34 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

34 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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34 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Plymouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Bristol, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
5
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
7
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Grasmere, United Kingdom
— 1 night
12
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
13
Leeds, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
14
Sheffield, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
15
Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
16
Southampton, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney, Australia


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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, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our London online trip builder .

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in October, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Plymouth.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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Plymouth, United Kingdom

Plymouth ©
Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
Get out of town with these interesting Plymouth side-trips: Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum (in Camelford), Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel) and Fistral Beach Bar (in Newquay). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plymouth Synagogue, meet the residents at National Marine Aquarium, wander the streets of The Barbican, and don't miss a visit to Plymouth Hoe.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Plymouth road trip website .

Traveling by train from London to Plymouth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can take a train to Bristol.

Things to do in Plymouth

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Fistral Beach Bar, Tintagel Castle, Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum
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Plymouth Synagogue ©
Plymouth Synagogue
Naval Memorial ©
Naval Memorial

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Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bristol tour planning site .

Traveling by train from Plymouth to Bristol takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Bristol

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bath
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Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Venture out of the city with trips to Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford), Chavenage House (in Tetbury) and Cotswold Motoring Museum (in Bourton-on-the-Water). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, admire the landmark architecture of Gloucester Cathedral, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cheltenham Minster.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cheltenham trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Bristol to Cheltenham by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Shakespeare's Birthplace, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Gloucester Cathedral, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Cotswolds Distillery
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery

2
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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Liverpool online route planner .

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to Liverpool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Liverpool sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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The Beatles Story ©
The Beatles Story
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum

2
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 historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, snap pictures at Ha'penny Bridge, and don't miss a visit to The Spire.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Liverpool to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Dublin are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Galway, Ireland

Galway
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway day trip app .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Galway are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll set off for Killarney on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Galway

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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1
night
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, and then don't miss a visit to Ladies' View.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney itinerary site .

Drive from Galway to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
On the 18th (Fri), walk around Phoenix Park and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planning app .

Take a train from Killarney to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Liverpool.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
Jameson Distillery Bow St. ©
Jameson Distillery Bow St.

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nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: Abergele Library (in Abergele), Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon) and Llandudno (Great Orme & Llandudno Pier). See even more of Liverpool: contemplate the long history of Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and take in the exciting artwork at Walker Art Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Liverpool day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Liverpool takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Llandudno, Abergele Library, Caernarfon Castle
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:
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Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Clip 'n Climb Liverpool ©
Clip 'n Climb Liverpool

1
night
Grasmere, United Kingdom

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, then contemplate the waterfront views at Easedale Tarn, then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and finally steep yourself in history at Castlerigg Stone Circle.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Grasmere online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Liverpool to Grasmere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Keswick
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Easedale Tarn ©
Easedale Tarn
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle

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, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Grasmere to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Leeds.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

2
nights
Leeds, United Kingdom

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirkstall Abbey, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Royal Armouries Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Leeds trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Edinburgh to Leeds by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Leeds sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to Sheffield.

Things to do in Leeds

Fun & Games Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Royal Armouries Museum ©
Royal Armouries Museum
Kirkstall Abbey ©
Kirkstall Abbey

1
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Sheffield, United Kingdom

Sheffield ©
A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
On the 28th (Mon), have some family-friendly fun at Awesome Walls Climbing Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Holly Hagg, then take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House, and finally make a trip to Peak District Photography Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sheffield vacation builder tool .

Traveling by train from Leeds to Sheffield takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cambridge.

Things to do in Sheffield

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bakewell, Castleton Walk
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

1
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Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum and then contemplate the long history of University of Cambridge.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Cambridge journey website .

Traveling by car from Sheffield to Cambridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Cambridge are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Southampton.

Things to do in Cambridge

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum
King's College Chapel ©
King's College Chapel
University of Cambridge ©
University of Cambridge

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Southampton, United Kingdom

Southampton ©
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Venture out of the city with trips to Portsmouth (Spinnaker Tower, The Mary Rose Museum, & more), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Winchester Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, step aboard Steamship Shieldhall, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Southampton trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Cambridge to Southampton takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Southampton can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Southampton

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Winchester, Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Steamship Shieldhall ©
Steamship Shieldhall
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©

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