18 days in Greater London, Paris & Ireland Itinerary

18 days in Greater London, Paris & Ireland Itinerary

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18 days in Greater London, Paris & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly + train:  13​h 30​min
1
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
— 1 day
+2
train + subway + train:  3​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Edmonton, Canada


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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom

Richmond-upon-Thames ©
A holiday in Richmond-upon-Thames ensures a chance to enjoy one of Greater London's greenest, fanciest, and most spacious neighborhoods.
On the 18th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Isabella Plantation and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Richmond-upon-Thames travel route planning website .

Edmonton, Canada to Richmond-upon-Thames is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Edmonton to Richmond-upon-Thames. Traveling from Edmonton in April, expect Richmond-upon-Thames to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Richmond-upon-Thames

Parks Wildlife
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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ©
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Isabella Plantation ©
Isabella Plantation

3
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Marne-la-Vallee and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planning website .

You can take a train from Richmond-upon-Thames to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Richmond-upon-Thames to Paris is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cork.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Doneraile Wildlife Park and Glenbower Wood. Family-friendly places like Fota Wildlife Park and Animal Magic will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Ballyhoura Outdoor Classroom - Griston Bog (in Kilfinane) and Birds of Prey Educational Centre (in Midleton).

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cork driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Paris to Cork in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Cork is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cork, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ballyhoura Outdoor Classroom - Griston Bog, Doneraile Wildlife Park, Birds of Prey Educational Centre, Fota Wildlife Park, Animal Magic
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Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Glenbower Wood ©
Glenbower Wood

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, then take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, then explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and finally appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glengarriff Nature Reserve, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Killarney are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glengarriff Nature Reserve
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Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Lost Valley and Doughmore Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Burren Birds of Prey Centre and Fanore Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Knockma Forest Walk (in Tuam), St. Mary's Church, Ballinrobe (in Ballinrobe) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Coral Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aillebrack Green Coast Beach.

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Drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Killarney in April, plan for little chillier days in Galway, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Spanish Point Beach, Doughmore Bay, Fanore Beach, Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Cliffs of Moher
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The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin) ©
Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin)

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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.
Kids will enjoy Seal Rescue Ireland and Temple Bar. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dublin Zoo and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Step out of Dublin to go to Arklow and see Falconry Ireland, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Phoenix Park.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Dublin are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Seal Rescue Ireland, Falconry Ireland
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

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