27 days in England, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

27 days in England, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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27 days in England, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, United States
+3
Train + Tram + Fly + Train:  13 h 45 min
1
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Salisbury, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
8
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Tram + Train:  13 h 45 min
End: Fort Lauderdale, United States

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.
Popular historic sites such as The Roman Baths and Farleigh Hungerford Castle are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at American Museum & Gardens and The Museum of Bath at Work. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, get engrossed in the history at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Manvers Street Baptist Church.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip builder website.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Bath is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Bath, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a train to Salisbury.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Farleigh Hungerford Castle ©
Farleigh Hungerford Castle

2
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Salisbury, United Kingdom

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Close, don't miss a visit to Old Sarum, then brush up on your military savvy at Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ringwood Brewery, and finally hit the bull's-eye at Insight Activities.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salisbury day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Bath to Salisbury in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Ringwood Brewery, Insight Activities
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Insight Activities ©
Insight Activities
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The British Museum and Natural History Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and wander the streets of South Bank.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

You can take a train from Salisbury to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in London sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. National Museum of Scotland and Scottish National Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Edinburgh at 66°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

2
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry, see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, take an in-depth tour of The Tenement House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, then wander the streets of Buchanan Street, and finally learn about winemaking at Vino Valentino. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Phoenix Falconry, then step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, then steep yourself in history at The Old Town Jail, and finally explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Glasgow route builder site.

Take a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Stirling, Strathblane Falconry, Phoenix Falconry
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Strathblane Falconry ©
Strathblane Falconry
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get some historical perspective at Cawdor Castle and Urquhart Castle. Get some cultural insight at Culloden Battlefield and The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection). When in Inverness, make a side trip to see Nairn Beach in Nairn, approximately Nairn away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fort George, step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle, head outdoors with Northern Meeting Park, and get engrossed in the history at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Inverness trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Nairn, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle

4
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Celtic Rider and The Paddocks Riding Centre. Museum-lovers will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Temple Bar, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, and explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin tour builder.

You can fly from Inverness to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Celtic Rider
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

5
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Curracloe Beach and Mount Juliet Estate. Appreciate the collections at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre and Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception (in Wexford), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Daniel O'Connell Monument (in Ennis). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, get outside with Dromoland Castle, get engrossed in the history at Medieval Mile Museum, and steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny day trip planning site.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kilkenny when traveling from Dublin in July, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Enniscorthy, Cashel, Daniel O'Connell Monument, King John's Castle
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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