12 days in London & Paris Itinerary

12 days in London & Paris Itinerary

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12 days in London & Paris Itinerary

Start: San Diego, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: San Diego, United States

6
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.
Shop till you drop at The Lanes and North Laine. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Blenheim Palace and Tower of London. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Dover Castle (in Dover), Portsmouth (The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, & more) and St. Mary The Virgin Church (in Elham). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary website .

San Diego, USA to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Diego to London, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in April, things will get little chillier in London: highs are around 56°F and lows about 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Brighton, Portsmouth, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle, St. Mary The Virgin Church
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Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Champs-Elysees and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, don't miss a visit to Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip planner.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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