39 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Italy Itinerary

39 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Italy Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ullapool, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Durness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Bus to Inverness, Fly to Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ravello, Italy
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Tate Modern. Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and Westminster Abbey. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Genius Treasure Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and make a trip to Royal Hospital Chelsea.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read London day trip site.

Adelaide, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to London, you'll gain 9.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, London is cooler than Adelaide - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Dalhousie Castle Falconry and Arthur's Seat. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Royal Yacht Britannia. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pickering's Gin Distillery, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. March in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Fort William, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
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 Glencoe & Dalness. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Camusdarach Beach and Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands). Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Glenuig (Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods & Samalaman Beach), Arisaig (Land Sea and Islands Centre & Traigh Golf Course) and Castle Tioram (in Doirlinn). There's lots more to do: stroll through Lost Valley Trail, play a few rounds at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course, take a memorable drive along Morar Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Glenfinnan Church.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Fort William itinerary planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Head to Loch Ness Gifts and Inchmore Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Loch Ness Gallery and Scottish Flair Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Caorunn Gin Tour (in Cromdale), Loch Morlich (in Aviemore) and Nairn Beach (in Nairn). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Brora Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, tee off at Brora Golf Club, and enjoy the sand and surf at Embo Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness road trip planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Inverness, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ullapool.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Ullapool, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Do some cultural sightseeing at RhueArt and Ullapool Museum. Russian Arctic Convoy Project and Russian Arctic Convoy Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll), Shieldaig Falconry (in Gairloch) and Lochinver (Culag Woods, Achmelvich Beach, &more). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Lael Crafts Gallery and coffee stop, admire the sheer force of Falls of Measach, hike along Lael Forest Walks, and take in breathtaking views at Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ullapool route maker tool.

Getting from Inverness to Ullapool by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ullapool can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Durness, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castle Varrich and Strathnaver Museum. Visiting Durness Beach and Oldshoremore Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Scourie Bay (in Scourie), Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach) and Farr Beach (in Bettyhill). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sango Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at Kyle Of Tongue Tongue, and enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Bay.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Durness journey planning tool.

You can drive from Ullapool to Durness in 2 hours. In March in Durness, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Guinness Storehouse and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Dublin Castle. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, make a trip to Grafton Street, contemplate the long history of Leinster House, and examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dublin day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Durness to Dublin takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Verona.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Verona, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, shop like a local with Via Mazzini, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally stop by The Yellow Peg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): wander the streets of Quinzano, steep yourself in history at Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), do a tasting at Bertani, see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, then do a tasting at Wine Shop Verona, and finally view the masterpieces at Fondazione Bisazza.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Verona online trip maker.

You can fly from Dublin to Verona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Verona due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in April, with highs in Verona at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Do your shopping at Le Stanze Del Vetro and Galleria S.Eufemia. Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Venice online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri capture your imagination. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, steep yourself in history at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini capture your imagination. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ravello, Italy

— 5 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Popular historic sites such as Villa Rufolo and Duomo di Ravello are in your itinerary. Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Duomo di Sant'Andrea are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravello: Positano (Fornillo & Spiaggia Grande), Tramonti (Monte Finestra & Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L.) and Cetara (Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo & Torre di Cetara). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and take in the exciting artwork at Ravello Arte.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ravello online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in April, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.