60 days in United Kingdom, Ireland's West Coast & South of France Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom, Ireland's West Coast & South of France Itinerary

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60 days in United Kingdom, Ireland's West Coast & South of France Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly + Bus:  31​h
1
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Brighton, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Plymouth, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
7
Bristol, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Nottingham, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
12
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Nice, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

4
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Ashford Castle (in Cong) and Clare Coastal Walk Project (in Doolin). There's much more to do: experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian, explore the activities along Galway Bay, appreciate the history behind Galway City Museum, and take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Galway visit planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Galway is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Auckland to Galway due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Galway, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Caher Valley Loop, Castlefergus Equestrian, Ashford Castle, Clare Coastal Walk Project
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

3
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Step out of Dingle with an excursion to Castlegregory Golf Links in Castlegregory--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get great views at Brian de Staic Jeweller, tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dingle journey site .

Drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Castlegregory Golf Links, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower

5
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Venture out of the city with trips to Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee) and Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney). Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, and take in the awesome beauty at Carrantoohil.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Killarney day trip tool .

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kingston upon Thames.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blarney Castle & Gardens, Charles Fort, Scattery Island, Kilkee Cliff Walk
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island

1
day
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom

Kingston upon Thames
Kingston upon Thames, also known as Kingston, is an area of south west London, England, located 10.4mi south west of Charing Cross. For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kingston upon Thames route website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Killarney to Kingston upon Thames. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Brighton.

Things to do in Kingston upon Thames

Nightlife Parks Outdoors

4
nights
Brighton, United Kingdom

Brighton ©
Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
Get out of town with these interesting Brighton side-trips: The Tank Driving Company (in Winchester), Dover Castle (in Dover) and Southampton (Room Escape Games & Speed Boats Tours). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Royal Pavilion, stop by Gustamps, and laugh and play at Brighton Palace Pier.

Discover how to plan a Brighton trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kingston upon Thames to Brighton in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Brighton can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Plymouth.

Things to do in Brighton

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Southampton, Dover Castle, The Tank Driving Company
Highlights from your plan
Gustamps ©
Gustamps
Room Escape Games
Brighton Palace Pier ©
Brighton Palace Pier

3
nights
Plymouth, United Kingdom

Plymouth ©
Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plymouth: Britannia Royal Naval College (in Dartmouth), Salcombe (Salcombe Distilling Company & Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk) and Virtual Jet Centre (in Chudleigh). It doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Dragon Archery Centre and take in the spiritual surroundings of Plymouth Synagogue.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Plymouth trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Brighton to Plymouth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bristol.

Things to do in Plymouth

Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games Trails

Side Trips

Salcombe, Dragon Archery Centre, Britannia Royal Naval College, Virtual Jet Centre
Highlights from your plan
Plymouth Synagogue ©
Plymouth Synagogue
Virtual Jet Centre ©
Virtual Jet Centre
Dragon Archery Centre ©
Dragon Archery Centre

6
nights
Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Get out of town with these interesting Bristol side-trips: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Bath (Bath Abbey, The Roman Baths, & more) and Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham). And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Cotswold Archery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral, head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, and see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bristol journey planning app .

Getting from Plymouth to Bristol by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nottingham.

Things to do in Bristol

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bath, Cirencester, Gloucester, Tetbury, Moreton-in-Marsh
Highlights from your plan
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery

5
nights
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Nottingham ©
With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Get out of town with these interesting Nottingham side-trips: Warwick Castle (in Warwick), Chatsworth House (in Bakewell) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Alton Towers. The adventure continues: get your game on at Cotswold Archery, stroll through Cotswold Falconry Centre, take in the pleasant sights at High Street Chipping Campden, and admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nottingham travel route builder website .

Drive from Bristol to Nottingham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Nottingham are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Llandudno.

Things to do in Nottingham

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, High Street Broadway, Warwick Castle, Alton Towers Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery

4
nights
Llandudno, United Kingdom

Llandudno ©
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Venture out of the city with trips to Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda), Caernarfon (Beacon Climbing Centre & Caernarfon Castle) and Zipline (in Blaenau Ffestiniog). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, contemplate the long history of Plas Mawr, take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier, and get outside with Dragon Raiders Activity Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Llandudno itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Nottingham to Llandudno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Caernarfon, Snowdon, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Plas Mawr, Dragon Raiders Activity Park
Highlights from your plan
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Snowdon ©
Snowdon

5
nights
Ambleside, United Kingdom

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Change things up with these side-trips from Ambleside: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Buttermere (in Buttermere) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Lake District National Park Guided Walks - Walks to Inspire. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head, and explore the activities along Easedale Tarn.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ambleside road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Llandudno to Ambleside in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manchester.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Grasmere, Windermere, Keswick, Lake District, Buttermere Lake
Highlights from your plan
Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

5
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manchester: Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford), Liverpool (Merseyside Maritime Museum, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, & more) and York (York Minster, York Shambles, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chatsworth House, have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chester Zoo.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Manchester route planner .

You can drive from Ambleside to Manchester in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Manchester are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

York, Liverpool, Ladybower Reservoir, Chester Zoo, Chatsworth House
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
York Minster ©
York Minster

4
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Palais des Papes (in Avignon), La Ciotat (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Route des Cretes) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Parc national des Calanques. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, enjoy the sea views from Phare Cassidaigne, contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Louis.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Marseille day trip planner.

You can fly from Manchester to Marseille in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Marseille. Traveling from Manchester in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Marseille: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cassis, La Ciotat, Hyeres, Palais des Papes, Carrieres des Lumieres
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Lérins Islands (in Cannes), Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Palais Lascaris, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nice journey planner .

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in July, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lérins Islands, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Massif de l'Esterel
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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