26 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Paris Itinerary

26 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Paris Itinerary

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26 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Paris Itinerary

Start: Madison, United States
Fly:  21​h
1
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
4
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Falkirk, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Salisbury, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Madison, United States


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2
nights
Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
On the 19th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Camden Fort Meagher and then steep yourself in history at James Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Donkey Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Doneraile Wildlife Park.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cork online trip itinerary maker .

Madison, USA to Cork is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Madison to Cork due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madison in August, expect Cork to be a bit cooler, temps between 64°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Doneraile Wildlife Park, James Fort, The Donkey Sanctuary
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Doneraile Wildlife Park ©
Doneraile Wildlife Park
James Fort ©
James Fort
Camden Fort Meagher ©
Camden Fort Meagher

1
night
Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then trek along Torc Mountain Walk, and then stroll through The Kerry Way. On your second day here, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral and then experience rural life at Blueberry Hill Farm.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Killarney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Blueberry Hill Farm
Highlights from your plan
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
The Kerry Way ©
The Kerry Way

2
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Powerscourt Gardens and House and then stroll through Cliff Walk Car Park Bray. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures and then kick back and relax at Portmarnock Beach.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dublin travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Killarney to Dublin by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Portmarnock Beach, Cliff Walk Car Park Bray
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Walk Car Park Bray ©
Cliff Walk Car Park Bray
Portmarnock Beach ©
Portmarnock Beach
The Famine Sculptures ©
The Famine Sculptures

2
nights
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skye Scenic Tours as well as Skye Jeep Tours. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): squeeze the most out of the city with Skye Adventure and then take a memorable excursion with Skye Scenic Tours. On your second day here, see Skye Jeep Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Isle of Skye trip site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Dublin to Isle of Skye in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Dublin in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Isle of Skye: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Skye Adventure ©
Skye Adventure
Skye Scenic Tours ©
Skye Scenic Tours

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Seacliff Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel. On your second day here, walk around Holyrood Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Scottish Seabird Centre.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Falkirk.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

North Berwick, Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Scottish Seabird Centre ©
Scottish Seabird Centre
Seacliff Beach ©
Seacliff Beach
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel

1
night
Falkirk, United Kingdom

Falkirk ©
Falkirk is a large town in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, historically within the county of Stirlingshire. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Dunblane Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allanwater Brewhouse, and then play a few rounds at Kingsfield Golf Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Falkirk tour itinerary app .

Falkirk is just a stone's throw from Edinburgh. In August in Falkirk, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Glasgow.

Things to do in Falkirk

Golf Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Dunblane Museum, Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve, Kingsfield Golf Centre, Allanwater Brewhouse
Highlights from your plan
Kingsfield Golf Centre ©
Kingsfield Golf Centre
Allanwater Brewhouse ©
Allanwater Brewhouse
Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve ©

2
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get outside with Conic Hill and then walk around Loch Lomond Park Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Glasgow Green and then look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip itinerary tool .

Glasgow is very close to Falkirk. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Conic Hill, Strathblane Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Conic Hill ©
Conic Hill
Strathblane Falconry ©
Strathblane Falconry
Glasgow Green ©
Glasgow Green

2
nights
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
On the 2nd (Sun), kick back and relax at Long Sands Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Roker & Seaburn Beaches, then explore the ancient world of Corbridge Roman Town, then steep yourself in history at Hexham Abbey, and finally hike along Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Newcastle upon Tyne road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Glasgow to Newcastle upon Tyne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Newcastle upon Tyne sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salisbury.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hexham, Long Sands Beach, Roker & Seaburn Beaches, Corbridge Roman Town
Highlights from your plan
Long Sands Beach ©
Long Sands Beach
Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall ©
Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall
Hexham Abbey ©
Hexham Abbey

2
nights
Salisbury, United Kingdom

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at RSPB Arne and then enjoy the sand and surf at Branksome Chine. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Forest Falconry and then enjoy the sand and surf at Highcliffe Beach.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Salisbury vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Salisbury in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Salisbury sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Salisbury

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Branksome Chine, Forest Falconry, Highcliffe Beach, RSPB Arne
Highlights from your plan
RSPB Arne ©
RSPB Arne
Branksome Chine ©
Branksome Chine
Forest Falconry ©
Forest Falconry

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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Big Cat Sanctuary and The Hawking Centre. Discover out-of-the-way places like Birds of Prey Centre and Old Leigh. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery (in Henley-on-Thames) and Shoebury Common Beach (in Shoeburyness).

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our London travel route builder app .

Take a train from Salisbury to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in London, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Southend-on-Sea, Birds of Prey Centre, Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery, The Big Cat Sanctuary, The Hawking Centre
Highlights from your plan
The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary
The Hawking Centre ©
The Hawking Centre
Birds of Prey Centre ©
Birds of Prey Centre

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parc du Chateau de Nogent le Roi and Ile Saint-Louis. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Chateau de Fontainebleau in Fontainebleau--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Place de la Concorde, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and enjoy breathtaking views from Montparnasse Tower.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planning website .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Parc du Chateau de Nogent le Roi, Chateau de Fontainebleau
Highlights from your plan
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Parc du Chateau de Nogent le Roi ©
Latin Quarter ©
Latin Quarter

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