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: Redmond, United States
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  4​h 15​min
6
Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
York, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Redmond, United States

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Dover Castle and Tower of London. Visit Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament for their historical value. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Buckingham Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London day trip planning tool .

Redmond, USA to London is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Redmond to London, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Redmond in July: highs in London hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Dover Castle
Highlights from your plan
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

5
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
The Roman Baths and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta will appeal to history buffs. Stonehenge and Bath Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to The Tank Museum (in Bovington), Dreamboats (in Wimborne Minster) and Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Weymouth Beach, admire the striking features of Assembly Rooms, delve into the distant past at Avebury Stone Circle, and look for all kinds of wild species at Longleat.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bath trip planner .

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Longleat, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Bournemouth Beach, The Tank Museum, Weymouth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
Longleat ©
Longleat
Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Sat), get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum and then steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bath to Belfast in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. July in Belfast sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

4
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get some historical perspective at Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms and Ross Castle. Take a break from the city and head to Killarney National Park and Torc Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Rossbeigh Beach (in Glenbeigh) and Inch Beach (in Inch). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe and steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney visit planning app .

Traveling by car from Belfast to Killarney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In July in Killarney, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Inch Beach, Rossbeigh Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

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.
Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Bru na Boinne and Glendalough Monastic Settlement. There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and examine the collection at James Joyce Cultural Centre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin day trip site .

Take a train from Killarney to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Killarney in July, Dublin is slightly colder at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Llandudno.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Glendalough Cathedral, Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral

4
nights
Llandudno, United Kingdom

Llandudno ©
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Caernarfon Castle and Great Orme. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Portmeirion Village and Conwy Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to National Slate Museum (in Llanberis), Zipline (in Blaenau Ffestiniog) and Beaumaris Castle (in Beaumaris). The adventure continues: hike along Promenade, enjoy the sand and surf at Dinas Dinlle Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Aber Falls.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Llandudno visit planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Dublin to Llandudno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Conwy Castle, Beaumaris Castle, Portmeirion Village, Dinas Dinlle Beach, National Slate Museum
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

4
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Get outdoors at Filey Beach and Scarborough Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Whitby Abbey and York City Walls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Peasholm Park (in Scarborough), Whitby (199 Steps & Church of Saint Mary, Whitby) and Sandsend Beach (in Sandsend). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read York trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Llandudno to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Whitby, Scarborough, Filey Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Sandsend Beach ©
Sandsend Beach
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. Explore hidden gems such as Stirling Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Real Mary King's Close.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh tour itinerary planning site .

Take a train from York to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from York, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Edinburgh, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

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