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: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
6
St Ives, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Step out of the city life by going to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Brora Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Urquhart Castle and Dornoch Cathedral. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Nigg Old Church (in Nigg) and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie). There's still lots to do: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, don't miss a visit to Inverness Castle Viewpoint, and kick back and relax at Rosemarkie Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Inverness driving holiday website .

Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Inverness is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 7 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Yogyakarta in August; daily highs in Inverness reach 21°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Dornoch Cathedral, Brora Beach, Nigg Old Church, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Ben Nevis and Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Glenfinnan (Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan Viaduct, & more), Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and Oban Distillery (in Oban). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive and trek along Glencoe Lochan.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Glencoe Village, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Morar Beach, Eilean Donan Castle
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stirling Castle and The Scotch Whisky Experience. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Calton Hill, browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner .

Getting from Fort William to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Popular historic sites such as Guinness Storehouse and Bru na Boinne are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Glendalough Cathedral and St. Michan's Church. Step out of Dublin to go to Enniskerry and see Powerscourt Gardens and House, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Temple Bar, explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin road trip planning site .

Fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Glendalough Cathedral, Bru na Boinne, Powerscourt Gardens and House
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral

3
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kilkenny Castle and Curracloe Beach. Popular historic sites such as Rock of Cashel and Hook Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Step out of Kilkenny with an excursion to Ferns Castle in Ferns--about 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and steep yourself in history at Rothe House and Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to St Ives.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hook Lighthouse, Rock of Cashel, Ferns Castle, Curracloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse

4
nights
St Ives, United Kingdom

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Get some historical perspective at The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Tintagel Castle. We've included these beaches for you: Fistral Beach Bar and Perranporth Beach. Get out of town with these interesting St Ives side-trips: St Just-in-Roseland Church (in St Just in Roseland) and Falmouth (Trebah Garden & Pendennis Castle). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Carbis Bay Beach, stroll through St. Michael's Mount, and admire the natural beauty at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the St Ives planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kilkenny to St Ives takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Falmouth, Tintagel Castle, St Just-in-Roseland Church, St. Michael's Mount, The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Carbis Bay Beach ©
Carbis Bay Beach

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bride’s Mound, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wells Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Longleat.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath road trip app .

You can drive from St Ives to Bath in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bride’s Mound, Stonehenge, Longleat, Wells Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Longleat ©
Longleat

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.
Get some historical perspective at Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Westminster Abbey and The British Museum. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and contemplate the long history of Royal Mews.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our London trip planner .

Take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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