17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and Churchill War Rooms. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, stroll the grounds of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our London online day trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you will find days in London are much colder (61°F), and nights are a bit cooler (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

1
night
Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Christ Church Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at Pitt Rivers Museum, then see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oxford online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from London to Oxford in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Pitt Rivers Museum ©
Pitt Rivers Museum

1
night
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): gain insight at King's College Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, then stroll the grounds of Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at The River Cam.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cambridge trip planner .

Getting from Oxford to Cambridge by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Cambridge, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Cambridge

Nature Parks Museums
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The River Cam ©
The River Cam
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, explore the historical opulence of Scottish National War Memorial, step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Braid Hills.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh route planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Cambridge to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cambridge in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 43°F in Edinburgh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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.
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Seine River. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Edinburgh in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Paris, with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

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

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Belém Tower, get engrossed in the history at Igreja de Sao Roque, then take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, then explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon road trip planning site .

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in November, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 65°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): head outdoors with King's Cross Canalside, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and then head outdoors with The Altitude Centre. On the next day, get interesting insight from Tours, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Highgate Wood.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to London takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in November: high temperatures in London hover around 53°F and lows are around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Outdoors Museums Nature
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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