18 days in Paris & Oxford Itinerary

18 days in Paris & Oxford Itinerary

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18 days in Paris & Oxford Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 6 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 11 nights
train:  1​h
End: London, United Kingdom

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chartres Cathedral and Île de la Cité. Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online attractions planner .

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Oxford.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Chartres Cathedral
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 4:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

11
nights
Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Paultons Park and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta. Get out of town with these interesting Oxford side-trips: St Oswald's Church (in Swinbrook), Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford) and Bristol (Bristol Zoo Gardens, Brunel's SS Great Britain, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Blenheim Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Spinnaker Tower, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Oxford visit planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Oxford in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Oxford. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Paris in September since evenings lows in Oxford dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Oxford

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bath, Bristol, Stratford-upon-Avon, Portsmouth, Burford
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 15:
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Hawk Conservancy Trust ©
Hawk Conservancy Trust
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral

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