11 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

11 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
— 1 day
+3
bus + train + shuttle + Fly:  2​h
4
Dublin, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Waterford, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Blarney, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Dingle, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
8
Doolin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
9
Belfast, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
10
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Fort William, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Inverness, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
14
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
15
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
16
Birmingham, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
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.
You've added The View from The Shard, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, HMS Belfast, and other attractions to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Paul's Cathedral and The Roman Baths. Change things up with a short trip to Stonehenge in Amesbury (about 2h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Tower of London, admire the natural beauty at Buckingham Palace, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and take an in-depth tour of Churchill War Rooms.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our London vacation maker tool .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In October, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Cardiff.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Wembley Stadium, Stonehenge, The Roman Baths, Windsor Castle
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Windsor Castle ©
Windsor Castle
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

1
night
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cardiff route planner .

Traveling by train from London to Cardiff takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Cardiff, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Brecon Beacons National Park.

Things to do in Cardiff

Nightlife Outdoors Parks

1
day
Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom

Brecon Beacons National Park
To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Brecon Beacons National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Cardiff to Brecon Beacons National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Brecon Beacons National Park, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Brecon Beacons National Park

Nightlife Outdoors Parks

few
hours
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.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Dublin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Brecon Beacons National Park to Dublin by car takes about 7.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel to Waterford.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

1
night
Waterford, Ireland

Waterford
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Viking Triangle as well as Waterford Crystal.

Plan my day in Waterford using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Brecon Beacons National Park to Waterford with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Blarney.

Things to do in Waterford

Outdoors Nightlife Parks

few
hours
Blarney, Ireland

Blarney
A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Killarney National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Blarney day trip website .

Traveling by car from Waterford to Blarney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Blarney sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Dingle.

Things to do in Blarney

Outdoors Nightlife Tours

1
day
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fahan BeeHive Huts, Coumeenoole Beach and Gallarus Oratory.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Blarney to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Dingle, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach

1
night
Doolin, Ireland

Doolin
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Cliffs of Moher has been added to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Doolin tour planner .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Doolin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Dublin.

Things to do in Doolin

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

few
hours
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast holiday planning app .

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews as well as Scott Monument.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh itinerary planner.

You can fly from Belfast to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Belfast in October, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Edinburgh. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nature Parks Golf

Side Trip

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews
Highlights from your plan
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Scott Monument ©
Scott Monument

few
hours
Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glencoe Lochan, Ben Nevis and Neptune's Staircase.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fort William online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Neptune's Staircase ©
Neptune's Staircase

1
night
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Isle of Skye journey planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

few
hours
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You've now added Loch Ness by Jacobite to your itinerary.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip planner .

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Glasgow.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Tours

few
hours
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Falkirk Wheel has been added to your itinerary.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Glasgow travel route builder tool .

Getting from Inverness to Glasgow by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Liverpool.
Highlights from your plan
Falkirk Wheel ©
Falkirk Wheel

2
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
You've now added Snowdon to your itinerary.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Liverpool vacation app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Glasgow to Liverpool takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Liverpool are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Liverpool

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Snowdon
Highlights from your plan
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral
Mendips - John Lennon Home ©
Mendips - John Lennon Home

few
hours
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Birmingham ©
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes University of Oxford as well as Stow Visitor Information Centre.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Birmingham are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for home.
Highlights from your plan
University of Oxford ©
University of Oxford
Stow Visitor Information Centre ©
Stow Visitor Information Centre

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