41 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

41 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
3
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
4
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
5
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
8
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
9
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
10
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
11
York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
12
Nottingham, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
13
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
— 1 night
14
Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
15
Salisbury, United Kingdom
— 1 night
16
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights

3
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Buckingham Palace and HMS Belfast. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at The Courtauld Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at Bomber Command Memorial.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the London day trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to London is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to London is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Auckland in August, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
HMS Belfast ©
HMS Belfast
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Dublin Falconry, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and then wander the streets of Temple Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Bray Head, kick back and relax at Greystones Blue Flag Beach, kick back and relax at Shankill Beach, then get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, and finally view the masterpieces at James Joyce Cultural Centre.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip builder site.

Fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Dublin reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Shankill Beach, Bray Head, Dublin Falconry, Greystones Blue Flag Beach
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story ©

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.
Head to VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY and The Tholselfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and Jerpoint Park. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, play a few rounds at Mount Juliet Estate, appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny visit planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

3
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get some cultural insight at Gallarus Oratory and St. Mary's Church. Shop till you drop at Greenlane Gallery and The Carol Cronin Gallery. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dingle Oceanworld, look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dingle trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Kilkenny to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kingdom Falconry, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Dingle Marina ©
Dingle Marina
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Greenlane Gallery ©
Greenlane Gallery

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Galway Arts Centre, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then take in nature's colorful creations at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Augustine's Church. On the next day, look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, see the interesting displays at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, then explore the galleries of Galway City Museum, and finally make a trip to Quay Street.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Galway tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Galway are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine's Church ©
St. Augustine's Church
The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum ©
The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum
Galway Arts Centre ©
Galway Arts Centre

1
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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Christ Church Cathedral, explore the galleries of 14 Henrietta Street, then shop like a local with Grafton Street, and finally look for gifts at Carrolls Irish Gifts.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Grafton Street ©
Grafton Street

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 31st (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Surgeons' Hall Museums, admire the striking features of Greyfriars Kirk, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and finally get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, get to know the fascinating history of New Town, then contemplate the long history of Georgian House, and finally contemplate the long history of Dean Village.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary app.

Getting from Dublin to Edinburgh by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to St. Andrews.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:
Highlights from your plan
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral
Dean Village ©
Dean Village
Greyfriars Kirk ©
Greyfriars Kirk

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nights
St. Andrews, United Kingdom

St. Andrews ©
On the 2nd (Wed), look for gifts at The Old Cheese Shop Cafe, delve into the distant past at Blackfriars Chapel, examine the collection at St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum, then step into the grandiose world of St Andrews Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church (Town Kirk). On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Martyrs' Monument, kick back and relax at East Sands Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Andrews Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at British Golf Museum, and finally tee off at The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the St. Andrews itinerary maker.

You can drive from Edinburgh to St. Andrews in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in St. Andrews can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in St. Andrews

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
St Andrews Castle ©
St Andrews Castle
St Andrews Cathedral ©
St Andrews Cathedral
Holy Trinity Church (Town Kirk) ©
Holy Trinity Church (Town Kirk)

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Culloden Battlefield and Inverness Castle. Escape the urban bustle at River Ness and Northern Meeting Park. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Craig Phadrig, get engrossed in the history at Highland Archive Centre, head outdoors with Bellfield Park, and browse the exhibits of Castle Gallery.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness vacation planner.

Drive from St. Andrews to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Inverness sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
River Ness ©
River Ness
Battlefield Select Tours ©
Battlefield Select Tours

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
On the 7th (Mon), steep yourself in history at The Scottish Parliament and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip website.

Getting from Inverness to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
The Scottish Parliament ©
The Scottish Parliament
Photography Tours

2
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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.
On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of St. Mary's Abbey, steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Barley Hall, and finally take a stroll through York Shambles.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the York trip builder app.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in York sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nottingham.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Treasurer's House ©
Treasurer's House
York's Chocolate Story ©
York's Chocolate Story
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

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Nottingham, United Kingdom

Nottingham ©
With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Stonebridge City Farm, appreciate the extensive heritage of Trent Bridge, then explore the galleries of Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Brewhouse Yard Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nottingham vacation planner.

You can drive from York to Nottingham in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Nottingham

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Newstead Abbey
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Trent Bridge ©
Trent Bridge
Newstead Abbey ©
Newstead Abbey
Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery ©
Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Hall's Croft, then steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Church, and then contemplate the long history of The Arter.

Discover how to plan a Stratford-upon-Avon trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Nottingham to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Stratford-upon-Avon sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
The Guild Chapel ©
The Guild Chapel
Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall ©
Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

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nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to David Simon Contemporary, examine the collection at Fashion Museum Bath, pause for some photo ops at Admiral Arthur Phillip Memorial Globe, then hunt for treasures at Pulteney Bridge, then view the masterpieces at Victoria Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Bath Street, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, engage your brain at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, then stop by Ora Et Labora, and finally take an in-depth tour of Sally Lunn's Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath travel app.

Getting from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bath by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salisbury.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Fashion Museum Bath ©
Fashion Museum Bath
Pulteney Bridge ©
Pulteney Bridge

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Salisbury, United Kingdom

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. On the 17th (Thu), admire the architecture and history at History Hunt - SALISBURY, make a trip to Old Sarum, get engrossed in the history at The Salisbury Museum, then make a trip to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, then contemplate the long history of Mompesson House, and finally contemplate the long history of Wilton House.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salisbury trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bath to Salisbury takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Salisbury sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to London.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Wilton House
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
Old Sarum
Old Sarum
History Hunt - SALISBURY ©
History Hunt - SALISBURY

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Houses of Parliament and The Monument to the Great Fire of London. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Notting Hill and Liberty London. See even more of London: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, take a stroll through Westminster, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read London online trip maker.

You can drive from Salisbury to London in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Cutty Sark ©
Cutty Sark

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