34 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

34 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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34 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  28​h
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
St Ives, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Weymouth, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand


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4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Let the collections at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and Royal Yacht Britannia capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Linlithgow Palace and Calton Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh), Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town, and explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip builder site .

Auckland, New Zealand to Edinburgh is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Edinburgh is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Auckland in October, Edinburgh is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Linlithgow Palace, Stirling Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, Bamburgh Castle, Cragside House and Gardens
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel

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. Get in touch with nature at Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Ben Nevis. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Glenfinnan Viaduct and Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Loch Shiel (in Glenfinnan) and Morar Beach (in Morar). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery, enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fort William online itinerary 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Eilean Donan Castle, Oban Distillery, Glen Etive, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 11th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and then step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Fort George, look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Inverness attractions site .

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Culloden Battlefield, Aigas Field Centre, Urquhart Castle, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
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RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

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 Dunster Castle and Wells Cathedral. Let the collections at Brunel's SS Great Britain and Sally Lunn's Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Longleat (in Warminster). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Bath takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Brunel's SS Great Britain, Dunster Castle, Stonehenge, Longleat, Wells Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Longleat ©
Longleat

4
nights
St Ives, United Kingdom

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pendennis Castle and Lanhydrock House and Garden. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Perranporth Beach and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Change things up with these side-trips from St Ives: Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel) and Fistral Beach Bar (in Newquay). It doesn't end there: head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount and admire the masterpieces at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the St Ives trip planner.

You can drive from Bath to St Ives in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Tintagel Castle, St. Michael's Mount, Perranporth Beach, Pendennis Castle, Lanhydrock House and Garden
Highlights from your plan
Pendennis Castle ©
Pendennis Castle
The Lost Gardens of Heligan ©
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount

4
nights
Weymouth, United Kingdom

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Step off the beaten path and head to Portland Bill Lighthouse and Corfe Castle. Take a break from the city and head to Weymouth Beach and Lulworth Cove. Step out of Weymouth with an excursion to Bournemouth Beach in Bournemouth--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The Tank Museum, make a trip to Weymouth Harbour, look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World, and contemplate the long history of Nothe Fort.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Weymouth trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from St Ives to Weymouth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wareham, Portland Bill Lighthouse, Corfe Castle, Bournemouth Beach, Lulworth Cove
Highlights from your plan
Portland Bill Lighthouse ©
Portland Bill Lighthouse
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach

2
nights
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at HMS Warrior 1860, take a leisurely stroll along Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, then examine the collection at The Mary Rose Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at HMS Victory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, take in nature's colorful creations at Beaulieu National Motor Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Winchester Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Portsmouth route builder website .

Drive from Weymouth to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Winchester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chartwell and Wallace Collection. Museum-lovers will get to explore Westminster Abbey and The British Museum. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at HMS Belfast, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the London online visit planner .

You can take a train from Portsmouth to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Chartwell
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Chartwell ©
Chartwell
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, get engrossed in the history at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, then explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin travel planning app .

Getting from London to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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