12 days in England, Caernarfon & Ireland Itinerary

12 days in England, Caernarfon & Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in England, Caernarfon & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Tetbury, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Windermere, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
— 1 night
taxi + ferry:  3​h
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in London hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

1
night
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 27th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of American Museum & Gardens, get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and then experience rural life at Marshfield Farm Ice Cream.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bath travel itinerary planner .

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tetbury.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marshfield Farm Ice Cream
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
American Museum & Gardens ©
American Museum & Gardens
Marshfield Farm Ice Cream ©
Marshfield Farm Ice Cream

1
night
Tetbury, United Kingdom

Tetbury ©
Tetbury is a small town and civil parish within the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, examine the collection at Corinium Museum, then make a trip to Gallery Pangolin, and finally contemplate the long history of Chavenage House.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tetbury trip maker website .

You can drive from Bath to Tetbury in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Tetbury

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cirencester, Gallery Pangolin
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum

1
night
Windermere, United Kingdom

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lake Grasmere, have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Windermere route planning website .

You can drive from Tetbury to Windermere in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors Tours Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lake Grasmere
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
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Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Lake Grasmere ©
Lake Grasmere

1
night
Caernarfon, United Kingdom

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, have fun at Beacon Climbing Centre, take in nature's colorful creations at Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, then get great views at Twthill, and finally appreciate the history behind Sir Hugh Owen Statue.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Caernarfon vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Caernarfon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Caernarfon are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Beacon Climbing Centre ©
Beacon Climbing Centre
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens ©
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, and finally pause for some photo ops at James Joyce Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Phoenix Park, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Caernarfon to Dublin takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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