42 days in France, London & Los Angeles Itinerary

42 days in France, London & Los Angeles Itinerary

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42 days in France, London & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  28​h
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
2
Morzine, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Chamonix, France
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Paris, France
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles, United States
— 9 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Auckland, New Zealand

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Disneyland Paris. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary builder site .

Auckland, New Zealand to Paris is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. When traveling from Auckland in December, plan for slightly colder days in Paris, with highs around 9°C, while nights are colder with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Morzine.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Room Escape Games

6
nights
Morzine, France

Morzine is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France. Attractions like ESF Avoriaz 1800 and Aquariaz make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Lac d'Annecy (in Annecy) and Room Escape Games (in Annemasse). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Billski Ski School, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and fly down the slopes at Pop Snowboarding.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Morzine journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Paris to Morzine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Paris in December since evenings lows in Morzine dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Morzine

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lac d'Annecy, Room Escape Games, Pop Snowboarding
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Room Escape Games
Lac d'Annecy ©
Lac d'Annecy
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

7
nights
Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Family-friendly places like Oxygene Ski School Val d'Isere and Domaine des Planards will thrill your kids. Explore Chamonix's surroundings by going to Tignes (Snowtubing Tignes & Tignes Ski Resort), Oxygene Ski School La Plagne (in Macot-la-Plagne) and Station de Ski les Saisies (in Les Saisies). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, get outside with Les Gorges de la Diosaz, explore the different monuments and memorials at Chamonix Cemetery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Glacier des Bossons.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chamonix trip planner.

Traveling by car from Morzine to Chamonix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tignes, Station de Ski les Saisies, Oxygene Ski School La Plagne, Oxygene Ski School Val d'Isere
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Brevent Cable Car ©
Brevent Cable Car
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Aiguille des Grands Montets ©
Aiguille des Grands Montets

6
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Paris Catacombs and Musee Jacquemart-Andre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Walt Disney Studios Park (in Marne-la-Vallee). Explore Paris further: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, get in on the family fun at Mystery Escape, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris travel planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Chamonix to Paris takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Walt Disney Studios Park, Palace of Versailles
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Walt Disney Studios Park ©
Walt Disney Studios Park
Jardin d'Acclimatation ©
Jardin d'Acclimatation
Mystery Escape ©
Mystery Escape

8
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
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 appreciate attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and St. Paul's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Feldon Valley, Cotswolds (in Brailes). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Tower Bridge, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, and step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the London journey planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. January in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Feldon Valley, Cotswold Archery
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

9
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney, & more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from London to Los Angeles takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in January, plan for much hotter days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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