22 days in England, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

22 days in England, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in England, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

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Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in London hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
nights
Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Take a break from Bourton-on-the-Water with a short trip to Westonbirt Arboretum in Tetbury, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, make a trip to Bourton on the Water, get in on the family fun at Dragonfly Maze, and take in panoramic vistas at Broadway Tower.

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Getting from London to Bourton-on-the-Water by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Broadway Tower, St Peter's Church, Westonbirt Arboretum, Cotswolds Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
The Cotswold Brewing Company ©
The Cotswold Brewing Company
Westonbirt Arboretum ©
Westonbirt Arboretum

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

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You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Edinburgh in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, go for a walk through Greig Street Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle, and contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle.

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Drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Cairngorm Mountain, Aigas Field Centre, Urquhart Castle
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Distillery Tours
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

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Traveling by flight from Inverness to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daytime highs in Dublin are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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