8 days in New York City, London & Paris Itinerary

8 days in New York City, London & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  11 h
End: Newark, United States

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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 with an excursion to Bronx Zoo in Bronx--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, wander the streets of Times Square, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planning website.

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. 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 Natural History Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our London online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to London takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from New York City to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around 72°F and lows about 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.
On the 13th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at 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, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip tool.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. 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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