20 days in France & London Itinerary

20 days in France & London Itinerary

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20 days in France & London Itinerary

Start: Charlotte, United States
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 8 nights
Train:  15 min
3
Versailles, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Charlotte, United States

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Westminster Abbey and The British Museum. Get some historical perspective at Buckingham Palace and Tower of London. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Arundel (Zimmer Stewart Gallery & Arundel Castle and Gardens), HMS Victory (in Portsmouth) and Brighton (North Laine & Gustamps). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at Imperial War Museum, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the London trip maker .

Charlotte, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Charlotte to London. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in September; daily highs in London reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arundel, Brighton and Hove, HMS Victory
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

8
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.
Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Beauvais Cathedral in Beauvais, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

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

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cathedrale Saint-Pierre
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Le Jardin de Versailles has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Palace of Versailles, then admire the landmark architecture of Le Grand Trianon, then step into the grandiose world of Domaine of Villarceaux, and finally admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin de Versailles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): explore the galleries of The Royal Chapel, don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles, examine the collection at Galerie des Carrosses, then step into the grandiose world of The Trianons & The Hamlet, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Versailles online itinerary planner .

Paris to Versailles is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Domaine of Villarceaux
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Domaine of Villarceaux ©
Domaine of Villarceaux
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet

3
nights
Marne-la-Vallee, France

Marne-la-Vallee ©
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Disney Store, Walt Disney Studios Park and Disneyland Paris. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look for gifts at Disney Village. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney Studios Park and then stop by Disney Store.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marne-la-Vallee online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Versailles to Marne-la-Vallee takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Marne-la-Vallee can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Theme Parks Shopping
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Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Disney Village ©
Disney Village
Disney Store ©
Disney Store

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