23 days in United Kingdom, Galway & Dublin Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom, Galway & Dublin Itinerary

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23 days in United Kingdom, Galway & Dublin Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
2
Windsor, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Salisbury, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Castle Combe, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
5
Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
7
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
— 1 night
bus + train:  1​h 45​min
8
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + train:  2​h 15​min
9
Cambridge, United Kingdom
— Few hours
+2
train + subway + train:  3​h 30​min
10
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
11
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
12
York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
13
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
14
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
15
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h
16
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  3​h
17
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
18
Ballymoney, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
19
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
20
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
End: Dublin, Ireland

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Natural History Museum and Churchill War Rooms. Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Step out of London with an excursion to King George's Playing Fields in Brentwood--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at British Museum, browse the different shops at Old Spitalfields Market, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and shop like a local with Piccadilly Circus.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read London online driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In July, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Windsor.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

King George's Playing Fields
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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Windsor, United Kingdom

Windsor ©
To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Windsor trip planner .

Drive from London to Windsor in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Windsor can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salisbury.

Things to do in Windsor

Shopping

Side Trip

Two Rivers Shopping Centre
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Two Rivers Shopping Centre ©
Two Rivers Shopping Centre

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Salisbury, United Kingdom

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salisbury planner .

Getting from Windsor to Salisbury by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Castle Combe.

Things to do in Salisbury

Shopping
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Goodfayre ©
Goodfayre
Arundells ©
Arundells

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Castle Combe, United Kingdom

Castle Combe ©
Castle Combe is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 5mi northwest of the town of Chippenham.The village has two parts: one is in the narrow valley of the By Brook, while Upper Castle Combe is on higher ground to the east, on the B4039 road which links Chippenham with Chipping Sodbury. To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Castle Combe travel planner.

You can drive from Salisbury to Castle Combe in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Salisbury, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Castle Combe, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Castle Combe

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey
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Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
St. Andrew's Church ©
St. Andrew's Church
Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey ©
Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey

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Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Castle Combe to Bath takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Cardiff.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights ©

1
night
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
On the 20th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Whitmore Bay Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cardiff trip planner.

You can drive from Bath to Cardiff in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cardiff are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Cardiff

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dunraven Bay, Whitmore Bay Beach
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Dunraven Bay ©
Dunraven Bay
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle

1
night
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Stratford-upon-Avon itinerary builder .

You can drive from Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. July in Stratford-upon-Avon sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Oxford.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm ©
The MAD Museum ©
The MAD Museum

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Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the activities along Farmoor Reservoir and then contemplate the waterfront views at Oxford Canal.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Oxford trip planner .

Drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Oxford in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Oxford, with lows of 13°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Oxford

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blenheim Palace
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Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
Farmoor Reservoir ©
Farmoor Reservoir

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cambridge day trip tool .

You can drive from Oxford to Cambridge in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Oxford in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Cambridge. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Liverpool.

Things to do in Cambridge

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

IWM Duxford
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IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford

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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story, see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral, and finally kick back and relax at Talacre Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Liverpool online attractions planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Cambridge to Liverpool in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cambridge, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Liverpool, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Manchester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Talacre Beach
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Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Talacre Beach ©
Talacre Beach
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

1
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Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
On the 25th (Wed), get curious at Museum of Science & Industry, browse the different shops at intu Trafford Centre, and then contemplate the long history of Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Manchester trip tool .

You can take a train from Liverpool to Manchester in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Ladybower Reservoir, Lyme Park, Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens, intu Trafford Centre
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Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir
Science and Industry Museum ©
Science and Industry Museum
Manchester Cathedral ©
Manchester Cathedral

1
night
York, United Kingdom

York ©
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.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your York trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Manchester to York by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in York sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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York Minster ©
York Minster
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for gifts at I.J. Mellis Cheesemonger and then contemplate the long history of Real Mary King's Close. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, explore the fascinating landscape at The Marshmallow Lady, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then look for gifts at Cranachan & Crowdie, then stop by Aquila, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Jenners.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from York in July, expect nights in Edinburgh to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Castle Gallery, get answers to all your questions at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, explore the historical opulence of Fort George, then stop by Cheese Pantry@ Connage, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nairn Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Inverness, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Culloden Battlefield, Nairn Beach
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Glasgow driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Inverness to Glasgow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Belfast.

Things to do in Glasgow

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Buchanan Street ©
Buchanan Street

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Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
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.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Belfast tour planning website .

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Belfast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Belfast are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bushmills.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Cathedral Quarter ©
Cathedral Quarter
Falls Road ©
Falls Road

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Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Bushmills trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Belfast to Bushmills takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Bushmills, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ballymoney.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

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Ballymoney, United Kingdom

Ballymoney
Ballymoney is a small town and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ballymoney road trip planning app .

Ballymoney is just a stone's throw from Bushmills. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Ballymoney

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Clough Castle
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Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, then stroll through Salthill Beaches, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and finally look for gifts at OMG Zhivago.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Ballymoney to Galway takes 5 hours. Traveling from Ballymoney in August, Galway is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dublin Zoo, browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, then view the masterpieces at Gallery of Photography, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, shop like a local with Grafton Street, and then head outdoors with Celtic Rider.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dublin journey planner .

Getting from Galway to Dublin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dublin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Celtic Rider
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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