17 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
2
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
3
Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
4
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
5
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
6
St. Helier, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
7
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rosslyn Chapel and National Wallace Monument. Visit Doune Castle and Georgian House for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh route builder app.

Miami, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In October, Edinburgh is cooler than Miami - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stirling, Rosslyn Chapel
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument

1
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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 12th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, thenexamine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), thendeepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George, and finally contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle.

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You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cawdor Castle, Urquhart Castle
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Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle
Fort George
Fort George

1
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Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, thenexamine the collection at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, thenexplore the galleries of The Roman Baths, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bath day trip site.

You can fly from Inverness to Bath in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Castle Combe Village
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Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

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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.
On the 14th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, thenget a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at National Gallery, and then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the London route maker site.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in London are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

2
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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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at The Mary Rose, see the interesting displays at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, thensee the interesting displays at HMS Victory, and finally admire the striking features of Chichester Cathedral. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Beaulieu National Motor Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Portsmouth attractions planning website.

Drive from London to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Portsmouth sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Chichester Cathedral, Bournemouth Beach, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
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The Mary Rose ©
The Mary Rose
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory

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St. Helier, United Kingdom

St. Helier ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Brelade's Bay Beach, thenenjoy the sea views from Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere), and then examine the collection at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, thenstep into the grandiose world of Elizabeth Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Mont Orgueil Castle.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read St. Helier trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Portsmouth to St. Helier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October in St. Helier, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in St. Helier

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

St. Brelade, Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital
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Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere) ©
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere)
Mont Orgueil Castle ©
Mont Orgueil Castle

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Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, thenexplore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, thensee the interesting displays at King of the Vikings, and finally take an in-depth tour of Edmund Rice Heritage Centre.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny itinerary builder.

You can fly from St. Helier to Kilkenny in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

King of the Vikings, Rock of Cashel
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Discover out-of-the-way places like EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and National Gallery of Ireland. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Dublin Castle, and don't miss a visit to Temple Bar.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin visit app.

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Dublin are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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