Birthday Trip Itinerary

Birthday Trip Itinerary

I decided that every year around my birthday, I would take a trip as a "treat yo self" moment that I truly feel like I deserve, because I am a grown adult who can make decisions for herself. Since Europe has stolen my heart in a way no other part of the world has, I decided to go back for a week and a half and get in some time since I'm not sure when I'll be back. Originally I was going to also be going to Morocco, but decided that I wasn't sure if I wanted to go alone, since I've been twice already and was with people each time and it was still uncomfortable getting catcalled and grabbed at even with a travel partner, so I can only imagine it may be a bit worse as a solo female traveler. And this way I can make sure I have enough time in my 3 favorite cities in the world (London, Paris and Edinburgh). It may be cliche that I want to go back to places I've already been many times, but there's a reason I can't stay away.

Tuesday, May 9

Arrive JFK @ 7:00pm

JFK to CMN @ 9:00pm (6 hours, 50 minutes)

Wednesday, May 10

Arrive CMN @ 8:50am

Layover - 4 hours, 40 minutes

CMN to LHR @ 1:30pm (3 hours, 20 minutes)

Arrive LHR @ 4:50pm

Tube to London

Check into Smart Russell Square Hostel

Thursday, May 11

Check out of hostel

Explore London

Arrive at St. Pancras @ 2:30pm

Eurostar @ 3:31pm (2 hours, 16 minutes)

Arrive Paris @ 6:47pm

Check into Hôtel Saint Georges

Friday, May 12

Explore Paris

Saturday, May 13

Check out of hotel

Arrive Gare du Nord @ 12:00pm

Eurostar @1:13pm (2 hours, 26 minutes)

Arrive London @ 2:39pm

Check into Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel

Sunday, May 14


Monday, May 15


Tuesday, May 16

Day trip to Seven Sisters

Wednesday, May 17

Day trip to the Cotswolds

Thursday, May 18

Check out of Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel

Train from Kings Cross Station to Edinburgh @ 8am

Arrive Edinburgh @ 12:19pm

Check into High Street Hostel

Explore Edinburgh

Friday, May 19

Highlands Day Tour

Saturday, May 20

Train from Edinburgh to London Euston @ 6:52am

Arrive Euston @ 12:33pm

London Victoria Southern Train to LGW @ 2:15pm (40 minutes)

Arrive LGW @ 3:00pm

LGW to JFK @ 5:05pm (8 hours)

Arrive JFK @ 8:05pm

Uber or Subway Home


London Spots

  • Kynance Mews
  • Warren Mews
  • Primrose Hill/Kelly Street/Chalcot Square/Crescent
  • St Lukes Mews
  • Holland Park Mews
  • Dove Mews
  • Lennox Garden Mews
  • Trevor Square
  • God's Own Junkyard
  • Maltby Street Market
  • Hays Galleria
  • The Queen’s House Greenwich
  • Wild At Heart Notting Hill
  • Chance Street Shoreditch
  • Aubaine Selfridges
  • Charlotte Street Hotel
  • By Appointment Only Design
  • The Ivy Chelsea Garden
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Fortnum & Mason
  • Paper and Cup
  • Yardhouse / Assemble
  • Fenwick of Bond Street
  • Liberty London
  • Court Street Phone Boxes
  • Lights of Soho
  • Leake Street Tunnel
  • Bubbledogs

Paris Spots

  • Rue Crémieux
  • Musée d’Orsay
  • Le Petit Moulin
  • Parc Monceau
  • Galeries Lafayette
  • Palais Garnier (have to do tour today)
  • Passage des Panoramas
  • Printemps (top floor)
  • Musée de la Vie romantique
  • I Love You Wall (Le mur des je t’aime)
  • Pont de Bir-Hakeim
  • Au Vieux Paris
  • Palais Royal
  • 59 Rivoli
  • Thé & Beauté Ladurée & Ladurée Paris Champs Elysées
  • Île Saint-Louis doors
  • The Grand Palais/Petit Palais Museum
  • Bleuet Coquelicot
  • Bon Marché
  • Buy Macaroons
  • Promenade Plantée
  • Arènes de Lutèce
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