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: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  3​h
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Waterford, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Derry, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
10
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h
11
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Oban, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
14
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
15
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
16
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Cathedral and Royal Mews. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hughenden Manor and Grey's Court. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Lord's Cricket Ground, make a trip to Horse Guards Parade, stroll around Green Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Regent Street.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the London itinerary planning website .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to London is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get somewhat warmer in London: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hughenden Manor, Grey's Court
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Cathedral ©
Westminster Cathedral
Hughenden Manor ©
Hughenden Manor
Grey's Court ©
Grey's Court

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Great Pulteney Street. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Old Wardour Castle and then stop by Fudge Kitchen.

Start your trip to Bath by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Llandrindod Wells.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Malmesbury Abbey, Old Wardour Castle, Caerleon Amphitheatre, Caldicot Castle
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Old Wardour Castle ©
Old Wardour Castle
Malmesbury Abbey ©
Malmesbury Abbey
Caldicot Castle ©
Caldicot Castle

1
night
Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom

Llandrindod Wells ©
Llandrindod Wells is a town and community in Powys, within the historic boundaries of Radnorshire, Wales. To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Llandrindod Wells vacation planner.

You can drive from Bath to Llandrindod Wells in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Llandrindod Wells

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Llandrindod Wells Lake Park ©
Llandrindod Wells Lake Park

2
nights
Caernarfon, United Kingdom

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Llanfairfechan Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Caernarfon Railway Station, stroll through Llanfairfechan Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Cae'r Gors.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Caernarfon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Llandrindod Wells to Caernarfon takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Llanfairfechan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Llanfairfechan Beach ©
Llanfairfechan Beach
Caernarfon Railway Station ©
Caernarfon Railway Station

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple Bar as well as Vaults Live. Newgrange and Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dublin Mountains and Hill of Slane.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip maker .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Caernarfon to Dublin in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Dublin are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Loughcrew Cairns, Hill of Slane, Newgrange
Highlights from your plan
Newgrange ©
Newgrange
Loughcrew Cairns ©
Loughcrew Cairns
Hill of Slane ©
Hill of Slane

1
night
Waterford, Ireland

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan). Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Ormond Castle and then admire the sheer force of Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan).

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Traveling by car from Dublin to Waterford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Waterford sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Waterford

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan), Ormond Castle
Highlights from your plan
Ormond Castle ©
Ormond Castle

1
night
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney day trip website .

Traveling by car from Waterford to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Innisfallen Island ©
Innisfallen Island
Ross Island ©
Ross Island

2
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Cliffs of Moher has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Tyrone House, delve into the distant past at Kilmacduagh Tower, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Galway Market, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Galway trip maker site .

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Tyrone House, Quin Abbey, Kilmacduagh Tower, Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Quin Abbey ©
Quin Abbey
Tyrone House ©
Tyrone House

2
nights
Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mussenden Temple, steep yourself in history at Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Portrush East Strand.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Derry trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Donegal Town to Derry in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Derry can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Castlerock, Portrush East Strand, Marine Gardens Coastal Walk
Highlights from your plan
Mussenden Temple ©
Mussenden Temple
Portrush East Strand ©
Portrush East Strand
Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House ©
Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House

3
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from St. John's Point Lighthouse, stroll around Ormeau Park, and then contemplate the long history of Barnett's Demesne.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast tour builder app .

You can drive from Derry to Belfast in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

St. John's Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
St. John's Point Lighthouse ©
St. John's Point Lighthouse
Friar's Bush ©
Friar's Bush
Ormeau Park ©
Ormeau Park

2
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Inchmahome Priory and then step into the grandiose world of Newark Castle. Keep things going the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Stirling Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Glasgow vacation planning website .

You can fly from Belfast to Glasgow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Belfast in September since evenings lows in Glasgow dip to 9°C. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel to Oban.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stirling Bridge, Newark Castle, Inchmahome Priory
Highlights from your plan
Inchmahome Priory ©
Inchmahome Priory
Stirling Bridge ©
Stirling Bridge
Newark Castle ©
Newark Castle

2
nights
Oban, United Kingdom

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. On the 21st (Mon), steep yourself in history at Castle Stalker. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Conan’s Kirk, step into the grandiose world of Kilchurn Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Columba Cathedral, and finally hike along Pulpit Hill.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Oban trip planning site .

You can drive from Glasgow to Oban in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Oban, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St. Conan’s Kirk, Kilchurn Castle, Castle Stalker
Highlights from your plan
Castle Stalker ©
Castle Stalker
St. Conan’s Kirk
St. Conan’s Kirk
Kilchurn Castle ©
Kilchurn Castle

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. On the 22nd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Andrew's Church, don't miss a visit to Old Fort of Fort William, see the interesting displays at Treasures of the Earth, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at MacIntosh Parish Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Morar Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Peace Memorial, have some family-friendly fun at 3 Wise Monkeys Climbing, then cruise along Road to the Isles, then see the interesting displays at Glenfinnan railway museum, and finally explore the activities along Loch Shiel.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William route builder website .

Getting from Oban to Fort William by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Morar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach
Glenfinnan railway museum ©
Glenfinnan railway museum
Treasures of the Earth ©
Treasures of the Earth

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nights
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Talisker Beach and A.C.E Target Sports. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duntulm Castle and Colbost Folk Museum. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Flora MacDonald's Grave, look for gifts at Hebridean Isles Trading Company -Island at the Edge, explore the striking landscape at Trotternish Ridge, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls.

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Drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Talisker Beach ©
Talisker Beach
Flora MacDonald's Grave ©
Flora MacDonald's Grave
Duntulm Castle ©
Duntulm Castle

2
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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Beauly Priory, see the interesting displays at ShipSpace, pause for some serene contemplation at Old High Church, Inverness, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church, then look for gifts at Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop, and finally snap pictures at Culloden Viaduct.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Inverness are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Beauly Priory
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Beauly Priory ©
Beauly Priory
ShipSpace ©
ShipSpace
Battlefield Select Tours ©
Battlefield Select Tours

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Royal Scottish Academy, contemplate the long history of Gladstone's Land, examine the collection at Writers' Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St Margaret's Catholic Church, then step into the grandiose world of Midhope Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Hopetoun House. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Cramond Village, take in nature's colorful creations at Aberdour Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cuthbert's Parish Church, see the interesting displays at People's Story, then step into the grandiose world of Holyrood Palace, and finally take a stroll through St Andrew Square.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip maker .

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Aberdour Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hopetoun House ©
Hopetoun House
Aberdour Castle ©
Aberdour Castle
Holyrood Palace ©
Holyrood Palace

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