60 days in United Kingdom, France & Ireland Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom, France & Ireland Itinerary

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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
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Brest, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Dover, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive to Holyhead, Ferry to Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Oxford, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Castle Combe, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 2 nights

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Bordeaux, France

— 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Porte Cailhau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): wander the streets of Port of the Moon, then don't miss a visit to Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas, and then don't miss a visit to Porte Cailhau.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bordeaux road trip planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Bordeaux is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brest.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Brest, France

— 3 nights
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. Fort de Montbarey has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanopolis, take an in-depth tour of Musee national de la Marine, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Conservatoire Botanique National de Brest.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Brest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bordeaux in July, things will get little chillier in Brest: highs are around 68°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.

Things to do in Brest

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Paris, France

— 7 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Eiffel Tower, Galerie Vivienne, Champs-Elysees, and other attractions.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker app.

You can drive from Brest to Paris in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly; or drive. Traveling from Brest in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Dover.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Dover, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dover online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Dover takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Dover is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in Dover to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for London.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

London, United Kingdom

— 7 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 list of things to see and do now includes Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, The British Museum, Imperial War Museums, and other attractions. It doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

Take the guesswork out of planning a London vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Dover to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dover in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in London, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Plymouth.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Plymouth, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Spirit of Discovery

Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bodmin Moor as well as Tintagel Castle.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Plymouth trip maker website.

Traveling by train from London to Plymouth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Manchester.

Things to do in Plymouth

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Trafford Centre, The Beatles Story, British Music Experience, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at The Trafford Centre. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Llyn y Fan Fach.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Manchester trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Plymouth to Manchester in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Manchester are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grafton Street, Irish Whiskey Museum, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Manchester to Dublin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Galway's Latin Quarter, Wild Atlantic Way and Kirwan's Lane. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, then get to know the fascinating history of Kirwan's Lane, and finally don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway route planning tool.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for Belfast.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Belfast, United Kingdom

— 3 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 St. George's Market. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, ponder the world of politics at City Hall, and admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens.

Make your Belfast itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Galway to Belfast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Glasgow West End, Buchanan Street and City Chambers. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then stroll through Glasgow West End, and then admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip website.

Fly from Belfast to Glasgow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Inverness.

Things to do in Glasgow

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Loch Ness as well as Victorian Market. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort George, step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle, and walk around Ness Islands.

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Drive from Glasgow to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to St. Andrews.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

St. Andrews, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
St. Andrews is known for golf, historic sites, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: play a few rounds at Kingsbarns Golf Links, contemplate the long history of St Andrews Links, step into the grandiose world of St Andrews Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of St Andrews Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our St. Andrews trip maker.

Drive from Inverness to St. Andrews in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in St. Andrews

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Old Town, Eildon Hills, and other attractions.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from St. Andrews to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

York, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of York City Walls, admire the striking features of York Minster, then steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, and finally visit York Shambles.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the York trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in York are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Oxford.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Oxford, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Highclere Castle, Blenheim Palace and University of Oxford.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Oxford trip planner.

Drive from York to Oxford in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Oxford sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Castle Combe.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Castle Combe, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Castle Combe Circuit has been added to your itinerary.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Castle Combe online itinerary planner.

Drive from Oxford to Castle Combe in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Castle Combe are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cambridge.

Things to do in Castle Combe

Historic Sites

Cambridge, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Your day by day itinerary now includes University of Cambridge. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at IWM Duxford. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at University of Cambridge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cambridge trip app.

Drive from Castle Combe to Cambridge in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cambridge can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

France travel guide

4.3
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.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.

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.