35 days in Paris, England & Ireland Itinerary

35 days in Paris, England & Ireland Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Woodstock, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Bakewell, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
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Paris, France — 7 nights

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 off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and Basilique Saint-Remi. Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Venture out of the city with trips to Palais du Tau (in Reims) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip app.

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. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament. Get a sense of the local culture at Natural History Museum and Tower of London. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, and make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our London online trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Brighton and Hove.
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom — 4 nights

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Lanes and Royal Pavilion. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tulleys Farm and Gustamps. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brighton and Hove: Chichester Cathedral (in Chichester), Petworth House and Park (in Petworth) and Beachy Head (in Eastbourne). The adventure continues: take a stroll through North Laine, identify plant and animal life at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, indulge in some personalized pampering at Chutima Therapy, and kick back and relax at Camber Sands.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brighton and Hove trip planner.

Getting from London to Brighton and Hove by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Brighton and Hove can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bournemouth.
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Step off the beaten path and head to Hengistbury Head Beach and Bournemouth Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Winchester Cathedral and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta. Venture out of the city with trips to Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle), Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (in Portsmouth) and Durlston Country Park (in Swanage). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Weymouth Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bournemouth road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Brighton and Hove to Bournemouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Bournemouth sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bath.
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Bath, United Kingdom — 4 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Visit Bath Abbey and Goodrich Castle for their historical value. Worcester Cathedral and Brunel's SS Great Britain are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Sudeley Castle (in Winchcombe), Wells Cathedral (in Wells) and Cheddar Gorge (in Cheddar). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, snap pictures at Pulteney Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Westonbirt Arboretum, and head outdoors with The Cotswold Range.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bath trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Bournemouth to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Woodstock.
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Woodstock, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Woodstock is a market town and civil parish northwest of Oxford in Oxfordshire, England. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Feldon Valley, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Hook Norton Brewery.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Woodstock day trip planning website.

Getting from Bath to Woodstock by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Bakewell.
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Bakewell, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Chatsworth House and Steep Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Ladybower Reservoir and Peak Cavern. Explore Bakewell's surroundings by going to Lincoln (Lincoln Castle & Lincoln Cathedral). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering, hike along Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, Head underground at Treak Cliff Cavern, and stop by Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bakewell online vacation planner.

You can drive from Woodstock to Bakewell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In January in Bakewell, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 6 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Get some cultural insight at Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. Kilkenny Castle and Christ Church Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Kilkenny (Smithwick's Experience & Black Abbey). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and stroll the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin online travel route builder.

Fly from Bakewell to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. January in Dublin sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. You will leave for home on the 12th (Thu).
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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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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.
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