24 days in England, Ireland & Paris Itinerary

24 days in England, Ireland & Paris Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

24 days in England, Ireland & Paris Itinerary

Start: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fly:  28​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
— 1 night
7
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  2​h 15​min
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Christchurch, New Zealand


Learn more about your trip

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The British Museum and National Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planning app .

Christchurch, New Zealand to London is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 12 hours. When traveling from Christchurch in December, plan for cooler days in London, with highs around 11°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and The Mary Rose Museum. Visiting Monkey World and Durlston Country Park will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portsmouth: Osborne House (in East Cowes) and Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichester Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Portsmouth online trip planner .

You can take a train from London to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. December in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Monkey World, Osborne House, Chichester Cathedral, Corfe Castle, Durlston Country Park
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Brunel's SS Great Britain and Quest Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Tank Museum and WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Walks With Hawks in Cheltenham (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, contemplate the long history of Bath Abbey, and stop by Bath Aqua Glass shop/stained glass studio.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bath itinerary planner .

You can drive from Portsmouth to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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): take an in-depth tour of Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey, get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Friary.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bath to Kilkenny in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Rock of Cashel
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Let the collections at Guinness Storehouse and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kilmainham Gaol and Irish Whiskey Museum. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, shop like a local with Gallery of Photography, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Southend-on-Sea.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
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): look for all kinds of wild species at Belfairs Wood, Park and Nature Reserve, make a trip to Hadleigh Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Leigh Heritage Centre, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Southend-on-Sea travel site .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Southend-on-Sea takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Southend-on-Sea.

Things to do in Southend-on-Sea

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Belfairs Wood, Park and Nature Reserve ©
Hadleigh Castle ©
Hadleigh Castle
Leigh Heritage Centre ©
Leigh Heritage Centre

2
nights
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Southend-on-Sea ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Shoebury East Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, and then examine the collection at Southend Planetarium. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at Combined Military Services Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Westcliff Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Southend Central Museum.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Southend-on-Sea trip planner .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to 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:
Highlights from your plan
Imperial Bird of Prey Academy ©
Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
Combined Military Services Museum ©
Combined Military Services Museum
Southend Planetarium ©
Southend Planetarium

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon (in Laon). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, see the interesting displays at Fondation Louis Vuitton, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, and head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris online tour builder .

Getting from Southend-on-Sea to Paris by combination of flight and train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to 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
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

Similar Plans

28 days in Paris & Saudi Arabia BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA September, kids, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, kids, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in Saudi Arabia & Paris BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA September, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Belfast, Ireland & Newcastle BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in France, Zurich & Bern BY A USER FROM THAILAND August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in France, Monte-Carlo & Geneva BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in Paris BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in France BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in Londres & Paris BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in England & Bosnia and Herzegovina BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans