58 days in United Kingdom & Cork Itinerary

58 days in United Kingdom & Cork Itinerary

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Whitby, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 1 day
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Betws-y-Coed, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Pett, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
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Bakewell, United Kingdom

— 5 nights
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Venture out of the city with trips to Alton Towers Theme Park (in Alton), Battlefield Falconry Centre (in Shrewsbury) and Vale Royal Falconry Centre (in Northwich). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House, take in the dramatic natural features at Stanage Edge, explore the galleries of White Peakhouse Gallery, and make a trip to Peak District Photography Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bakewell trip planner.

London to Bakewell is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bakewell are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Bakewell

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

York, United Kingdom

— 1 night

City of Festivals

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, then delve into the distant past at York City Walls, and finally take a stroll through York Shambles.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read York online route maker.

You can drive from Bakewell to York in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Scarborough.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Scarborough, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at A High Tide in Short Wellies, stroll through Filey Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bayley Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Peasholm Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Scarborough, and then kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Scarborough road trip app.

Drive from York to Scarborough in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Scarborough sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Whitby.

Things to do in Scarborough

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Whitby, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall, then make a trip to Goathland Station, then examine the collection at Museum of Victorian Science, and finally kick back and relax at Sandsend Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, look for gifts at The Green Dragon Ale House, don't miss a visit to Whitby Harbour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Mary, Whitby, and finally get to know the fascinating history of 199 Steps.

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Getting from Scarborough to Whitby by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June in Whitby, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Whitby

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 7 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to St Aiden Beach (in Bamburgh), The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses) and Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip builder.

You can drive from Whitby to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cork.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Cork, Ireland

— 1 day

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
On the 6th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cork itinerary builder website.

Getting from Edinburgh to Cork by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Cork

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belfast, United Kingdom

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at City Hall, then examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, then examine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Belfast trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Cork to Belfast in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Historic Sites

Aberdeen, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Explore Aberdeen's surroundings by going to Stonehaven (Dunnottar Castle & RSPB Fowlsheugh), Ballater (St Kentigern’s Church, Balmoral Castle, &more) and War Memorial (in Braemar). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, pause for some photo ops at Bamse Statue, take in nature's colorful creations at David Welch Winter Gardens, and explore the historical opulence of Glamis Castle.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Aberdeen vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Belfast to Aberdeen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In July, daily temperatures in Aberdeen can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 7 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

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: Carrbridge (Carrbridge Artists Studio & Landmark Forest Adventure Park), RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie) and Aviemore (Cairngorm Mountain & Loch an Eilein). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take an in-depth tour of Highland Archive Centre, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and delve into the mystery of Loch Ness.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Inverness trip builder.

Traveling by car from Aberdeen to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom

— 6 nights
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Venture out of the city with trips to Attadale Gardens (in Strathcarron), Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and Strome Castle (in Lochcarron). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at Highland Taste, identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, don't miss a visit to Village Green, and delve into the distant past at Corrimony Chambered Cairn.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Drumnadrochit travel route planner.

Drumnadrochit is just a stone's throw from Inverness. July in Drumnadrochit sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ambleside, United Kingdom

— 6 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Explore Ambleside's surroundings by going to Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith) and Lake Windermere (in Windermere). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, get great views at Orrest Head, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Loughrigg Fell.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ambleside trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Drumnadrochit to Ambleside by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Blackpool.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackpool, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Seaside Resort that Never Sleeps

Over 12 million people visit Blackpool each year, making it Britain’s top holiday resort and one of its most visited cities overall, second only to London.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get in on the family fun at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Blackpool trip planning website.

Getting from Ambleside to Blackpool by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Betws-y-Coed.

Things to do in Blackpool

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Betws-y-Coed, United Kingdom

— 6 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Betws-y-Coed: National Slate Museum (in Llanberis), Portmeirion Village (in Portmeirion) and Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, cast your line with Starida Puffin Island Cruises & Sea Fishing Trips, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Mary's Church.

To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Betws-y-Coed trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Blackpool to Betws-y-Coed in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brecon Beacons National Park.

