31 days in England, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

31 days in England, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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31 days in England, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gloucester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
York, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Keswick, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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.
The British Museum and Imperial War Museums will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, stop by Hatchards, browse the different shops at One New Change, and examine the collection at Florence Nightingale Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to London. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in November, with highs in London at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Roman Baths and The Jane Austen Centre. Visiting Jubilee Lake and Wilts & Berks Canal will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, explore the activities along River Avon, browse the exhibits of American Museum & Gardens, and browse for treasures at Bartlett Street Antiques Centre.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bath tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kennet & Avon Canal - Bath Deep Lock (8/9), Wilts & Berks Canal, Jubilee Lake, River Avon
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa ©
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
American Museum & Gardens ©
American Museum & Gardens

3
nights
Gloucester, United Kingdom

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Escape the urban bustle at Gloucester and Sharpness Canal and Lydney Harbour. Explore hidden gems such as Cotswold Motoring Museum and Severn and Wye Smokery Ltd.. Change things up with these side-trips from Gloucester: Winchcombe Folk and Police Museum (in Winchcombe) and Hailes Abbey (in Hailes). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Gloucester Quays, look for gifts at House of The Tailor of Gloucester - Beatrix Potter Shop and Museum, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gloucester Quays Antiques Centre.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gloucester vacation maker app .

Drive from Bath to Gloucester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Gloucester can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Hailes Abbey, Lydney Harbour, Winchcombe Folk and Police Museum, Severn and Wye Smokery Ltd., Cotswold Motoring Museum
Highlights from your plan
Gloucester and Sharpness Canal ©
Gloucester and Sharpness Canal
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Hailes Abbey ©
Hailes Abbey

3
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gas Street Basin and RSPB Middleton Lakes. Shop till you drop at The Barn and The Pottery Paint Shop. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Stratford-upon-Avon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Stratford-upon-Avon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Stratford-upon-Avon sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Warwick, RSPB Middleton Lakes, Gas Street Basin
Highlights from your plan
Stratford-upon-Avon Canal ©
Stratford-upon-Avon Canal
Gas Street Basin ©
Gas Street Basin
Hatton Locks ©
Hatton Locks

3
nights
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Head to The Angel Bookshop and Fudge Kitchenfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at The River Cam and Hobson's Conduit. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at IWM Duxford, admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, stop by The Sheep Shop, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cambridge trip planner .

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Cambridge in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Cambridge sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Cambridge

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

IWM Duxford
Highlights from your plan
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum
The River Cam ©
The River Cam

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.
National Railway Museum and Bolling Hall will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Ladybower Reservoir and Yeadon Tarn. Venture out of the city with trips to Cod Beck Reservoir (in Osmotherley) and The Nichols Building; Vintage, Retro, Salvage, Art & Antiques (in Sheffield). It doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Stonegate and stop by Rafi's Spicebox Ltd.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our York itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Cambridge to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in York are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Keswick.

Things to do in York

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Cod Beck Reservoir, The Nichols Building; Vintage, Retro, Salvage, Art & Antiques, Yeadon Tarn, Ladybower Reservoir, Bolling Hall
Highlights from your plan
Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Bolling Hall ©
Bolling Hall

3
nights
Keswick, United Kingdom

Keswick ©
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. Do your shopping at Ye Olde Friars and RockShop. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Windermere and Derwentwater. The adventure continues: look for gifts at George Fisher Ltd and contemplate the waterfront views at Easedale Tarn.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Keswick travel route builder app .

You can drive from York to Keswick in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. December in Keswick sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Keswick

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Easedale Tarn, Crummock Water, RockShop, Lake Windermere
Highlights from your plan
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Crummock Water ©
Crummock Water

3
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Head to Slater Menswear and Little Paw Companyfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like People's Palace and Winter Gardens and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Lochearnhead Watersports Centre (in Lochearnhead), Lake of Menteith (in Trossachs) and Stirling (Loch Lomond & Stirling Castle).

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Glasgow trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Keswick to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Stirling, Lochearnhead Watersports Centre, Lake of Menteith
Highlights from your plan
Loch Lomond ©
Loch Lomond
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

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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.
Let the collections at Guinness Storehouse and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and Blessington Street Park (The Basin). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, look for gifts at The Bakery by Cupcake Bloke, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, and contemplate the waterfront views at Grand Canal.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner .

You can fly from Glasgow to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grand Canal
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

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