24 days in United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

24 days in United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

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24 days in United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  27 h
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Kinlochbervie, United Kingdom
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
St. Brelade, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Stirling Castle and National Museum of Scotland will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Calton Hill, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, and steep yourself in history at Real Mary King's Close.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh day trip app .

Melbourne, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Edinburgh. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kinlochbervie.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Stirling Castle
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

1
night
Kinlochbervie, United Kingdom

Kinlochbervie
Kinlochbervie is a harbour village in the north west of Sutherland, in the Highland region of Scotland. On the 22nd (Sat), kick back and relax at Oldshoremore Beach, then kick back and relax at Scourie Bay, and then explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Polin Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kinlochbervie road trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Edinburgh to Kinlochbervie. December in Kinlochbervie sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to St. Brelade.

Things to do in Kinlochbervie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ardvreck Castle, Scourie Bay
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Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle

2
nights
St. Brelade, United Kingdom

St. Brelade ©
If you're looking for places to see in St.
Appreciate the collections at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital and Jane James Handmade Ceramics. Your inner history buff will appreciate Elizabeth Castle and Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Brelade's Bay Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jersey Zoo.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read St. Brelade trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Kinlochbervie to St. Brelade with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kinlochbervie in December since evenings lows in St. Brelade dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Bournemouth.

Things to do in St. Brelade

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Helier, Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, Jersey Zoo
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St. Brelade's Bay Beach ©
St. Brelade's Bay Beach
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere) ©
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere)

2
nights
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach and then step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Weymouth Beach and then brush up on your military savvy at The Tank Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bournemouth trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from St. Brelade to Bournemouth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or ride a ferry. Expect little chillier evenings in Bournemouth when traveling from St. Brelade in December, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, The Tank Museum, Weymouth Beach
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Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 29th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Longleat, and then don't miss a visit to Stonehenge. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths, then admire the landmark architecture of The Circus, and then see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bath tour builder app .

Drive from Bournemouth to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Brunel's SS Great Britain, Stonehenge, Longleat
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Longleat ©
Longleat
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament. Appreciate the collections at National Gallery and British Museum. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, make a trip to Big Ben, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the London sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Chartres Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee d'Orsay and Arc de Triomphe. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Le Marais, admire the striking features of La Madeleine, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planning website .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chartres Cathedral, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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