12 days in Paris & London Itinerary

12 days in Paris & London Itinerary

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12 days in Paris & London Itinerary

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

7
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Champagne Dechelle Henri et Fille (in Brasles). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, do a tasting at Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planner .

San Diego, USA to Paris is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Diego to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in April; daily highs in Paris reach 60°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils, Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral, Champagne Dechelle Henri et Fille
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
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.
Do your shopping at The Lanes and Jamon Jamon Paella. Natural History Museum and British Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Brighton (Gustamps & North Laine). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the London day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in London are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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