12 days in Dublin, London & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Dublin, London & Paris Itinerary

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12 days in Dublin, London & Paris Itinerary

Start: Raleigh, United States
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Raleigh, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, then stroll around St Stephens Green, then browse the collection at Marsh's Library, and finally examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Spire, then take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally make a trip to Temple Bar.

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Raleigh, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Raleigh to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Raleigh in May, you will find days in Dublin are cooler (59°F), and nights are little chillier (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

4
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the London day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip builder .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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