21 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Fly
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Drive
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
Drive
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Stirling, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights

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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to Salisbury.
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Salisbury, United Kingdom — 1 day

Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): delve into the mystery of Stonehenge, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and finally contemplate the long history of Mompesson House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Salisbury route builder tool.

Traveling by car from London to Salisbury takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Salisbury sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, add some entertainment to your itinerary with The Edinburgh Dungeon, and contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh route planner.

You can fly from Salisbury to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Salisbury in July, you will find days in Edinburgh are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). On the 29th (Sat), you're off to Aberdeen.
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Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Aberdeen day trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Aberdeen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Aberdeen, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will leave for Inverness on the 29th (Sat).
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Inverness, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip planner.

Drive from Aberdeen to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Inverness are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will leave for Isle of Skye on the 31st (Mon).
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 31st (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye visit planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Inverness in July: highs in Isle of Skye hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Stirling.
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Stirling, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Stirling is a city in central Scotland. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, pause for some photo ops at National Wallace Monument, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dunblane Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Doune Castle.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Stirling trip builder.

Drive from Isle of Skye to Stirling in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Stirling, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll set off for Glasgow on the 2nd (Wed).
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral.

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

You can drive from Stirling to Glasgow in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Glasgow are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Belfast.
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Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 4 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.
Belfast is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, have fun and explore at W5, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Glasgow to Belfast in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bushmills.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours
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Bushmills, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bushmills route builder.

You can drive from Belfast to Bushmills in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Bushmills, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for Dublin on the 9th (Wed).
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin, and wander the streets of Grafton Street.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Bushmills to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bushmills in August, Dublin is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.
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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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