8 days in New York City, London & Paris Itinerary

8 days in New York City, London & Paris Itinerary

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8 days in New York City, London & Paris Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
train:  30​min
1
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Newark, United States

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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.
Attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take a stroll through Times Square, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

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Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

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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.
Attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and explore the world behind art at Tate Modern.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planner .

You can fly from New York City to London in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to London due to the time zone difference. In August, London is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and 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. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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