36 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

36 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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36 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Perth, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Windermere, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
13
Windsor, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Natural History Museum and National Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tower of London and Westminster. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Anglesey Abbey (in Lode), IWM Duxford (in Duxford) and Scotney Castle Garden (in Lamberhurst). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Wimpole Estate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, admire the natural beauty at Audley End House and Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

Plan my day in London using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in London hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bateman's, IWM Duxford, Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Ely Cathedral, Wimpole Estate
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IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Anglesey Abbey ©
Anglesey Abbey
Ely Cathedral ©
Ely Cathedral

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Malahide Castle. You'll explore and learn at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and 14 Henrietta Street. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip maker app .

You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Malahide Castle
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
On the 9th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cork trip planner .

You can take a train from Dublin to Cork in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kinsale
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, view the masterpieces at The Blackbird Gallery, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then walk around Kilkenny Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings VR, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, then get engrossed in the history at Rothe House and Garden, and finally look for gifts at Smithwick's Retail Store.

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

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Waterford
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
St Andrews Links has been added to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dean Village and National Museum of Scotland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Edinburgh Gin Distillery and St Giles' Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, steep yourself in history at Advocate's Close, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Greyfriars Kirk.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kilkenny to Edinburgh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier evenings in Edinburgh when traveling from Kilkenny in June, with lows around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Perth.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

St Andrews Links
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St Andrews Links ©
St Andrews Links
Edinburgh Gin Distillery ©
Edinburgh Gin Distillery
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

1
night
Perth, United Kingdom

Perth ©
Perth is a city in central Scotland, located on the banks of the River Tay. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Perth Museum and Art Gallery and then look for gifts at Scottish Season.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Perth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Windermere.

Things to do in Perth

Museums Shopping
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Perth Museum and Art Gallery ©
Perth Museum and Art Gallery
The Fergusson Gallery ©
The Fergusson Gallery

2
nights
Windermere, United Kingdom

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House. On the next day, snap pictures at Devil's Bridge, enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, and then make a trip to Rydal Water.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Windermere online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Perth to Windermere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, Claife Viewing Station, Devil's Bridge
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Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
Devil's Bridge ©
Devil's Bridge
Cookhouse Gallery ©
Cookhouse Gallery

2
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
The Cavern Club has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Western Approaches Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience, see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, contemplate the long history of Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, get a new perspective on nature at World Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and finally raise your glass at The Cavern Club. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Mendips - John Lennon Home, examine the collection at The Hardmans' House, and then examine the collection at International Slavery Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Liverpool online visit planner .

Getting from Windermere to Liverpool by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool
World Museum ©
World Museum
International Slavery Museum ©
International Slavery Museum

3
nights
Caernarfon, United Kingdom

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Do some cultural sightseeing at Caernarfon Castle and Pant Du Vineyard. Step off the beaten path and head to Tacla Taid - Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum and cafe and Eglwys y Santes Fair. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Benllech Beach, make a trip to Gelert's Grave, have fun at Beacon Climbing Centre, and trek along Beddgelert.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Caernarfon route site .

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Caernarfon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Caernarfon are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tacla Taid - Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum and cafe, Benllech Beach
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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Benllech Beach ©
Benllech Beach

2
nights
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 25th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Birthplace, then admire the natural beauty at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Stratford-upon-Avon online travel planner .

Getting from Caernarfon to Stratford-upon-Avon by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Cotswolds Distillery
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens ©
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

2
nights
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
On the 26th (Fri), see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, step into the grandiose world of Raglan Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Goodrich Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Skenfrith Castle. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, see the interesting displays at National Roman Legion Museum, then steep yourself in history at Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Llandaff Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cardiff travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Cardiff takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Bath.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Newport, Skenfrith Castle, Raglan Castle, Goodrich Castle
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St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Goodrich Castle ©
Goodrich Castle
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 28th (Sun), browse the exhibits of 44AD artspace, then take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Bath's Old Orchard Street Theatre, then examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, then get engrossed in the history at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sally Lunn's Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bath planner .

You can take a train from Cardiff to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Windsor.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Malmesbury Abbey, Castle Combe Village
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath

3
nights
Windsor, United Kingdom

Windsor ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Windsor Castle and Battle of Britain Bunker. Get some cultural insight at St. George's Chapel and Windsor Parish Church St. John the Baptist. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windsor: Dorchester Abbey (in Dorchester-on-Thames) and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (in Kew).

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Windsor trip builder site .

You can take a train from Bath to Windsor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Windsor

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Battle of Britain Bunker, Dorchester Abbey, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Windsor Castle ©
Windsor Castle
St. George's Chapel ©
St. George's Chapel
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ©
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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