30 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

30 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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30 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  5​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
6
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Oslo, Norway

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at The British Museum and Westminster Abbey. Get in touch with nature at Beachy Head and Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at The Monument to the Great Fire of London.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read London route planner .

Oslo, Norway to London is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oslo to London. Traveling from Oslo in August, London is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Eastbourne
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters ©
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bath Abbey and Dunster Castle. Visit The Roman Baths and Bath's Old Orchard Street Theatre for their historical value. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Cleeve Abbey (in Washford). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Simon Jackson Antiques & Interiors, pause for some serene contemplation at Manvers Street Baptist Church, and view the masterpieces at Victoria Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath tour itinerary builder site .

Take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cleeve Abbey, Stonehenge, Dunster Castle
Highlights from your plan
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath
Dunster Castle ©
Dunster Castle
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

4
nights
Caernarfon, United Kingdom

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Get in touch with nature at Great Orme and Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Conwy Castle and Criccieth Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Tudnos Church (in Llandudno), St Tanwg's Church (in Llandanwg) and The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo (in Rhos-on-Sea). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, do a tasting at Pant Du Vineyard, don't miss a visit to Caernarfon Town Walls, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglwys y Santes Fair.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Caernarfon trip maker .

Getting from Bath to Caernarfon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Llandudno, The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo, Criccieth Castle, St Tanwg's Church, Conwy Castle
Highlights from your plan
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands ©
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands
Great Orme ©
Great Orme

4
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Urquhart Castle and Inverness Castle Viewpoint. Visiting RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Cairngorms National Park will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Dornoch Cathedral (in Dornoch), Nairn Beach (in Nairn) and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie). There's lots more to do: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle, look for gifts at Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop, and kick back and relax at Rosemarkie Beach.

Plan a Inverness trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Do a combination of train and flight from Caernarfon to Inverness in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Caernarfon in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Inverness. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Nairn Beach, Dornoch Cathedral, Culloden Battlefield, Cairngorms National Park
Highlights from your plan
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach

4
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eilean Donan Castle and Glenfinnan Viaduct. Get outdoors at Ben Nevis and Morar Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Loch Shiel (in Glenfinnan), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Fort Augustus Abbey (in Fort Augustus). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument, explore the historical opulence of Old Inverlochy Castle, examine the collection at Treasures of the Earth, and don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase.

To see photos and more tourist information, use the Fort William travel route planner .

Getting from Inverness to Fort William by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Fort William

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Fort Augustus Abbey, Commando Monument, Morar Beach, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Muckross House and Ross Castle. Visiting Killarney National Park and Gap of Dunloe will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, and view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Killarney vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fort William to Killarney takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Powerscourt Gardens and House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and The Mill at Avoca Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Trim (St Mary's Abbey & Trim Castle) and Newgrange (in Donore). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandycove Beach, get engrossed in the history at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, and see where the action happens at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dublin trip planner .

Take a train from Killarney to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trim, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Newgrange, Hill of Tara (Temair), The Mill at Avoca Village
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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