19 days in United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

19 days in United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

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19 days in United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
2
Aviemore, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Foyers, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Ballachulish, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Leeds, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Minneapolis, United States


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4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
St Andrews Links has been added to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat. Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's and St George's Church, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh travel planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Edinburgh, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in September, expect Edinburgh to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

St Andrews Links
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

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Aviemore, United Kingdom

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 7th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle and then delve into the distant past at Ruthven Barracks.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Aviemore day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Aviemore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Foyers.

Things to do in Aviemore

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ruthven Barracks
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Ruthven Barracks ©
Ruthven Barracks
Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle ©

3
nights
Foyers, United Kingdom

Foyers ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the sheer force of The Falls of Foyers, steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus, ponder the design of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Glen Strathfarrar, then go for a walk through St Ninians Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Corrimony Chambered Cairn, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, then look for gifts at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, then shop like a local with Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and finally identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Foyers trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Foyers takes 1.5 hours. In September in Foyers, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ballachulish.

Things to do in Foyers

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Fort Augustus, Beauly, Loch Ness
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Corrimony Chambered Cairn ©
Corrimony Chambered Cairn
Glen Strathfarrar ©
Glen Strathfarrar

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Ballachulish, United Kingdom

Ballachulish ©
The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. On the 10th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then explore the historical opulence of Kilchurn Castle, then take in the awesome beauty at The Three Sisters, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Ballachulish Slate Quarry, then tee off at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course, then hike along Glencoe Lochan, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Buachaille Etive Mor.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ballachulish planner .

You can drive from Foyers to Ballachulish in 2 hours. In September in Ballachulish, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Leeds.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe, Kilchurn Castle, Glencoe Lochan, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

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Leeds, United Kingdom

Leeds ©
One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at York Minster and York City Walls. Get outdoors at York Bird of Prey Centre and Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle. Explore Leeds' surroundings by going to York (The York Army Museum, York Shambles, & more) and Chatsworth House (in Bakewell). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Royal Armouries Museum, and contemplate the long history of Guiseley Well.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Leeds trip itinerary site .

Getting from Ballachulish to Leeds by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Leeds are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Leeds

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

York, Chatsworth House, York Bird of Prey Centre
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Feldon Valley, Cotswolds and Speed Boats Tours. Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and Tower of London are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read London trip tool .

You can take a train from Leeds to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Leeds in September: highs in London hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 51°F. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Feldon Valley, Cotswolds
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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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.
Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Popular historic sites such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, don't miss a visit to Hotel de Ville, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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