34 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

34 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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34 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly + bus:  18​h 15​min
1
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  4​h
4
Conwy, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Windermere, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: San Francisco, United States

2
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, head outdoors with Slea Head Drive, and then make a trip to Eask Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Dingle Peninsula and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dingle, use our trip itinerary maker.

San Francisco, USA to Dingle is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Dingle, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Dingle to be slightly colder, temps between 59°F and 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, then steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, and finally get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Kilkenny in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, then explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and finally take in the views from Ha'penny Bridge. On the next day, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dublin online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in June, Dublin is little chillier at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Conwy.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

3
nights
Conwy, United Kingdom

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Conwy is known for historic sites, trails, nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Plas Mawr, see the interesting displays at Aberconwy House, take an in-depth tour of Conwy Castle, and look for gifts at Conwy Art & Craft.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Conwy trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Dublin to Conwy takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Conwy

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Conwy Quay ©
Conwy Quay
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle

2
nights
Windermere, United Kingdom

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then make a trip to Rydal Water. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Cookhouse Gallery, then take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, then identify plant and animal life at Brockhole on Windermere, and finally explore the activities along Lake Windermere.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Windermere trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Conwy to Windermere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

You can drive from Windermere to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

3
nights
Fort William, United Kingdom

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. Step out of Fort William to go to Kyle of Lochalsh and see Eilean Donan Castle, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, pause for some photo ops at Bronze Ford Model T, take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fort William sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Glen Coe, Eilean Donan Castle
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then step into the grandiose world of Fort George.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Inverness sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fort George
Fort George

3
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Bath is known for museums, historic sites, spas, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bath day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Bath takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
American Museum & Gardens ©
American Museum & Gardens

4
nights
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Moreton-in-Marsh is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some diversion at Cotswold Archery, contemplate the long history of Chastleton House and Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Bourton House Garden, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Falconry Centre.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Moreton-in-Marsh travel planner .

You can drive from Bath to Moreton-in-Marsh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Moreton-in-Marsh sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswold Falconry Centre ©
Cotswold Falconry Centre
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the views from Tower Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Moreton-in-Marsh to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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