37 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

37 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
8
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Limerick, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Taxi + Train:  2 h 30 min
12
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Sydney, Australia

9
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Archery & Cotswold Falconry Centre). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Tower Bridge, walk around Hyde Park, and explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the London day trip planning app.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh, The Cotswold Brewing Company, Cotswolds Distillery
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and finally don't miss a visit to Duke of Wellington. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore) and Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten). Next up on the itinerary: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, explore the activities along River Ness, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the views from Culloden Viaduct.

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You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Inverness, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Aviemore, Culloden Battlefield
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Distillery Tours
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve

2
nights
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, and then explore the activities along Portree Harbour.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Isle of Skye tour planner.

Drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Portree Harbour ©
Portree Harbour

2
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. Fort William is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, appreciate the history behind Seated Sculpture, don't miss a visit to Lime Tree An Ealdhain Gallery, and walk around Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre.

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

Drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Loch Shiel
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre ©
Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre

3
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Glasgow: Stirling (Stirling Castle & The Queen Anne Gardens). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and take an in-depth tour of People's Palace and Winter Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Glasgow trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fort William to Glasgow by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Stirling, Snow Factor
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel ©
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
Glasgow Science Centre ©
Glasgow Science Centre

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): hunt for treasures at St. George's Market, then examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, then see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, and finally contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Belfast road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Glasgow to Belfast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Belfast are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Derry.

Things to do in Belfast

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Derry journey planner.

You can take a bus from Belfast to Derry in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Derry are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for Sligo.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Museums
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City Walls ©
City Walls
Museum of Free Derry ©
Museum of Free Derry

1
night
Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Yeats's Grave, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sligo Abbey.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sligo trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Derry to Sligo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Yeats's Grave
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Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach
Yeats's Grave ©
Yeats's Grave

1
night
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Limerick vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Limerick takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bunratty
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
The Lawrence Collection ©
The Lawrence Collection

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Oliver's Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Blarney Chocolate Factory, explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Cork City Gaol, and finally gain insight at University College Cork (UCC).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cork trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. May in Cork sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
University College Cork (UCC) ©
University College Cork (UCC)

4
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 landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, stroll around Phoenix Park, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Dublin online holiday builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Cork to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 7 — 11:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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