22 days in United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Leeds, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Paris, France
— 4 nights


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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and Royal Academy of Arts. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Wallace Collection, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, hunt for treasures at Borough Market, and deepen your understanding of the past and present with BrakeAway Bike Tours.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the London online visit planner.

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in October, expect London to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Leeds.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Leeds, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Capital of the North

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to York Bird of Prey Centre and Kirkstall Abbey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leeds: Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill (in Castleton), Coniston (Tarn Hows & Ruskin Museum) and York (York Minster, National Railway Museum, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Streetlife Museum of Transport, take in the awesome beauty at Loughrigg Fell, stroll around Roundhay Park, and take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Leeds day trip tool.

Fly from London to Leeds in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in October: highs in Leeds hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cotswold Motoring Museum and Cirencester Park. Explore Bourton-on-the-Water's surroundings by going to National Trust - Great Coxwell Barn (in Faringdon), St Mary's C Of E Church (in Bampton) and The Witney Blanket Hall (in Witney). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. James' Church, stroll through Walk to Broadway Tower, and make a trip to High Street Chipping Campden.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bourton-on-the-Water trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Leeds to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. October in Bourton-on-the-Water sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bath.
Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
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Bath, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore hidden gems such as Sherborne Abbey and Holburne Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Wiltshire Museum (in Devizes), Haynes Motor Museum (in Sparkford) and Salisbury (Stonehenge, Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Bath Street, get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, cruise along Bath Skyline, and look for all kinds of wild species at West of England Falconry.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Brighton and Hove.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Scenic Drive
Side Trips
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom — 1 day


The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
On the 23rd (Mon), take a stroll through The Lanes, admire the striking features of Royal Pavilion, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Little Jasmine Therapies and Spa, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Brighton Palace Pier.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brighton and Hove travel planner.

Getting from Bath to Brighton and Hove by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Brighton and Hove are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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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 discover tucked-away gems like Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac and Musee des Arts Forains. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Place des Vosges, and learn about all things military at The Army Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Getting from Brighton and Hove to Paris by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brighton and Hove to Paris due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) 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.

Cotswolds travel guide

Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.