13 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

13 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
6
Leeds, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
10
Waterford, Ireland
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  12 h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1
night
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 31st (Sun): make a trip to Big Ben, then see a show at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, then take a stroll around The Tabernacle, and finally don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to London is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to London is minus 4 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in London at 26°C and lows at 15°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

1
night
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Nairn Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Cawdor Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Inverness travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from London to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Inverness hover around 21°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nairn, Culloden Battlefield
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle

1
night
Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): play a few rounds at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Andrew's Church, then stop by The Granite House, and finally examine the collection at West Highland Museum.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Fort William fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors Golf Museums

Side Trip

The Dragons Tooth Golf Course
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West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum
Saint Andrew's Church ©
Saint Andrew's Church
The Granite House ©
The Granite House

1
night
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 4th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at The Burrell Collection, then look for gifts at The Good Spirits Co., and finally wander the streets of Merchant City.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Glasgow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Merchant City ©
Merchant City
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral
The Burrell Collection ©
The Burrell Collection

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, then engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and then stop by Cadenhead's.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh tour builder.

Take a train from Glasgow to Edinburgh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can take a train to Leeds.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Cadenhead's ©
Cadenhead's

1
night
Leeds, United Kingdom

Leeds ©
One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
On the 6th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical World, tee off at Moortown Golf Club, and then stop by Jumbo Records.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Leeds trip planner.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Leeds in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Leeds can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Leeds

Outdoors Golf Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Moortown Golf Club ©
Moortown Golf Club
Tropical World ©
Tropical World
Jumbo Records ©
Jumbo Records

1
night
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 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Cavern Club, take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then steep yourself in history at Mendips - John Lennon Home, and finally view the masterpieces at Walker Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Liverpool trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Leeds to Liverpool in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Liverpool sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Liverpool

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:
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Walker Art Gallery ©
Walker Art Gallery
Mendips - John Lennon Home ©
Mendips - John Lennon Home
The Cavern Club ©
The Cavern Club

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, walk around Phoenix Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. On the next day, stop by Temple Bar and then admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from Liverpool to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty

1
night
Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Hazelwood House and then step into the grandiose world of Parke's Castle.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sligo travel route builder.

Getting from Dublin to Sligo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Sligo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Waterford.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Parke's Castle
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Hazelwood House ©
Hazelwood House

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night
Waterford, Ireland

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): look for gifts at Kite Design Studios, admire the striking features of Bishop's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Reginald's Tower, and finally get interesting insight from Waterford & Suir Valley Railway.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Waterford online trip builder.

Drive from Sligo to Waterford in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Waterford, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Waterford & Suir Valley Railway
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:
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Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

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