22 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Cork Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Cork Itinerary

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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, identify plant and animal life at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and then indulge your senses at Highland Malt Whisky Experience. On your second day here, make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, then stop by WoodWinters Wines & Whiskies, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Free North Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness trip itinerary builder site.

Brisbane, Australia to Inverness is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Inverness, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in November, things will get much colder in Inverness: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 3 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, appreciate the history behind Scott Monument, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Glasgow, United Kingdom — 1 night

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 7th (Mon), bet on your favorite at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Glasgow trip maker tool.

Getting from Edinburgh to Glasgow by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Glasgow are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Derry.
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Derry, United Kingdom — 1 night

Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
On the 8th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Republican Murals: Girl In School Uniform, then appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, and then don't miss a visit to Derry Girls Mural.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Derry trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Derry takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Derry when traveling from Glasgow in November, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Belfast.
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and finally examine the collection at Titanic Belfast.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Belfast trip planner.

You can drive from Derry to Belfast in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

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 museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin route planner.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Dublin sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cork.
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Cork, Ireland — 1 night

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 (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, then step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then make a trip to Blarney Stone, and finally sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

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Traveling by car from Dublin to Cork takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November in Cork, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Liverpool.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 1 night

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get outside with The Romans, see the interesting displays at Quirky Quarter, then take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Liverpool day trip planning website.

Getting from Cork to Liverpool by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.
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Ambleside, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get great views at Orrest Head, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After, and then explore the activities along Derwentwater.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ambleside sightseeing site.

You can drive from Liverpool to Ambleside in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): learn insider's secrets on Brewtown Tours and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the York day trip site.

You can drive from Ambleside to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

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, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the London trip maker tool.

Take a train from York to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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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.
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County Londonderry travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · History Museums · Bridges
County Londonderry features numerous scenic riverside settings and several important historical sites. Derry, the county’s biggest city, famous for its ancient defensive walls, served as the UK’s official City of Culture in 2013. The county, steeped in history and proud of its Irish heritage, plays an important role in the cultural revival currently underway in this northern region. Though there’s lots of history to soak up here, the county’s biggest attraction may very well be the locals themselves, well known for their long tradition of witty storytelling. Visit the county’s smaller villages to explore a flourishing music scene, which has found its home in both traditional pubs and trendy new cafes.
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Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.
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