8 days in Paris, London & Amsterdam Itinerary

8 days in Paris, London & Amsterdam Itinerary

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8 days in Paris, London & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— Few hours
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
End: Paris, France

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe. Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and explore the activities along Seine River.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
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've added Coca-Cola London Eye, Oxford Street, Harrods, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Tower of London, get engrossed in the history at Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Ben. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Oxford Street, then make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and then explore the wide array of goods at Harrods.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our London vacation planning tool .

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Flying Dutch Boats has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): tour the water at your own pace with Flying Dutch Boats and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Flying Dutch Boats ©
Flying Dutch Boats

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Paris, France

Paris ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the striking features of Luxembourg Palace, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris online attractions planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You will leave for home on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Paris

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Luxembourg Palace ©
Luxembourg Palace

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