21 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Paris Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Paris Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + Train:  26 h
1
York, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
4
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Train:  4 h 45 min
5
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
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.
Get outdoors at Scarborough Beach and RSPB Bempton Cliffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Beamish Museum and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Filey Beach (in Filey), Whitby Abbey (in Whitby) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story and take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your York trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Melbourne, Australia to York is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, subway, and train. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to York due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get somewhat warmer in York: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Filey Beach, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Beamish Museum, Whitby Abbey, Durham Cathedral
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York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
Beamish Museum ©
Beamish Museum
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Stirling Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and Scottish National Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Edinburgh with a short trip to Discovery Point in Dundee, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and make a trip to Calton Hill.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh journey maker website.

Getting from York to Edinburgh by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rosslyn Chapel, The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, Discovery Point, Stirling Castle
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Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Discovery Point ©
Discovery Point

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, see the interesting displays at Irish Whiskey Museum, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Powerscourt Gardens and House, step into the grandiose world of Trim Castle, and then explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin journey builder site.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Dublin sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne
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Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Irish Whiskey Museum ©
Irish Whiskey Museum
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

3
nights
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Osborne House will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bournemouth Beach and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portsmouth: Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle) and Monkey World (in Wareham).

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Portsmouth road trip site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Dublin to Portsmouth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bournemouth Beach, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Corfe Castle, Monkey World, Osborne House
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
Monkey World ©
Monkey World

6
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau Royal de Blois and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon. Escape the urban bustle at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Porte d'Ardon (in Laon), Orleans (Paroisse de Saint Paterne & Orléans Cathedral) and Chateau de Pierrefonds (in Pierrefonds). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chateau de Chantilly, learn about winemaking at Champagne Taittinger, steep yourself in history at Basilique Saint-Remi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris tour app.

Traveling by train from Portsmouth to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portsmouth to Paris. Traveling from Portsmouth in August, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Reims, Laon, Orleans, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau de Pierrefonds ©
Chateau de Pierrefonds

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