56 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

56 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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56 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Flint, United States
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Oban, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Coleford, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Bodelva, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
14
Salisbury, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
15
London, United Kingdom
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h
16
Pett, United Kingdom
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h
End: Flint, United States

7
nights
Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Phoenix Park, Zipit Forest Adventures, Grafton Street, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wicklow Mountains National Park and Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum. There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures, have fun at Awesome Walls, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin holiday planning tool .

Flint, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Flint to Dublin is 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Flint in May, with highs in Dublin at 59°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wicklow Mountains National Park, Trim Castle, Malahide Castle, Kilkenny Castle
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes SKYTrek, DC Tours - A History of Terror, Carnfunnock Country Park, and other attractions you added.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Belfast trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Belfast are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Belfast

Tours Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Carnfunnock Country Park, Giant's Causeway
Highlights from your plan
SKYTrek ©
SKYTrek
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 13th (Fri), deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle Viewpoint, then explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old High Church, Inverness, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Greig Street Bridge. On your second day here, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then contemplate the waterfront views at Caledonian Canal.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness travel route planner .

You can fly from Belfast to Inverness in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or drive. Traveling from Belfast in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Inverness, with lows of 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
River Ness ©
River Ness
Fort George
Fort George
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye. On the 15th (Sun), explore the activities along The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, have some family-friendly fun at A.C.E Target Sports, and then explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Isle of Skye trip planner .

Getting from Inverness to Isle of Skye by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Oban.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
A.C.E Target Sports ©
A.C.E Target Sports

4
nights
Oban, United Kingdom

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. You've now added Seafari Adventures to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nevis Range Mountain Resort and McCaig's Tower. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Finn Falconry and examine the collection at Ocean Explorer Centre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Oban sightseeing website .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Oban in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Oban are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Oban

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ellenabeich, Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Highlights from your plan
Finn Falconry ©
Finn Falconry
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
McCaig's Tower ©
McCaig's Tower

3
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Pineapple, Stirling Castle, The Kelpies & The Helix, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and Glasgow West End.

To plan Glasgow vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Oban to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stirling, Falkirk, Newton Beach
Highlights from your plan
Glasgow West End ©
Glasgow West End
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

7
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Cragside House and Gardens. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre in Berwick upon Tweed--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and expand your horizons at Classes.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cragside House and Gardens, Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Farne Islands
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

2
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
On the 31st (Tue), examine the collection at National Railway Museum, then see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, then admire the striking features of York Shambles, and finally delve into the distant past at York City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, and finally steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our York itinerary planner .

Getting from Edinburgh to York by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in York, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

2
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Mersey Games, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liverpool Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and finally stop by Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels and then steep yourself in history at Speke Hall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Liverpool trip planning app .

You can drive from York to Liverpool in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Llanfairpwllgwyngyll.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral
Speke Hall ©
Speke Hall

1
night
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, United Kingdom

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll ©
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll or Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll is a large village and community on the island of Anglesey in Wales, situated on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge and across the strait from Bangor. To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Llanfairpwllgwyngyll trip maker site .

You can drive from Liverpool to Llanfairpwllgwyngyll in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Aberystwyth.

Things to do in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Foel Farm Park, Newborough Beach, Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn
Highlights from your plan
Newborough Beach ©
Newborough Beach
Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn ©
Foel Farm Park ©
Foel Farm Park

2
nights
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth is a historic market town, administrative centre, and holiday resort within Ceredigion, West Wales, often colloquially known as Aber. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Bwlch y Geuffordd Gardens, delve into the lush surroundings at Hafod Uchtryd, delve into the distant past at Aberystwyth Castle, then make a trip to Aberystwyth War Memorial, and finally get great views at The Seafront. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): take in the waterfront activity at Aberystwyth Marina Ltd and then admire the engineering at Elan Valley.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Aberystwyth trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Llanfairpwllgwyngyll to Aberystwyth by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Coleford.

Things to do in Aberystwyth

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Elan Valley
Highlights from your plan
Hafod Uchtryd
Hafod Uchtryd
Elan Valley ©
Elan Valley
Aberystwyth Marina Ltd ©
Aberystwyth Marina Ltd

3
nights
Coleford, United Kingdom

Coleford ©
Coleford is a small market town in the west of the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, two miles east of the Welsh border and close to the Wye Valley. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Clearwell Caves and Raglan Farm Park. Go for a jaunt from Coleford to Usk to see USK Rural Life Museum about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Symonds Yat Rock, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Priory Church, Monmouth, examine the collection at Hopewell Colliery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannop Cycle Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Coleford attractions planning app .

Getting from Aberystwyth to Coleford by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bodelva.

Things to do in Coleford

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

St Mary's Priory Church, Monmouth, Chepstow Museum, Raglan Farm Park, USK Rural Life Museum, Tintern Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Hopewell Colliery ©
Hopewell Colliery
Clearwell Caves ©
Clearwell Caves
Symonds Yat Rock ©
Symonds Yat Rock

2
nights
Bodelva, United Kingdom

Bodelva ©
Bodelva is a hamlet in south Cornwall, England, UK. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Treffry Viaduct and then look for all kinds of wild species at Eden Project.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bodelva trip builder .

Traveling by car from Coleford to Bodelva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 11th (Sat), you're off toSalisbury.

Things to do in Bodelva

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Treffry Viaduct
Highlights from your plan
Eden Project ©
Eden Project
Treffry Viaduct ©
Treffry Viaduct

3
nights
Salisbury, United Kingdom

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and Caen Hill Locks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salisbury: Sherborne Abbey (in Sherborne) and Insight Activities (in Fordingbridge). There's much more to do: take an unorthodox tour of Stonehenge, take an in-depth tour of The Salisbury Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arundells, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund.

Discover how to plan a Salisbury trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Bodelva to Salisbury in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Salisbury sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Caen Hill Locks, Stonehenge, Sherborne Abbey, Insight Activities
Highlights from your plan
Insight Activities ©
Insight Activities
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
Caen Hill Locks ©
Caen Hill Locks

9
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beer Tastings & Tours and Food Tours. Explore London's surroundings by going to Hampton Court Palace (in East Molesey), IWM Duxford (in Duxford) and Pitt Rivers Museum (in Oxford). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, stroll around Regent's Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the London attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Salisbury to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Pett.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

IWM Duxford, Hampton Court Palace, Gustamps, Pitt Rivers Museum, Catanger Llamas
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Beer Tastings & Tours
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

1
night
Pett, United Kingdom

Pett ©
Pett is a village and civil parish in the Rother District of East Sussex, England. On the 24th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Bodiam Castle, witness the site of a historic battle at Battle Abbey and Battlefield, then walk around Egerton Park, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Hastings.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pett itinerary app .

You can drive from London to Pett in 2 hours. In June in Pett, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pett

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Town Hastings, Bodiam Castle, Egerton Park, Battle Abbey and Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Battle Abbey and Battlefield ©
Battle Abbey and Battlefield
Old Town Hastings ©
Old Town Hastings
Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle

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