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
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin. Do some cultural sightseeing at Champs-Elysees and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

Before you visit Paris, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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 slightly colder, 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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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
Appreciate the collections at Westminster Abbey and Natural History Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The British Museum, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, learn about all things military at Imperial War Museum, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our London travel route planning tool .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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