19 days in London, Paris & Birmingham Itinerary

19 days in London, Paris & Birmingham Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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.
Head to Harrods and Piccadilly Circusfor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Buckingham Palace and South Bank. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, make a trip to Tower of London, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the London trip itinerary site.

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to London. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in London reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles, L'Orangerie, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 1 day

The Square Mile

On the 27th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Big Ben, and then learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the London holiday planner.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in London hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Birmingham.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom — 9 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Warwick Castle and St Mary's Church. You'll explore and learn at Chatsworth House and Coffin Works. Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to Feldon Valley (in Lower Brailes), Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton) and Holy Trinity Parish Church (in Ashford-in-the-Water). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, take a stroll through Hatton Country World, have some family-friendly fun at The Cotswold Range, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Birmingham trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from London to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 5th (Mon), you're off to home.
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