16 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Rome Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Rome Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Escape the urban bustle at Arthur's Seat and The Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill Local Nature Reserve. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Edinburgh is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in August: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cardiff.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Roman Baths and Firing Line Museum of The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh at Cardiff Castle. Get some historical perspective at Bath Abbey and Castell Coch. Venture out of the city with trips to Bath (Ora Et Labora & Victoria Art Gallery). There's much more to do: get outside with Bay Island Voyages, see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales, and step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle.

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Getting from Edinburgh to Cardiff by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cardiff, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Popular historic sites such as St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, explore the galleries of Churchill War Rooms, and browse the range of quality goods at Harrods.

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Take a train from Cardiff to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:

Paris, France

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage, then wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

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Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Soqquadro APS capture your imagination. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, view the masterpieces at Trevimage, admire the masterpieces at ALEFBET, and wander the streets of Via Condotti.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:

United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.