8 days in Paris & London Itinerary

8 days in Paris & London Itinerary

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8 days in Paris & London Itinerary

Start: Detroit, United States
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Detroit, United States

3
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.
Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris travel planner.

Detroit, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in July, plan for little chillier nights in Paris, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. Get some historical perspective at Tower of London and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Churchill War Rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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