8 days in London & Paris Itinerary

8 days in London & Paris Itinerary

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8 days in London & Paris Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

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.
Bring the kids along to Coca-Cola London Eye and Tate Modern. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Tower Bridge, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and examine the collection at The British Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our London road trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
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.
Attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris visit planning app .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

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