15 days in London & France Itinerary

15 days in London & France Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 8 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get a sense of the local culture at The British Museum and Buckingham Palace. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery and Churchill War Rooms. Venture out of the city with trips to Walk to Broadway Tower (in Chipping Campden), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and hunt for treasures at Camden Market.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the London planner.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in London at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 8 nights

City of Light

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.
Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and L'Orangerie. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Plage du Butin (in Honfleur) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip maker.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.