49 days in Spain, United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

49 days in Spain, United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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49 days in Spain, United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Blanes, Spain
1
Blanes, Spain
— 7 nights
train:  5​h
2
Madrid, Spain
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 13 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Amesbury, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 13 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Liscannor, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Dublin, Ireland

7
nights
Blanes, Spain

Blanes ©
Blanes is a town and municipality in the comarca of Selva in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Get some cultural insight at Cava Recaredo and Dali Theatre-Museum. You'll explore and learn at Montserrat Monastery and Dali-Gala Castle Museum-House (Castell de Pubol). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blanes: Sant Jeroni (in Montserrat), Tower of the Palace (in Terrassa) and Vall de Nuria (in Queralbs). Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Cap de Creus National Park. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at DeVinoCatas, stroll through la Fosca Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at La Fageda d'en Jorda, and explore the striking landscape at Camino de Ronda.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Blanes itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Uruguay, the closest major airports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Blanes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Girona, Montserrat, Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, Olot, Cadaques
Highlights from your plan
Recaredo ©
Recaredo
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Cap de Creus National Park
Cap de Creus National Park

8
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Get outdoors at Faunia and Safari de Madrid. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha, Jacinta & Maria Chocolates, & more), Segovia (Palacio Real de La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia Aqueduct, & more) and Monasterio y Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, steep yourself in history at Templo de Debod, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado, and admire the natural beauty at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro).

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blanes to Madrid. While traveling from Blanes, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

13
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.
National Gallery and Natural History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at British Museum and Churchill War Rooms. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay), Cambridgeshire Wine School - Day Classes (in Cambridge) and Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (in Kew). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Tower of London, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, take a stroll through Greenwich, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our London holiday planner.

You can fly from Madrid to London in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to London. In January, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Amesbury.

Things to do in London

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, King George's Playing Fields, Abbotts View AlpacasAbbotts View Farm, East Sussex Falconry
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Amesbury, United Kingdom

Amesbury ©
Amesbury is a town and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Cheddar Caves & Gorge, Head underground at Wookey Hole Caves, brush up on your military savvy at The Tank Museum, then delve into the distant past at Avebury Stone Circle, and finally contemplate the long history of Avebury Manor.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amesbury itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from London to Amesbury takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Amesbury

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Avebury, Castle Combe Village, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Westonbirt Arboretum, Mottisfont Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle

13
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.
Get some cultural insight at Temple Bar and Kilmainham Gaol. Let the collections at James Joyce Cultural Centre and Chester Beatty Library capture your imagination. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village), Portmarnock Beach (in Portmarnock) and Malahide Castle (in Malahide). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Grafton Street, step into the grandiose world of Dublin Castle, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Amesbury to Dublin with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Kilkenny, Malahide Castle, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Dublin Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

3
nights
Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Get a sense of the local culture at Ashford Castle and Dunguaire Castle. Take a break from the city and head to Cliffs of Moher and The Burren. Venture out of the city with trips to Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre (in Corofin), Quin Abbey (in Quin) and Cong the Quiet Man Museum (in Cong). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at The Burren, trek along Hag's Head, explore the historical opulence of Dysert O'Dea Castle and Archaeology Centre, and get engrossed in the history at Burren Exposure.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Liscannor holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Liscannor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Liscannor are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

County Clare, Cong, Corofin, Quin Abbey, Burren Exposure
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle