16 days in United Kingdom, Cologne & Paris Itinerary

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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Paris, France
— 5 nights
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights


Cologne, Germany — 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, walk around Forstbotanischer Garten, and then contemplate the long history of Bayenturm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, contemplate the long history of Domschatzkammer, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cologne tour site.

Columbus, USA to Cologne is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Columbus to Cologne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Columbus in June: high temperatures in Cologne hover around 73°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.
Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
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Paris, France — 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planning website.

You can take a train from Cologne to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read London day trip site.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 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. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Edinburgh.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Edinburgh to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are slightly colder, around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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United Kingdom travel guide

Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.