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: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  4​h
4
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  4​h 30​min
7
Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Atlanta, United States

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny as well as The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition. Get a sense of the local culture at Grafton Street and Wicklow Mountains National Park. Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin route builder .

Atlanta, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Atlanta in June, with highs in Dublin at 64°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Bushmills.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Smithwick's Experience, Wicklow Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Grafton Street ©
Grafton Street

few
hours
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bushmills trip itinerary website .

Drive from Derry to Bushmills in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Belfast.

Things to do in Bushmills

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway

1
night
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Belfast trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bushmills to Belfast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Belfast, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Belfast

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

2
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): wander the streets of Merchant City. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at House for an Art Lover and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Five Sisters Zoo.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Belfast to Glasgow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Shopping Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Five Sisters Zoo
Highlights from your plan
House for an Art Lover ©
House for an Art Lover
The Mackintosh House ©
The Mackintosh House
Merchant City ©
Merchant City

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You've now added Edinburgh Castle to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): stop by I.J. Mellis Cheesemonger and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes York Castle Museum as well as Clifford's Tower. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Clifford's Tower, take an in-depth tour of York Castle Museum, and then explore the ancient world of York City Walls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the York tour itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in York are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
Clifford's Tower ©
Clifford's Tower

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.
Stonehenge has been added to your itinerary. The Roman Baths and Oxford Castle & Prison are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castle Combe Village and Chalice Well. When in Bath, make a side trip to see Clarks Village in Street, approximately 54 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Holburne Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bath road trip planner.

You can drive from York to Bath in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Chalice Well, Clarks Village, Stonehenge, Oxford Castle & Prison, Castle Combe Village
Highlights from your plan
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Chalice Well ©
Chalice Well

8
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 list of things to see and do now includes Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, St. James's Palace, and other attractions. Head to Jamon Jamon Paella and Street Food Union - Rupert Street SOHOfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like British Museum and Houses of Parliament. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Hever Castle & Gardens (in Hever) and Waddesdon Manor (in Waddesdon). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and wander the streets of Greenwich.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the London trip planner .

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in London are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You will leave for home on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hever Castle & Gardens, Waddesdon Manor, Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Hever Castle & Gardens ©
Hever Castle & Gardens
Hampton Court Palace ©
Hampton Court Palace

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