18 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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18 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Bengaluru, India

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tower of London and National Gallery. Step out of London with an excursion to Blenheim Palace in Woodstock--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London road trip planning tool .

Bengaluru, India to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Bengaluru to London, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, things will get much colder in London: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bournemouth.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blenheim Palace
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

3
nights
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Take a break from the city and head to Bournemouth Beach and StudlandBeachandNatureReserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and The Tank Museum. Explore Bournemouth's surroundings by going to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle) and Weymouth Beach (in Weymouth).

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bournemouth trip itinerary site .

Getting from London to Bournemouth by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Bournemouth sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, Weymouth Beach, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, The Tank Museum
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 9th (Thu), admire the striking features of Bath Abbey, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and then contemplate the long history of Longleat. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wells Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bath online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Bournemouth to Bath by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Longleat, Wells Cathedral, Castle Combe Village, Brunel's SS Great Britain
Highlights from your plan
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Longleat ©
Longleat
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, then browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Bath to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

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 13th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, take in the pleasant sights at St Ninians Church, then walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Cairngorm Mountain and then identify plant and animal life at Loch Garten Nature Reserve.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Inverness trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Inverness sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Aviemore, Culloden Battlefield, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Get some historical perspective at Rock of Cashel and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Kilkenny (Kilkenny Castle & St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, browse the exhibits of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin sightseeing planner .

Getting from Inverness to Dublin 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 April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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