22 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

22 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
4
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
7
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bru na Boinne and Trim Castle. Get some historical perspective at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Newgrange (in Donore) and The Mill at Avoca Village (in Avoca). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Temple Bar, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary website.

Kingston, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. In September, Dublin is little chillier than Kingston - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Donore, The Mill at Avoca Village, Trim Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Ferns Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Urquhart Castle and Cairngorm Mountain. Get some historical perspective at Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Wardlaw Mausoleum. Go for a jaunt from Inverness to Golspie to see Big Burn Walk about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church, race across the water with a speed boat tour, head outdoors with Bellfield Park, and explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Inverness day trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kilkenny to Inverness takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kilkenny in September since evenings lows in Inverness dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golspie, Cairngorm Mountain, Urquhart Castle
Highlights from your plan
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain

3
nights
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eilean Donan Castle and Glenfinnan Viaduct. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at West Highland Museum and MacIntosh Parish Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Morar Beach, sample the fine beverages at Ben Nevis Distillery, and take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fort William vacation maker site.

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glen Etive, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Morar Beach, Camusdarach Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St Giles' Cathedral and Rosslyn Chapel. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Andrews Links and Greyfriars Kirk. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Stirling (National Wallace Monument & Church of the Holy Rude) and St Andrews Cathedral (in St. Andrews). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, have some family-friendly fun at The Realm VR, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh attractions planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Stirling, St. Andrews, Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
St Andrews Links ©
St Andrews Links
St Andrews Cathedral ©
St Andrews Cathedral

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.
Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Westminster Abbey and The Monument to the Great Fire of London for their historical value. The adventure continues: make a trip to Tower of London, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Westminster Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

4
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath and Bath Abbey. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tintern Abbey and Lacock Abbey. Venture out of the city with trips to The Bishop's Palace and Gardens (in Wells), Caldicot Castle (in Caldicot) and Caerleon (Caerleon Amphitheatre & Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, don't miss a visit to Sally Lunn's Museum, and stroll around Alexandra Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Bath day trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Newport, The Bishop's Palace and Gardens, Lacock Abbey, Caldicot Castle, Tintern Abbey
Highlights from your plan
The Bishop's Palace and Gardens ©
The Bishop's Palace and Gardens
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

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