28 days in United Kingdom, Cork & Dublin Itinerary

28 days in United Kingdom, Cork & Dublin Itinerary

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28 days in United Kingdom, Cork & Dublin Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  13​h
1
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
3
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Windermere, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
St. Helier, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
9
Brighton, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Penshurst, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
12
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Canada

1
night
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 13th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, examine the collection at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Glen Strathfarrar. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then explore the historical opulence of Fort George.

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

Montreal, Canada to Inverness is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Inverness are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Glen Strathfarrar, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Fort George
Fort George
Glen Affric National Nature Reserve ©

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.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, then explore the striking landscape at Quiraing (Hill Walk), then explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye online itinerary builder .

Drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Neist Point ©
Neist Point
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

1
night
Kirkwall, United Kingdom

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, then steep yourself in history at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, and then delve into the distant past at Maeshowe. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Mull Head Nature Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre, then get engrossed in the history at The Orkney Museum, and finally delve into the mystery of Standing Stones of Stenness.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kirkwall road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Isle of Skye to Kirkwall takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Kirkwall sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stromness, Stenness, Mull Head Nature Reserve, Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Standing Stones of Stenness ©
Standing Stones of Stenness
Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre ©
Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Kirkwall to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

2
nights
Windermere, United Kingdom

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Ruskin Museum, then go for a walk through Alpacaly Ever After, and then don't miss a visit to Allan Bank.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Windermere online trip planner .

Drive from Edinburgh to Windermere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Windermere

Museums Trails Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alpacaly Ever After, Lakeland Motor Museum, Allan Bank, Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, Ruskin Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
Ruskin Museum ©
Ruskin Museum

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.
Stonehenge has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, then admire the landmark architecture of Lacock Abbey, then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, and finally identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and then steep yourself in history at Bath Street.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bath route planner .

You can fly from St. Helier to Bath in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Lacock Abbey, Castle Combe Village, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

2
nights
St. Helier, United Kingdom

St. Helier ©
On the 21st (Mon), see the interesting displays at 16 New Street, brush up on your military savvy at The Channel Islands Military Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Jane James Handmade Ceramics, then see the interesting displays at The Pallot Steam, Motor & General Museum, then explore the ancient world of La Hougue Bie, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Howard Davis Park.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the St. Helier journey builder tool .

Fly from Edinburgh to St. Helier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Edinburgh in October since evenings lows in St. Helier dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Bath.

Things to do in St. Helier

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Pallot Steam, Motor & General Museum, Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, La Hougue Bie, The Channel Islands Military Museum
Highlights from your plan
La Hougue Bie ©
La Hougue Bie
16 New Street ©
16 New Street

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 list of things to see and do now includes Coca-Cola London Eye, Jack the Ripper Tour - Discovery Tours, Broadway Market, and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Westminster Abbey and The British Museum. Let the collections at Natural History Museum and Churchill War Rooms capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and wander the streets of Hampstead.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read London travel route planning website .

Take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brighton.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bicester Village
Highlights from your plan
Greenwich ©
Greenwich
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Brighton, United Kingdom

Brighton ©
Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at East Sussex Falconry and then view the masterpieces at Petworth House and Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Weald & Downland Living Museum and then stroll through Bosham Quay.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brighton trip planner .

Traveling by train from London to Brighton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Brighton, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Penshurst.

Things to do in Brighton

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chichester, Petworth House and Park, Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, East Sussex Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Weald & Downland Living Museum ©
Weald & Downland Living Museum
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson ©
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson
Petworth House and Park ©
Petworth House and Park

2
nights
Penshurst, United Kingdom

Penshurst ©
You've now added Bodyflight to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get your game on at Bodyflight.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Penshurst trip planning website .

Getting from Brighton to Penshurst by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Penshurst are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Penshurst

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ightham Mote, Hever Castle & Gardens, Bodyflight
Highlights from your plan
Hever Castle & Gardens ©
Hever Castle & Gardens
Ightham Mote ©
Ightham Mote

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.
On the 3rd (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Multose Church, and finally contemplate the long history of James Fort.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cork trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Penshurst to Cork with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Dublin.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Kinsale, Titanic Experience Cobh, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Blarney Castle & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton

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.
Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin day trip planner .

You can take a train from Cork to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Dublin are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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