28 days in England, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

28 days in England, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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28 days in England, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly + Train:  11 h 15 min
1
Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Weymouth, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Montreal, Canada

1
night
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 11th (Mon): take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge and then see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Longleat, contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath route maker app .

Montreal, Canada to Bath is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Bath due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bristol, Longleat
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Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Longleat ©
Longleat
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

4
nights
Weymouth, United Kingdom

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Take a break from the city and head to Bournemouth Beach and Weymouth Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lulworth Cove and The Tank Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle), Hengistbury Head Beach (in Bournemouth) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Portland Bill Lighthouse and look for all kinds of wild species at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve.

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You can drive from Bath to Weymouth in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to London.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bournemouth, Swanage, Portland Bill Lighthouse, The Tank Museum, Corfe Castle
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The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Natural History Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Portsmouth (Portsmouth Historic Dockyard & The Mary Rose Museum). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and make a trip to Big Ben.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Traveling by car from Weymouth to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Portsmouth
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visit St Giles' Cathedral and The Alnwick Garden for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Alnwick Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: National Wallace Monument (in Stirling) and Doune Castle (in Doune). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, pause for some serene contemplation at Dalmeny Parish Church, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh holiday app .

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stirling, Alnwick, Rosslyn Chapel
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Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle

4
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eilean Donan Castle and Inveraray Castle. Explore hidden gems such as Ben Nevis and John O' Groats. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Ratagan to Glenelg (in Ratagan), Inveraray Jail (in Inveraray) and Morar Beach (in Morar). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, tee off at Traigh Golf Course, identify plant and animal life at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and learn about all things military at The Commando Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William day trip app .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arisaig, Inveraray, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Eilean Donan Castle, Glencoe Lochan
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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail
Inveraray Castle ©
Inveraray Castle

4
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 Urquhart Castle and Cawdor Castle. Appreciate the collections at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) and Fused and Light. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Boat of Garten (Boat of Garten Community Garden & Loch Garten Nature Reserve), RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie) and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Historylinks Museum, delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, and fly down the slopes at Cairngorm Mountain.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Inverness route builder tool .

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aviemore, Dornoch, Culloden Battlefield, Fused and Light, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
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Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Kilkenny (St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, Kilkenny Castle, &more) and Thomastown (Jerpoint Park & Jerpoint Abbey). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and browse the collection at National Photographic Archive.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Dublin holiday planning app .

You can fly from Inverness to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. In June in Dublin, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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