11 days in Ireland, Scotland & England Itinerary

11 days in Ireland, Scotland & England Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland, Scotland & England Itinerary

Start: Ottawa, Canada
+2
train + bus + Fly:  12​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Alnwick, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Ottawa, Canada

1
night
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 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, then browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, and finally browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, see the interesting displays at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, see the interesting displays at Irish Whiskey Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Dublin Castle, and finally make a trip to Temple Bar.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dublin visit planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Dublin is 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ottawa in June, with highs in Dublin at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

1
night
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get advice or help at Culloden Battlefield, admire the natural beauty at Cawdor Castle, see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), then expand your understanding of the military at Fort George, then pause for some serene contemplation at Inverness Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Beauly Priory.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Dublin to Inverness by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle, Cawdor Castle, Beauly Priory
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel, then get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and finally enjoy the sea views from Calton Hill. On the next day, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rosslyn Chapel, Stirling Castle
Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

1
night
Alnwick, United Kingdom

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Alnwick Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Cragside House and Gardens.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Alnwick route planning app .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Alnwick takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train to York.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bamburgh Castle, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle

1
night
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): go for a walk through York City Walls, examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, then see the interesting displays at The York Dungeon, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and finally examine the collection at National Railway Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the York driving holiday planning website .

Take a train from Alnwick to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in York, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
York's Chocolate Story ©
York's Chocolate Story
The York Dungeon ©
The York Dungeon
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

You can take a train from York to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

1
night
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chichester Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, take an in-depth tour of HMS Warrior 1860, take a leisurely stroll along Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, then see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose Museum, and finally examine the collection at HMS Victory.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth trip planning tool .

Take a train from London to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. June in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chichester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Chichester Cathedral ©
Chichester Cathedral
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum

1
night
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, get engrossed in the history at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, then explore the historical opulence of Farleigh Hungerford Castle, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bath trip itinerary website .

Getting from Portsmouth to Bath by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Castle Combe Village
Highlights from your plan
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

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