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
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 Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the London journey maker website.

New Delhi, India to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to London, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for much colder days in London, with highs around 11°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Birmingham.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
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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 Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and Chester Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: Warwick Castle (in Warwick), Alton Towers Theme Park (in Alton) and Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's Birthplace & Waterside Food and Craft Market). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Peter & St Paul.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Birmingham trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Birmingham takes 2 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

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stratford-upon-Avon, Burford, Warwick Castle, Church of St Peter & St Paul, Alton Towers Theme Park
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Marne-la-Vallee to see Disneyland Paris about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Birmingham to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up 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
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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 other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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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.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3.5 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
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Attractions like Hyde Park and Covent Garden make great kid-friendly stops. Enjoy London some more: brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds London, and take in panoramic vistas at Sky Garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read London trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to London takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to London is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in December, you will find days in London are little chillier (11°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to 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
Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park
ZSL London Zoo ©
ZSL London Zoo

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