38 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

38 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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38 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Waterford, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Limerick, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sligo, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
13
Portinscale, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
14
Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
15
Barmouth, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
16
Builth Wells, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
17
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
18
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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 (Sat): browse the collection at Marsh's Library and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wicklow Way.

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

Melbourne, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Dublin is minus 10 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You'll set off for Waterford on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

The Wicklow Way
Highlights from your plan
The Wicklow Way ©
The Wicklow Way
Marsh's Library ©
Marsh's Library

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 Waterford Crystal as well as Coumshingaun Lough. On the 1st (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Coumshingaun Lough and then get answers to all your questions at Waterford Crystal.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Waterford online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Dublin to Waterford in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in June, Waterford is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll travel to Limerick.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Coumshingaun Lough ©
Coumshingaun Lough
Waterford Crystal ©
Waterford Crystal

3
nights
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blarney Stone as well as Paddywagon Tours. There's more to do: stroll around Curragh Chase Forest Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Limerick travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Limerick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Blarney Stone
Highlights from your plan
Paddywagon Tours ©
Paddywagon Tours
Curragh Chase Forest Park ©
Curragh Chase Forest Park
Blarney Stone ©
Blarney Stone

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Galway are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Galway

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Galway Docks ©
Galway Docks

2
nights
Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): cruise along The Lough Gill Drive, then hunt for treasures at Rathcormac Artisan Food and Craft Market, and then make a trip to Creevykeel Court Tomb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Michael Quirke - Wood Carver, appreciate the extensive heritage of Aughris Cliff Walk, and then explore the historical opulence of Roslee Castle.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sligo trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Galway to Sligo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sligo when traveling from Galway in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Derry.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Creevykeel Court Tomb ©
Creevykeel Court Tomb
The Lough Gill Drive ©
The Lough Gill Drive
Roslee Castle ©
Roslee Castle

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Free Derry Corner, pause for some photo ops at Bloody Sunday Memorial, and then examine the collection at The Abingdon Collection. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Tower Museum, make a trip to The Bogside Artists, and then admire the striking features of St. Augustine's Church.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Derry journey tool .

Traveling by car from Sligo to Derry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Derry

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Abingdon Collection
Highlights from your plan
The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
Tower Museum ©
Tower Museum
Bloody Sunday Memorial ©
Bloody Sunday Memorial

3
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at SS Nomadic and then admire the masterpieces at Ulster Folk & Transport Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Carrickfergus Castle and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Belfast travel planner.

Traveling by car from Derry to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Belfast sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Carrickfergus Castle
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Carrickfergus Castle ©
Carrickfergus Castle
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum ©
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Water of Leith Walkway and Nelson Monument. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Hopetoun House, stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, take an in-depth tour of People's Story, and snap pictures at Queensferry Crossing.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Edinburgh vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Belfast to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Belfast in June, plan for little chillier nights in Edinburgh, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gladstone's Land ©
Gladstone's Land
Hopetoun House ©
Hopetoun House
Greyfriars Kirkyard ©
Greyfriars Kirkyard

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Culloden Battlefield as well as Moray Motor Museum. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Culloden Battlefield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, and then see the interesting displays at Moray Motor Museum.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Inverness by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Inverness, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Moray Motor Museum, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns
Highlights from your plan
River Ness ©
River Ness
Clava Cairns ©
Clava Cairns
Moray Motor Museum ©
Moray Motor Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls and then explore the striking landscape at Trotternish Ridge. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Sligachan Old Bridge and then identify plant and animal life at Loch Coruisk.

Before you visit Isle of Skye, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Loch Coruisk ©
Loch Coruisk
Sligachan Old Bridge ©
Sligachan Old Bridge
Lealt Falls ©
Lealt Falls

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. You've now added Eilean Donan Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church, see the interesting displays at Treasures of the Earth, then make a trip to Lime Tree An Ealdhain Gallery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Peace Memorial and then make a trip to Old Fort of Fort William.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fort William trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Isle of Skye to Fort William by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Eilean Donan Castle
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Saint Andrew's Church ©
Saint Andrew's Church
Treasures of the Earth ©
Treasures of the Earth

2
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Inchmahome Priory.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Portinscale.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Strathblane Falconry, Inchmahome Priory
Highlights from your plan
Strathblane Falconry ©
Strathblane Falconry
Inchmahome Priory ©
Inchmahome Priory

1
night
Portinscale, United Kingdom

Portinscale ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Walla Crag and then sample the tasty concoctions at Keswick Brewing Company.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Portinscale tour planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Portinscale in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Glasgow in June since evenings lows in Portinscale dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Llandudno.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Keswick
Highlights from your plan
Walla Crag ©
Walla Crag

2
nights
Llandudno, United Kingdom

Llandudno ©
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Little Orme as well as Horseshoe Pass. On the 25th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Horseshoe Pass, then enjoy the sand and surf at Angel Bay, and then explore the striking landscape at Little Orme. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Marine Drive, stop by Maisie's Chocolate Shop, pause for some photo ops at The Mad Hatter Statue, then get lost in a book at Llandudno Library, and finally admire the natural beauty at Haulfre Gardens.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Llandudno route builder website .

Traveling by car from Portinscale to Llandudno takes 3.5 hours. In June in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Barmouth.

Things to do in Llandudno

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Horseshoe Pass
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Pass ©
Horseshoe Pass
Little Orme ©
Little Orme
Haulfre Gardens ©
Haulfre Gardens

1
night
Barmouth, United Kingdom

Barmouth ©
Barmouth is a town in the county of Gwynedd, north-western Wales, lying on the estuary of the River Mawddach and Cardigan Bay. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the activities along Barmouth Harbour and then look for gifts at Simply Leather sheep goot.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Barmouth trip website .

You can drive from Llandudno to Barmouth in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Builth Wells.

Things to do in Barmouth

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Simply Leather sheep goot
Highlights from your plan
Barmouth Harbour ©
Barmouth Harbour

1
night
Builth Wells, United Kingdom

Builth Wells ©
Builth Wells is a town and electoral ward in the county of Powys, within the historic boundaries of Brecknockshire, mid Wales, lying at the confluence of the River Wye and the River Irfon, in the Welsh (or Upper) section of the Wye Valley. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Builth Wells trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Barmouth to Builth Wells takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Cardiff.

Things to do in Builth Wells

Parks Museums

Side Trip

Llandrindod Wells
Highlights from your plan
Llandrindod Wells Lake Park ©
Llandrindod Wells Lake Park
The Thomas Shop Museum ©
The Thomas Shop Museum

2
nights
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): kick back and relax at Rhossili Bay.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cardiff holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Builth Wells to Cardiff takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in Cardiff

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rhossili Bay
Highlights from your plan
Rhossili Bay ©
Rhossili Bay
Cathays Cemetery ©
Cathays Cemetery
Bute Park ©
Bute Park

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nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sally Lunn's Museum as well as The Circus. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Sally Lunn's Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen and then shop like a local with Victoria Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath trip planner.

Traveling by train from Cardiff to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bath

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fudge Kitchen ©
Fudge Kitchen
Victoria Art Gallery ©
Victoria Art Gallery
The Circus
The Circus

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