44 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

44 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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44 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly + bus:  14​h
1
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ullapool, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Gloucester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Vancouver, Canada


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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ferns Castle and Reginald's Tower. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, take in the exciting artwork at The Kilkenny Art Gallery, look for gifts at Smithwick's Retail Store, and stroll through Rothe House and Garden.

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Vancouver, Canada to Kilkenny is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Kilkenny is 8 hours. While traveling from Vancouver, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kilkenny, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Ballyhack Castle, Reginald's Tower, Hook Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Guinness Storehouse and James Joyce Cultural Centre. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, examine the collection at Dublin Writers Museum, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dublin day trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Dublin when traveling from Kilkenny in June, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

5
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition and Highland Folk Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Corrimony Chambered Cairn. Venture out of the city with trips to Fused and Light (in Newtonmore), Kilmorack Gallery (in Beauly) and Dornoch (Historylinks Museum & Royal Dornoch Golf Club). There's much more to do: browse for treasures at Picaresque Books, browse the exhibits of Loch Ness Gallery, view the masterpieces at Inchmore Gallery, and examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection).

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Inverness online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Inverness in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Inverness

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Dornoch, Newtonmore, Culloden Battlefield, Tarbat Discovery Centre
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Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition ©
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

3
nights
Ullapool, United Kingdom

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Do some cultural sightseeing at RhueArt and Russian Arctic Convoy Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Perfume Studio and Ullapool Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ullapool: Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver), Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra) and Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll). It doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Ardvreck Castle and take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Ullapool trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Inverness to Ullapool by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Achmelvich Beach, Attadale Gardens, Dun Dornaigil Broch, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Russian Arctic Convoy Museum
Highlights from your plan
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Dun Dornaigil Broch ©
Dun Dornaigil Broch

4
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. Visit Eilean Donan Castle and Fort Augustus Abbey for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Clansman Centre and Treasures of the Earth. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Castle Tioram (in Doirlinn), Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan (in Glenelg) and Bridge of Oich (in Invergarry). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Camusdarach Beach, steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Glenfinnan Church, and take a memorable drive along Morar Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William route planner.

You can drive from Ullapool to Fort William in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Fort Augustus, Camusdarach Beach, Castle Tioram, Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse ©
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Scottish National Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia. Change things up with a short trip to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town, and make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

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

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

5
nights
Ambleside, United Kingdom

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Get a sense of the local culture at Stott Park Bobbin Mill and Viridian Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hawkshead Grammar School and Thornthwaite Galleries. Change things up with these side-trips from Ambleside: Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum (in Threlkeld), Appleby-in-Westmorland (Courtyard Gallery & St Anne's Hospital) and Orton (Orton Farmers' Market & Kennedys Fine Chocolates). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Townend, view the masterpieces at Cookhouse Gallery, examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, and browse the exhibits of Old Courthouse Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ambleside holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Ambleside takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Ambleside

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Appleby-in-Westmorland, Orton, Troutbeck, Keswick, Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Highlights from your plan
Hawkshead Grammar School ©
Hawkshead Grammar School
Townend ©
Townend
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

4
nights
Gloucester, United Kingdom

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Head to Art Couture Painswick Gallery and Fab and Faded Antiques Centrefor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at Nature in Art and Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gloucester: Berkeley (Purton Ships Graveyard & Berkeley Castle) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Jet Age Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St John the Evangelist Church, Slimbridge, Glos, steep yourself in history at Old Baptist Chapel, and stop by Stroud Farmers' Market.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Gloucester trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Gloucester takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Gloucester sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Berkeley, Old Baptist Chapel, Chavenage House, Stroud Farmers' Market, Art Couture Painswick Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Nature in Art ©
Nature in Art
Jet Age Museum ©
Jet Age Museum

4
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
For shopping fun, head to Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop or Tara Antiques Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Roman Baths and Hailes Abbey. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Peter Martin Gallery (in Stow-on-the-Wold), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and The Gallery at The Guild (in Chipping Campden). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Showborough House Sculpture Garden, admire the natural beauty at Snowshill Manor, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, and explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath road trip site .

Getting from Gloucester to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Stow-on-the-Wold, Showborough House Sculpture Garden, Stonehenge, Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop, Snowshill Manor
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at The British Museum and Buckingham Palace. Head to Covent Garden and Harrodsfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your London trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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