43 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

43 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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43 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h
2
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Conwy, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Ferry + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the views from Tower Bridge, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the London trip builder.

New Delhi, India to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to London is minus 5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in March, things will get much colder in London: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

The Cotswold Brewing Company, Cotswolds Distillery, Cotswold Archery
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford), Digley Reservoir (in Holme) and Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends (in Doncaster). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, take a stroll through York Shambles, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brew York.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our York road trip site .

You can take a train from London to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In March, daily temperatures in York can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in York

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Digley Reservoir, Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends, Ladybower Reservoir
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Yorkshire Activity Centre ©
Yorkshire Activity Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

2
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at CoverStar Experiences, have some family-friendly fun at Vorteka Virtual Realities, and then don't miss a visit to Gresford Bells. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of local nightlife at Arcade Club and then look for all kinds of wild species at Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Liverpool trip planning app .

You can drive from York to Liverpool in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Liverpool sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Conwy.

Things to do in Liverpool

Fun & Games Nightlife Parks

Side Trips

Wrexham, Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre, Arcade Club
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Arcade Club ©
Arcade Club

4
nights
Conwy, United Kingdom

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Explore Conwy's surroundings by going to St Gwyddelan's Church (in Dolwyddelan), Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda) and Cader Idris (in Dolgellau). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Beddgelert Forest, admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden, and head outdoors with Activities In Snowdonia, Tanrallt Centre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Conwy trip planning site .

You can drive from Liverpool to Conwy in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Conwy are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Conwy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Caernarfon, Cader Idris, Bodnant Garden, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Snowdon
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Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Cader Idris ©
Cader Idris

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wexford Wildfowl Reserve (in Ardcavan), Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown) and Tintern Abbey (in Wexford). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Kilkenny Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and play a few rounds at Pococke Golf Centre.

Plan trip to Kilkenny with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Conwy to Kilkenny in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Wexford, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Seal Rescue Ireland, Tintern Abbey
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:
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Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 12th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Glanteenassig Wood and then steep yourself in history at Muckross House.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. April in Killarney sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spas, Glanteenassig Wood
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Ballyvaughan (Backwest Adventures & Caher Bridge Garden), Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, step off the mainland to explore Clare Island, and explore the striking landscape at The Burren.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Killarney to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Killarney in April: highs in Galway hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

County Clare, Ballyvaughan, Clare Island, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Clare Island ©
Clare Island

5
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

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You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Hollingwells Equestrian (in Edderton), Embo Beach (in Embo) and Cairngorm Brewery (in Aviemore). Next up on the itinerary: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ullapool Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Brora, and identify plant and animal life at Inverpolly Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Inverness trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Inverness in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daytime highs in Inverness are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ullapool, Tain, Loch Brora, Embo Beach, River Helmsdale
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:
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Distillery Tours
Hollingwells Equestrian ©
Hollingwells Equestrian
Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve

5
nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Arisaig (Camusdarach Beach & Arisaig Archery) and Buachaille Etive Mor (in Ballachulish). There's lots more to do: trek along Devil's Staircase, get outside with Sanna Bay, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and stroll through Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands).

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fort William day trip tool .

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glencoe, Arisaig, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Morar Beach, Castle Tioram
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 1:
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Devil's Staircase ©
Devil's Staircase
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Change things up with a short trip to Glasgow Tigers Speedway in Glasgow (about 1h 05 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pickering's Gin Distillery, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and stroll through Calton Hill.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh online attractions planner .

Getting from Fort William to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Glasgow Tigers Speedway
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:
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Great Away Days ©
Great Away Days
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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