13 days in England, Scotland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

13 days in England, Scotland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in England, Scotland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
York
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
train + bus:  8​h 30​min
4
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 45​min
5
Portrush
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Liverpool
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
London

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.
St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Buckingham Palace and The British Museum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, shop like a local with Covent Garden, and browse the exhibits of Churchill War Rooms.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our London online travel route planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to London. July in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

1
night
York

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at York Castle Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at The York Dungeon, then identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, and finally make a trip to York City Walls.

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Traveling by train from London to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

York Bird of Prey Centre
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York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Stirling Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Calton Hill and Rosslyn Chapel. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Stirling to see National Wallace Monument about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town, and contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh vacation website .

Getting from York to Edinburgh by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from York in July: highs in Edinburgh hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stirling, Rosslyn Chapel
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill

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Isle of Skye

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Neist Point and The Old Man of Storr. Do your shopping at Hebridean Isles Trading Company -Island at the Edge and Skyebluegallery. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Quiraing (Hill Walk), contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Coruisk, make a trip to Dun Beag Broch, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Columba's Isle.

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Getting from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye by combination of train and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Edinburgh in July, plan for little chillier days in Isle of Skye, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portrush.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature Parks Wildlife
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The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Neist Point ©
Neist Point

1
night
Portrush

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, head outdoors with Causeway Coastal Route, then sample the fine beverages at Bushmills Distillery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Portrush East Strand. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, kick back and relax at Bushfoot Strand, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Portrush road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Isle of Skye to Portrush takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Liverpool.

Things to do in Portrush

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bushmills
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Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway

1
day
Liverpool

Liverpool
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 14th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story, then examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Liverpool road trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Portrush to Liverpool in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites
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Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral
Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool
The Beatles Story ©
The Beatles Story

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