18 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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18 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
+2
Fly + subway + train:  16​h
1
York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Conwy, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  4​h 15​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

1
night
York, United Kingdom

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.
On the 15th (Tue), look for gifts at The Imaginarium, stop by The Cat Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of York Minster, stop by Mor Music, then wander the streets of York Shambles, and finally stop by Travelling Man. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, then make a trip to York City Walls, then stop by Kala King Patisserie, and finally see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our York journey planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to York is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May: high temperatures in York hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

York Bird of Prey Centre
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms are in your itinerary. Natural History Museum and National Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at British Museum, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, browse the range of quality goods at Harrods, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the London trip app .

Traveling by train from York to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
British Museum ©
British Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wells Cathedral, then stroll through Somerset Crafts, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and finally shop like a local with Pulteney Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, look for gifts at The Silver Shop of Bath, then stop by Emma Rose Art Works, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Little Solisbury Hill.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath online road trip planner .

Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Conwy.

Things to do in Bath

#Shopping, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Wells Cathedral, Somerset Crafts
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

2
nights
Conwy, United Kingdom

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. On the 22nd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Llanfairfechan Beach, admire the sheer force of Aber Falls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Plas Mawr, identify plant and animal life at Pen-y-Dinas Hillfort, then kick back and relax at Angel Bay, and finally kick back and relax at Pensarn Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Conwy online road trip planner .

You can drive from Bath to Conwy in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. In May in Conwy, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Conwy

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Llanfairfechan Beach, Pen-y-Dinas Hillfort, Pensarn Beach, Angel Bay, Aber Falls
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Llanfairfechan Beach ©
Llanfairfechan Beach
Pensarn Beach ©
Pensarn Beach
Aber Falls ©
Aber Falls

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Grafton Street and Gallery of Photography. Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and stop by Sheridans.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dublin journey planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Conwy to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Dublin sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Dublin

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get outside with Causeway Coastal Route and then don't miss a visit to Giant's Causeway.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bushmills vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dublin to Bushmills in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in May since evenings lows in Bushmills dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Bushmills

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visiting Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill will get you outdoors. Head to Urbane Art Gallery and Highland Gemsfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Real Mary King's Close, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bushmills to Edinburgh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bushmills in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Edinburgh, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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