30 days in United Kingdom, France & Ireland Itinerary

30 days in United Kingdom, France & Ireland Itinerary

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30 days in United Kingdom, France & Ireland Itinerary

Napier, New Zealand
Fly:  38​h
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  35​h
Auckland Central, New Zealand

5
days
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at British Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the London itinerary maker.

Napier, New Zealand to London is an approximately 38-hour flight. Traveling from Napier to London, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

5
days
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

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Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.

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Historic Sites Museums Parks

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Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
days
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 a short trip to La Croisette in Cannes (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 27th (Wed) in some colorful company at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nice travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Nice reach 28°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Marineland, Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, La Croisette, Une Maison à Saint-Paul de Vence
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Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art ©

3
days
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Palais des Papes (in Avignon), Marseille (Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde & Old Port) and Carrieres de Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Mercantour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau, and examine the collection at Granet Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence vacation builder.

Drive from Nice to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marseille, Palais des Papes, Mercantour National Park, Carrieres de Lumieres
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Mercantour National Park
Mercantour National Park
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

4
days
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, sightseeing, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh vacation planner.

You can fly from Aix-en-Provence to Edinburgh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in October: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

5
days
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.
Dublin is known for sightseeing, museums, breweries, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, step into the grandiose world of Dublin Castle, make a trip to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dublin travel planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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