13 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

13 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6​h
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

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 18th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tower of London, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at The Courtauld Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from The Monument to the Great Fire of London, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the London road trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to London. In October, London is a bit cooler than Brisbane - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

1
night
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
On the 20th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, walk around Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John the Evangelist Church, and finally browse the exhibits of National Craft Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny day trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from London to Kilkenny in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. October in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

2
nights
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 21st (Mon): wander the streets of Temple Bar, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, explore the historical opulence of Trim Castle, then steep yourself in history at Hill of Tara (Temair), and finally contemplate the long history of Bru na Boinne.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin road trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Dublin sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne, Hill of Tara (Temair)
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

2
nights
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 23rd (Wed): stroll around Ness Islands, step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George, then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and finally steep yourself in history at Beauly Priory.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Inverness takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Inverness sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rosslyn Chapel and Inchcolm Abbey and Island. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Craigmillar Castle. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Surgeons' Hall Museums, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holyrood Abbey, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Inchcolm Abbey and Island ©
Inchcolm Abbey and Island

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