24 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

24 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai, India
+4
Fly + Train + Bus + Train + Bus:  16 h 45 min
1
Grasmere, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  3 h 15 min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
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

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): take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, then trek along Alpacaly Ever After, and then explore the activities along 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 traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grasmere trip builder tool.

Mumbai, India to Grasmere is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Grasmere due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Braithwaite General Store, Alpacaly Ever After, Helvellyn
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh day trip site.

You can drive from Grasmere to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read London tour itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and then make a trip to Stonehenge. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Frampton Court Estate, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Couture Painswick Gallery, then examine the collection at Corinium Museum, and finally head outdoors with The Cotswold Range.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bath trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to 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, Frampton Court Estate, Art Couture Painswick Gallery
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

5
nights
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. When in Moreton-in-Marsh, make a side trip to see Hailes Church in Winchcombe, approximately Winchcombe away. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, see the interesting displays at Wellington Aviation Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at Cotswold Archery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Moreton-in-Marsh trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Bath to Moreton-in-Marsh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows 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, Shakespeare's Birthplace, St Peter's Church, Hailes Church
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:
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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): explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, then make a trip to Gore Knox Monument, and then delve into the distant past at Belleek Castle Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Saint Mary's Well, admire the striking features of Rosserk Friary, then examine the collection at Fr. Peyton Centre, then examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, and finally see the interesting displays at The North Mayo Heritage Centre.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ballina trip itinerary maker.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Ballina

Museums Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, The Great Western Greenway
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:
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The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary
Fr. Peyton Centre ©
Fr. Peyton Centre

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, browse the exhibits of VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Rock of Cashel.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Ballina to Kilkenny takes 3.5 hours. January in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the 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
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Spire, then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, walk around St Stephens Green, then contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, and finally take in the views from Ha'penny Bridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Dublin sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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