12 days in Ireland, London & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Ireland, London & Paris Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
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Howth, Ireland
— 1 day
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Limerick, Ireland
— 1 night
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 1 day
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the views from Ha'penny Bridge, visit Temple Bar, then explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, and finally see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dublin road trip planning website.

Newark, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in January, expect Dublin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 46°F and 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Howth.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Howth, Ireland

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Howth Hills and then get great views at Howth Head.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Howth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Howth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Howth sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Howth

Parks · Nature

Limerick, Ireland

— 1 night
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Limerick trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Howth to Limerick in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

Galway, Ireland

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
On the 4th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Quay Street, take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Eyre Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Limerick in January, you will find days in Galway are a bit cooler (43°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Museums
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London, United Kingdom

— 4 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the London day trip site.

You can fly from Galway to London in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in January, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Paris, France

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Paris tour builder site.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in January, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks

London, United Kingdom

— 1 night

The Square Mile

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Covent Garden and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the London day trip tool.

Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Shopping

Dublin, Ireland

— 1 night

Fair City

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Ireland travel guide

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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.