20 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

20 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train
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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train to Anniesland, Bus to Glencoe
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Glencoe, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Bus
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train to Holyhead, Ferry to Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Train
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly to Cork Airport, Drive to Glengarriff
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Glengarriff, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Kinsale, Ireland
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the London itinerary builder tool.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to London is 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in London at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Moreton-in-Marsh.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:

Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. On the 14th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Batsford Arboretum, then meet the residents at Cotswold Falconry Centre, and then see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Broadway Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, and then sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Moreton-in-Marsh trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from London to Moreton-in-Marsh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Bath.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Bath, United Kingdom — 1 night

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, then take in nature's colorful creations at Highgrove Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Chavenage House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath day trip planner.

You can drive from Moreton-in-Marsh to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Edinburgh.
Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 1 night

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, steep yourself in history at Georgian House, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

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

Getting from Bath to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Glencoe.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Glencoe, United Kingdom — 1 night

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Glencoe trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glencoe in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Glencoe can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Inverness.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Inverness, United Kingdom — 1 night

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get outside with Northern Meeting Park, then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Dublin.
Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Dublin, Ireland — 1 night

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 22nd (Sun): get all the information you need at The Custom House Visitor Centre, stroll around St Stephens Green, then steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and finally browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church, wander the streets of Temple Bar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Belfast.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Belfast, United Kingdom — 2 nights

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 24th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then get a sense of history and politics at City Hall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Belfast trip planning website.

Getting from Dublin to Belfast by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Belfast are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Glengarriff.
Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Glengarriff, Ireland — 1 night

Glengarriff is a village of approximately 800 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. On the 26th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at The Ewe Experience, then take in the dramatic natural features at Healy Pass, and then hike along Beara Way. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Bantry House & Garden, admire the natural beauty at Glengarriff Bamboo Park, and then step off the mainland to explore Garinish Island.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Glengarriff trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Belfast to Glengarriff. In September in Glengarriff, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
Side Trips
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Kinsale, Ireland — 1 night

Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, then view the masterpieces at The Gallery Kinsale, and then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kinsale day trip tool.

You can drive from Glengarriff to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. September in Kinsale sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

County Cork travel guide

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Castles · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Rebel County
County Cork has made a name for itself as the home of the Blarney Stone, the legendary limestone rock rumored to give those who kiss it "the gift of the gab." People come from around the world to bend over backwards and put their lips to the rock in the hopes of becoming more eloquent. In Cork, the county's eponymous city, it is said that the accents rise and fall with the city's rolling terrain. The southern county attracts those looking for the iconic green hills, craggy coastline, and warm hospitality of Ireland. Known affectionately as The Rebel County for its role in the Irish War of Independence, this region is proudly Irish, as evidenced in the region's many cultural festivals and events.