22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
6
Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong, China

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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London road trip website .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. August in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

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
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 10th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, indulge your taste buds at Fudge Kitchen, then look for gifts at Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights, and finally admire the striking features of Assembly Rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of American Museum, then make a trip to Stonehenge, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath trip maker .

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

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, nature, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to Real Mary King's Close, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh tour itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bath to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bushmills.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

1
day
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway and then get outside with Causeway Coastal Route.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bushmills day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Edinburgh to Bushmills in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bushmills, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway

5
nights
Dublin, Ireland

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, breweries, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty Library, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dublin sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Bushmills to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bushmills in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Dublin, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

4
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step out of Killarney with an excursion to Brian de Staic Jeweller in Dingle--about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and make a trip to Ladies' View.

Plan trip to Killarney with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Dublin to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Brian de Staic Jeweller
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

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