Specialty Museum
Brunel's SS Great Britain
4.8

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
Highlights from your trip
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
4.5
National Gallery ©
Art Museum
National Gallery
4.7

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