16 days in London, Paris & Barcelona Itinerary

16 days in London, Paris & Barcelona Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kids will enjoy Houses of Parliament and Regent's Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speed Boats Tours and Royal Air Force Museum London. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Up at The O2, walk around Primrose Hill, appreciate the history behind Bomber Command Memorial, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planning tool.

Washington, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Traveling from Washington to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington in August; daily highs in London reach 72°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walt Disney Studios Park and Food Tours. Bring the kids along to Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, stroll around Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, and snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris online driving holiday planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 6 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Bring the kids along to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and CosmoCaixa Barcelona. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Playa de la Pineda. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Itinere - Day Tours (in Tarragona) and Illuminated Fountain (in Salou). And it doesn't end there: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 83°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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