29 days in London, Paris & Athens Itinerary

29 days in London, Paris & Athens Itinerary

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29 days in London, Paris & Athens Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 11 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 9 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

6
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 find plenty of places to visit near London: Laser Kombat Basildon (in Basildon), Paradise Wildlife Park (in Broxbourne) and Drusillas Park (in Berwick). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our London trip builder site .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to London is minus 10 hours. In November, London is cooler than Sydney - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trips

Laser Kombat Basildon, Drusillas Park, Paradise Wildlife Park
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HintHunt ©
HintHunt
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

11
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Bowling Stadium de Saint Gratien (in Saint Gratien), Marne-la-Vallee (Disneyland Paris & Walt Disney Studios Park) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Paris online travel planner .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 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. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Paris

Fun & Games Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marne-la-Vallee, Playmobil FunPark, Bowling Stadium de Saint Gratien, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Gamescape ©
Gamescape

9
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lagonisi Beach (in Lagonisi), Orea Eleni Natural Thermal Spring (in Loutra Elenis) and Yabanaki Beach (in Vari). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, kick back and relax at Voula Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Paris to Athens in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Athens is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in December: high temperatures in Athens hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vouliagmeni, Glyfada, Environmental Awareness Park Antonis Tritsis, Lagonisi Beach, Orea Eleni Natural Thermal Spring
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Mount Lycabettus ©
Mount Lycabettus

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