26 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

26 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai, India
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  16 h
1
Aviemore, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Kinlochbervie, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h
4
Liscannor, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Cirencester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Mumbai, India

3
nights
Aviemore, United Kingdom

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Get a sense of the local culture at Ballindalloch Castle and Knockando Woolmill. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zipline and Aviemore Kart Raceway. Change things up with these side-trips from Aviemore: Aberlour (Cardhu Distillery & Aberlour Distillery). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Loch an Eilein, appreciate the history behind Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Carrbridge Artists Studio, and head outdoors with Loch Morlich Watersports.

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Mumbai, India to Aviemore is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -5.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in July, expect Aviemore to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kinlochbervie.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Aberlour, Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail, Ballindalloch Castle
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Zipline
Ballindalloch Castle ©
Ballindalloch Castle
Knockando Woolmill ©
Knockando Woolmill

2
nights
Kinlochbervie, United Kingdom

Kinlochbervie ©
Kinlochbervie is a harbour village in the north west of Sutherland, in the Highland region of Scotland. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, then kick back and relax at Sango Bay, and finally stroll through Rispond Beach.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kinlochbervie road trip tool.

You can drive from Aviemore to Kinlochbervie in 3 hours. Traveling from Aviemore in July, expect nights in Kinlochbervie to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Kinlochbervie

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Durness, Scourie Bay
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do your shopping at Buchanan Street and Merchant City. Explore hidden gems such as St Giles' Cathedral and Grassmarket. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Glasgow (The Tenement House, The Necropolis, &more). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, take an in-depth tour of Surgeons' Hall Museums, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pickering's Gin Distillery.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kinlochbervie to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Glasgow
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St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral
The Necropolis ©
The Necropolis
Grassmarket ©
Grassmarket

1
night
Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get great views at Cliffs of Moher, trek along Hag's Head, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spanish Point Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Doughmore Bay, then make a trip to The Pollock Holes, and finally kick back and relax at Kilkee Beach. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, then stroll through Lahinch Beach, and finally look for gifts at The Woollen Market.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Liscannor holiday builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Edinburgh to Liscannor takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kilkee, Lahinch Beach, Spanish Point Beach, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Doughmore Bay
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Spanish Point Beach ©
Spanish Point Beach
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

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.
On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse for treasures at Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, browse the exhibits of VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and finally tee off at Mount Juliet Estate.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Liscannor to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries
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Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

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.
On the 14th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Sandycove Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral, take a stroll through Temple Bar, stroll around St Stephens Green, then take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and finally explore the galleries of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dublin travel tool.

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kilkenny in July since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Shankill Beach, Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre
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Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bath Abbey and No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath. Attractions like The Roman Baths and Herschel Museum of Astronomy make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Fashion Museum Bath, don't miss a visit to Sally Lunn's Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Manvers Street Baptist Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bath holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Bath takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The Jane Austen Centre ©
The Jane Austen Centre
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

3
nights
Cirencester, United Kingdom

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Head to Cirencester Antiques & Collectables Market and Octavia's Bookshopfor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as St Mary's Church and Parish Church of St John Baptist are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Cirencester side-trips: Stow-on-the-Wold (Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square & St. Edward's Church), Bourton House Garden (in Bourton-on-the-Hill) and The Parish Church of St. Mary (in Lower Slaughter). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, take a peaceful walk through Cirencester Park, pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, and examine the collection at Corinium Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cirencester trip planner.

You can drive from Bath to Cirencester in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Cirencester

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds Distillery, Bourton House Garden, The Parish Church of St. Mary, St Mary's Church
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
St. Edward's Church ©
St. Edward's Church

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buckingham Palace and Churchill War Rooms. Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and Westminster Abbey. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

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You can drive from Cirencester to London in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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