12 days in United Kingdom, Dubai & Paris Itinerary

Make it your trip
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 1 day
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Paris, France
— 4 nights


Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 1 day

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
The Dubai Mall has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall and then enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dubai holiday planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Dubai is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Dubai. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Dubai at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to London.
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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.
You've added Kensington Gardens, Camden Market, Harrods, and other attractions to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Coca-Cola London Eye and Westminster Abbey will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Tower Bridge, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the London sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to London takes 10 hours. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in London reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. You will leave for Manchester on the 1st (Wed).
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Manchester Town Hall, Old Trafford and Etihad Stadium. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum and then catch a live event at Etihad Stadium. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Manchester Town Hall and then see where the action happens at Old Trafford.

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Fly from London to Manchester in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Paris.
Museums · Childrens Museums
Side Trip
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Champs-Elysees as well as Palace of Versailles. Attractions like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris journey planner.

Fly from Manchester to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Paris due to the time zone difference. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to home.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums
Side Trips
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United Kingdom travel guide

Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.