47 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

47 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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47 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  9 h 15 min
5
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Glencoe, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Perth, Australia

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London tour itinerary app.

Perth, Australia to London is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Perth to London. Traveling from Perth in November, you will find days in London are colder (13°C), and nights are slightly colder (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Cirencester (Octavia's Bookshop & Corinium Museum) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, get your game on at SimAir737, don't miss a visit to Gallery Pangolin, and hike along Cotswold Way.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bath trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Cirencester, Cheltenham, Chavenage House, Gallery Pangolin, Cotswold Way
Highlights from your plan
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House

4
nights
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Explore Moreton-in-Marsh's surroundings by going to Charlbury Museum (in Charlbury), Old Downs Pursuits (in Cirencester) and St. Mary's Church (in Fairford). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, pause for some serene contemplation at Hailes Church, don't miss a visit to Onform London, and hike along Walk to Broadway Tower.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Moreton-in-Marsh vacation maker.

You can drive from Bath to Moreton-in-Marsh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Moreton-in-Marsh are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Stow-on-the-Wold, Shipston on Stour, Winchcombe, Bourton-on-the-Water, Walk to Broadway Tower
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
The Cotswold Brewing Company ©
The Cotswold Brewing Company

4
nights
Cockermouth, United Kingdom

Cockermouth ©
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Venture out of the city with trips to Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Bowfell (in Seascale) and Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall (in Eskdale). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, contemplate the waterfront views at Buttermere Lake, hike along Hallin Fell, and examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cockermouth trip planner.

You can drive from Moreton-in-Marsh to Cockermouth in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Cockermouth can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Lake District, St Lawrences Church, Holy Trinity Church, Alpacaly Ever After
Highlights from your plan
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Keswick Brewing Company ©
Keswick Brewing Company

3
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's still lots to do: cruise along Dingle Peninsula, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Eask Tower, and stroll through Coumeenoole Beach.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dingle road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Dingle takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Kinsale (Irish Veterans Museum, Kinsale Regional Museum, &more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Killarney online journey planner.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Killarney are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinsale, Kenmare
Highlights from your plan
Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Clare Coastal Walk Project (in Doolin), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre (in Corofin). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, admire the striking features of Rosserk Friary, and get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Galway trip planner.

Getting from Killarney to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Killarney in December, expect Galway to be slightly colder, temps between 8°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ballina, County Clare, Michael Davitt Museum, Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, Moyne Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Dublin online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

5
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore), Aviemore (Cairngorm Brewery & Loch Morlich) and Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail (in Kincraig). There's much more to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Invermoriston Falls, get your game on at Wildwoodz, and contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Inverness day trip planning site.

You can fly from Dublin to Inverness in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Glencoe.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cromarty, Aviemore, Munlochy, Fort Augustus, Drumnadrochit
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Invermoriston Falls ©
Invermoriston Falls

4
nights
Glencoe, United Kingdom

Glencoe ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glencoe: Woodland Pottery & Crafts (in Strontian) and Nc'nean Distillery (in Drimnin).

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Glencoe trip tool.

You can drive from Inverness to Glencoe in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Glencoe, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

North Ballachulish, Onich, Nc'nean Distillery, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Woodland Pottery & Crafts
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, and get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh online route maker.

Drive from Glencoe to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. January in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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