40 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

40 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Sandown, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Ferry + Train + Subway + Train:  7 h
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  8 h
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
8
Ballina, Ireland
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
9
Maidstone, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Newbury, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  2 h
11
Newport, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  2 h
12
Corfe Castle, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h 30 min
13
Niton, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
14
Totland, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3 h 15 min
15
Warwick, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
16
Tintagel, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Seattle, United States

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.
You've added Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Angel Comedy at The Camden Head, Tower of London, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and Natural History Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip builder website.

Seattle, USA to London is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to London, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in July, you will find days in London are little chillier (73°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Sandown.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Sandown, United Kingdom

Sandown ©
A holiday in Sandown offers opportunities for leisure, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly activities.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Osborne House, enjoy the sea views from St Catherine's Lighthouse, thenidentify plant and animal life at Shanklin Chine, and finally admire the striking features of Appuldurcombe House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Chessell Pottery Cafe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Godshill Church, and then stroll through Steephill Cove Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sandown attractions planner.

You can drive from London to Sandown in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Sandown, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Sandown

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Godshill Church, Chessell Pottery Cafe, Appuldurcombe House, St Catherine's Lighthouse, Osborne House
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Osborne House ©
Osborne House
St Catherine's Lighthouse ©
St Catherine's Lighthouse
Chessell Pottery Cafe ©
Chessell Pottery Cafe

1
night
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness holiday planner.

You can fly from Sandown to Inverness in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July in Inverness, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Inverness

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Drumnadrochit
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Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition ©
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
ShipSpace ©
ShipSpace

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Staigue Fort, thenadmire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, and then hike along The Kerry Way.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney travel planner.

Getting from Inverness to Killarney by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Inverness in July since evenings lows in Killarney dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Staigue Fort
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Staigue Fort ©
Staigue Fort

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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 11th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and then don't miss a visit to Grafton Street. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures and then explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip builder site.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Dublin when traveling from Kilkenny in July, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Grafton Street ©
Grafton Street

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 15th (Wed), look for gifts at Two Skies. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, thentake a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh route maker website.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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Ballina, Ireland

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, thengrab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, and then steep yourself in history at Rosserk Friary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ballina road trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Edinburgh to Ballina. July in Ballina sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Maidstone.

Things to do in Ballina

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Michael Davitt Museum, Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, The Great Western Greenway
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

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nights
Maidstone, United Kingdom

Maidstone ©
Maidstone is a large, historically important town in Kent, England, of which it is the county town. On the 20th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Walmer Castle and Gardens and then step into the grandiose world of Dover Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Canterbury Cathedral.

Make your Maidstone itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ballina to Maidstone. Traveling from Ballina in July, you will find days in Maidstone are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to Newbury.

Things to do in Maidstone

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Walmer Castle and Gardens, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Walmer Castle and Gardens ©
Walmer Castle and Gardens
Canterbury Cathedral ©
Canterbury Cathedral
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle

3
nights
Newbury, United Kingdom

Newbury ©
Newbury is a historic market town and the principal town in the west of Berkshire, England and has its own civil parish (led by a town council) as well as the administrative headquarters of West Berkshire. You've now added Highclere Castle to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Highclere Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Cotswold Lavender and then wander the streets of Moreton in Marsh.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Newbury trip builder tool.

You can drive from Maidstone to Newbury in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Newbury are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to Newport.

Things to do in Newbury

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cotswold Lavender, Moreton in Marsh, Stonehenge, Mottisfont Abbey
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Highclere Castle ©
Highclere Castle
Mottisfont Abbey ©
Mottisfont Abbey
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

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nights
Newport, United Kingdom

Newport ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Newport Roman Villa as well as Carisbrooke Castle. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Carisbrooke Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Yarmouth Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Fort Victoria Model Railway, thenget engrossed in the history at Calbourne Water Mill & Rural Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mildred's Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Newport vacation tool.

Getting from Newbury to Newport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Newport are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Corfe Castle.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yarmouth, Calbourne Water Mill & Rural Museum, St Mildred's Church
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
Calbourne Water Mill & Rural Museum ©
Calbourne Water Mill & Rural Museum
St Mildred's Church ©
St Mildred's Church

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Corfe Castle, United Kingdom

Corfe Castle ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, thenhead outdoors with Dancing Ledge, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Putlake Adventure Farm. On your second day here, learn about all things military at The Tank Museum, identify plant and animal life at Monkey World, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Corfe Castle trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Newport to Corfe Castle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Corfe Castle are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Niton.

Things to do in Corfe Castle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Swanage, Wareham, Lulworth Cove
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Monkey World ©
Monkey World

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night
Niton, United Kingdom

Niton ©
St Catherine's Oratory has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): look for gifts at Tregear Pottery, contemplate the long history of Appuldurcombe Farm, look for gifts at Godshill Cider Company, thenstop by Island Gems, thenlook for gifts at Isle of Wight Pearl, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Andrews Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Niton journey maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Corfe Castle to Niton. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Totland.

Things to do in Niton

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Godshill, Wroxall, Isle of Wight Pearl, St Andrews Church
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Island Gems ©
Island Gems
St Catherine's Oratory ©
St Catherine's Oratory
St Andrews Church ©
St Andrews Church

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Totland, United Kingdom

Totland ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Needles Battery. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stop by Alum Bay Glass, stop by THE NEEDLES LANDMARK ATTRACTION, and then explore the striking landscape at The Needles. On the next day, head outdoors with Tennyson Down, thencontemplate the long history of Dimbola Museum & Galleries, and then explore the activities along Colwell Bay.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Totland trip planner.

Totland is very close to Niton. In August, daytime highs in Totland are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Warwick.

Things to do in Totland

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Freshwater, St James Church
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
The Needles Battery ©
The Needles Battery
Dimbola Museum & Galleries ©
Dimbola Museum & Galleries
St Agnes Church
St Agnes Church

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Warwick, United Kingdom

Warwick
Warwick Castle has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Snowshill Manor, steep yourself in history at Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions, and then steep yourself in history at National Trust - Brockhampton Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Broughton Castle and then browse the different shops at Bicester Village.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Warwick online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Totland to Warwick in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Tintagel.

Things to do in Warwick

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Bicester Village, Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions, Broughton Castle, National Trust - Brockhampton Estate, Snowshill Manor
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Snowshill Manor
Snowshill Manor
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
National Trust - Brockhampton Estate ©
National Trust - Brockhampton Estate

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Tintagel, United Kingdom

Tintagel ©
Tintagel or Trevena is a civil parish and village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Tintagel Castle has been added to your itinerary. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, step into the grandiose world of Restormel Castle, and then grab your bike and head to The Camel Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tintagel trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Warwick to Tintagel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Tintagel

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, The Camel Trail, Sandymouth Beach, The Gnome Reserve and Wildflower Garden, Restormel Castle
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum ©
Tintagel Castle ©
Tintagel Castle
Restormel Castle ©
Restormel Castle

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