24 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

24 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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24 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly + train:  16​h 45​min
1
Grasmere, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
4
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Ballina, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India


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2
nights
Grasmere, United Kingdom

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): trek along Helvellyn, take in the pleasant sights at Alpacaly Ever After, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Easedale Tarn, cruise along B5289 Road, and then look for gifts at Braithwaite General Store.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grasmere tour itinerary website .

Mumbai, India to Grasmere is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Helvellyn, Braithwaite General Store, Alpacaly Ever After
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Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Easedale Tarn ©
Easedale Tarn
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner .

You can drive from Grasmere to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

4
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, and examine the collection at The British Museum.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our London online trip builder .

Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 30th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Church, and then take an unorthodox tour of Stonehenge. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Frampton Court Estate, view the masterpieces at Art Couture Painswick Gallery, then examine the collection at Corinium Museum, and finally get outside with The Cotswold Range.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bath trip builder website .

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Cirencester, St. Mary's Church, Stonehenge, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Frampton Court Estate
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum

5
nights
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Moreton-in-Marsh is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, look for gifts at Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop, get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, and admire the natural beauty at Batsford Arboretum.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Moreton-in-Marsh trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Bath to Moreton-in-Marsh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Moreton-in-Marsh can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Burford, Cotswolds Distillery, Hailes Church, Shakespeare's Birthplace, St Peter's Church
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church

1
night
Ballina, Ireland

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, appreciate the history behind Gore Knox Monument, then explore the historical opulence of Belleek Castle Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Irish Potato Famine Exhibition. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Saint Mary's Well, steep yourself in history at Rosserk Friary, then see the interesting displays at Fr. Peyton C.S.C. Memorial Centre, then examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, and finally examine the collection at The North Mayo Heritage Centre.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ballina road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moreton-in-Marsh to Ballina. January in Ballina sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Ballina

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

The Great Western Greenway, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
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The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary
Gore Knox Monument ©
Gore Knox Monument

2
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, shop like a local with The Blackbird Gallery, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, then admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Rock of Cashel.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny road trip website .

You can drive from Ballina to Kilkenny in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rock of Cashel, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©

3
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.
On the 9th (Thu), make a trip to The Spire, then steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and finally take a stroll through Temple Bar. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then stroll around St Stephens Green, then take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and finally snap pictures at Ha'penny Bridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin travel route builder app .

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January in Dublin, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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