23 days in Ireland, Scotland & England Itinerary

23 days in Ireland, Scotland & England Itinerary

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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Stromness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Ullapool, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Durness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

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Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©

Marble City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Collegiate Church, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hawkeye Falconry, and finally get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny road trip tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kilkenny is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Kilkenny due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in July: high temperatures in Kilkenny hover around 21°C and lows are around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for Stromness.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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Kilkenny Castle
4.6
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Religious Site
Capuchin Friary
4.8

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Stromness, United Kingdom

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Skara Brae, admire the landmark architecture of Skaill House, explore the ancient world of Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, then delve into the distant past at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, and finally contemplate the long history of Standing Stones of Stenness. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Ring of Brodgar and then make a trip to Ness of Brodgar.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Stromness trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Kilkenny to Stromness with the Route module. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, Stromness is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites

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Must see
Skara Brae
4.8
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Must see
Ring of Brodgar
4.6
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World heritage site
Standing Stones of Stenness
4.6

3
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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Urquhart Castle and Clava Cairns. Kids will enjoy Loch Morlich and Food Tours. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Glen Affric National Nature Reserve (in Cannich), Loch Morlich Watersports (in Aviemore) and Corrimony Chambered Cairn (in Drumnadrochit). There's much more to do: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, take a tour by water with Dolphin Trips Avoch, tee off at Castle Stuart Golf Links, and pause for some serene contemplation at Inverness Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Inverness road trip planning site.

Getting from Stromness to Inverness by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Urquhart Castle
4.2
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Must see
Clava Cairns
4.7

3
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Ullapool, United Kingdom

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ardvreck Castle and Ullapool Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Corrieshalloch Gorge and Loch Assynt. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, stroll through Ullapool Hill, look for gifts at Lael Crafts Gallery and coffee stop, and explore the activities along The Minch.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ullapool trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Inverness to Ullapool by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daily temperatures in Ullapool can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Durness, United Kingdom

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Relax by the water at Durness Beach and Balnakeil Beach. Get outdoors at Smoo Cave and Rispond Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sango Bay, play a few rounds at Durness Golf Club, view the masterpieces at Mudness Ceramics, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Wrath.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Durness trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Durness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to York.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Sango Bay
4.9
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Must see
Smoo Cave
4.3

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York, United Kingdom

York ©

City of Festivals

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Treasurer's House and 199 Steps. Get outdoors at York Bird of Prey Centre and Bilsdale Riding Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from York: St Mary's Church (in Scarborough), World of James Herriot (in Thirsk) and Helmsley All Saints Church (in Helmsley). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Mary, Whitby, admire the landmark architecture of Merchant Adventurers' Hall, enjoy the sea views from Whitby Lighthouse, and contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the York travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Durness to York in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Durness in July, you will find days in York are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Historic Walking Area
199 Steps
4.7

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London, United Kingdom

London ©

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Buckingham Palace and Westminster. Visit Westminster Abbey and Cutty Sark for their historical value. Explore London's surroundings by going to Brighton (Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, The Lanes, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Old Royal Naval College, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the London tour website.

Getting from York to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Side Trip

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Must see
The Lanes
4.2
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Westminster
4.7

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