15 days in Western Ireland, Paris & Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Western Ireland, Paris & Scotland Itinerary

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15 days in Western Ireland, Paris & Scotland Itinerary

Phoenix, United States
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Phoenix, United States

3
days
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.
Galway is known for nightlife, nature, historic sites, scenic drive, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, explore the world behind art at Galway Arts Centre, and kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Galway sightseeing planner.

Phoenix, USA to Galway is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Phoenix to Galway, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in November, expect nights in Galway to be a bit cooler, around 42°F, while days are colder, around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

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Connemara National Park ©
Connemara National Park
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Galway Arts Centre
Galway Arts Centre

5
days
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 with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Galway to Paris takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. November in Paris sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
days
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Paris to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Edinburgh when traveling from Paris in November, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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