16 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Dublin Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights


Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Musee de l’Orangerie. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee Rodin, admire the masterpieces at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and stop by Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

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Denver, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Paris when traveling from Denver in May, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

The Square Mile

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hampton Court Palace and Westminster. Wallace Collection and HMS Belfast will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from London with a short trip to Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to BrakeAway Bike Tours, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, get advice or help at British Library, and pause for some serene contemplation at Westminster Abbey.

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Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Athens of the North

Museum-lovers will appreciate The Chocolatarium and National Galleries Scotland: Portrait. Discover out-of-the-way places like St Giles' Cathedral and Dean Village. Change things up with a short trip to Glenkinchie Distillery in Pencaitland (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holyrood Abbey, steep yourself in history at Georgian House, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and stroll around Holyrood Park.

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Fly from London to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Edinburgh are little chillier (63°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

Fair City

Popular historic sites such as Guinness Storehouse and 14 Henrietta Street are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty.

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Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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.