12 days in Barcelona, Paris & London Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Paris, France
— 4 nights
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights


Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Celler Mas Vicenc and Far Torredembarra. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Passeig de Gracia. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, admire the striking features of Palau Guell, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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Los Angeles, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Barcelona is 9 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 58°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ile Saint-Louis and Arc de Triomphe. Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

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Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 45°F and 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Explore hidden gems such as IWM Duxford and Trafalgar Square. Get a sense of the local culture at Wallingford Castle Gardens & Meadows and Churchill War Rooms. Step out of London to go to Ewelme and see St. Mary the Virgin Church, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Big Ben, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

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Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in January, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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