15 days in Liverpool & Orkney Islands Itinerary

15 days in Liverpool & Orkney Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom vacation planner

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Liverpool
— 9 nights
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Birsay
— 1 day
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Kirkwall, Mainland
— 4 nights
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Liverpool

— 9 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Relax by the water at Harlech Beach and Angel Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Great Orme and Aber Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liverpool: National Trust - Chirk Castle (in Chirk), Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon) and Barmouth (Bendi-gedig & Barmouth Beach). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, examine the collection at The Beatles Story, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatsworth House.

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

Manchester to Liverpool is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Birsay.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Birsay

— 1 day
On the 6th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Kirbuster Museum, contemplate the long history of Barony Mill, then get to know the fascinating history of Brough Of Birsay, and finally step into the grandiose world of Earl's Palace.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Birsay trip maker website.

Getting from Liverpool to Birsay by car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Liverpool in August, things will get little chillier in Birsay: highs are around 19°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Birsay

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Kirkwall, Mainland

— 4 nights
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. You'll explore and learn at The Orkney Museum and Tomb of the Eagles. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saint Magnus Cathedral and Orkney Wireless Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kirkwall: Hoy (Scapa Flow Museum & The Old Man of Hoy) and Stromness (Yesnaby Cliffs & Skara Brae). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Bishop & Earls Palace, delve into the distant past at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, pause for some serene contemplation at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, and take an unorthodox tour of Ring of Brodgar.

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

Kirkwall is just a stone's throw from Birsay. In August in Kirkwall, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:

Orkney Islands travel guide

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Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites