12 days in Paris, London & Dublin Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights


Paris, France — 5 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.
Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Pantheon, make a trip to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

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Lexington, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Lexington to Paris. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lexington in May; daily highs in Paris reach 64°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wallace Collection and British Library. You'll explore and learn at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to BrakeAway Bike Tours, wander the streets of Westminster, admire the landmark architecture of Old Royal Naval College, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

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Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in London sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Dublin.
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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.
Head to National Gallery of Ireland and Carrolls Irish Giftsfor plenty of shopping. Guinness Storehouse and The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry) and Shankill Beach (in Shankill). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of 14 Henrietta Street, see where the action happens at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, get engrossed in the history at Dublinia, and admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty.

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You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. May in Dublin sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F at night. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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