18 days in Madrid, England & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Madrid, England & Paris Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo & Catedral Primada). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip website.

Sinop, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 5 hours. In October in Madrid, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Bath.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Bath, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the galleries of The Roman Baths and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Westonbirt Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Corinium Museum, get outside with The Cotswold Range, and then admire the striking features of Chavenage House.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Bath day trip planner.

Fly from Madrid to Bath in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Ambleside, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Get out of town with these interesting Ambleside side-trips: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Michael Coates Clay Shooting (in Windermere). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, admire the natural beauty at Stagshaw Garden, stroll through Helm Crag, and take some stellar pictures from Kirkstone Pass.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ambleside trip planning tool.

Getting from Bath to Ambleside by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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London, United Kingdom

— 3 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, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our London journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Ambleside to London in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In October, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, visit Montmartre, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

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You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.