16 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Ireland Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Waterford, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Letterkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
End: London, United Kingdom


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day
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.
On the 14th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, then head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris online sightseeing planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Malahide Castle and Trim Castle. Let the collections at Guinness Storehouse and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Donore (Bru na Boinne & Newgrange), The Mill at Avoca Village (in Avoca) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, wander the streets of Temple Bar, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip app .

Fly from Paris to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get little chillier in Dublin: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Donore, The Mill at Avoca Village, Malahide Castle, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Trim Castle
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle

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Waterford, Ireland

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at John Condon Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Palace, then explore the world behind art at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey, take in the dramatic scenery at Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan), step into the grandiose world of Ormond Castle, get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, then stop by BEBHINN, and finally see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings VR.

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You can drive from Dublin to Waterford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in July since evenings lows in Waterford dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan), Ormond Castle, Mayfield Birds of Prey
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Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Ormond Castle ©
Ormond Castle

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Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Monk's Fishing House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, then take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Coole Park Nature Reserve.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Waterford to Galway by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Waterford in July since evenings lows in Galway dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gort, Monk's Fishing House, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
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St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church ©
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum ©
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©

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nights
Letterkenny, Ireland

Letterkenny ©
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): appreciate the views at Poison Glen, step into the grandiose world of Doe Castle, then don't miss a visit to The Art House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ray Church., and finally explore the historical opulence of Glenveagh Castle. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Donegal County Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Eunan's Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at Amazonas Outdoor, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Arena 7 Entertainment Complex.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Letterkenny tour builder .

Getting from Galway to Letterkenny by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Derry.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Poison Glen, Doe Castle, Ray Church., The Art House
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Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle
The Art House ©
The Art House
Doe Castle ©
Doe Castle

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Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
On the 25th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Derry City Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Columba's Church (Long Tower), and then stop by Checkpoint Charlie.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Derry road trip planner.

Getting from Letterkenny to Derry by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Derry are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Belfast.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Shopping
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Derry City Cemetery ©
Derry City Cemetery
St. Columba's Church (Long Tower) ©
St. Columba's Church (Long Tower)
Checkpoint Charlie ©
Checkpoint Charlie

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nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, examine the collection at SS Nomadic, then browse the different shops at Victoria Square Shopping Centre, then view the masterpieces at MAC, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne.

Before you visit Belfast, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a bus from Derry to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel to London.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
SS Nomadic ©
SS Nomadic
MAC ©
MAC

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, then explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection, and finally contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Belfast to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Belfast in July, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
HMS Belfast ©
HMS Belfast

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