18 days in United Kingdom, Kilkenny & Dublin Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom, Kilkenny & Dublin Itinerary

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18 days in United Kingdom, Kilkenny & Dublin Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Grange-in-Borrowdale, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Oban, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Dunblane, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h
7
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
End: Dublin, Ireland


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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of East Asian Art and Victoria Art Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Malmesbury Abbey and Old Wardour Castle are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Avebury (West Kennet Long Barrow & Silbury Hill), Wilton House (in Wilton) and The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund (in Salisbury). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon, stroll around Alexandra Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Church, and steep yourself in history at Bath's Old Orchard Street Theatre.

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London to Bath is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Avebury, Wilton House, Malmesbury Abbey, Old Wardour Castle, The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund
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West Kennet Long Barrow ©
West Kennet Long Barrow
Silbury Hill ©
Silbury Hill
Old Wardour Castle ©
Old Wardour Castle

3
nights
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Battledown Brewery, take an in-depth tour of Holst Birthplace Museum, contemplate the long history of Belas Knap, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Painswick, then have some family-friendly fun at SimAir737, and finally stop by Favourite Beers. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheltenham Minster, make a trip to Wishing Fish Clock, ponder the design of Neptune Fountain, then stroll around Imperial Gardens, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Cyril Hart Arboretum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cheltenham trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Bath to Cheltenham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grange-in-Borrowdale.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

St Marys Painswick, Belas Knap, The Cyril Hart Arboretum
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Imperial Gardens ©
Imperial Gardens
Belas Knap ©
Belas Knap
St Marys Painswick ©
St Marys Painswick

2
nights
Grange-in-Borrowdale, United Kingdom

Grange-in-Borrowdale ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Castle Crag and Hardknott Roman Fort. Visiting Ennerdale Water and St Sunday Crag will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grange-in-Borrowdale: The Rum Story (in Whitehaven) and Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave) (in Little Langdale).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grange-in-Borrowdale online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Cheltenham to Grange-in-Borrowdale by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oban.

Things to do in Grange-in-Borrowdale

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cockermouth, Keswick, Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Ennerdale Water, Hardknott Roman Fort
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Ennerdale Water ©
Ennerdale Water
The Rum Story ©
The Rum Story
St Sunday Crag ©
St Sunday Crag

3
nights
Oban, United Kingdom

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Visiting Falls of Lora and Parsley the Ambassador Cat will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel and Castle Stalker. Change things up with these side-trips from Oban: Dunadd Fort (in Lochgilphead) and Kilmartin (Kilmartin Museum, Nether Largie North Cairn, & more). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Oban War & Peace Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Columba Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Stramash - Outdoor Activities, and trek along Pulpit Hill.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Oban trip builder website .

You can drive from Grange-in-Borrowdale to Oban in 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Dunblane.

Things to do in Oban

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kilmartin, Castle Stalker, Dunadd Fort
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Oban War & Peace Museum ©
Oban War & Peace Museum
Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel ©
Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel
Castle Stalker ©
Castle Stalker

2
nights
Dunblane, United Kingdom

Dunblane ©
Dunblane is a town in the council area of Stirling in central Scotland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve, then play a few rounds at Dunblane New Golf Club, then explore the historical opulence of Menstrie Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Atlantic Wall on Sheriffmuir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at The Darn Road, get lost in a book at The Leighton Library, then get engrossed in the history at Dunblane Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dunblane Cathedral, and finally go for a walk through Laighhills Park.

Before you visit Dunblane, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Oban to Dunblane in 2.5 hours. August in Dunblane sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dunblane

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Menstrie Castle, Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve
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Dunblane Cathedral ©
Dunblane Cathedral
Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve ©
Menstrie Castle ©
Menstrie Castle

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary website .

Getting from Dunblane to Edinburgh by car takes about an hour. In September in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off toKilkenny.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip, pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings VR, then explore the world behind art at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Nore View Folk & Heritage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfane Church, get outside with Mount Juliet Estate, then admire the masterpieces at Butler Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John the Evangelist Church.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Edinburgh to Kilkenny in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, King of the Vikings VR
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King of the Vikings VR ©
King of the Vikings VR
Mount Juliet Estate ©
Mount Juliet Estate
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

1
night
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 5th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Howth Hills, take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, get advice or help at National Library of Ireland, then browse the collection at Marsh's Library, and finally snap pictures at Samuel Beckett Bridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary site .

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dublin

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Howth Hills
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National Library of Ireland ©
National Library of Ireland
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane ©
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Marsh's Library ©
Marsh's Library

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