12 days in London & Paris Itinerary

12 days in London & Paris Itinerary

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12 days in London & Paris Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 45​min
End: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

4
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.
Natural History Museum and National Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and Bosham Quay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Brighton (North Laine, The Lanes, & more), Nigel Greaves Gallery (in Eastbourne) and James Andrews Golf School (in Battle). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Blenheim Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the London day trip tool .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to London is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to London due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Playa del Carmen in December; daily highs in London reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Bateman's, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, St. Thomas the Martyr, Blenheim Palace
Highlights from your plan
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
Bateman's ©
Bateman's
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 Chateau de Fontainebleau and Ile Saint-Louis. Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau). Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris online holiday maker .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fontainebleau, Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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