29 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

29 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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29 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Cirencester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Grasmere, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia


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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the London trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to London is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

3
nights
Cirencester, United Kingdom

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Get out of town with these interesting Cirencester side-trips: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Archery & Cotswold Falconry Centre) and Onform London (in Burford). There's lots more to do: get outside with The Cotswold Range, make a trip to The Model Village, walk around Woodchester Park, and contemplate the long history of St Saviour's Church.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cirencester trip planner .

Traveling by car from London to Cirencester takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Grasmere.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Tetbury, Onform London, Cotswolds Distillery
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery

3
nights
Grasmere, United Kingdom

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Change things up with a short trip to Alpacaly Ever After in Portinscale (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, stroll through Old Man of Coniston, and hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grasmere online travel planner .

Getting from Cirencester to Grasmere by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Helvellyn, Alpacaly Ever After, J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, Old Man of Coniston
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Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Easedale Tarn ©
Easedale Tarn
Lake Grasmere ©
Lake Grasmere

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

3
nights
Fort William, United Kingdom

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Morar Beach (in Morar). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, brush up on your military savvy at The Commando Museum, trek along Devil's Staircase, and contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fort William online attractions planner .

Getting from Edinburgh to Fort William by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Devil's Staircase, Camusdarach Beach, Morar Beach, Loch Shiel, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Cairngorm Brewery (in Aviemore), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, cast your line with a fishing tour, and don't miss a visit to Inverness Castle Viewpoint.

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Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Culloden Battlefield, Wildwoodz, Aigas Field Centre
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Speed Boats Tours
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre

7
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 find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Kilkenny (Go With The Flow - River Adventures & Black Abbey) and Ballykeefe Distillery (in Cuffesgrange). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, and admire the landmark architecture of Dublin Castle.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dublin travel planning site .

You can fly from Inverness to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Dublin sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Kilkenny
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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