17 days in France & London Itinerary

17 days in France & London Itinerary

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17 days in France & London Itinerary

Start: Detroit, United States
Fly + Train:  13​h 30​min
1
Tours, France
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Detroit, United States

5
nights
Tours, France

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chateau de Villandry, Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Chateau de Chenonceau, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci and Domaine Olivier. Venture out of the city with trips to Clos des Cordeliers - Domaine Ratron (in Souzay-Champigny) and Domaine des Fremonclairs (in Turquant). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Domaine Allias.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tours trip planner.

Detroit, USA to Tours is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Tours, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Amboise, Palace of Versailles, Domaine Olivier, Chateau de Villandry, Domaine des Fremonclairs
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Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau

6
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.
You've added Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, and other attractions to your itinerary. Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Latin Quarter are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Place de la Bastille and Left Bank (Rive Gauche). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Tours to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Paris sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. You will leave for London on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

4
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, and other attractions you added. Appreciate the collections at Churchill War Rooms and The British Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Paul's Cathedral and Tate Modern. The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Coca-Cola London Eye.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London trip itinerary planner .

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. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in London are little chillier (73°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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