33 days in United Kingdom, United States & Shannon Itinerary

33 days in United Kingdom, United States & Shannon Itinerary

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Fly
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New York City, United States
— 2 nights
Train
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Boston, United States
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lowell, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Boston, United States
— 1 night
Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Shannon
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Shannon, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Glasgow
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Whitby, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Leyburn, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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New York City, United States — 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, see the interesting displays at KGB Espionage Museum, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and finally get to know the fascinating history of World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Dumbo, then see the interesting displays at The Morgan Library & Museum, and then take a stroll through Brooklyn Heights.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, you will find days in New York City are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are much hotter (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Boston.
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Boston, United States — 3 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
HarborWalk and Charlestown Navy Yard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old South Church and Church of the Covenant. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at USS Cassin Young, contemplate the long history of Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, let the kids burn off some steam at The Lawn On D, and visit South End.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Boston journey planner.

Getting from New York City to Boston by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in August, Boston is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Lowell.
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Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

Lowell, United States — 1 night

Lowell is a city in the U.S. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lowell Cemetery and then get a taste of local nightlife at Western Avenue Studios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): admire the striking features of St. Joseph the Worker Shrine and then see the interesting displays at New England Quilt Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lowell trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Boston to Lowell takes an hour. Traveling from Boston in August, Lowell is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Boston.
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Boston, United States — 1 night

Beantown

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old South Church, then contemplate the long history of Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Charlestown Navy Yard, and finally brush up on your military savvy at USS Cassin Young.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Boston driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lowell to Boston takes an hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Boston when traveling from Lowell in August, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Shannon.
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Shannon, Ireland — 4 nights

Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. Askeaton Friary and St. Cronan's Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mooghaun Hill Fort and The Spa at Dromoland. Take a break from Shannon with a short trip to Knockpatrick Gardens in Foynes, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tee off at Shannon Golf Club, stroll around Celtic Park and Gardens, make a trip to Ballycasey Craft and Design Centre, and browse the different shops at Skycourt.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Shannon road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Boston to Shannon. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Boston to Shannon due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Boston in August, with highs in Shannon at 21°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Museum-lovers will appreciate St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art and Glasgow Police Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dumbarton Castle and Scotland Street School Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glasgow: Newark Castle (in Port Glasgow), Clackmannan Tower (in Clackmannan) and Denny Tank Museum (in Dumbarton). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Provand's Lordship, stop by City Centre Mural Trail, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Glasgow route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shannon to Glasgow. August in Glasgow sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Whitby.
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Whitby, United Kingdom — 2 nights

On the 3rd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St Hilda's Church, pause for some photo ops at Captain Cook Statue, and then appreciate the history behind The Whalebone Arch. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Mulgrave Castle, kick back and relax at Saltwick Bay Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Whitby holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Whitby takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Whitby sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 2 nights

City of Festivals

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 5th (Mon), admire the striking features of The Shrine and Parish Church of All Saints North Street, make a trip to The Rose Window, and then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Wilfrid's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael le Belfrey, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of Saint Margaret Clitherow, then learn about all things military at The York Army Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of All Saints' Pavement.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our York online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Whitby to York takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Leyburn.
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Leyburn, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Leyburn is a market town and civil parish in the district of Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, England, sitting above the northern bank of the River Ure in Wensleydale. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Easby Abbey and Parish Church of Saint Agatha. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Leyburn Shawl and White Rose Candles. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Constable Burton Hall Caravan Park and admire the sheer force of Harmby Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Leyburn trip planner.

Traveling by car from York to Leyburn takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nottingham.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Queen of the Midlands

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Get a sense of the local culture at Green's Windmill and Framework Knitters' Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Papplewick Pumping Station and Ellys Manor House. Step out of Nottingham with an excursion to St. Wulfram's Church in Grantham--about 50 minutes away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Brewhouse Yard Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nottingham road trip website.

Getting from Leyburn to Nottingham by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daily temperatures in Nottingham can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to London.
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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.
On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Ightham Mote, see the interesting displays at Hunterian Museum, and then stop by Soho.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Nottingham to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

4.5
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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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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North Yorkshire travel guide

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North Yorkshire is one of England’s most rural areas, yet its biggest attraction is a city. York, the county’s largest town, is an ancient urban settlement dating back to before the Roman era. The city is known for containing some of the best-preserved historical buildings and structures in Europe, and it's one of the most visited cities in England, second only to London. Virtually untouched by the effects of the Industrial Revolution, which left other regions scarred by crumbling factories and run-down mills, this county is dotted by historic stately houses and the remains of formerly wealthy abbeys. Several breezy seaside resorts line the coastline, where you can trade in the sightseeing overload of London for a more relaxing holiday. For a truly English experience, make sure your itinerary includes a few tours of the county’s villages, renowned for their well-manicured gardens and thriving production of world-class cheeses.
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