28 days in France, United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary maker
Make it your trip
Fly
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train
2
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Train to Orange, Bus to Vaison-la-Romaine
3
Vaison-la-Romaine, France
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Arles, France
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Train
6
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
8
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29

London, United Kingdom — 2 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.
Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Churchill War Rooms.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the London day trip planning website.

San Francisco, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to London, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: high temperatures in London hover around 56°F and lows are around 40°F. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.
more
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Musee Marmottan Monet and Place des Vosges. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll around Coulee Verte Rene-Dumont, don't miss a visit to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

Start your trip to Paris by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for Vaison-la-Romaine.
more
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 11:

Vaison-la-Romaine, France — 3 nights

Vaison-la-Romaine is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The French archaeologist and hellenist Henri Metzger died here.The historic section is in two parts, the Colline du Château on a height on one side of the Ouvèze, the "upper city" and on the opposite bank, the "lower city" centered on the Colline de la Villasse.Vaison-la-Romaine is famous for its rich Roman ruins, medieval town and cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vaison la Romaine and Rhone Wine Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Les Barons Perches (in Nyons) and Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Le Clos de Caveau, snap pictures at Roman Bridge, look for gifts at DanMas Boutique, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Nazareth.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vaison-la-Romaine online trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Paris to Vaison-la-Romaine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Paris in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Vaison-la-Romaine, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arles.
more
Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:

Arles, France — 3 nights

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Carrieres des Lumieres and Chateau des Baux de Provence. Explore Arles' surroundings by going to Mas de la Comtesse (in Aigues-Mortes), Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Moulin CastelaS (in Les Baux de Provence). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Montmajour, explore by horseback at promenade a cheval, and make a trip to Place de la Republique.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Arles trip website.

Traveling by car from Vaison-la-Romaine to Arles takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Arles can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Dublin.
more
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

Dublin, Ireland — 3 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Arles to Dublin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Arles to Dublin is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Arles in April, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 53°F and 37°F. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Killarney.
more
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:

Killarney, Ireland — 3 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Killarney National Park and Killarney Falconry. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Carrantoohil, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Killarney vacation planner.

Getting from Dublin to Killarney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Killarney are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Belfast.
more
Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:

Belfast, United Kingdom — 2 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Cave Hill Country Park. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of The Tropical Ravine House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Malachy's Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Belfast trip planning app.

You can drive from Killarney to Belfast in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to London.
more
Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

On the 27th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, then admire the striking features of Old Royal Naval College, and then walk around Greenwich Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museum of London and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Belfast to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.
more

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.
more

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · History Museums
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.
more