36 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

36 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
2
Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
3
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
4
Derry, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
5
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
6
Douglas, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
7
Lancaster, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
8
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
9
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
10
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
11
York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
12
Betws-y-Coed, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
13
Swansea, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
14
Plymouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
15
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

2
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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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around St Stephens Green, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Dublin is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get colder in Dublin: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

3
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Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
You've now added Wicklow Mountains National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wicklow Mountains National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, thencontemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally make a trip to Blarney Stone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, thenget engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, and finally deepen your understanding at University College Cork (UCC).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork travel route planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Cork in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wicklow Mountains National Park
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

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Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Step out of Galway to go to Bunratty and see Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, explore the galleries of Lynch's Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Galway trip builder.

You can drive from Cork to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Derry.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum

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Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): snap pictures at Peace bridge, thentake an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry, thenget to know the fascinating history of City Walls, and finally don't miss a visit to Guildhall. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Portrush East Strand and then explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Derry holiday tool.

Drive from Galway to Derry in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Derry sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Portrush
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City Walls ©
City Walls
Portrush East Strand ©
Portrush East Strand
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

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Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
On the next day, contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, thenexamine the collection at Titanic Belfast, thenwander the streets of Cathedral Quarter, and finally admire the striking features of Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Belfast journey planning site.

You can drive from Derry to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Belfast, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Douglas.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum

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Douglas, United Kingdom

Douglas ©
The capital and the commercial hub of the island, Douglas represents a traditional seaside resort, booming finance center, and bustling working harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore by horseback at Home of Rest of Old Horses, thenmake a trip to Isle of Man Steam Railway, and then take in the exciting artwork at The Sayle Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Lonan Old Church, thencontemplate the long history of The Great Laxey Wheel and Mines Trail, thensee the interesting displays at A.R.E Motorcycle Collection, and finally take some stellar pictures from The great union Camera Obscura.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Belfast to Douglas by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly. August in Douglas sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lancaster.

Things to do in Douglas

Museums Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Laxey
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:
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Manx Museum ©
Manx Museum
A.R.E Motorcycle Collection ©
A.R.E Motorcycle Collection
Home of Rest of Old Horses ©
Home of Rest of Old Horses

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Lancaster, United Kingdom

Lancaster ©
Lancaster is a city and the county town of Lancashire, England. On the 29th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Lancaster City Museum, look for gifts at Studio Arts Crafts and Graphics, thenwalk around Williamson Park, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lancaster Canal. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Lancaster Priory Church, and then step into the grandiose world of Lancaster Castle.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lancaster road trip planning website.

Ride a ferry from Douglas to Lancaster in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Williamson Park ©
Williamson Park
Lancaster City Museum ©
Lancaster City Museum
Lancaster Castle ©
Lancaster Castle

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Glasgow is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, make a trip to Buchanan Street, have some family-friendly fun at Snow Factor, and walk around Kelvingrove Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Lancaster to Glasgow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lancaster in August since evenings lows in Glasgow dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Snow Factor
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel ©
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral

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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. On the 2nd (Wed), appreciate the history behind Peace Memorial. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and then explore the historical opulence of Old Inverlochy Castle.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Fort William trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to The Royal Mile, thenexplore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Edinburgh fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at York Castle Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, and then explore the ancient world of York City Walls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read York tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in York can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Betws-y-Coed.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:
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York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

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Betws-y-Coed, United Kingdom

Betws-y-Coed ©
On the 9th (Wed), play a few rounds at Betws-y-Coed Golf Club, stroll around Zip World Fforest, thenadmire the sheer force of Swallow Falls, and finally make a trip to Betws-y-Coed Railway Station. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Pont-y-Pair Bridge, don't miss a visit to Galeri Betws-y-Coed, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Mary's Church, thentake in the exciting artwork at Platform Galeri, thenlook for gifts at Candlespower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Old Church.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Betws-y-Coed route planning site.

Traveling by car from York to Betws-y-Coed takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Betws-y-Coed

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Zip World Fforest ©
Zip World Fforest
Saint Mary's Church ©
Saint Mary's Church
Galeri Betws-y-Coed ©
Galeri Betws-y-Coed

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Swansea, United Kingdom

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. On the 11th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Gower Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Three Cliffs Bay, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Gower Peninsula, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Llangennith Beach. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cadoc's Church and then see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History.

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Getting from Betws-y-Coed to Swansea by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Plymouth.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

St Fagans National Museum of History, St Cadoc's Church
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Gower Peninsula ©
Gower Peninsula
Three Cliffs Bay ©
Three Cliffs Bay
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
St Fagans National Museum of History

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Plymouth, United Kingdom

Plymouth ©
Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for gifts at Haberdashery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Plymouth Synagogue, thenmake a trip to Plymouth Hoe, and finally appreciate the history behind Naval Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: visit The Barbican and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Marine Aquarium.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Plymouth road trip site.

You can drive from Swansea to Plymouth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to London.

Things to do in Plymouth

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Plymouth Synagogue ©
Plymouth Synagogue
Naval Memorial ©
Naval Memorial
Plymouth Hoe ©
Plymouth Hoe

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, thendon't miss a visit to Big Ben, thendon't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, walk around St. James's Park, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the London travel route site.

You can drive from Plymouth to London in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. September in London sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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