35 days in Scotland, Ireland & England Itinerary

35 days in Scotland, Ireland & England Itinerary

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35 days in Scotland, Ireland & England Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
6
Ennis, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
8
Grasmere, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. In July in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

3
nights
Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan), Ice Factor (in Kinlochleven) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, make a trip to Neptune's Staircase, and appreciate the history behind Commando Monument.

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

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Commando Monument, Fort Augustus, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glen Etive, Ice Factor
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe ©
Glencoe
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chanonry Point (in Fortrose), Corrieshalloch Gorge (in Ullapool) and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie). Next up on the itinerary: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, admire the natural beauty at Inverness Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness route maker .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Inverness, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, Cawdor Castle, Corrieshalloch Gorge, Chanonry Point, Loch Ness
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
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Distillery Tours
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle

4
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.
Spend the 19th (Sun) on the rails with a train tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, walk around St Stephens Green, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, and browse the exhibits of Dublin Castle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Inverness to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny attractions planning tool .

You can take a train from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in July since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Ennis.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

2
nights
Ennis, Ireland

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, and then explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ennis driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Ennis takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ennis can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Ennis

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Burren National Park, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Aillwee Cave, Kilkee Cliff Walk
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:
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Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

3
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 25th (Sat) at Skellig Michael. There's still lots to do: cruise along Dingle Peninsula, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, and explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip site .

Traveling by car from Ennis to Dingle takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Dingle are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grasmere.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

2
nights
Grasmere, United Kingdom

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grasmere: Buttermere (in Buttermere) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Ullswater, explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, explore and take pictures at Honister Slate Mine, and see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grasmere vacation planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Grasmere in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Ullswater, Buttermere, Alpacaly Ever After
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
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Ullswater ©
Ullswater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

3
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Corinium Museum (in Cirencester), The Bishop's Palace and Gardens (in Wells) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Snowshill Manor, and examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bath day trip site .

You can drive from Grasmere to Bath in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Snowshill Manor, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Corinium Museum, Stonehenge, The Bishop's Palace and Gardens
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
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Walking tours
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

8
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.
Take a break from London with a short trip to The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the London day trip planner .

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

The Big Cat Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 8:
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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