20 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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20 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Conwy, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Taxi + Ferry:  4 h
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
6
Durness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11 h
7
Cashel, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h
End: Vancouver, Canada

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. Visit Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Real Mary King's Close for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Edinburgh. Traveling from Vancouver in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Edinburgh, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

2
nights
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 17th (Thu): take an unorthodox tour of Stonehenge, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, then take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, make a trip to Malmesbury Market Cross, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malmesbury Abbey, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bath sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Bath in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Malmesbury, Castle Combe Village, Stonehenge, The Cotswold Range
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

3
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.
Let the collections at The British Museum and Natural History Museum capture your imagination. Visit Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read London tour planner.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in London, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a train to Conwy.

Things to do in London

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

1
night
Conwy, United Kingdom

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo, then explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Plas Mawr.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Conwy trip maker site.

Traveling by train from London to Conwy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Conwy

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
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Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo ©

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilkenny Castle and Rothe House and Garden. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dublin Castle and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Kilkenny (Medieval Mile Museum & St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, and get your bearings at National Library of Ireland.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Conwy to Dublin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dublin are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

2
nights
Durness, United Kingdom

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Balnakeil Craft Village and Mudness Ceramics. Get outdoors at Sandwood Bay Beach and Durness Beach. Step out of Durness with an excursion to Oldshoremore Beach in Kinlochbervie--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sango Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, explore the striking landscape at Cape Wrath, and stroll through Balnakeil Bay.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Durness trip app.

Do a combination of flight and car from Dublin to Durness in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September in Durness, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cashel.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kinlochbervie
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

2
nights
Cashel, Ireland

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rock of Cashel and St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard. Popular historic sites such as Hore Abbey and Cahir Castle are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cashel: Waterford Greenway (in Waterford), Fota House & Gardens (in Fota Island) and Midleton (Jameson Distillery Midleton & Kindred Spirits). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Cashel Folk Village.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cashel route site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Durness to Cashel. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Midleton, Cahir Castle, Waterford Greenway, Fota House & Gardens
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
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Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard ©

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