21 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & France Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & France Itinerary

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21 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & France Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
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 Irish Whiskey Museum and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Visit Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Kilkenny Castle (in Kilkenny). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, walk around St Stephens Green, admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church, and contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Dublin route planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Dublin: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kilkenny Castle, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 14th (Fri), get all the information you need at Culloden Battlefield, then walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, then contemplate the long history of St Ninians Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Glen Strathfarrar, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, then identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Wardlaw Mausoleum.

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You can fly from Dublin to Inverness in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Beauly, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Culloden Battlefield, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

4
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Roman Baths and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta. Get some cultural insight at Bath Abbey and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol), Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth) and Longleat (in Warminster). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, contemplate the long history of Farleigh Hungerford Castle, and look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bath sightseeing app .

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Bath takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Monkey World, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Longleat, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Highlights from your plan
Longleat ©
Longleat
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Monkey World ©
Monkey World

3
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.
The British Museum and National Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Tower of London and Westminster Abbey for their historical value. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read London trip planning app .

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

3
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Popular historic sites such as American Cemetery & Memorial and Cathedrale Notre-Dame are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville). There's still lots to do: take in the history at Omaha Beach, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, and stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux route builder website .

You can drive from London to Bayeux in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Bayeux, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc, Pegasus Memorial, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Omaha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

3
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 Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and Île de la Cité. Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris travel route builder .

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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