33 days in Ireland, United Kingdom & France Itinerary

33 days in Ireland, United Kingdom & France Itinerary

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33 days in Ireland, United Kingdom & France Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, 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 and learn at Guinness Storehouse and Irish Whiskey Museum. Visit Kilmainham Gaol and Kilkenny Castle for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower (in Kilkenny). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Little Museum of Dublin, see the interesting displays at National Print Museum, get lost in a book at National Library of Ireland, and admire the striking features of Áras an Uachtaráin.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

6
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Calton Hill and The Scottish Crannog Centre. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Bamburgh Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin), Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury) and Church of the Holy Trinity (in Berwick upon Tweed). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Grace Darling Museum, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, steep yourself in history at Greyfriars Kirk, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holyrood Abbey.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Dunkeld Cathedral, Church of the Holy Trinity, The Birks of Aberfeldy, The Scottish Crannog Centre
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

3
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at York Castle Museum and World of James Herriot. Get a sense of the local culture at York City Walls and York Minster. Go for a jaunt from York to Easby to see Easby Abbey about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, have fun and explore at DIG, and contemplate the long history of York Cold War Bunker.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read York tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Easby Abbey, World of James Herriot, York Bird of Prey Centre
Highlights from your plan
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
World of James Herriot ©
World of James Herriot

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.
Wallace Collection and Buckingham Palace will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at The British Museum and Natural History Museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the London road trip planning app .

You can take a train from York to London in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, stop by Fudge Kitchen, admire the masterpieces at Beaux Arts Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Bath Architecture, and finally step into the grandiose world of Farleigh Hungerford Castle. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malmesbury Abbey, make a trip to Lacock Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon, then explore the world behind art at Holburne Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Sally Lunn's Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bath online tour itinerary builder .

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon, Malmesbury Abbey, Castle Combe Village, Lacock Abbey
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Lacock Abbey ©
Lacock Abbey

3
nights
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Southsea Castle. Get some cultural insight at The Mary Rose Museum and Charles Dickens' Birthplace. Change things up with these side-trips from Portsmouth: The Minster Church of St Cuthburga (in Wimborne Minster) and Christchurch Priory Church (in Christchurch). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at HMS Victory, take an in-depth tour of The D-Day Story, get to know the fascinating history of The Solent Way Walk, and steep yourself in history at Portsdown Hill.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Portsmouth trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Bath to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Christchurch Priory Church, The Solent Way Walk, Royal Navy Submarine Museum, The Minster Church of St Cuthburga
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose 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.
American Cemetery & Memorial and Cathedrale Notre-Dame are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee D-Day Omaha. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: German War Cemetery (in Orglandes), Church of Sainte-Mère-Église (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Musee de la Batterie de Merville (in Merville-Franceville-Plage). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, take in the exciting artwork at Normandie Savoir-Faire, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Hommes.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux day trip app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portsmouth to Bayeux takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portsmouth to Bayeux. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Caen, Colleville-sur-Mer, Musee D-Day Omaha, Musee de la Batterie de Merville, German War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame

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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Grand Canal in Versailles, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Trocadero, see the interesting displays at Musee Marmottan Monet, and admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Place Garibaldi. Visit Vieille Ville and Palais Lascaris for their historical value. When in Nice, make a side trip to see Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews in La Napoule-Plage, approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, steep yourself in history at Monastère de Cimiez, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Nice trip planner .

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paris in April since evenings lows in Nice dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Ville medieval, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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