29 days in England, Edinburgh & Dublin Itinerary

29 days in England, Edinburgh & Dublin Itinerary

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29 days in England, Edinburgh & Dublin Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Winchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grasmere, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

6
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the London road trip website .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Winchester.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

3
nights
Winchester, United Kingdom

Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Get out of town with these interesting Winchester side-trips: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (in Portsmouth), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with The Tank Driving Company, contemplate the long history of Hospital of St Cross, admire the natural beauty at Dean Garnier Garden, and get to know the resident critters at Hawk Conservancy Trust.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Winchester trip planner .

Getting from London to Winchester by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Winchester

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Stonehenge, Room Escape Games, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Hawk Conservancy Trust
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©

3
nights
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Moreton-in-Marsh is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Cotswold Archery, don't miss a visit to The Model Village, admire the natural beauty at Batsford Arboretum, and sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Moreton-in-Marsh day trip planner .

You can drive from Winchester to Moreton-in-Marsh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Moreton-in-Marsh sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Stratford-upon-Avon, St Peter's Church, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Cotswolds Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
The Cotswold Brewing Company ©
The Cotswold Brewing Company

4
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Bristol (Brunel's SS Great Britain & Clifton Suspension Bridge), St Fagans National Museum of History (in Cardiff) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bath Botanical Gin Distillery, see the interesting displays at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bath trip planner .

You can drive from Moreton-in-Marsh to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grasmere.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Bristol, Wells Cathedral, Chavenage House, White Spring Well & Temple, St Fagans National Museum of History
Highlights from your plan
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

4
nights
Grasmere, United Kingdom

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Explore Grasmere's surroundings by going to The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's much more to do: make a trip to Lake Grasmere, take in the awesome beauty at Old Man of Coniston, snap pictures at Ashness Bridge, and explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Grasmere road trip site .

You can drive from Bath to Grasmere in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Alpacaly Ever After, Old Man of Coniston, The Lakes Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Lake Grasmere ©
Lake Grasmere
Easedale Tarn ©
Easedale Tarn

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and then don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Spire, then examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue, then browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, then walk around St Stephens Green, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip maker .

Fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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