Itinerary Version 5

December 27, 2009

Some more tweaks to our itinerary. We have added an extra day in London and we have decided to stay in Paris for a week rather than just 3 days. The plan is to do day tours from Paris to other parts of France rather than try and move around too much.

Itinerary v5

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Apr 11 Apr 12 Apr 13 Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 16 Apr 17
Sydney Fly Fly/ Dublin Dublin Wicklow Area
Apr 18 Apr 19 Apr 20 Apr 21 Apr 22 Apr 23 Apr 24
Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Cork Area
Apr 25 Apr 26 Apr 27 Apr 28 Apr 29 Apr 30 May 01
Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area Galway Area
May 02 May 03 May 04 May 05 May 06 May 07 May 08
Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area Northern Ireland
May 09 May 10 May 11 May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Dublin
May 16 May 17 May 18 May 19 May 20 May 21 May 22
Dublin Ferry/
Train/ London
London London London London Train/ Paris
May 23 May 24 May 25 May 26 May 27 May 28 May 29
Paris Paris Paris Paris Paris Paris Train/ Bern
May 30 May 31 Jun 01 Jun 02 Jun 03 Jun 04 Jun 05
Bern Train/ Wengen Wengen Train/ Zermatt Zermatt Train/ Luzern Luzern
Jun 06 Jun 07 Jun 08 Jun 09 Jun 10 Jun 11 Jun 12
Train/ Zurich Zurich Zurich Fly/ Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Fly
Jun 13 Jun 14 Jun 15 Jun 16 Jun 17 Jun 18 Jun 19
Sydney

Itinerary version 4

October 27, 2009

Some more minor tweaks to our itinerary. The split between Northern Ireland and the Midlands area has gone and has been replaced by a full week in Northern Ireland. We have dropped the time in Dublin the second time around to two nights only. This gives us an extra night in London. We have also decided to catch the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead and then travel by train to London. This will give us a chance to save a little money and see a little bit of Wales and England, albeit from the inside of a train.

Itinerary v4

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Apr 11 Apr 12 Apr 13 Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 16 Apr 17
Sydney Fly Fly/ Dublin Dublin Wicklow Area
Apr 18 Apr 19 Apr 20 Apr 21 Apr 22 Apr 23 Apr 24
Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Cork Area
Apr 25 Apr 26 Apr 27 Apr 28 Apr 29 Apr 30 May 01
Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area Galway Area
May 02 May 03 May 04 May 05 May 06 May 07 May 08
Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area Northern Ireland
May 09 May 10 May 11 May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Dublin
May 16 May 17 May 18 May 19 May 20 May 21 May 22
Dublin Ferry/
Train/ London
London London London Train/ Paris Paris
May 23 May 24 May 25 May 26 May 27 May 28 May 29
Paris Paris “France” “France” “France” “France” Bern
May 30 May 31 Jun 01 Jun 02 Jun 03 Jun 04 Jun 05
Bern Train/ Wengen Wengen Train/ Zermatt Zermatt Train/ Luzern Luzern
Jun 06 Jun 07 Jun 08 Jun 09 Jun 10 Jun 11 Jun 12
Train/ Zurich Zurich Zurich Fly/ Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Fly
Jun 13 Jun 14 Jun 15 Jun 16 Jun 17 Jun 18 Jun 19
Sydney

Flights Booked

October 13, 2009

Well, today we made our first major step … we have booked our flights.

Our flights are as follows.

Flight Departure Origin Destination Arrival
QF 87 14Apr 14:20 Sydney Hong Kong 14Apr 21:55
LX 139 14Apr 23:15 Hong Kong Zurich 15Apr 06:10
LX 400 15Apr 09:20 Zurich Dublin 15Apr 10:35
LX 138 09Jun 22:45 Zurich Hong Kong 09Jun 16:40
QF 128 12Jun 21:10 Hong Kong Sydney 13Jun 07:55

The Swiss Air Zurich-Dublin flight is a free “sidetrip” special offer. We are only taking advantage of the outward leg of this “sidetrip”. The return leg between Dublin and Zurich will be overland via ferry and train. [Though this may yet change to a flight]

The observant of you who are reading this [you are reading this aren’t you?] will realise that this changes our itinerary a little.

