10 days in Paris & London Itinerary

10 days in Paris & London Itinerary

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10 days in Paris & London Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: San Francisco, 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.
Bring the kids along to Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Galerie de Mineralogie Et de Geologie. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planning tool .

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 47°F and 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our London road trip website .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
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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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