30 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Paris Itinerary

30 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Paris Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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John O'Groats, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

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've now added Dublin Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, then get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, then sample the fine beverages at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and finally take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dublin road trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Brisbane in November, with highs in Dublin at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
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Belfast, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Your day by day itinerary now includes C.S. Lewis Square as well as Walking Tours Belfast. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): gain interesting insight with Walking Tours Belfast. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll around C.S. Lewis Square, steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, and then learn about all things military at War Years Remembered (War Museum).

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Belfast vacation website.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway.

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Traveling by car from Belfast to Bushmills takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Derry.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks · Nature
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Derry, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Maiden City

Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Derry trip maker tool.

You can drive from Bushmills to Derry in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Derry

Tours
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Dublin, Ireland

Fair City

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dublin route builder site.

You can drive from Derry to Dublin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Derry in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Dublin. You'll set off for Edinburgh on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 7 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Scott Monument as well as Calton Hill. Discover out-of-the-way places like George Square and Craigmillar Castle. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Edinburgh road trip planning app.

You can fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Fort William, United Kingdom

— 1 night
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. You've now added Falkirk Wheel to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Falkirk Wheel and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Fort William trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for John O'Groats.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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John O'Groats, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read John O'Groats trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Fort William to John O'Groats in 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in John O'Groats can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in John O'Groats

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Inverness, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Culloden Battlefield has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the history at Culloden Battlefield.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Inverness tour planner.

You can drive from John O'Groats to Inverness in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for London.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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London, United Kingdom

— 8 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Borough Market as well as Tour for Muggles. Discover out-of-the-way places like Beer Tastings & Tours and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Inverness to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
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Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse and Place des Vosges. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, don't miss a visit to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.