52 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

52 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Pitlochry, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Hexham, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Newquay, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Cashel, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Augustus Abbey and Clava Cairns. Fort George and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Nairn Beach (in Nairn), Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and Glenfiddich Distillery (in Dufftown). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inverness trip planning website.

Chicago, USA to Inverness is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Inverness due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Tours

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Battlefield
Culloden Battlefield
4.6
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Historic Site
Fort Augustus Abbey
4.3

3
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Pitlochry, United Kingdom

Pitlochry ©
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. The Glenturret Distillery and Holy Trinity Episcopal Churchyard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Scottish Crannog Centre and Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery. Go for a jaunt from Pitlochry to Errol to see Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Atholl Country Life Museum, sample the fine beverages at Blair Athol Distillery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary's Chapel.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pitlochry tour planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Pitlochry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

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6
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Greyfriars Kirk and Doune Castle. Greyfriars Kirkyard and St Andrews Links will appeal to history buffs. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh), Stirling (The Old Town Jail & National Wallace Monument) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Forth Road Bridge, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, wander the streets of Buchanan Street, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clackmannan Parish Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh day trip planner.

You can take a train from Pitlochry to Edinburgh in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hexham.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Golf · Neighborhoods

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Greyfriars Kirk
4.6
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Golf Course
St Andrews Links
4.8
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Historic Site
The Old Town Jail
4.5

5
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Hexham, United Kingdom

Hexham
Hexham is a market town and civil parish in Northumberland, England, south of the River Tyne, and was the administrative centre for the Tynedale district from 1974 to 2009. Visit Long Meg and her Daughters and Brocolitia for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Allout Adventures and St Oswald's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Hexham: Spas (in Dalbeattie), Willowford Wall, Turrets and Bridge (in Gilsland) and Cawfields Roman Wall (in Haltwhistle). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Temple of Mithras, contemplate the long history of John Paul Jones Birthplace Cottage & Museum, explore the galleries of Robinson-Gay Art Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Blanchland Abbey.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hexham using our trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Hexham by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Hexham

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Spa
Spas
5.0

5
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Your inner history buff will appreciate Marble Church and Llanbadrig Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caernarfon Town Walls and Tacla Taid - Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum and cafe. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum, contemplate the long history of Cae'r Gors, see the interesting displays at Quarry Hospital Museum, and don't miss a visit to Gelert's Grave.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Caernarfon vacation planning site.

Getting from Hexham to Caernarfon by train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Caernarfon sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Goodrich Castle and Avebury Manor will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chalice Well and Raglan Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: The Bishop's Palace and Gardens (in Wells), St Arild's Church (in Didmarton) and Lacock Abbey (in Lacock). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, examine the collection at Beckford's Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sherborne Abbey, and pause for some photo ops at Admiral Arthur Phillip Memorial Globe.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Caernarfon to Bath by train takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Goodrich Castle
4.7
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Religious Site
Sherborne Abbey
4.8
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Historic Walking Area
Castle Combe Village
4.7

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Get some historical perspective at The Minster Church of St Cuthburga and Lulworth Castle & Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund and Alum Chine Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bournemouth: Holy Trinity Church (in Bosham), Winchester (Wolvesey Castle & Hospital of St Cross) and Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum (in Wareham). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Boscombe Chine Gardens, take in the pleasant sights at Hambledon Hill, view the masterpieces at Gallery 65, and contemplate the long history of Danebury Iron Age Hillfort.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Bournemouth tour itinerary app.

You can take a train from Bath to Bournemouth in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bournemouth can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Newquay, United Kingdom

Newquay ©

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jungle Jack's and St. Mawgan Church. St. Senara Church and St. Enodoc Church will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Newquay side-trips: Carn Euny Ancient Village (in Brane), Sancreed Church (in Sancreed) and The Oxenham Arms and South Zeal Standing Stone Dartmoor Devon (in South Zeal). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Moretonhampstead Motor Museum, look for gifts at Roly's Fudge Pantry Newquay, go for a walk through South West Coast Path Walk - Newquay's Twin Headlands from Newquay Station, and kick back and relax at Whipsiderry Beach.

Before you visit Newquay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Bournemouth to Newquay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cork.

Things to do in Newquay

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Religious Site
St. Enodoc Church
4.9
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Specialty Museum
Moretonhampstead Motor Museum
4.8

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Cork, Ireland

Cork ©

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.
On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Owenahincha Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Timoleague Franciscan Friary.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Newquay to Cork takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Cork sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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Nano Nagle Place
4.8

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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): try to win big at Killarney Races, then identify plant and animal life at Falconry Kerry, and then visit Killarney Falconry. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Moll's Gap, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and finally view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Killarney tour builder tool.

Traveling by train from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. April in Killarney sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cashel.

Things to do in Killarney

Spas · Fun & Games · Casinos · Breweries & Distilleries
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Spas
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Cashel, Ireland

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilcooley Abbey, appreciate the history behind Ahenny High Crosses, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Declan's Way. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard, then get engrossed in the history at Fethard Horse Country Experience, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hall of the Vicars Choral.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Cashel trip builder.

You can take a train from Killarney to Cashel in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cashel can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©

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.
On the 19th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Portmarnock Beach, then explore the galleries of 14 Henrietta Street, and then contemplate the long history of Hill of Tara (Temair). On your second day here, contemplate the long history of The Mill at Avoca Village and then visit a coastal fixture at Poolbeg Lighthouse.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Dublin road trip planner.

Take a train from Cashel to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cashel in April, Dublin is little chillier at night with lows of 37°F. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

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