Things to do in Betws-y-Coed

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brecon Beacons National Park: Bath (Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Abbey, &more) and Bristol (Brunel's SS Great Britain & Clifton Suspension Bridge).

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brecon Beacons National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Betws-y-Coed to Brecon Beacons National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Brecon Beacons National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pett.

Things to do in Brecon Beacons National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pett, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): meet the residents at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, then see the interesting displays at Hastings Fishermen's Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Smugglers Adventure, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pett Level Beach.

Plan trip to Pett with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Brecon Beacons National Park to Pett by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lisburn.

Things to do in Pett

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lisburn, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Lisburn is a city in Northern Ireland. On the 12th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, admire the natural beauty at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, then head outdoors with Spruce Meadows, and finally head outdoors with Lagan Valley Leisureplex Lisburn Pool.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lisburn trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pett to Lisburn. Traveling from Pett in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisburn, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bushmills.

Things to do in Lisburn

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Bushmills, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Bushmills Distillery, admire all the interesting features of Causeway Coastal Route, then take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway, then stop by McConaghy's Souvenir Shop, and finally admire the sheer force of Dunseverick Falls. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle and then snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bushmills tour itinerary planning app.

Drive from Lisburn to Bushmills in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bushmills are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Scottish Highlands travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
The Scottish Highlands are the reason why Scotland looks like nowhere else in the world. The rugged landscapes of the Highlands are at once formidable and beautiful. Perhaps the best way to experience the awe-inspiring natural wonders of the region is by including a leisurely road trip in your itinerary. A journey through the Highlands is a journey through the history of our planet, as the ancient rocks were formed over a period of hundreds of millions of years. The region contains some of Europe’s most extensive wilderness areas, many of which have been designated as national parks and are essential places to visit for any nature lover. Dotted with small fishing villages, the region is also a foodie's paradise, offering arguably some of the finest fresh seafood and venison delicacies in the world.

Loch Ness Region travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.

Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.

Snowdonia National Park travel guide

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Zipline · Mountains · Waterfalls
Unlike national parks in other countries, is made up of both public and private lands, serving as a permanent home to over 26,000 people. This is the largest national park in Wales, boasting the highest mountain in England and Wales. Dotted by numerous picturesque villages, the park is steeped in local history and culture. One of the wettest parts of the British Isles, the park shelters a diverse plant and animal life, with many areas protected by local and European conservation laws. The area includes over 2,300 km (1,500 mi) of public footpaths, with numerous secluded mountain walks that are relatively empty of hikers and offer peaceful views of the surrounding landscape.

Hastings travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Entertainment Centers · Piers & Boardwalks
Hastings is a town and borough in East Sussex on the south coast of England, 24mi east of the county town of Lewes and 53mi south east of London. It has an estimated population of 90,254.Hastings gives its name to the Battle of Hastings, which took place 8mi to the north at Senlac Hill in 1066. The town later became one of the medieval Cinque Ports, and a popular seaside resort in the 19th century with the coming of the railway. Hastings is a fishing port with a beach-based fishing fleet.HistoryEarly historyThe first mention of Hastings is found in the late 8th century in the form Hastingas. This is derived from the Old English tribal name Hæstingas, meaning `the constituency/followers of Hæsta'. Symeon of Durham records the victory of Offa in 771 over the Hestingorum gens, that is, "the people of the Hastings tribe.", Hastingleigh in Kent was named after that tribe. The place name Hæstingaceaster is found in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle entry for 1050, and may be an alternative name for Hastings. However, the absence of any archaeological remains of or documentary evidence for a Roman fort at Hastings suggest that Hæstingaceaster may refer to a different settlement, most likely that based on the Roman remains at Pevensey.

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County Antrim travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Bridges · Scenic Drive
The rugged landscapes of County Antrim include the Giant’s Causeway, a World Heritage Site widely regarded as one of the most striking locations in the world. The area is also known for its production of whiskey, as well as the lively nightlife of the modern seaside resorts. The county’s coastal scenery is part of a giant outdoor adventure playground, with challenging hiking trails and rock-climbing sites fit for the most extreme adventure-seekers. Evade crowding at the county’s most popular sites by visiting numerous quaint villages nestled deep inside lush river valleys.