Itinerary v3

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Apr 11 Apr 12 Apr 13 Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 16 Apr 17
Sydney Fly Fly/ Dublin Dublin Wicklow Area
Apr 18 Apr 19 Apr 20 Apr 21 Apr 22 Apr 23 Apr 24
Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Cork Area
Apr 25 Apr 26 Apr 27 Apr 28 Apr 29 Apr 30 May 01
Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area Galway Area
May 02 May 03 May 04 May 05 May 06 May 07 May 08
Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area Northern Ireland
May 09 May 10 May 11 May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Midlands Area Midlands Area Midlands Area
May 16 May 17 May 18 May 19 May 20 May 21 May 22
Dublin Dublin Ferry/
Train/ London
London London Train/ Paris Paris
May 23 May 24 May 25 May 26 May 27 May 28 May 29
Paris Paris “France” “France” “France” “France” Bern
May 30 May 31 Jun 01 Jun 02 Jun 03 Jun 04 Jun 05
Bern Train/ Wengen Wengen Train/ Zermatt Zermatt Train/ Luzern Luzern
Jun 06 Jun 07 Jun 08 Jun 09 Jun 10 Jun 11 Jun 12
Train/ Zurich Zurich Zurich Fly/ Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Fly
Jun 13 Jun 14 Jun 15 Jun 16 Jun 17 Jun 18 Jun 19
Sydney

Second Draft Itinerary

September 24, 2009

Well, first snag encountered. Most cottages in Ireland are rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis. So we have moved the Irish leg of the itinerary around a little to cater for this. We have also added an extra night in Paris.

Draft Itinerary

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Apr 11 Apr 12 Apr 13 Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 16 Apr 17
Sydney Fly Fly/ London Dublin Wicklow Area
Apr 18 Apr 19 Apr 20 Apr 21 Apr 22 Apr 23 Apr 24
Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Cork Area
Apr 25 Apr 26 Apr 27 Apr 28 Apr 29 Apr 30 May 01
Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area Galway Area
May 02 May 03 May 04 May 05 May 06 May 07 May 08
Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area Northern Ireland
May 09 May 10 May 11 May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Midlands Area Midlands Area Midlands Area
May 16 May 17 May 18 May 19 May 20 May 21 May 22
Dublin Dublin London London London Paris Paris
May 23 May 24 May 25 May 26 May 27 May 28 May 29
Paris Paris “France” “France” “France” “France” Bern
May 30 May 31 Jun 01 Jun 02 Jun 03 Jun 04 Jun 05
Bern Bern/ Wengen Wengen Wengen/ Zermatt Zermatt Zermatt/ Luzern Luzern
Jun 06 Jun 07 Jun 08 Jun 09 Jun 10 Jun 11 Jun 12
Luzern/ Zurich Zurich Zurich Fly Fly/ Sydney

First Draft Itinerary

September 22, 2009

Well, last night we sat down and tried to get down on paper what has been floating around in our heads for a while. We needed to do this so that we could start looking at booking accommodation and flights where needed.

So here is the first draft of our itinerary [very much subject to change].

Draft Itinerary

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Apr 11 Apr 12 Apr 13 Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 16 Apr 17
Sydney Fly Fly/ London Dublin Dublin
Apr 18 Apr 19 Apr 20 Apr 21 Apr 22 Apr 23 Apr 24
Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area Wicklow Area
Apr 25 Apr 26 Apr 27 Apr 28 Apr 29 Apr 30 May 01
Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area Cork Area
May 02 May 03 May 04 May 05 May 06 May 07 May 08
Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area Galway Area
May 09 May 10 May 11 May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Midlands Area
May 16 May 17 May 18 May 19 May 20 May 21 May 22
Midlands Area Midlands Area London London London Paris Paris
May 23 May 24 May 25 May 26 May 27 May 28 May 29
Paris “France” “France” “France” “France” “France” Bern
May 30 May 31 Jun 01 Jun 02 Jun 03 Jun 04 Jun 05
Bern Bern/ Wengen Wengen Wengen/ Zermatt Zermatt Zermatt/ Luzern Luzern
Jun 06 Jun 07 Jun 08 Jun 09 Jun 10 Jun 11 Jun 12
Luzern/ Zurich Zurich Zurich Fly Fly/ Sydney