30 days in Dublin & United Kingdom Itinerary

30 days in Dublin & United Kingdom Itinerary

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30 days in Dublin & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Nuremberg, Germany
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Durness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Ullapool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Dornoch, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Grasmere, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Nuremberg, Germany

2
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 1st (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take a stroll through Temple Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Sandycove Beach, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, then ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and finally take in the exciting artwork at National Gallery of Ireland.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dublin online travel planner .

Nuremberg, Germany to Dublin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Nuremberg to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nuremberg in July, expect Dublin to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
National Gallery of Ireland ©
National Gallery of Ireland

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Stills Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

2
nights
Durness, United Kingdom

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Balnakeil Craft Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Oldshoremore Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then look for gifts at Mudness Ceramics.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Durness travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Durness takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kinlochbervie
Highlights from your plan
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach

2
nights
Ullapool, United Kingdom

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): kick back and relax at Achmelvich Beach, explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge, stop by Lael Crafts Gallery and coffee stop, then stroll through The Bone Caves, and finally view the masterpieces at RhueArt.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ullapool trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Durness to Ullapool by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Ullapool, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dornoch.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Achmelvich Beach, Ardvreck Castle
Highlights from your plan
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve ©

3
nights
Dornoch, United Kingdom

Dornoch ©
Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Dornoch Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Brora Beach and Falls of Shin. There's lots more to do: stroll through Dornoch Beach, make a trip to Carn Liath Broch, tee off at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, and stop by Jail Dornoch.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dornoch online holiday maker .

Getting from Ullapool to Dornoch by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Dornoch are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Dornoch

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Golspie, Brora Beach, Glenmorangie Distillery, Falls of Shin, Embo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Falls of Shin ©
Falls of Shin
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Brora Beach ©
Brora Beach

4
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) and Highland Folk Museum. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore) and Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten). Next up on the itinerary: witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle Viewpoint, and contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Dornoch to Inverness takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aviemore, Drumnadrochit, Cawdor Castle, Highland Folk Museum, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

3
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. Get some cultural insight at Eilean Donan Castle and Fort Augustus Abbey. Visit Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain (in Fort Augustus), All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop (in Ardelve) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Glen Coe and examine the collection at West Highland Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Augustus, Glen Coe, Eilean Donan Castle, Morar Beach, All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle

3
nights
Grasmere, United Kingdom

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dove Cottage and The Puzzling Place. Do your shopping at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop and Heaton Cooper Studio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grasmere: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Alcock Tarn, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and make a trip to Lake Grasmere.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grasmere online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Fort William to Grasmere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Alpacaly Ever After, The Lakes Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Dove Cottage ©
Dove Cottage
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle

3
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Roman Baths and No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath. Visit Stonehenge and Longleat for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Cotswold Lavender (in Broadway), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and Head 4 Heights Waterpark (in Cirencester). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and shop like a local with Victoria Art Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bath itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Bath takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Head 4 Heights Waterpark, Longleat, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Cotswold Lavender, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The British Museum and Tower of London. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Piccadilly Circus and Camden Market. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, wander the streets of Hampstead, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our London day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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