17 days in London, Paris & Versailles Itinerary

17 days in London, Paris & Versailles Itinerary

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17 days in London, Paris & Versailles Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
3
Versailles, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kynance Mews, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Platform 9 3/4, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the London tour site .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect London to be a bit warmer, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Leadenhall Market ©
Leadenhall Market

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Paris Catacombs, Luxembourg Gardens, Place des Vosges, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Chateau de Fontainebleau. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paris road trip app .

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. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

2
nights
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
You've added The Trianons & The Hamlet, Le Grand Trianon, Grand Canal, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Trianons & The Hamlet, explore the historical opulence of Le Grand Trianon, and then get to know the fascinating history of Grand Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles and then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin de Versailles.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Versailles day trip planner.

Versailles is very close to Paris. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
Grand Canal ©
Grand Canal

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, Kenwood House, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and other attractions.

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

Getting from Versailles to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Versailles to London due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Versailles in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Victoria and Albert Museum ©
Victoria and Albert Museum
Holland Park ©
Holland Park

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