36 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

36 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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36 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 13 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Fort Augustus, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Lochinver, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Cromarty, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Aviemore, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
10
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Liscannor, Ireland
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

13
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Feldon Valley, Cotswolds (in Brailes), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and St Oswald's Church (in Swinbrook). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and make a trip to Tower of London.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary builder app .

If you are flying in from Indonesia, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

St Oswald's Church, Feldon Valley, Cotswolds, Cotswolds Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

2
nights
Fort Augustus, United Kingdom

Fort Augustus ©
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus, identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, and then admire the sheer force of Plodda Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at The Falls of Foyers, take an in-depth tour of The Clansman Centre, then get advice or help at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and finally steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Augustus trip builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from London to Fort Augustus. January in Fort Augustus sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Aigas Field Centre, Plodda Falls, The Falls of Foyers
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
The Falls of Foyers ©
The Falls of Foyers
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey

2
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and finally pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument. On your second day here, enjoy some diversion at Ice Factor, then admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Andrew's Church.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip planner .

You can drive from Fort Augustus to Fort William in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Commando Monument, Ice Factor, Glen Coe
Highlights from your plan
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Ice Factor ©
Ice Factor
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

2
nights
Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom

Kyle of Lochalsh ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Falls of Glomach, then stop by All The Goodness, then explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, and finally delve into the distant past at Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Carron Pottery, take in the awesome beauty at Fuar Tholl, then explore the historical opulence of Strome Castle, and finally make a trip to Plockton Harbour.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kyle of Lochalsh trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Lochinver.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Strathcarron, Plockton Harbour, Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan, Strome Castle, All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop
Highlights from your plan
Falls of Glomach ©
Falls of Glomach
Fuar Tholl ©
Fuar Tholl
Carron Pottery ©
Carron Pottery

1
night
Lochinver, United Kingdom

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. On the 8th (Tue), cruise along Drumbeg Loop, stroll through Achmelvich Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Ardvreck Castle, and finally stop by Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Lochinver trip app .

Getting from Kyle of Lochalsh to Lochinver by car takes about 3 hours. In January in Lochinver, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cromarty.

Things to do in Lochinver

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Ardvreck Castle
Highlights from your plan
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Drumbeg Loop ©
Drumbeg Loop
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle

1
night
Cromarty, United Kingdom

Cromarty ©
On the 9th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Fort George, then see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), and then make a trip to Chanonry Point.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cromarty trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Cromarty takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Cromarty

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inverness, Chanonry Point
Highlights from your plan
Fort George
Fort George
Chanonry Point ©
Chanonry Point

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and then make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh route planner.

Getting from Cromarty to Edinburgh by car takes about 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

3
nights
Aviemore, United Kingdom

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 12th (Sat), explore the activities along Loch an Eilein, kick back and relax at Loch Morlich, and then go for a walk through An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and finally look for gifts at The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Aviemore driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Aviemore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch) ©
An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch)

2
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.
On the 15th (Tue), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, and then contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, stroll through St. Stephen's Green, and then wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dublin route maker website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Aviemore to Dublin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, then explore and take pictures at Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Rock of Cashel, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©

2
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 19th (Sat), take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dingle Oceanworld, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dingle travel route tool .

Getting from Kilkenny to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Dingle are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
St.James Church ©
St.James Church
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass

3
nights
Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): trek along Hag's Head, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Liscannor trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Dingle to Liscannor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Liscannor are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Burren National Park, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Ashford Castle
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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