22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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1
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
2
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
5
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
6
St Ives, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
7
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights

2
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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Urquhart Castle and Cawdor Castle. Get some cultural insight at Culloden Battlefield and Inverness Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie), Dornoch (Historylinks Museum & Dornoch Beach) and Nairn Beach (in Nairn). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort George and delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness trip itinerary planner.

Seattle, USA to Inverness is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in July: high temperatures in Inverness hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dornoch, Nairn, Clava Cairns, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Urquhart Castle
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Fort George
Fort George
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach

2
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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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, thenlearn about all things military at The Commando Museum, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): appreciate the views at Glen Coe, get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument, thencontemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Glenfinnan Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fort William trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Glencoe, The Commando Museum
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

2
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, and then take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip maker.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery and Natural History Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore The British Museum and Tate Modern. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Clarence House, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Edinburgh, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

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

3
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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. Appreciate the collections at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HMS Victory. Get some historical perspective at Corfe Castle and Stonehenge. Explore Portsmouth's surroundings by going to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth) and Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Mary Rose.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from London to Portsmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Portsmouth are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Bournemouth Beach, Stonehenge, Lulworth Cove, Corfe Castle
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The Mary Rose ©
The Mary Rose
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach

3
nights
St Ives, United Kingdom

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fistral Beach Bar and Porthminster Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Perranporth Beach. Take a break from St Ives with a short trip to Tintagel Castle in Tintagel, about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount and enjoy the sand and surf at Carbis Bay Beach.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the St Ives trip planning app.

You can drive from Portsmouth to St Ives in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. While traveling from Portsmouth, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in St Ives, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fistral Beach Bar, St. Michael's Mount, Tintagel Castle, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Perranporth Beach
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The Lost Gardens of Heligan ©
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Carbis Bay Beach ©
Carbis Bay Beach

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. On the 23rd (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle, step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Orme. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Caernarfon Castle, see the interesting displays at Lloyd George Museum, and then kick back and relax at Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Caernarfon day trip planning site.

You can drive from St Ives to Caernarfon in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Caernarfon can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Conwy Castle, Great Orme, Lloyd George Museum, Beaumaris Castle, Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands
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Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands ©
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands

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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 get to explore Guinness Storehouse and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Temple Bar. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Kilkenny (Black Abbey, St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, &more). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, get lost in a book at National Photographic Archive, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Caernarfon to Dublin in 4 hours. July in Dublin sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kilkenny
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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