25 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Bern Itinerary

25 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Bern Itinerary

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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manchester: York (York Minster, Room Escape Games, &more), Chatsworth House (in Bakewell) and Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Manchester Gin Distillery, ponder the world of politics at Manchester Town Hall, make a trip to The Hive, and trek along Longshaw Estate.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Manchester itinerary planning tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Manchester is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to Manchester. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in Manchester at 10°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Liverpool.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, then see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then don't miss a visit to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and finally examine the collection at Quirky Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chester Cathedral, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally boost your wellbeing at I-Siam Thai Massage & Spa.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Liverpool trip maker app.

Drive from Manchester to Liverpool in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Cardiff.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom — 3 nights

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Explore Cardiff's surroundings by going to Bristol (St Mary Redcliffe Church & Bristol Cathedral), Bath (The Jane Austen Centre, The Roman Baths, &more) and Tetbury (Chavenage House & Westonbirt Arboretum). It doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cardiff trip planner.

Getting from Liverpool to Cardiff by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 5 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: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, walk around Hyde Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London.

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You can take a train from Cardiff to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, shop like a local with Le Marais, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 4 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Fontaine du Banneret, Lake Lucerne, &more), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis, explore the activities along Aare River, and look for gifts at Gysi AG Chocolatier Suisse.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern journey planner.

Getting from Paris to Bern by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Paris in January, with highs in Bern at 5°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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