21 days in United Kingdom, Carlingford & Dublin Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom, Carlingford & Dublin Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Perth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Oban, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Portstewart, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Carlingford, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Royal Naval College, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the London travel planner.

Minneapolis, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Minneapolis to London. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in September, with highs in London at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Bath, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Farleigh Hungerford Castle, make a trip to Lacock Abbey, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 11th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Strawberry Field, steep yourself in history at Mendips - John Lennon Home, then contemplate the long history of Casbah Coffee Club, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at International Slavery Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Western Approaches Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Liverpool online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Liverpool takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Perth.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Perth, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
On the 13th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirk of St. John the Baptist, then explore the world behind art at Perth Museum and Art Gallery, and then step into the grandiose world of Elcho Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle and then step into the grandiose world of Huntingtower Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Liverpool to Perth in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and then savor the flavors at Highland Malt Whisky Experience.

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Traveling by car from Perth to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Oban.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Oban, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Valley Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Oban online tour planner.

Drive from Inverness to Oban in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Oban, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Portstewart.

Things to do in Oban

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Portstewart, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Portstewart is a small town in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. On the 19th (Sun), get outside with Portstewart Strand - National Trust, then play a few rounds at Portstewart Golf Club, and then cool off at The Edge Watersports At The Crannagh Activity Centre. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Aquaholics Dive Centre.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Portstewart trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oban to Portstewart takes 7.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Carlingford.

Things to do in Portstewart

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Carlingford, Ireland

— 2 nights
Carlingford is a coastal town and civil parish in northern County Louth, Ireland. On the 21st (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Folklore Park, Fairy village and Proposal Stones, play a few rounds at Greenore Golf Club, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kilwirra Church Ruins.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Carlingford tour builder.

Traveling by car from Portstewart to Carlingford takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. You will leave for Dublin on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Carlingford

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Chester Beatty. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, browse the exhibits of 14 Henrietta Street, and examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Carlingford to Dublin takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.