10 days in France, London & Interlaken Itinerary

10 days in France, London & Interlaken Itinerary

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10 days in France, London & Interlaken Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Orleans, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

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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.
On the 19th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our London trip itinerary builder website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Nightlife
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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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.
On the 20th (Wed), make a trip to Place de la Concorde, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning app .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Orleans.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Orleans, France

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orleans: Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres), Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral and look for gifts at L'Atelier des Chimeres.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Orleans trip maker .

Traveling by train from Paris to Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Orleans can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Chartres Cathedral, Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau de Chambord
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral

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Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 26th (Tue), snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, then head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Orleans to Interlaken takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Trümmelbachfälle
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Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken ©
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Parasailing & Paragliding

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