37 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Ireland Itinerary

37 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Ireland Itinerary

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37 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Paris, France
— 1 day
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Swanage, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Newquay, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Stromness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 15​min
6
Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
7
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Bamburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
10
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney, Australia

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a stroll through Le Marais.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online sightseeing planner .

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: highs in Paris hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Swanage.

Things to do in Paris

Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

3
nights
Swanage, United Kingdom

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Model Village Gardens & Cafe and Corfe Castle will appeal to history buffs. Visit Hengistbury Head Beach and Bournemouth Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Swanage: Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth) and Weymouth Beach (in Weymouth). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Durlston Country Park.

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You can do a combination of train and taxi from Paris to Swanage in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in June, things will get little chillier in Swanage: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bournemouth, Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove, Weymouth Beach, Monkey World
Highlights from your plan
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park
Model Village Gardens & Cafe ©
Model Village Gardens & Cafe
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle

3
nights
Newquay, United Kingdom

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Carbis Bay Beach and Perranporth Beach. St. Michael's Mount and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Newquay side-trips: Porthminster Beach (in St Ives) and Carn Euny Ancient Village (in Brane). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fistral Beach Bar and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mawgan Church.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Newquay trip maker site .

Getting from Swanage to Newquay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Ives, Carn Euny Ancient Village, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Perranporth Beach, St. Michael's Mount
Highlights from your plan
Carbis Bay Beach ©
Carbis Bay Beach
Carn Euny Ancient Village ©
Carn Euny Ancient Village
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Escape the urban bustle at Nairn Beach and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort George and Brora Beach. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie), Nigg Old Church (in Nigg) and Dornoch Cathedral (in Dornoch). Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Kirk Yard.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Newquay to Inverness in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. June in Inverness sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Nairn Beach, Culloden Battlefield, Dornoch Cathedral, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Dornoch Cathedral ©
Dornoch Cathedral
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

3
nights
Stromness, United Kingdom

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Get in touch with nature at Brough Of Birsay and MV Valkyrie. Visit Maeshowe and Saint Magnus Cathedral for their historical value. Step out of Stromness with an excursion to Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm in St. Mary's--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Skara Brae, steep yourself in history at Barony Mill, take an unorthodox tour of Standing Stones of Stenness, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Viking Centre.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Stromness sightseeing site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Inverness to Stromness in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from Inverness in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Stromness: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Isle of Lewis.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Stenness, Birsay, Kirkwall, Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Highlights from your plan
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm ©
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Maeshowe ©
Maeshowe

2
nights
Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom

Isle of Lewis ©
Forming the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides archipelago, Isle of Lewis offers scenery consisting of fertile pastures and a meandering, rocky coastline.
Explore hidden gems such as Luskentyre and Gearannan Blackhouse Village. Callanish Standing Stones and Norse Mill and Kiln are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Huisinis Beach, stroll through Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach), and explore the ancient world of Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Isle of Lewis travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Stromness to Isle of Lewis by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Isle of Lewis, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Isle of Lewis

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Isle of Harris
Highlights from your plan
Luskentyre Beach ©
Luskentyre Beach
Gearannan Blackhouse Village ©
Gearannan Blackhouse Village
Uig Sands ©
Uig Sands

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Neist Point and Skye Adventure. Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and Skyeworks Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, stop by Isle of Skye Oysters, and make a trip to Dun Beag Broch.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Isle of Skye trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Isle of Lewis to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Skye Adventure ©
Skye Adventure
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

3
nights
Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Get in touch with nature at Camusdarach Beach and Ben Nevis. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan), Loch Linnhe (in Onich) and Silver Sands of Morar (in Morar). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Glencoe Lochan.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fort William holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bamburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe Lochan, Morar Beach, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Camusdarach Beach
Highlights from your plan
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

3
nights
Bamburgh, United Kingdom

Bamburgh ©
Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lindisfarne Castle and Grace Darling Museum. Visit National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle and Lindisfarne Priory for their historical value. When in Bamburgh, make a side trip to see Cragside House and Gardens in Rothbury, approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Beadnell Bay Beach, explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, and admire the natural beauty at The Alnwick Garden.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bamburgh trip planning site .

Drive from Fort William to Bamburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bamburgh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Holy Island, Alnwick, Beadnell Bay Beach, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle ©
Beadnell Bay Beach
Beadnell Bay Beach
Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh ©
Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Inch Beach and Torc Waterfall. Ross Island and Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe and step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bamburgh to Killarney. In July in Killarney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Ross Island ©
Ross Island
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

7
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and Jerpoint Abbey. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hook Lighthouse and Hore Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Curracloe (Curracloe Beach & The Raven Nature Reserve), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Wexford Wildfowl Reserve (in Ardcavan). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle, contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, identify plant and animal life at Castlecomer Discovery Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Melleray Abbey.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cashel, Curracloe, Ferns Castle, Hook Lighthouse, Mount Melleray Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey

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