22 days in Ireland, Scotland & England Itinerary

22 days in Ireland, Scotland & England Itinerary

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22 days in Ireland, Scotland & England Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly + bus:  29​h
1
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
4
Alnwick, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

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 10th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then steep yourself in history at Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Friary, and finally head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kilkenny route maker website .

Brisbane, Australia to Kilkenny is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to Kilkenny due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Brisbane, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Kilkenny, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

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

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Irish Whiskey Museum and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Little Museum of Dublin and Dublin Castle. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, take a stroll through Temple Bar, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Dublin, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

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

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rosslyn Chapel and St Giles' Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Calton Hill and Edinburgh Castle. Take a break from Edinburgh with a short trip to Stirling Castle in Stirling, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Edinburgh using our trip planner.

Fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rosslyn Chapel, Stirling Castle
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

2
nights
Alnwick, United Kingdom

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. On the 18th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at Grace Darling Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Lindisfarne Priory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at The Alnwick Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, and finally admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Alnwick trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Alnwick in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Alnwick can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Lindisfarne Priory, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

2
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
On the 20th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Fountains Abbey, see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, and then delve into the distant past at York City Walls. On your second day here, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, get your game on at The York Dungeon, then see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the York holiday website .

Traveling by train from Alnwick to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in York, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Fountains Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
York's Chocolate Story ©
York's Chocolate Story

3
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Appreciate the collections at The Tank Museum and Brunel's SS Great Britain. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castle Combe Village and The Roman Baths. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: St. Andrew's Church (in Castle Combe), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Longleat (in Warminster). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, view the masterpieces at Gallery and Barrow, and steep yourself in history at Bath's Old Orchard Street Theatre.

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Traveling by car from York to Bath takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Castle Combe, Brunel's SS Great Britain, The Tank Museum, Stonehenge, Longleat
Highlights from your plan
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

5
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 get to explore Westminster Abbey and Victoria and Albert Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, examine the collection at The Institution of Civil Engineers Visitor Centre, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our London tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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