40 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

40 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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40 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Sandown, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+4
train + ferry + train + subway + train:  7​h
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Ballina, Ireland
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Maidstone, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Newbury, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h
11
Newport, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
12
Corfe Castle, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
13
Niton, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
14
Totland, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
15
Warwick, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  4​h
16
Tintagel, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Seattle, United States


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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 list of things to see and do now includes Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Angel Comedy at The Camden Head, Tower of London, and other attractions. Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Natural History Museum and National Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: make a trip to Big Ben.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London road trip app .

Seattle, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Seattle in July, you will find days in London are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Sandown.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
nights
Sandown, United Kingdom

Sandown ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Osborne House, enjoy the sea views from St Catherine's Lighthouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shanklin Chine, and finally contemplate the long history of Appuldurcombe House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Chessell Pottery Barns, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Godshill Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Steephill Cove Beach.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Sandown trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from London to Sandown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. July in Sandown sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Sandown

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Appuldurcombe House, Steephill Cove Beach, St Catherine's Lighthouse, Chessell Pottery Cafe, Osborne House
Highlights from your plan
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
St Catherine's Lighthouse ©
St Catherine's Lighthouse
Chessell Pottery Cafe ©
Chessell Pottery Cafe

1
night
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Inverness travel website .

Traveling by combination of train, ferry, and flight from Sandown to Inverness takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July in Inverness, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Drumnadrochit
Highlights from your plan
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition ©
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
ShipSpace ©
ShipSpace

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Staigue Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, and then hike along The Kerry Way.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Killarney takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Inverness in July since evenings lows in Killarney dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Staigue Fort
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Staigue Fort ©
Staigue Fort

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 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol and then wander the streets of Grafton Street. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures and then steep yourself in history at Bru na Boinne.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, expect little chillier with lows of 51°F in Dublin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Grafton Street ©
Grafton Street

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for gifts at Highland Gems. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

2
nights
Ballina, Ireland

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosserk Friary. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ballina visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Edinburgh to Ballina. In July, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Maidstone.

Things to do in Ballina

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Michael Davitt Museum, Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, The Great Western Greenway
Highlights from your plan
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary

3
nights
Maidstone, United Kingdom

Maidstone ©
Maidstone is a large, historically important town in Kent, England, of which it is the county town. On the 20th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Walmer Castle and Gardens and then steep yourself in history at Dover Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Canterbury Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Maidstone trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ballina to Maidstone. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ballina in July: highs in Maidstone hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 56°F. You will leave for Newbury on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Maidstone

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dover Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Walmer Castle and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Walmer Castle and Gardens ©
Walmer Castle and Gardens
Canterbury Cathedral ©
Canterbury Cathedral
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle

3
nights
Newbury, United Kingdom

Newbury ©
Newbury is a historic market town and the principal town in the west of Berkshire, England and has its own civil parish (led by a town council) as well as the administrative headquarters of West Berkshire. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Highclere Castle. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Highclere Castle. Keep things going the next day: stop by Cotswold Lavender and then take a stroll through Moreton in Marsh.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Newbury trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Maidstone to Newbury takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Newbury are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel to Newport.

Things to do in Newbury

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Mottisfont Abbey, Cotswold Lavender, Moreton in Marsh
Highlights from your plan
Highclere Castle ©
Highclere Castle
Mottisfont Abbey ©
Mottisfont Abbey
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

2
nights
Newport, United Kingdom

Newport ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Newport Roman Villa as well as Carisbrooke Castle. On the 25th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Carisbrooke Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Yarmouth Castle, see the interesting displays at Fort Victoria Model Railway, then take an in-depth tour of Calbourne Water Mill & Rural Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mildred's Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Newport trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Newbury to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Newport are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Corfe Castle.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yarmouth, St Mildred's Church, Calbourne Water Mill & Rural Museum
Highlights from your plan
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
Calbourne Water Mill & Rural Museum ©
St Mildred's Church ©
St Mildred's Church

3
nights
Corfe Castle, United Kingdom

Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, then get to know the fascinating history of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, then get outside with Dancing Ledge, and finally get your game on at Putlake Adventure Farm. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Tank Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World, and then explore the striking landscape at Lulworth Cove.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Corfe Castle online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Newport to Corfe Castle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Niton.

Things to do in Corfe Castle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Swanage, Wareham, Lulworth Cove
Highlights from your plan
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove

1
night
Niton, United Kingdom

Niton ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St Catherine's Oratory. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stop by Tregear Pottery, admire the landmark architecture of Appuldurcombe Farm, stop by Godshill Cider Company, then stop by Island Gems, then look for gifts at Isle of Wight Pearl, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Andrews Church.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Niton online journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Corfe Castle to Niton. In July, daily temperatures in Niton can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Totland.

Things to do in Niton

Wildlife Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Wroxall, Godshill, Isle of Wight Pearl, St Andrews Church
Highlights from your plan
Island Gems ©
Island Gems
St Catherine's Oratory ©
St Catherine's Oratory
St Andrews Church ©
St Andrews Church

2
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Totland, United Kingdom

Totland ©
You've now added The Needles Battery to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stop by Alum Bay Glass, look for gifts at THE NEEDLES LANDMARK ATTRACTION, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Needles. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Tennyson Down, explore the galleries of Dimbola Museum & Galleries, and then explore the activities along Collwell Bay.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Totland online trip builder .

Totland is just a short distance from Niton. In August, daily temperatures in Totland can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Totland

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Freshwater, Fort Victoria Country Park, St James Church
Highlights from your plan
The Needles Battery ©
The Needles Battery
Dimbola Museum & Galleries ©
Dimbola Museum & Galleries
Fort Victoria Country Park ©
Fort Victoria Country Park

3
nights
Warwick, United Kingdom

Warwick ©
Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England. Warwick Castle has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Snowshill Manor, steep yourself in history at Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions, and then contemplate the long history of National Trust - Brockhampton Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Broughton Castle and then buy something for everyone on your list at Bicester Village.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Warwick trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Totland to Warwick takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Warwick

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions, Snowshill Manor, National Trust - Brockhampton Estate, Broughton Castle, Bicester Village
Highlights from your plan
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
National Trust - Brockhampton Estate ©
Broughton Castle ©
Broughton Castle

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nights
Tintagel, United Kingdom

Tintagel ©
Tintagel or Trevena is a civil parish and village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tintagel Castle. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, steep yourself in history at Restormel Castle, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Camel Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tintagel online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Warwick to Tintagel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Tintagel

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandymouth Beach, The Camel Trail, Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, Restormel Castle, The Gnome Reserve and Wildflower Garden
Highlights from your plan
Tintagel Castle ©
Tintagel Castle
Restormel Castle ©
Restormel Castle

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