2013 Trip to the UK

Leaving on June the 11th 2013, we plan to explore the UK by car in a leisurely 8 week stroll, typical of us Australians who spend so much time and money getting over there we want to make the most of it.

24+ hours in a plane? ‘Aint nobody got time for dat!’

We are excited to catch up with a friend in London and my cousin in Ireland as well as lot’s of time on our own exploring the castles and remote areas including the islands off Scotland. We’ve booked a thatched roof cottage in ‘Sneem‘ in the Cork country of Ireland on the coast out in the middle of nowhere so that should be interesting!

Here’s the itinerary for anyone following us on our travels:

  • 11th June: Leave for London- Arrive 12th
  • 15th June: Ludlow- England
  • 17th June: Filey- England
  • 21st June: Windermere- England
  • 25th June: Edinburgh- Scotland
  • 28th June: Nairn- Scotland
  • 5th July: Isle of Skye- -Scotland
  • 7th July: Oban -Scotland
  • 9th July: -Glasgow Scotland
  • 10th July: Fly to Dublin
  • 11th July:Waterford- Ireland
  • 13th July: Drimnamore (1.5 k from Sneem) – Ireland (no internet for a week… or shops… are there people there even?)
  • 20th July: Galway- Ireland
  • 21st of July: Drumshanbo- Ireland with my cousin Marisa!
  • 22nd of July: Skerries- Ireland (Dublin)
  • 25th July: Fly to Canary Islands- Spain
  • 1st of August: Fly back to London
  • 3rd of August fly home to Melbourne (arrive home at 5am on the 5th of August)

Stand by for the travel journal

picture-4-copyWe have all been bored before by travel photos. Now is your chance to bored by a travel blog!

On the 5th of June we will be traveling through Italy, France and England for 6 weeks. I will update the blog/Facebook/Twitter whenever I get the chance on my cute little PC. Of COURSE… I am taking it with me!

It is our second overseas trip… but we won’t be on a tour this time so its going to be VERY different for us to the last one. We will be taking trains around Italy and driving (hopefully on the correct side of the road) around France and England. Starting in Rome and ending in Cornwall where my Nan and my Great Gran (from the other side) are from.

And while we are away… Sophie won a travel scholarship (go Sophie!) to China where she will do her placement for 2 weeks and then spend one week ‘living it up’. She leaves on the 13th of June just after us and return before us.

View a larger map of our trip here

Here is our itinerary:


6th, 7th, 8th and 9th of June: Rome, Italy

10th of June: Siena, Italy

11th,12th, 13th of June: Florence, Italy

14th, 15th, 16th of June: Venice, Italy

17th June: San Remo, Italy (Col almost booked accommodation at the one near Phillip Island LOL)



18th &19th  June: Marseille, France

20th June: Orange, France

21st-27th June: Tignes, France (French Alps)- we will ‘pop’ over to Switzerland for a day or 2 from here

28th June: Lyon France

29th, 30th, 1st & 2nd July: Paris, France (including cycling trip to Versailles Palace for a day)



3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th July: London, UK (staying with her majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace)

7th-13th July: Marazion, Cornwall, UK

14th July: Plymouth, UK

14th & 15th July: Bath, UK (great to have a bath at last after all that time traveling)

16th July: Return to Melbourne- arriving 18th July

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