23 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Spain Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Spain Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Foot + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: New Delhi, India

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tower Bridge and Natural History Museum. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, make a trip to Big Ben, and admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our London online journey planner.

New Delhi, India to London is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 5.5 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in London hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Birmingham.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

4
nights
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Birmingham ©
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Attractions like Warwick Castle and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's Birthplace & Waterside Food and Craft Market), Chester Zoo (in Chester) and Alton Towers Theme Park (in Alton). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Oswald's Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Birmingham trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Birmingham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Birmingham

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stratford-upon-Avon, Burford, Church of St Peter & St Paul, Chester Zoo, Warwick Castle
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Chester Zoo ©
Chester Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris holiday planner.

Getting from Birmingham to Paris by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Paris is 1 hour. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 26th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Parque del Retiro and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Attractions like Covent Garden and National Portrait Gallery make great kid-friendly stops. See even more of London: learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZSL London Zoo, and deepen your understanding at The National Poetry Library.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to London takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to London is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Shopping Museums Tours
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:
Highlights from your plan
Camden Market ©
Camden Market
ZSL London Zoo ©
ZSL London Zoo
Madame Tussauds London ©
Madame Tussauds London

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