28 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

28 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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28 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly + bus:  14​h
1
Liscannor, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Durness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+3
train + Fly + bus + train:  12​h
End: Washington DC, United States


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1
night
Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at The Burren and then explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Liscannor trip app .

Washington DC, USA to Liscannor is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, you will find days in Liscannor are cooler (64°F), and nights are a bit cooler (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Liscannor

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Aillwee Cave, Scattery Island, The Burren
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Curracloe Beach in Curracloe, approximately 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, stroll around St Stephens Green, and see where the action happens at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Dublin sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Curracloe Beach
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Attractions like Landmark Forest Adventure Park and Nairn Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Morayvia (in Kinloss) and Loch Morlich (in Aviemore). And it doesn't end there: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, race across the water with a speed boat tour, kick back and relax at Rosemarkie Beach, and sample the tasty concoctions at Black Isle Brewery.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inverness visit website .

Getting from Dublin to Inverness by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aviemore, Munlochy, Nairn, Morayvia, Culloden Battlefield
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Morayvia ©
Morayvia
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich

3
nights
Durness, United Kingdom

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sandwood Bay Beach and Balnakeil Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Polin Beach (in Kinlochbervie), Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). The adventure continues: stroll through Durness Beach, don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Durness online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Durness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Achmelvich Beach, Scourie Bay
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach

4
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. Kids will enjoy Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) (in Gorteneorn), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Ice Factor (in Kinlochleven). There's much more to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, head outdoors with Nevis Range - Tree Adventure, learn about all things military at The Commando Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Fort William day trip planning website .

Drive from Durness to Fort William in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Spean Bridge, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Morar Beach, Glen Coe
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Family-friendly places like Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Dynamic Earth will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planning app .

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Dynamic Earth ©
Dynamic Earth

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and St. Paul's Cathedral. Step out of London with an excursion to Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens in Burford--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Tower Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and examine the collection at The British Museum.

Before you visit London, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Edinburgh in July, plan for a bit warmer days in London, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then get outside with The Cotswold Range, and finally admire the striking features of Chavenage House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Cattle Country Adventure Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Bath travel route planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cattle Country Adventure Park, The Cotswold Range, Chavenage House
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House

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