23 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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23 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati, United States
Fly:  16 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Bristol, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Train:  45 min
5
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
6
Leeds, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Selby, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
8
York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
9
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
10
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
12
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
13
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Cincinnati, United States

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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.
To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read London road trip planner.

Cincinnati, USA to London is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cincinnati in July; daily highs in London reach 73°F and lows reach 56°F. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to Bath.

Things to do in London

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

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Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 1st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, hunt for treasures at Pulteney Bridge, take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally admire the striking features of The Circus.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bath online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bristol.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa ©
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

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Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bristol day trip planning site.

Bristol is just a stone's throw from Bath. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Bristol

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Liverpool road trip app.

Drive from Bristol to Liverpool in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Manchester.
Highlights from your plan
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

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Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Manchester vacation website.

Traveling by train from Liverpool to Manchester takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Leeds.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Old Trafford, Imperial War Museum North
Highlights from your plan
Science and Industry Museum ©
Science and Industry Museum
Room Escape Games
Imperial War Museum North ©
Imperial War Museum North

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Leeds, United Kingdom

Leeds ©
One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Roundhay Park, see the interesting displays at Royal Armouries Museum, examine the collection at National Coal Mining Museum, then explore the world behind art at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally see where the action happens at first direct arena.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Leeds online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Manchester to Leeds takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. July in Leeds sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Selby.

Things to do in Leeds

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Harrogate, Wakefield, Miserden Estate
Highlights from your plan
Nidderdale Llamas ©
Nidderdale Llamas
Miserden Estate ©
Miserden Estate
National Coal Mining Museum ©
National Coal Mining Museum

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Selby, United Kingdom

Selby ©
Selby is a town and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England. On the 6th (Thu), get your game on at Bawtry Paintball & Laser Fields, experience rural life at The Pink Pig Farm, enjoy some friendly competition at Scunthorpe Bowl, walk around Normanby Hall Country Park, then see the interesting displays at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Selby Abbey. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Eddie Wright Raceway, have some family-friendly fun at Dandi's, admire the striking features of Gainsborough Old Hall, then browse the different shops at Marshall's Yard, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Peters Church, and finally have some family-friendly fun at LazerZone.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Selby trip planner.

Traveling by car from Leeds to Selby takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Selby

Fun & Games Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scunthorpe, Gainsborough, St Peters Church, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Bawtry Paintball & Laser Fields
Highlights from your plan
Scunthorpe Bowl ©
Scunthorpe Bowl
Selby Abbey
Selby Abbey
Gainsborough Old Hall ©
Gainsborough Old Hall

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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 8th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Museum Gardens, take a stroll through York Shambles, admire the striking features of York Minster, then delve into the distant past at York City Walls, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the York visit planner.

You can drive from Selby to York in an hour. In July in York, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to London.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
York Minster ©
York Minster
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
See some other sides of London: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the London trip tool.

Traveling by train from York to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, steep yourself in history at Dublin Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Christ Church Cathedral, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Garden of Remembrance, examine the collection at The Little Museum of Dublin, examine the collection at Dublin Writers Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dublin Zoo, then stroll the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at National Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dublin road trip planning website.

You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, Dublin is slightly colder than London - with highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

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Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, meet the residents at Fota Wildlife Park, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally make a trip to University College Cork (UCC).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cork driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Dublin to Cork in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Cork, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 53°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for Dingle.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Cobh, Kinsale, Fota Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

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Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 16th (Sun), cruise along Slea Head Drive. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, then kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dingle trip builder website.

You can drive from Cork to Dingle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dingle are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach, The Great Blasket Centre and Island
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): walk around St Stephens Green, see the interesting displays at The Little Museum of Dublin, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., explore the world behind art at National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dublin Zoo, and finally see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at National Botanic Gardens, wander the streets of Grafton Street, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ireland.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dublin route planning website.

Drive from Dingle to Dublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dingle in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 51°F in Dublin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Jameson Distillery Bow St. ©
Jameson Distillery Bow St.