My husband and I are taking a tour of Italy in May for 9 days and I thought while we were over there we might as well try to visit Paris and London, just in case we don't get a chance to go back. We could fly out of Venice early Sunday morning and go to Paris and then fly to London Monday night. That would leave us Tuesday and Wednesday in London. We fly for home Thursday morning. I haven't found a lot in Paris that I want to do. I pretty much want to see the Eiffel tower, eat at some cafes and see the flowers in the Markets. We are not into Art. Not sure what else we might enjoy there. Attached are all the places we would like to go while in London but we only have two days there, so I would love some help deciding where we should spend our time. Our top pick would probably be Windsor Castle but it seems like it is out of the way compared to all the other places we have chosen. Thanks to any one who has been there and can offer some suggestions.
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5 Mar 15, 23:30
Windsor castle is well worth a visit (have you read Craig's blog? because he reviews all of these places), but it will take up the vast majority of one day (nearly two hours of which will just be sitting on a train, because its nearly an hour each way). You might be able to fit in something like the london eye in the evening because that stays open late, or the evensong service at st pauls, or maybe a theatre show (les miserables?)
The tower of london, tower bridge and st pauls will take up another day. Everything else will be closed by the time you get those done, so maybe you could just do some sightseeing in the evening? You could have a walk around parliament square to see big ben, trafalagar square and piccadilly circus etc,
I would definitely forget about changing the guard, if all you've got is two days. the problem with doing that is that it takes up 11 to 12, and most things don't even open until 10. So you won't have any time to do anything beforehand (its a 10-15 min walk to the palace from trafalgar square). And by the time you've had lunch afterwards you will probably only have time to do one thing before everything closes (once you've factored in the travel time on the tube or bus).
6 Mar 15, 17:49
I was thinking that we would just see some of these sites, like Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, etc. but not actually go in for tours because of our limited time. I'm really wondering if we should just skip Paris and spend 4 days in London. I just don't want to regret it later if we don't ever get a chance to go back.