22 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

22 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
4
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
7
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bru na Boinne and Trim Castle. Get some historical perspective at Guinness Storehouse and Newgrange. Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Avoca to see The Mill at Avoca Village about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dublin tour itinerary planner.

Kingston, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kingston in September: high temperatures in Dublin hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Donore, Trim Castle, The Mill at Avoca Village
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, thenadmire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Ferns Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, thensteep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Rock of Cashel, Ferns Castle
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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

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Urquhart Castle and Wardlaw Mausoleum. Get some historical perspective at Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Inverness Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Big Burn Walk (in Golspie) and Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, head outdoors with Bellfield Park, walk around Ness Islands, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Inverness trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Kilkenny to Inverness takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Inverness when traveling from Kilkenny in September, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golspie, Cairngorm Mountain, Urquhart Castle
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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain

3
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Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eilean Donan Castle and West Highland Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Glenfinnan Viaduct and MacIntosh Parish Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, sample the fine beverages at Ben Nevis Distillery, take a memorable drive along Morar Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fort William day trip site.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Eilean Donan Castle, Glen Etive, Camusdarach Beach, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Morar Beach
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Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

3
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St Giles' Cathedral and Greyfriars Kirk. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rosslyn Chapel and St Andrews Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Stirling (National Wallace Monument & Church of the Holy Rude) and St Andrews Links (in St. Andrews). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, have some family-friendly fun at The Realm VR, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh attractions planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Edinburgh sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Stirling, St. Andrews, Rosslyn Chapel
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
St Andrews Links ©
St Andrews Links
St Andrews Cathedral ©
St Andrews Cathedral

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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.
Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit St. Paul's Cathedral and Royal Mews for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Tower of London, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. September in London sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath and Tintern Abbey. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Bishop's Palace and Gardens and Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths. Venture out of the city with trips to Caerleon Amphitheatre (in Caerleon), Lacock Abbey (in Lacock) and Caldicot Castle (in Caldicot). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Manvers Street Baptist Church, and walk around Alexandra Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath vacation planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Newport, Lacock Abbey, Tintern Abbey, The Bishop's Palace and Gardens, Caldicot Castle
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The Bishop's Palace and Gardens ©
The Bishop's Palace and Gardens
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

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