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: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Shuttle + Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Alnwick, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
7
Swanage, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  17 h 15 min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. Get some cultural insight at Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, step into the grandiose world of Holyrood Park, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh travel itinerary creator.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Edinburgh is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, expect nights in Edinburgh to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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 17th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, step into the grandiose world of The Alnwick Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Cragside House and Gardens. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Grace Darling Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ross Back Sands Beach, and finally explore the historical opulence of Lindisfarne Castle.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Alnwick sightseeing planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Alnwick by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Alnwick sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
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. Get outdoors at Camusdarach Beach and Ben Nevis. For shopping fun, head to Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods or The Granite House. Step out of Fort William with an excursion to Silver Sands of Morar in Morar--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, head outdoors with Fort William Bike Hire, and take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fort William travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Alnwick to Fort William in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Camusdarach Beach, Morar Beach, Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods
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Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort

1
night
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Fort George, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), then enjoy the sand and surf at Nairn Beach, and finally explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Inverness vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Inverness, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nairn, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Fort George
Fort George
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Bru na Boinne and Grafton Street. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and view the masterpieces at Chester Beatty Library.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dublin itinerary maker.

Getting from Inverness to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Dublin sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse, then explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Aidan's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny tour planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Swanage.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Hook Lighthouse, Curracloe Beach, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

3
nights
Swanage, United Kingdom

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Corfe Castle Model Village, explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, explore the galleries of The Tank Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Weymouth Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Nothe Fort. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Cordwainers, then view the masterpieces at L'Artishe Gallery and Studio, then take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove, and finally identify plant and animal life at Monkey World.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Swanage trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilkenny to Swanage. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, you will find days in Swanage are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to London.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Wareham, Weymouth, Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove
Highlights from your plan
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tower of London and Churchill War Rooms. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery and Westminster Abbey. Change things up with a short trip to Imperial War Museum in Duxford (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, take an in-depth tour of British Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read London itinerary builder.

You can drive from Swanage to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

IWM Duxford
Highlights from your plan
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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