17 days in England & Paris Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Oxford, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train to London Paddington, Train to Paris
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planning tool.

Paris, France to London is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. In December in London, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 39°F at night. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bath.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bristol (Brunel's SS Great Britain & Clifton Suspension Bridge), Salisbury (Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, &more) and Longleat (in Warminster). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, look for all kinds of wild species at West of England Falconry, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tewkesbury.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Tewkesbury is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Get out of town with these interesting Tewkesbury side-trips: St Peter's Church (in Upper Slaughter), Museum of Royal Worcester (in Worcester) and Witley Court & Gardens (in Great Witley). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, identify plant and animal life at Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures, contemplate the long history of Old Baptist Chapel, and see the interesting displays at Tewkesbury Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tewkesbury road trip planning app.

Drive from Bath to Tewkesbury in 1.5 hours. December in Tewkesbury sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 42°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Oxford.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums
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Oxford, United Kingdom — 3 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Go for a jaunt from Oxford to Winchester to see Winchester Cathedral about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace, learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, admire the landmark architecture of Bodleian Library, and step into the grandiose world of Oxford Castle & Prison.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Oxford online day trip planner.

You can drive from Tewkesbury to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Tewkesbury in December since evenings lows in Oxford dip to 36°F. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
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Paris, France — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Oxford to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oxford to Paris. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for home.
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Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks
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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Gardens
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.
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