22 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train to King's Cross St. Pancras station, Train to Oxford
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Oxford, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train to Anniesland, Bus to Fort William
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Gallery, examine the collection at The British Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our London online tour planner.

Montreal, Canada to London is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to London due to the time zone difference. In August, London is a bit cooler than Montreal - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Cambridge.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

Cambridge, United Kingdom

— 1 night

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at King's College Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Fitzwilliam Museum, and finally explore the activities along The River Cam. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at The Animal Experience, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ely Cathedral, then stroll the grounds of Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, and finally brush up on your military savvy at IWM Duxford.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cambridge trip builder website.

Take a train from London to Cambridge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cambridge are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in Cambridge

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

Oxford, United Kingdom

— 1 night

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Blenheim Palace, admire the striking features of Bodleian Library, then see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oxford online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cambridge to Oxford by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cambridge in September, Oxford is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Liverpool.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Explore Liverpool's surroundings by going to Llandudno (Haulfre Gardens, Great Orme, &more). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Liverpool trip planner.

Getting from Oxford to Liverpool by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Alnwick, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): browse the exhibits of The Alnwick Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, then stroll through The Alnwick Garden, and finally stop by Barter Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and then step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Alnwick trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Liverpool to Alnwick by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Dublin.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dublin travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Alnwick to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September in Dublin, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planning tool.

You can fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Fort William, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
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 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and finally contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duncansburgh MacIntosh Parish Church, pause for some photo ops at Peace Memorial, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fort William trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with a short trip to Cairngorm Mountain in Aviemore (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Loch Ness, walk around Ness Islands, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, and go for a walk through Greig Street Bridge.

To see reviews and tourist information, you can read our Inverness tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Inverness are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.