27 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Paris Itinerary

27 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Paris Itinerary

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27 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Paris Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  8​h
2
Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Windermere, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  6​h 45​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Waterford, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
9
Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Seine River, Moulin Rouge, Wine Tours & Tastings, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Cambridge.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cambridge University Botanic Garden as well as University of Cambridge.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambridge trip itinerary app .

You can take a train from Paris to Cambridge in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Cambridge. In September in Cambridge, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Cambridge

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The River Cam ©
The River Cam
King's College Chapel ©
King's College Chapel
Cambridge University Botanic Garden ©

1
night
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
On the 15th (Tue), wander the streets of York Shambles, then pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, and then explore the ancient world of York City Walls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the York road trip site .

You can drive from Cambridge to York in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in York can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You'll set off for Edinburgh on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
York Minster ©
York Minster
York Shambles ©
York Shambles

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Monkey Barrel Comedy, Jenners, Highland Explorer Tours, and other attractions. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh route builder tool .

Take a train from York to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Windermere.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Tours Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

2
nights
Windermere, United Kingdom

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Cookhouse Gallery and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head and then enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Windermere travel route website .

Getting from Edinburgh to Windermere by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dublin.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trip

Wray Castle
Highlights from your plan
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Wray Castle ©
Wray Castle

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, walk around St Stephens Green, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dublin journey site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Windermere to Dublin in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September in Dublin, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
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 26th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, and then make a trip to Ladies' View. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey and then admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip planner .

Traveling by train from Dublin to Killarney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

1
night
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.
For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Waterford tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Killarney to Waterford in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower

2
nights
Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, don't miss a visit to The Model Village, then sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company, and finally examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Bourton on the Water and then get in on the family fun at Dragonfly Maze.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bourton-on-the-Water trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Waterford to Bourton-on-the-Water. In September, daytime highs in Bourton-on-the-Water are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to London.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Cotswolds Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
The Cotswold Brewing Company ©
The Cotswold Brewing Company
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum

4
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cozy up to a beverage at Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the London online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in London are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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