22 days in England & Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

22 days in England & Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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22 days in England & Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Windermere, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Ennis, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Edmonton, Canada

4
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: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the London road trip planning app .

Edmonton, Canada to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay May 10 — 14:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Corinium Museum (in Cirencester) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, see the interesting displays at Jet Age Museum, admire the striking features of Chavenage House, and look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bath trip planner.

Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cirencester, Lodgemore Bridge, Walks With Hawks, Stonehenge, Chavenage House
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range

3
nights
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Get out of town with these interesting Moreton-in-Marsh side-trips: St Oswald's Church (in Swinbrook) and Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf (in Stratford-upon-Avon). There's much more to do: get your game on at Cotswold Archery, look for all kinds of wild species at Greystones Farm, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church, and get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Falconry Centre.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Moreton-in-Marsh trip maker app .

Getting from Bath to Moreton-in-Marsh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chipping Campden, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, High Street Broadway, St Oswald's Church
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Cotswold Falconry Centre ©
Cotswold Falconry Centre

3
nights
Windermere, United Kingdom

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to Predator Experience Ltd (in Ayside), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Wordsworth Daffodil Garden (in Grasmere). The adventure continues: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake District National Park Guided Walks, enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company.

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

You can drive from Moreton-in-Marsh to Windermere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ennis.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Alpacaly Ever After, J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, Lake District National Park Guided Walks, Predator Experience Ltd
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

2
nights
Ennis, Ireland

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Change things up with these side-trips from Ennis: Clare Coastal Walk Project (in Doolin), Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee) and Liscannor (Cliffs of Moher & Hag's Head). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian, look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Ennis tour planner .

Drive from Windermere to Ennis in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May in Ennis, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Liscannor, Doughmore Bay, Clare Coastal Walk Project, Scattery Island
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk

4
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Dingle (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Coumeenoole Beach, & more) and Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials (in Ventry). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney road trip planning site .

Drive from Ennis to Killarney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dingle, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Find places to stay May 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

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