31 days in France, Dublin & Edinburgh Itinerary

31 days in France, Dublin & Edinburgh Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 6 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France — 3 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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Luxembourg Palace, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris journey planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Nice.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Nice, France — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Vieux Port and then head off the coast to Lérins Islands. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Saint-Tropez, France — 6 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Saint-Tropez is known for museums, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges du Verdon, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Grimaud, examine the collection at Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema, and get engrossed in the history at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Nice in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Saint-Tropez, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Marseille.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
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Marseille, France — 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, then don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille route planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 5 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, contemplate the long history of Dublin Castle, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin road trip planning app.

Getting from Marseille to Dublin by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Marseille to Dublin. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Marseille in October; daily highs in Dublin reach 16°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Edinburgh.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh holiday maker 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 October, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Paris.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums
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Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). See some other sides of Paris: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip tool.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Paris is 1 hour. While traveling from Edinburgh, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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