16 days in United Kingdom, Cologne & Paris Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom, Cologne & Paris Itinerary

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

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, pause for some serene contemplation at Domschatzkammer, then pause for some serene contemplation at 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

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: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to London.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Edinburgh.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

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 wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

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

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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.