26 days in Ireland, England & France Itinerary

26 days in Ireland, England & France Itinerary

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1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
3
Alnwick, United Kingdom
— 1 night
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
5
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
6
Swanage, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
7
Newquay, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
8
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
9
Paris, France
— 6 nights

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.
Kilmainham Gaol Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Powerscourt Gardens and House. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin online trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Dublin reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Powerscourt Gardens and House ©
Powerscourt Gardens and House

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, get engrossed in the history at Medieval Mile Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Castlecomer Discovery Park, don't miss a visit to Rock of Cashel, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny day trip planning app.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kilkenny, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Alnwick.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Rock of Cashel
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

1
night
Alnwick, United Kingdom

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. On the 24th (Mon), look for gifts at Chain Bridge Honey Farm and then admire the masterpieces at Paxton House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Grace Darling Museum, identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beadnell Bay Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Alnwick online travel route planner.

You can fly from Kilkenny to Alnwick in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kilkenny in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Alnwick, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Alnwick

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, Grace Darling Museum, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Beadnell Bay Beach
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Grace Darling Museum ©
Grace Darling Museum
Beadnell Bay Beach
Beadnell Bay Beach

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.
Get some cultural insight at National Gallery and Westminster Abbey. You'll explore and learn at Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from London: The River Cam (in Cambridge), Gustamps (in Brighton) and Drusillas Park (in Berwick).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by train from Alnwick to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Alnwick in June, you will find days in London are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

The River Cam, Drusillas Park, Gustamps
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Gustamps ©
Gustamps
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 29th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, thenget engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and then stop by Clarks Village. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Chalice Well, take in nature's colorful creations at Longleat, and then explore the ancient world of Stonehenge.

Start your trip to Bath by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Chalice Well, Longleat, Clarks Village, Stonehenge
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Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Longleat ©
Longleat
Chalice Well ©
Chalice Well

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Swanage, United Kingdom

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. On the 1st (Mon), stop by Pursenalities, take an in-depth tour of Corfe Castle Town Trust Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, thenexamine the collection at The Tank Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Lucy's Farm and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shell Bay.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Swanage travel app.

You can drive from Bath to Swanage in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Wareham
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The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Monkey World ©
Monkey World
Model Village Gardens & Cafe ©
Model Village Gardens & Cafe

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Newquay, United Kingdom

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
On the 3rd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at National Lobster Hatchery, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Watergate Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tolcarne Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hayle Towans Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Newquay road trip website.

Getting from Swanage to Newquay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Michael's Mount, National Lobster Hatchery, Hayle Towans Beach
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St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
National Lobster Hatchery ©
National Lobster Hatchery
Hayle Towans Beach ©
Hayle Towans Beach

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some cultural insight at Mont Saint-Michel and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Normandy American Cemetery and Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont), Naturospace (in Honfleur) and D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) (in Saint-Come-du-Mont).

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

You can do a combination of car and train from Newquay to Bayeux in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, Normandy American Cemetery, La Maison du Biscuit, Naturospace, D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum)
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) ©

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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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. Head to Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planning site.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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