49 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

49 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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49 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
train:  2​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bath, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Alnwick, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
9
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
12
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Paris, France

6
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. Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The British Museum, explore the world behind art at Banqueting House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and make a trip to Big Ben.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the London online tour itinerary builder .

Paris, France to London is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. November in London sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Your inner history buff will appreciate Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Petworth House and Park and Tangmere Military Aviation Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portsmouth: Fishbourne Roman Palace (in Chichester) and Arundel Cathedral (in Arundel). There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Portchester Castle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth attractions planner.

Traveling by car from London to Portsmouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Chichester, Portchester Castle, Petworth House and Park, Arundel Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson ©
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson
Petworth House and Park ©
Petworth House and Park

5
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bath Abbey and The Circus. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Roman Baths and Glastonbury Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and The Bishop's Palace and Gardens (in Wells). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Worcester Cathedral and steep yourself in history at Bath Street.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bath travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a train to Cardiff.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Glastonbury Abbey, Worcester Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey, The Bishop's Palace and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Worcester Cathedral ©
Worcester Cathedral

1
night
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle and then examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Big Pit National Coal Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Raglan Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cardiff online itinerary builder .

Getting from Bath to Cardiff by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cardiff are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raglan Castle, Big Pit National Coal Museum
Highlights from your plan
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle

4
nights
Caernarfon, United Kingdom

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Museum-lovers will get to explore Yr Ysgwrn and Plas Glyn y Weddw. Your inner history buff will appreciate Caernarfon Castle and Beaumaris Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Caernarfon side-trips: Amgueddfa Forwrol Llyn / Llyn Maritime Museum (in Nefyn), Harlech Castle (in Harlech) and Criccieth (Castle Gallery & Criccieth Castle). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum, don't miss a visit to Caernarfon Town Walls, and stop by Craft Cymru.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Caernarfon travel route planner.

Getting from Cardiff to Caernarfon by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Criccieth, Craft Cymru, Harlech Castle, Yr Ysgwrn, Beaumaris Castle
Highlights from your plan
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle

4
nights
Alnwick, United Kingdom

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bamburgh Castle and Holy Trinity Old Bewick. Cragside House and Gardens and Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Dryburgh Abbey (in St. Boswells), St Andrews Scottish Episcopal Church (in Kelso) and Jedburgh (Jedburgh Abbey, Jedburgh Castle & Jail Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Peter.

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Traveling by car from Caernarfon to Alnwick takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Alnwick sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Jedburgh, Bamburgh, The Parish Church of Saint Peter, St Andrews Scottish Episcopal Church, Dryburgh Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum ©
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, steep yourself in history at Advocate's Close, and pause for some photo ops at Scottish National War Memorial.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh journey builder .

Take a train from Alnwick to Edinburgh in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

3
nights
Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Visit Dunnottar Castle and Admiralty Gateway for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fraserburgh Heritage Centre and The Gordon Highlanders Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Aberdeen side-trips: Edzell Castle and Garden (in Edzell), Fasque Castle (in Fettercairn) and Pitsligo Castle (in Rosehearty). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at King's College Chapel and pause for some photo ops at William Wallace Statue.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Aberdeen online journey planner .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Inverness.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fraserburgh, Edzell Castle and Garden, Fasque Castle, Admiralty Gateway, Dunnottar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Fraserburgh Heritage Centre ©
Fraserburgh Heritage Centre
Pitsligo Castle ©
Pitsligo Castle

4
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Let the collections at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition and The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Urquhart Castle and Nigg Old Church. Step out of Inverness with an excursion to Dornoch Cathedral in Dornoch--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and steep yourself in history at Beauly Priory.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Inverness tour planner .

Getting from Aberdeen to Inverness by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December in Inverness, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Beauly Priory, Nigg Old Church, Dornoch Cathedral, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Fort George
Fort George

5
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. Get some cultural insight at Eilean Donan Castle and Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castle Stalker and Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Glenorchy Parish Church (in Dalmally), The Commando Museum (in Spean Bridge) and Saint Conan's Kirk (in Loch Awe). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort and pause for some serene contemplation at MacIntosh Parish Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fort William trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan, Eilean Donan Castle, Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, The Commando Museum, Glenorchy Parish Church
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Castle Stalker ©
Castle Stalker
St. Conan’s Kirk ©
St. Conan’s Kirk

1
night
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and then take an in-depth tour of The Tenement House. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Mackintosh House and then see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip planner .

You can drive from Fort William to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
The Tenement House ©
The Tenement House

4
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Step off the beaten path and head to Crumlin Road Gaol and Scrabo Tower. Let the collections at Ulster Museum and Creetown Gem Rock Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Belfast with an excursion to Mull of Galloway Lighthouse in Mull of Galloway--about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Malachy's Church.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Belfast trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Belfast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Belfast are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Creetown Gem Rock Museum, Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, Scrabo Tower
Highlights from your plan
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Creetown Gem Rock Museum ©
Creetown Gem Rock Museum

3
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.
On the 19th (Thu), see the interesting displays at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at Marsh's Library, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, and then admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Belfast to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Dublin, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty

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