22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
car:  1 h
2
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Newport, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Worcester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Carlisle, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Oban, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  8 h
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, stroll around St. James's Park, and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the London online trip itinerary builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to London is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London. In August, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

2
nights
Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
On the 4th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Pitt Rivers Museum, examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, then gain insight at Balliol College, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, then look for gifts at Kina Ceramics, and then admire the striking features of Bodleian Library.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Oxford trip app.

You can take a train from London to Oxford in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from London in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Oxford. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Oxford

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
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Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Walking tours
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ©

2
nights
Newport, United Kingdom

Newport ©
Newport is a cathedral and university city and unitary authority area in south east Wales. Family-friendly places like The Roman Baths and Cheddar Gorge will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Bristol (Clifton Suspension Bridge & Brunel's SS Great Britain), Bath (The Circus, Bath Abbey, &more) and Longleat (in Warminster).

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Newport online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oxford to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Worcester.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bath, Bristol, Longleat, Cheddar Gorge
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Cheddar Gorge ©
Cheddar Gorge
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

2
nights
Worcester, United Kingdom

Worcester ©
Worcester is a city in Worcestershire, England, southwest of Birmingham and north of Gloucester. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Pleasure Gardens. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at West Midland Safari Park and then let the kids burn off some steam at Gheluvelt Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Worcester trip itinerary app.

Getting from Newport to Worcester by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Worcester are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Liverpool.

Things to do in Worcester

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

West Midland Safari Park, Victoria Pleasure Gardens
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West Midland Safari Park ©
West Midland Safari Park
Gheluvelt Park ©
Gheluvelt Park
Victoria Pleasure Gardens ©
Victoria Pleasure Gardens

2
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): wander the streets of Lark Lane. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and finally get your game on at Clip 'n Climb Liverpool.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Liverpool online road trip planner.

Drive from Worcester to Liverpool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carlisle.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Clip 'n Climb Liverpool ©
Clip 'n Climb Liverpool
Everton Park ©
Everton Park
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

2
nights
Carlisle, United Kingdom

Carlisle ©
Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, then examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, and then have some family-friendly fun at KONG Adventure. On the next day, walk around Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest.

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You can drive from Liverpool to Carlisle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Glasgow.

Things to do in Carlisle

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest
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Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest ©
Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
KONG Adventure ©
KONG Adventure

2
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 14th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry. Keep things going the next day: bet on your favorite at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, then see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Glasgow driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Carlisle to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Carlisle in August since evenings lows in Glasgow dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oban.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Strathblane Falconry
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Glasgow Tigers Speedway ©
Glasgow Tigers Speedway
Strathblane Falconry ©
Strathblane Falconry
Glasgow Science Centre ©
Glasgow Science Centre

2
nights
Oban, United Kingdom

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Ocean Explorer Centre, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Oban Distillery, and finally don't miss a visit to McCaig's Tower.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oban online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Oban in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Dublin.

Things to do in Oban

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary
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The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary ©
The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Ocean Explorer Centre ©
Ocean Explorer Centre
Oban Distillery ©
Oban Distillery

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kids will enjoy Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. There's still lots to do: stroll around St Stephens Green, browse the exhibits of Science Gallery Dublin, don't miss a visit to St. Michan's Church, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Oban to Dublin takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Dublin sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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