60 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Durham, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Aviemore, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 7 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 6 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Durham, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durham: Aysgarth Falls (in Aysgarth), Roseberry Topping (in Middlesbrough) and Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop (in Leyburn). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Tommy World War One Soldier Sculpture - Eleven 'O' One, appreciate the history behind The Angel of the North, admire the natural beauty at Crook Hall & Gardens, and relax and rejuvenate at Bannatyne Health Club And Spa - Durham.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Durham trip builder.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Durham is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Durham. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in February; daily highs in Durham reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the train to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Eden Camp Modern History Museum (in Malton), Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton) and Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford). There's lots more to do: sample some tasty brews at Brewtown Tours, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, admire the striking features of York Minster, and examine the collection at York Castle Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the York trip planner.

Getting from Durham to York by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. February in York sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Cockermouth.
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Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Step out of Cockermouth with an excursion to Aira Force Waterfall in Penrith--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery, deepen your understanding at Wordsworth House and Garden, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and explore the activities along Crummock Water.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cockermouth vacation planner.

Traveling by car from York to Cockermouth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Cockermouth, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Glasgow: Blackstone Clydesdales & DIG-a-Day Experience (in Cumnock) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and walk around Pollok Country Park.

Find out how to plan Glasgow trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Glasgow takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cockermouth in March, plan for little chillier nights in Glasgow, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 7 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: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh tour planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Aviemore.
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Aviemore, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Explore Aviemore's surroundings by going to Steall Waterfall (in Fort William), Nevis Range Mountain Resort (in Torlundy) and Dalwhinnie Distillery (in Dalwhinnie). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, head outdoors with Thunder in the glens, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch an Eilein, and take a peaceful walk through Rothiemurchus.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Aviemore tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Aviemore in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Dublin.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Dublin, Ireland — 7 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, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and walk around Phoenix Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin online trip planner.

You can fly from Aviemore to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Galway.
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Galway, Ireland — 6 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Doolin Cave (in Doolin), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan). Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, get a dose of the wild on Ireland's School of Falconry, and admire the landmark architecture of Ennis Friary.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly to Bath.
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Bath, United Kingdom — 5 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Venture out of the city with trips to Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Bristol (Bristol Cathedral & Brunel's SS Great Britain) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Wells Cathedral, and make a trip to The Circus.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath trip website.

Getting from Galway to Bath by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.
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Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bourton-on-the-Water: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, enjoy breathtaking views from Broadway Tower, and find something for the whole family at The Dragonfly Maze.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bourton-on-the-Water day trip planning app.

You can drive from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bourton-on-the-Water can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 7 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, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the London online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off to home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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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Scotland travel guide

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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.
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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.
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