11 days in England & Paris Itinerary

11 days in England & Paris Itinerary

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Drive to Portsmouth Portsea IOW Car Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal, Drive to East Cowes
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East Cowes, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Taxi to Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Portsmouth
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train to London Waterloo, Train to Paris
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Alnwick, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. On the 26th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Warkworth Castle & Hermitage and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Cragside House and Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of The Alnwick Garden.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Alnwick trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Alnwick is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Alnwick due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect Alnwick to be little chillier, temps between 57°F and 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lincoln, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Lincoln Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Lincoln Cathedral, and then get to know the fascinating history of Steep Hill.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lincoln travel route planner.

You can drive from Alnwick to Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to East Cowes.

Things to do in Lincoln

Historic Sites

East Cowes, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, then step into the grandiose world of Carisbrooke Castle, and then contemplate the long history of The Needles Battery. On the next day, experience rural life at The Garlic Farm and then steep yourself in history at Osborne House.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our East Cowes trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Lincoln to East Cowes in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of car, flight, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in East Cowes

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): examine the collection at Fishbourne Roman Palace, explore the world behind art at Chichester Cathedral, then examine the collection at HMS Victory, and finally see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth route planning tool.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from East Cowes to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. October in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse and Avenue de Champagne. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Petit Palais and Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc. Venture out of the city with trips to Square des Victimes de la Gestapo (in Reims), Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Epernay (Paul-Etienne Saint Germain & Moet et Chandon). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Atelier des Lumieres, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and shop like a local with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Portsmouth to Paris is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

England travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
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.