16 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Dublin Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Dublin Itinerary

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Start: Cincinnati, United States
Fly:  14 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Cincinnati, United States

3
nights
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the London trip app.

Cincinnati, USA to London is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cincinnati to London is 5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cincinnati in May; daily highs in London reach 62°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris attractions planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. May in Paris sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Scott Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then ponder the world of politics at The Scottish Parliament, and finally take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh day trip planning site.

Fly from Paris to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in May: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 58°F and lows are around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cardiff.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill

1
night
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
On the 11th (Tue), have some family-friendly fun at Welsh Games, then take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales, and then head outdoors with Bay Island Voyages.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cardiff trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Cardiff takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Cardiff can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Cardiff

Fun & Games Outdoors
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Bay Island Voyages ©
Bay Island Voyages
Welsh Games ©
Welsh Games
Cardiff Bay Wales ©
Cardiff Bay Wales

2
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then don't miss a visit to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then steep yourself in history at Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, and finally get your game on at CoverStar Experiences. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Hope Mountain, then take a peaceful walk through Maes-y-Pant / Marford Quarry, and then walk around Acton Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Liverpool driving holiday planner.

Getting from Cardiff to Liverpool by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Wrexham
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CoverStar Experiences ©
CoverStar Experiences
Hope Mountain ©
Hope Mountain
Acton Park ©
Acton Park

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, browse the collection at Marsh's Library, and stroll around Phoenix Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip builder website.

You can fly from Liverpool to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Dublin are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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