25 days in United Kingdom, Cork & Dublin Itinerary

25 days in United Kingdom, Cork & Dublin Itinerary

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25 days in United Kingdom, Cork & Dublin Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  4​h
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
5
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
10
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Churchill War Rooms, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, and other attractions you added. Visit St. Paul's Cathedral and Houses of Parliament for their historical value. It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Westminster.

Take the guesswork out of planning a London vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Los Angeles, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect nights in London to be slightly colder, around 36°F, while days are much colder, around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gloucester Cathedral as well as Stonehenge. On the 23rd (Wed), explore the ancient world of Stonehenge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally contemplate the long history of Bath Abbey.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bath online journey planner .

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Stonehenge, Gloucester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

1
night
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 25th (Fri): stroll through Crosby Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liverpool Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sefton Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Mendips - John Lennon Home.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Liverpool trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bath to Liverpool in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In January in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Crosby Beach
Highlights from your plan
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral
Mendips - John Lennon Home ©
Mendips - John Lennon Home
Crosby Beach ©
Crosby Beach

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at BobCat Alpacas and Arthur's Seat. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Greyfriars Kirk. Step out of Edinburgh to go to Roslin and see Rosslyn Chapel, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Liverpool to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in January, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Greyfriars Kirk ©
Greyfriars Kirk

1
night
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip planner .

Drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Glasgow are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral

2
nights
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Visiting Sound of Sleat Beach and Bearreraig Bay will get you outdoors. Visit Dunscaith Castle and St. Columba's Isle for their historical value. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Trumpan Church, sample the fine beverages at Praban na Linne - The Gaelic Whiskies, look for gifts at Hebridean Isles Trading Company -Island at the Edge, and steep yourself in history at Dun Beag Broch.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Isle of Skye trip planner .

Getting from Glasgow to Isle of Skye by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sound of Sleat Beach ©
Sound of Sleat Beach
Dunscaith Castle ©
Dunscaith Castle
Trumpan Church ©
Trumpan Church

1
night
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Clava Cairns, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, take a memorable tour with Tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at Inverness Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Inverness when traveling from Isle of Skye in January, with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Urquhart Castle
Highlights from your plan
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Crumlin Road Gaol and Mussenden Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Ballywalter Beach and Causeway Coastal Route. Explore Belfast's surroundings by going to Gracehill Moravian Church (in Ballymena), Castlerock Beach (in Castlerock) and Murlough National Nature Reserve (in Newcastle). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Ulster Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Castle Espie, kick back and relax at Ballycastle Beach, and examine the collection at SS Nomadic.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Belfast road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Belfast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Inverness in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 37°F in Belfast. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Castlerock, Murlough National Nature Reserve, Ballywalter Beach, Causeway Coastal Route, Ballycastle Beach
Highlights from your plan
Murlough National Nature Reserve ©
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum

2
nights
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 6th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Doneraile Wildlife Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then look for gifts at Walk Shoes, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Leahys Open Farm, then kick back and relax at Ballynamona Beach, and then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cork journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Belfast to Cork takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to Dublin.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Midleton, Doneraile Wildlife Park, Leahys Open Farm
Highlights from your plan
Doneraile Wildlife Park ©
Doneraile Wildlife Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ballinoulart Beach and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Escape the urban bustle at Castlecomer Discovery Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, make a trip to Temple Bar, and sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Cork to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Dublin, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Ballinoulart Beach
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

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