26 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

26 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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26 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h
7
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Holyhead, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
12
Conwy, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
13
Portmeirion, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
14
Swansea, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
15
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
16
Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
17
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wimbledon as well as Big Ben. Do some cultural sightseeing at Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tower of London and Hampstead. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, admire the natural beauty at Buckingham Palace, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and wander the streets of Greenwich.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London trip itinerary maker tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon as well as Stratford Town Walk. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get a tailor-made plan with Stratford Town Walk and then see what you want with City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Stratford-upon-Avon online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from London to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Stratford-upon-Avon can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manchester.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stratford Town Walk ©
Stratford Town Walk

3
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Beatles Story, Albert Dock, Etihad Stadium, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster, take a stroll through York Shambles, and then admire all the interesting features of Etihad Stadium. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liverpool Cathedral, then make a trip to Albert Dock, and then see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Manchester trip planning app .

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Manchester in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Manchester when traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in July, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Liverpool, York
Highlights from your plan
Science and Industry Museum ©
Science and Industry Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
York Shambles ©
York Shambles

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of Real Mary King's Close, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and finally identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner .

Fly from Manchester to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Loch Ness as well as Urquhart Castle. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the history at Culloden Battlefield and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairn Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Edinburgh to Inverness by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Nairn Beach, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle
Highlights from your plan
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

1
night
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Glasgow Cathedral has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at World of Wings Birds of Prey Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, then take a stroll through Glasgow West End, and finally make a trip to Buchanan Street.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Inverness to Glasgow by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, World of Wings Birds of Prey Centre
Highlights from your plan
Glasgow West End ©
Glasgow West End
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Belfast Castle, Titanic Belfast, Shankill Road, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Shankill Road, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cathedral Quarter, and then step into the grandiose world of Belfast Castle. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with The Dark Hedges, take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, then make a trip to Giant's Causeway, and finally browse the exhibits of The Bloody Sunday Centre.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Belfast holiday planner .

Fly from Glasgow to Belfast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Dark Hedges, Giant's Causeway, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, The Bloody Sunday Centre
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Quarter ©
Cathedral Quarter
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

2
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
You've added Dolphinwatch, Bridges of Ross, Cliffs of Moher, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get interesting insight from Ireland West Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bridges of Ross, and finally see majestic marine mammals with Dolphinwatch.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway trip planning tool .

Drive from Belfast to Galway in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Galway sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

County Clare, Cong, Cliffs of Moher, Bridges of Ross
Highlights from your plan
The Cong Heritage Trail ©
The Cong Heritage Trail
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle

2
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 list of things to see and do now includes Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin, Guinness Storehouse, Grafton Street, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Holyhead.

Things to do in Dublin

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Howth
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

few
hours
Holyhead, United Kingdom

Holyhead
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Holyhead vacation planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dublin to Holyhead. In July, daily temperatures in Holyhead can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Llanfairpwllgwyngyll.

Things to do in Holyhead

Outdoors Parks Tours

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hours
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, United Kingdom

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll or Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll is a large village and community on the island of Anglesey in Wales, situated on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge and across the strait from Bangor. Caernarfon Castle has been added to your itinerary.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Llanfairpwllgwyngyll trip app .

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll is very close to Holyhead. In July, daily temperatures in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Conwy.

Things to do in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Caernarfon Castle
Highlights from your plan
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

1
night
Conwy, United Kingdom

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Conwy Town Walls as well as Promenade.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Conwy online tour planner .

Conwy is very close to Llanfairpwllgwyngyll. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Portmeirion.
Highlights from your plan
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade
Conwy Town Walls ©
Conwy Town Walls

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hours
Portmeirion, United Kingdom

Portmeirion ©
Portmeirion is a tourist village in Gwynedd, North Wales. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Portmeirion Village.

Find out how to plan Portmeirion trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Conwy to Portmeirion in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Portmeirion can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Portmeirion

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village

1
night
Swansea, United Kingdom

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Singleton Park, Swansea Marina and Swansea Castle.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Swansea online route planner .

Traveling by car from Portmeirion to Swansea takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Cardiff.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Rhossili Bay
Highlights from your plan
Rhossili Bay ©
Rhossili Bay
Three Cliffs Bay ©
Three Cliffs Bay
Singleton Park ©
Singleton Park

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nights
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cardiff Bay Wales, Principality Stadium and See Wales Tours. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Insole Court, step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, explore and take pictures at Principality Stadium, catch all the local highlights with See Wales Tours, then take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Whitmore Bay Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cardiff trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Swansea to Cardiff in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Cardiff

Tours Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Whitmore Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
See Wales Tours ©
See Wales Tours
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
Whitmore Bay Beach ©
Whitmore Bay Beach

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day
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You've now added Stonehenge to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, then admire the striking features of The Circus, and finally make a trip to Stonehenge.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Bath trip planner.

You can drive from Cardiff to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
On the 24th (Tue), wander the streets of South Bank and then take a stroll through Bankside.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
South Bank ©
South Bank
Bankside ©
Bankside

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