20 days in London, Paris & Southampton Itinerary

20 days in London, Paris & Southampton Itinerary

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20 days in London, Paris & Southampton Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Southampton, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
train + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.
Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace will appeal to history buffs. National Gallery and Tate Modern will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Big Ben, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London route planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, with highs in London at 15°C and lows at 5°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

5
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 Palace of Versailles and Musee d'Orsay. Get some historical perspective at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

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Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for Southampton.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

8
nights
Southampton, United Kingdom

Southampton ©
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Your inner history buff will appreciate Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta. Bath Abbey and The Bishop's Palace and Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to New Forest National Park (in Lyndhurst), Lacock Abbey (in Lacock) and The Roman Baths (in Bath). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, learn about all things military at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, steep yourself in history at Chalice Well, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mottisfont Abbey.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Southampton online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Southampton takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Southampton. When traveling from Paris in April, plan for little chillier days in Southampton, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Southampton

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bath, Chalice Well, Haynes International Motor Museum, New Forest National Park, Lacock Abbey
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New Forest National Park ©
New Forest National Park
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Petworth House and Park ©
Petworth House and Park

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