12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lexington, United States
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Lexington, United States

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.
Buckingham Palace and Tower of London will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery and The British Museum. Step out of London to go to Bourton-on-the-Water and see Cotswold Motoring Museum, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the London trip website .

Lexington, USA to London is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Lexington to London. Traveling from Lexington in October, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cotswold Motoring Museum
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris tour app .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.

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

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 11th (Fri), admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain. On the next day, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 73°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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