11 days in Paris & London Itinerary

11 days in Paris & London Itinerary

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11 days in Paris & London Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: San Francisco, United States

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris tour itinerary builder tool .

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

5
nights
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our London route builder app .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In May in London, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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