22 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

22 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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22 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Lima, Peru
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Westport, Ireland
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Aviemore, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Alnwick, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Newquay, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Weymouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
12
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Lima, Peru


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1
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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.
On the 26th (Sun), take a stroll through Temple Bar, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, then examine the collection at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, and finally examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary maker .

Lima, Peru to Dublin is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lima to Dublin is 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lima in July since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

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.
On the 28th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, then get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings VR, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip builder .

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in July since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Waterford, Rock of Cashel, Ferns Castle, Mayfield Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey

1
night
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 30th (Thu), get outside with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, stroll through The Great Western Greenway, then explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Drummindoo Stud.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Kilkenny to Westport by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Westport, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 31st (Fri), contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, then explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, and finally explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, then view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and finally make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Westport to Edinburgh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

2
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. On the 2nd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, then examine the collection at West Highland Museum, then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, and finally trek along Glencoe Lochan.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fort William road trip website .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Glen Coe, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort

1
night
Aviemore, United Kingdom

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 4th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Cairngorm Mountain, then stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Boat of Garten Community Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aviemore travel planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Aviemore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Aviemore, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

2
nights
Alnwick, United Kingdom

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and finally explore the historical opulence of The Alnwick Garden. On the next day, admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens, then explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Grace Darling Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory.

Planning Alnwick trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Alnwick takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Alnwick, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Cragside House and Gardens, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Lindisfarne Priory
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Caernarfon, United Kingdom

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, then take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Caernarfon sightseeing planner .

Drive from Alnwick to Caernarfon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Caernarfon, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

National Slate Museum, Beaumaris Castle, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
National Slate Museum ©
National Slate Museum

2
nights
Newquay, United Kingdom

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, then admire the natural beauty at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fistral Beach Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, delve into the distant past at Tintagel Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at National Lobster Hatchery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Screech Owl Sanctuary, and finally kick back and relax at Perranporth Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Newquay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Caernarfon to Newquay by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Weymouth.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

National Lobster Hatchery, Tintagel Castle, Screech Owl Sanctuary, Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, Perranporth Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary

2
nights
Weymouth, United Kingdom

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Weymouth Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at The Tank Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Monkey World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, and then explore the striking landscape at Lulworth Cove.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Weymouth day trip planner.

Drive from Newquay to Weymouth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Wareham, Lulworth Cove, StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, Corfe Castle
Highlights from your plan
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Monkey World ©
Monkey World
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. On the 12th (Wed), examine the collection at Beaulieu National Motor Museum and then find something for the whole family at Paultons Park. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, see the interesting displays at HMS Victory, then see the interesting displays at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, then examine the collection at The Mary Rose Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichester Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth trip planner .

Drive from Weymouth to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Paultons Park, Chichester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Beaulieu National Motor Museum ©
Beaulieu National Motor Museum
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum

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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 14th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the London trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Portsmouth to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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