22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wareham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Woolacombe, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Newquay, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive to Rosslare, Ferry to Pembroke
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Pembroke, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Paultons Park and Speed Boats Tours. Attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and St. Paul's Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read London travel planning site.

Brussels, Belgium to London is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to London. In July, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Wareham.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Wareham, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Wareham is an historic market town and, under the name Wareham Town, a civil parish, in the English county of Dorset. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Monkey World and then step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove and then examine the collection at The Tank Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Wareham vacation planner.

Traveling by car from London to Wareham takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Wareham are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Woolacombe.

Things to do in Wareham

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Woolacombe, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Woolacombe Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Barricane Beach, then relax in the rural setting at Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Saunton Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Woolacombe road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Wareham to Woolacombe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Woolacombe sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Newquay.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Newquay, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll through Fistral Beach Bar, then kick back and relax at Perranporth Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Porthminster Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, step into the grandiose world of St. Michael's Mount, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carbis Bay Beach.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Newquay trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Woolacombe to Newquay takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 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 off the beaten path and head to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Kids will enjoy Guinness Storehouse and Phoenix Park. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, and make a trip to Temple Bar.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Dublin online holiday maker.

You can fly from Newquay to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Kilkenny, Ireland

— 2 nights

Marble City

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory, make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel and then stroll around Castlecomer Discovery Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in July since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pembroke.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Pembroke, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Pembroke is a historic settlement and was the county town of Pembrokeshire in West Wales. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Folly Farm and then get interesting insight from Tenby Fishing. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Pembroke Castle and then enjoy the sand and surf at Barafundle Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pembroke trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Kilkenny to Pembroke in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. July in Pembroke sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Llandudno.

Things to do in Pembroke

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Llandudno, United Kingdom

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, contemplate the long history of Smallest House in Britain, then go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, and finally explore the striking landscape at Great Orme. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Starida Puffin Island Cruises & Sea Fishing Trips.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Llandudno online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Pembroke to Llandudno takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Princes Street Gardens and St Giles' Cathedral. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

You can drive from Llandudno to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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

4.4
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.

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.