18 days in New York City, Paris & London Itinerary

18 days in New York City, Paris & London Itinerary

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18 days in New York City, Paris & London Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Bus:  26​h
1
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
2
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

6
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New York City online tour planner .

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Sydney to New York City, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, New York City is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
Central Park ©
Central Park

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.
Popular historic sites such as Montmartre and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower. Step out of Paris to go to Marne-la-Vallee and see Disneyland Paris, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Paris takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Paris due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, wander the streets of Southwark, then steep yourself in history at Hampstead, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London visit planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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