60 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to London Heathrow, Train to York
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York, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Taxi to Holyhead, Ferry to Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
Drive
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Killarney, Ireland
— 5 nights
Bus to Cork, Fly to Bristol
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Bristol, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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St Ives, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Wareham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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St. Brelade, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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York, United Kingdom

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.
Get some cultural insight at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum and York's Chocolate Story. Visiting York Bird of Prey Centre and Sandsend Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Fountains Abbey (in Ripon), Filey Beach (in Filey) and Beamish Museum (in Beamish). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and take a stroll through The Quayside.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the York trip planning site.

Perth, Australia to York is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Perth in November, expect nights in York to be a bit cooler, around 3°C, while days are colder, around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

5
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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The British Ironwork Centre and Chatsworth House. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Liverpool and Blists Hill Victorian Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liverpool: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (in Wrexham), Chester Cathedral (in Chester) and Shrewsbury Prison (in Shrewsbury). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Lancaster Castle, get a new perspective on nature at World Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Liverpool visit planner.

You can drive from York to Liverpool in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Llandudno.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

6
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Llandudno, United Kingdom

Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Let the collections at Penrhyn Castle (National Trust) and National Slate Museum capture your imagination. Visit National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens and Conwy Castle for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Llandudno: Zip World (in Bethesda), Beaumaris (Beaumaris Castle & Starida Puffin Island Cruises & Sea Fishing Trips) and South Stack Lighthouse (in Holyhead). There's much more to do: make a trip to Conwy Town Walls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Colwyn Bay Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, and browse for treasures at Perry Higgins Antiques.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Llandudno trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Liverpool to Llandudno in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

6
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Dublin, Ireland

Fair City

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Wicklow Mountains National Park and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience and St. Michan's Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Bru na Boinne (in Donore), Kilkenny (The Tholsel & Kilkenny Castle) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). Spend the 11th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, and sample the fine beverages at Teeling Whiskey Distillery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin holiday planner.

Getting from Llandudno to Dublin by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll explore and learn at The Gallery 21 Fine Art Photography and Cork City Gaol. Explore hidden gems such as Muckross Abbey and Out of The Blue. Venture out of the city with trips to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Askeaton Castle (in Askeaton) and Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, and admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Killarney route maker app.

Drive from Dublin to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bristol.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Aerospace Bristol and Oxford University Museum of Natural History. St Petrocks Church and Wells Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bristol: Bath (Bath Abbey, No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, &more), Longleat (in Warminster) and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (in Oxford). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Exmouth Beach, see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, view the masterpieces at Blue Sky Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bristol day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Killarney to Bristol in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Bristol

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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St Ives, United Kingdom

St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Porthminster Beach and Carbis Bay Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Maddern Church and Carn Galver Mine. Change things up with these side-trips from St Ives: Newquay (Fistral Beach Bar & Spas), Falmouth (Pendennis Castle & National Maritime Museum Cornwall) and Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Porthmeor Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary The Virgin Church, learn about winemaking at Polmassick vineyard, and take in nature's colorful creations at Trelissick.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the St Ives trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bristol to St Ives takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in St Ives, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wareham.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Wareham, United Kingdom

Wareham is an historic market town and, under the name Wareham Town, a civil parish, in the English county of Dorset. On the 29th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World and then explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): learn about all things military at The Tank Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Corfe Castle Town Trust Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Durlston Country Park.

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Getting from St Ives to Wareham by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from St Ives in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Wareham, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Wareham

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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. Weald & Downland Living Museum and Chichester Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Petworth House and Park and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta. Change things up with these side-trips from Portsmouth: Bombay Sapphire Distillery (in Whitchurch), Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester) and Bournemouth (Hengistbury Head Beach, Bournemouth Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mudeford Quay, brush up on your military savvy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, examine the collection at The Mary Rose, and enjoy the sand and surf at Weymouth Beach.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Portsmouth trip planner.

Drive from Wareham to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Head to Gustamps and The Lanesfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town Hastings and Beachy Head. Get out of town with these interesting Brighton and Hove side-trips: Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters (in Eastbourne), Camber Sands (in Camber) and The Gun Room (in Alfriston). There's more to do: stop by North Laine and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Pavilion.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Brighton and Hove day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Brighton and Hove takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Brighton and Hove sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Brelade.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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St. Brelade, United Kingdom

If you're looking for places to see in St.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): kick back and relax at St. Brelade's Bay Beach, then see the interesting displays at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, then take an in-depth tour of Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, and finally make a trip to Liberation Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): look for gifts at Maison de Jersey, then step into the grandiose world of Mont Orgueil Castle, then take in the exciting artwork at Maritime Museum, and finally enjoy the sea views from Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere).

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Fly from Brighton and Hove to St. Brelade in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. In January in St. Brelade, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in St. Brelade

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Surgeons' Hall Museums and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The Black Watch Castle & Museum and St Monan's Windmill and Salt Pans will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses), Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Discovery Point, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, and sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from St. Brelade to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. Traveling from St. Brelade in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Edinburgh, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

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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.

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.