59 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

59 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fakenham, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive to Norwich International Airport, Fly to Edinburgh
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Taxi to Holyhead, Ferry to Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
— 9 nights
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive
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Warminster, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bristol, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Oxford, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Cambridge, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Get out of town with these interesting Cambridge side-trips: Ely Cathedral (in Ely), Subtropical Swimming Paradise (in Elveden) and Colchester Zoo (in Colchester). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Cambridgeshire Wine School, contemplate the long history of University of Cambridge, admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, and learn about all things military at IWM Duxford.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cambridge road trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Cambridge is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Cambridge, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in June, with highs in Cambridge at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fakenham.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Fakenham, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Fakenham is a market town and civil parish in Norfolk, England. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Holkham Hall, make a trip to Thursford, and then kick back and relax at Wells Next The Sea Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Fakenham trip planner.

You can drive from Cambridge to Fakenham in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fakenham

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fakenham to Edinburgh. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 19:

York, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fury Events (in Witton Gilbert), Durham Cathedral (in Durham) and The Vulcan Experience (in Doncaster). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, explore the ancient world of Fountains Abbey, go for a walk through York City Walls, and pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our York driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in York, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Explore Liverpool's surroundings by going to Manchester (National Football Museum & Science and Industry Museum), Imperial War Museum North (in Stretford) and Chester (Chester Zoo, Chester Cathedral, &more). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, get engrossed in the history at International Slavery Museum, get a new perspective on nature at World Museum, and examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Liverpool trip maker tool.

Getting from York to Liverpool by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 28:

Llandudno, United Kingdom

— 5 nights
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Get out of town with these interesting Llandudno side-trips: Beaumaris Castle (in Beaumaris), Portmeirion Village (in Portmeirion) and National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens (in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Conwy Castle, take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier, take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, and awaken your taste buds at The Grape to Glass Wine Shop and Tasting Room.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Llandudno trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Liverpool to Llandudno by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Llandudno sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 3:

Dublin, Ireland

— 9 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Step out of Dublin to go to Howth and see Howth Head, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Llandudno to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Plymouth.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 12:

Plymouth, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Spirit of Discovery

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yarak Bird of Prey (in Cullompton), Newquay (Spas & Fistral Beach Bar) and Exeter (Exeter Cathedral & Royal Albert Memorial Museum). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plymouth Synagogue, don't miss a visit to Clapper Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Coleton Fishacre, and appreciate the history behind Naval Memorial.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Plymouth day trip planning tool.

Fly from Dublin to Plymouth in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Warminster.

Things to do in Plymouth

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 18:

Warminster, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Warminster is a town and civil parish in western Wiltshire, England, by-passed by the A36 (between Salisbury and Bath) and the partly concurrent A350 between Westbury and Blandford Forum. Explore Warminster's surroundings by going to Lacock Abbey (in Lacock), Salisbury (Old Sarum & Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta) and Glastonbury Tor (in Glastonbury). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Stonehenge, steep yourself in history at Wells Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Longleat, and go for a walk through Stourhead House and Garden.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Warminster day trip site.

Drive from Plymouth to Warminster in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Warminster can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Bristol.

Things to do in Warminster

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Bristol, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bristol: Gloucester Cathedral (in Gloucester), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and Painswick Rococo Garden (in Painswick). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary Redcliffe Church, step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bristol vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Warminster to Bristol takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in Bristol

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

Oxford, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Get out of town with these interesting Oxford side-trips: Warwick (Warwick Castle & The Mill Garden), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Stratford-upon-Avon) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, admire the landmark architecture of Bodleian Library, step into the grandiose world of Oxford Castle & Prison, and learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oxford trip planner.

You can take a train from Bristol to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Oxford can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Venture out of the city with trips to Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester), Paultons Park (in Romsey) and Fishbourne Roman Palace (in Chichester). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Mary Rose, take in panoramic vistas at Spinnaker Tower, learn about all things military at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oxford to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brighton and Hove: Beachy Head (in Eastbourne), Canterbury Cathedral (in Canterbury) and Joe's Bows (in Hernhill). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at Brighton Food Tours, stop by Gustamps, take in the waterfront at Brighton Palace Pier, and explore the world behind art at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brighton and Hove itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Brighton and Hove in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.