18 days in England, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

18 days in England, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai, India
Fly + Train:  13 h 30 min
1
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Mumbai, India

3
nights
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Change things up with these side-trips from Moreton-in-Marsh: St. Mary's Church (in Fairford) and Hailes Church (in Winchcombe). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church, make a trip to Onform London, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary's Church.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Moreton-in-Marsh trip itinerary builder website.

Mumbai, India to Moreton-in-Marsh is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 5.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Moreton-in-Marsh to be much colder, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Historic Sites Fun & Games Golf

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, St. Mary's Church, Feldon Valley, St Nicholas Church
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Cotswold Clay Club ©
Cotswold Clay Club
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and then delve into the distant past at Stonehenge. On your second day here, make a trip to Frampton Court Estate, take in the exciting artwork at Art Couture Painswick Gallery, then examine the collection at Corinium Museum, and finally get outside with The Cotswold Range.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bath driving holiday tool.

Drive from Moreton-in-Marsh to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Cirencester, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Stonehenge, St. Mary's Church, Frampton Court Estate
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the London journey builder site.

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

1
night
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
On the 29th (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing, get your game on at Manchester Paintball Arena, and then make a trip to Arcade Club.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Manchester itinerary planning site.

Take a train from London to Manchester in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Manchester

Fun & Games Nightlife

Side Trips

Manchester Paintball Arena, Arcade Club
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing ©
Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing
Manchester Paintball Arena ©
Manchester Paintball Arena
Arcade Club ©
Arcade Club

3
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Manchester to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

5
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, walk around Phoenix Park, take a stroll through Grafton Street, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dublin road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daytime highs in Dublin are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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