24 days in England, Ireland & Paris Itinerary

24 days in England, Ireland & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
2
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
3
Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
4
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
6
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
— 1 night
7
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights

2
nights
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.
National Gallery and The British Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the London travel planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to London is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. When traveling from Christchurch in December, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in London: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History 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. Visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Osborne House for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as The Mary Rose and Monkey World. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portsmouth: Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle) and Durlston Country Park (in Swanage). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chichester Cathedral.

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Drive from London to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Durlston Country Park, Monkey World, Osborne House, Chichester Cathedral
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
The Mary Rose ©
The Mary Rose

3
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get outdoors at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre and Walks With Hawks. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bath Abbey and The Tank Museum. Go for a jaunt from Bath to Bristol to see Brunel's SS Great Britain about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, stop by Bath Aqua Glass shop/stained glass studio, and view the masterpieces at Quest Gallery.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Portsmouth to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

The Tank Museum, Walks With Hawks, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Brunel's SS Great Britain
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
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Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

2
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, thenexplore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey, explore the galleries of Reginald's Tower, thenexamine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Friary.

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

You can fly from Bath to Kilkenny in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In December in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Rock of Cashel, Mayfield Birds of Prey
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Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

3
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.
Guinness Storehouse and National Gallery of Ireland will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, explore the galleries of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and view the masterpieces at Gallery of Photography.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Dublin sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Southend-on-Sea.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

1
night
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Southend-on-Sea ©
Southend-on-Sea, commonly referred to as simply Southend, is a town and wider unitary authority area with borough status in southeastern Essex, England. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Belfairs Wood, Park and Nature Reserve, thenstep into the grandiose world of Hadleigh Castle, thenget engrossed in the history at Leigh Heritage Centre, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Southend-on-Sea tour planning site.

Getting from Dublin to Southend-on-Sea by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, daytime highs in Southend-on-Sea are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Southend-on-Sea.

Things to do in Southend-on-Sea

Wildlife Parks Fun & Games
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Belfairs Wood, Park and Nature Reserve ©
Belfairs Wood, Park and Nature Reserve
Hadleigh Castle ©
Hadleigh Castle
Leigh Heritage Centre ©
Leigh Heritage Centre

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nights
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Southend-on-Sea ©
On the 25th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Shoebury East Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, and then see the interesting displays at Southend Planetarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Combined Military Services Museum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Westcliff Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Southend Central Museum and Planetarium.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Southend-on-Sea visit planner.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Southend-on-Sea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, Combined Military Services Museum
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Imperial Bird of Prey Academy ©
Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
Combined Military Services Museum ©
Combined Military Services Museum
Southend Planetarium ©
Southend Planetarium

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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 Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and The Army Museum. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon (in Laon) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and see the interesting displays at Fondation Louis Vuitton.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Southend-on-Sea to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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