48 days in United Kingdom, Spain & Paris Itinerary

48 days in United Kingdom, Spain & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stockholm, Sweden
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3 h
5
Newport, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Beaumaris, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Stockholm, Sweden

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Montmartre and Musee de l'Orangerie. Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: visit Ile Saint-Louis, admire the masterpieces at Musee Marmottan Monet, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip maker tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Paris is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Paris when traveling from Stockholm in May, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee de l'Orangerie ©
Musee de l'Orangerie

7
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Passeig de Gracia. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and explore the world behind art at Casa Vicens.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona attractions planner.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in May, with highs in Barcelona at 25°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA ©
Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and National Archaeological Museum of Spain. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Museo de Santa Cruz, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museo Cerralbo, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, stroll through Casa de Campo, and have some family-friendly fun at Fox In A Box Madrid.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in May since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Glastonbury.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
Find places to stay May 25 — 31:
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Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

6
nights
Glastonbury, United Kingdom

Glastonbury ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Weymouth Beach and Glastonbury Tor. Popular historic sites such as Wells Cathedral and Bath Abbey are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glastonbury: Bath (The Roman Baths, No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, &more), Sculpture by the Lakes (in Dorchester) and Sherborne Abbey (in Sherborne).

Discover how to plan a Glastonbury trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Madrid to Glastonbury with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Glastonbury is minus 1 hour. In May, Glastonbury is a bit cooler than Madrid - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Glastonbury

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bath, Wells, Weymouth Beach, Haynes International Motor Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 6:
Highlights from your plan
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Fleet Air Arm Museum ©
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach

2
nights
Newport, United Kingdom

Newport ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Isle of Wight Steam Railway and then steep yourself in history at Osborne House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, thenadmire the natural beauty at Godshill Model Village, and then explore the historical opulence of Carisbrooke Castle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Glastonbury to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Newport are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oxford.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, Godshill Model Village, Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Osborne House
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

6
nights
Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Let the collections at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Oxford University Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Windsor Castle and Pitt Rivers Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Oxford: St. George's Chapel (in Windsor), Cotswold Motoring Museum (in Bourton-on-the-Water) and Upton House and Gardens (in Banbury). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Oxford Castle & Prison, gain insight at University of Oxford, admire the landmark architecture of Bodleian Library, and see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.

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Getting from Newport to Oxford by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Oxford are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Windsor, Portsmouth, Cotswold Motoring Museum, Upton House and Gardens, Hampton Court Palace
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Pitt Rivers Museum ©
Pitt Rivers Museum
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Hampton Court Palace ©
Hampton Court Palace

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Blists Hill Victorian Town and Birmingham Back to Backs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gloucester Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from Birmingham: Baddesley Clinton (in Lapworth), Kenilworth Castle (in Kenilworth) and Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Worcester Cathedral, steep yourself in history at National Trust - Calke Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Baptist Chapel, and have some family-friendly fun at Whistle Punks Axe Throwing.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Oxford to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Birmingham sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Beaumaris.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stratford-upon-Avon, Tewkesbury, Worcester Cathedral, Shrewsbury Prison, Gloucester Cathedral
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Blists Hill Victorian Town ©
Blists Hill Victorian Town
National Trust - Calke Abbey ©
National Trust - Calke Abbey
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey

1
night
Beaumaris, United Kingdom

Beaumaris ©
Beaumaris is a former royal borough, a community, and the former county town of Anglesey, Wales. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum, examine the collection at Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), and then get engrossed in the history at Menai Heritage - Canolfan Thomas Telford Centre.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Beaumaris trip planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Beaumaris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Beaumaris

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), National Slate Museum, Menai Heritage - Canolfan Thomas Telford Centre
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:
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National Slate Museum ©
National Slate Museum
Penrhyn Castle (National Trust) ©
Penrhyn Castle (National Trust)

6
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
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.
Visit Liverpool Cathedral and Lyme Park for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Walls of Chester and National Trust - Chirk Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Manchester: Quarry Bank (in Styal), Conwy (Smallest House in Britain, Conwy Castle, &more) and Liverpool (Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool & The Beatles Story). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fountains Abbey, ride a horse along Carrington Riding Centre, examine the collection at The Manchester Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Knaresborough Castle.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Manchester trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Beaumaris to Manchester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Conwy, Liverpool, Fountains Abbey, Quarry Bank, Lyme Park
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Lyme Park ©
Lyme Park
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey

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