30 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Swansea, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Windermere, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Nant Peris, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 1 day
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Achill Island, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Durham, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

The Square Mile

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 list of things to see and do now includes Kensington Palace, St. James's Park, Victoria and Albert Museum, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in London hover around 73°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Cardiff.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom — 1 night

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales, then examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, and then explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Bristol Cathedral, snap pictures at Clifton Suspension Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary Redcliffe Church, then pause for some photo ops at The Animal Wall, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cardiff online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Cardiff takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Swansea.
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Swansea, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. On the 29th (Fri), look for gifts at Gower Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Gower Peninsula, then kick back and relax at Oxwich Bay, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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You can drive from Cardiff to Swansea in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Swansea, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Birmingham.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom — 2 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Alton Towers Resort, Blenheim Palace and The Roman Baths. On the 30th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace, get in on the family fun at Alton Towers Resort, then step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, then admire the striking features of Shakespeare's Birthplace, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Black Country Living Museum, contemplate the long history of Birmingham Back to Backs, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham online trip planner.

Getting from Swansea to Birmingham by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Capital of the North

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Fletcher Moss Park & Botanical Gardens, Manchester Town Hall, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Manchester Town Hall, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, admire the striking features of York Minster, then see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, then get in on the family fun at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manchester Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): walk around Fletcher Moss Park & Botanical Gardens, find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester, then get curious at Science and Industry Museum, then examine the collection at National Football Museum, and finally hone your skills at Parthian Climbing.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Manchester trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Birmingham to Manchester in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.
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Windermere, United Kingdom — 1 night

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Your day by day itinerary now includes Derwentwater. On the 3rd (Wed), explore the activities along Derwentwater, get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows, see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, then admire the landmark architecture of Bridge House, and finally see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Windermere travel route builder tool.

Drive from Manchester to Windermere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Liverpool.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 1 night

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Liverpool Cathedral has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, then take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story, and finally see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Liverpool trip planner.

You can drive from Windermere to Liverpool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Liverpool sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nant Peris.
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Nant Peris, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Swallow Falls, Cader Idris, Great Orme, and other attractions you added. On the 5th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Llanberis Slate Quarry, step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, then take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cader Idris, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nant Peris trip itinerary website.

Drive from Liverpool to Nant Peris in 2 hours. You'll set off for Dublin on the 7th (Sun).
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Saint Patrick's Cathedral as well as Kilkenny Castle. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, stop by Temple Bar, then walk around St Stephens Green, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nant Peris to Dublin by car takes about 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.
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Cork, Ireland — 2 nights

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ring of Beara, Skellig Michael, Military Museum Collins Barracks, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Military Museum Collins Barracks, steep yourself in history at Camden Fort Meagher, cruise along Ring of Beara, then don't miss a visit to Blarney Stone, then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, and finally step off the mainland to explore Skellig Michael. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at The English Market, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally identify plant and animal life at Fota Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cork trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Cork in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Galway.
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Galway, Ireland — 1 day

City of the Tribes

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.
You've added Cliffs of Moher, Wild Atlantic Way, Slieve League, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, get outside with Dingle Peninsula, get great views at Slieve League, then head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, then explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, and finally cruise along Slea Head Drive.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Galway itinerary maker.

Drive from Cork to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Achill Island.
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Achill Island, Ireland — 2 nights

Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
On the 12th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, and then take in the awesome beauty at Minaun. On your second day here, head outdoors with Atlantic Drive, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, and then kick back and relax at Keel Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Achill Island itinerary maker website.

Getting from Galway to Achill Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Achill Island are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Belfast.
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Belfast, United Kingdom

A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Belfast trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Achill Island to Belfast in 5 hours. In August in Belfast, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 13th (Sat), you're off to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 1 day

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): have fun and explore at Glasgow Science Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and finally appreciate the history behind The Paisley Cenotaph.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Glasgow trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Belfast to Glasgow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palace of Holyroodhouse, Scottish National Gallery, National Museum of Scotland, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and finally make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh day trip site.

You can drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Durham.
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Durham, United Kingdom — 1 night

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Your day by day itinerary now includes Brancepeth Castle, Seaham Beach and Durham Riverside Walk. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): go for a walk through Durham Riverside Walk, explore the historical opulence of Brancepeth Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Seaham Beach, then contemplate the long history of Durham Cathedral, then take in nature's colorful creations at Crook Hall & Gardens, and finally relax in the rural setting at Hall Hill Farm.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Durham day trip app.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Durham in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel to Aberdeen.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Loch Ness has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stroll through Loch Ness, stop by Footdee (Fittie), then stroll around David Welch Winter Gardens, and finally make a splash at Stonehaven Open Air Pool.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Aberdeen trip planner.

You can fly from Durham to Aberdeen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Aberdeen sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Inverness.
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Inverness, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Inverness Castle, Urquhart Castle, Highland Discovery Tours, and other attractions. On the 18th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle and then explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle. Keep things going the next day: learn insider's secrets on Highland Discovery Tours, explore the activities along River Ness, then examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), then steep yourself in history at Fort George, and finally gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Aberdeen to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Inverness are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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