15 days in France, London & Stuttgart Itinerary

15 days in France, London & Stuttgart Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 4 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our London travel itinerary planner.

San Diego, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to London is 8 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in December, with highs in London at 50°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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Strasbourg, France

— 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise des Jesuites, then gain insight with VinoRoute - Oenotourisme en Alsace, then stop by La Petite Manufacture des Reves, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz. On your second day here, visit La Petite France, see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Strasbourg day trip site.

Getting from Paris to Strasbourg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Stuttgart, Germany

— 4 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Get out of town with these interesting Stuttgart side-trips: Rothenburg (Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), Altstadt, &more), Baden-Baden (Eglise Russe, Museum Frieder Burda, &more) and Wurzburg (St. Kilian Cathedral, Würzburg Residence, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, make a trip to Fernsehturm Stuttgart, and stop by BOKKS DEUX.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart tour planner.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Stuttgart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in December, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.