31 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chichester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Southampton, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Swansea, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Taxi to Holyhead, Ferry to Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): make a trip to Buckingham Palace, then examine the collection at Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, then explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip maker tool.

Sardinia, Italy to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sardinia to London is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Chichester.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Chichester, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Chichester is a cathedral city in West Sussex, in South-East England. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amberley Museum and Bignor Roman Villa. Discover out-of-the-way places like English Martyrs Catholic Church and Arundel Cathedral. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, step into the grandiose world of Amberley Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Bosham Walk Art & Craft Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bosham Quay.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chichester planning app.

Traveling by car from London to Chichester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Chichester are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Southampton.

Things to do in Chichester

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Southampton, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Winchester Buttercross. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Close, steep yourself in history at Mompesson House, get engrossed in the history at The Salisbury Museum, then make a trip to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, then step into the grandiose world of Wolvesey Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Winchester City Mill.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Southampton trip itinerary site.

Getting from Chichester to Southampton by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Southampton are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Southampton

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Weymouth, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Jurassic Skyline, then take an in-depth tour of The Tank Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Nicholas Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Jurassic Coast.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Weymouth trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Southampton to Weymouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Weymouth

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, contemplate the long history of Lacock Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Great Chalfield Manor, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey, then admire the masterpieces at Holburne Museum, then explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens, and finally steep yourself in history at Bath Street.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bath tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Weymouth to Bath in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Cardiff, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the sky in a new way at Techniquest, then get outside with Bay Island Voyages, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, then examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, and then stroll the grounds of Llandaff Cathedral.

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You can drive from Bath to Cardiff in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Swansea.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Swansea, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Gower Peninsula, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cefn Bryn, and then contemplate the long history of Parc le Breos Burial Chamber.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Swansea trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Swansea takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Swansea sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Shrewsbury.

Things to do in Swansea

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Shrewsbury ) is the county town of Shropshire, England. On the 15th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Chad's Church, then learn about all things military at Shropshire Regimental Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Laura's Tower. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Shrewsbury Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary's Church, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Shrewsbury trip site.

You can drive from Swansea to Shrewsbury in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in Shrewsbury are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Shrewsbury

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Llandudno, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Tysilio's Church, step into the grandiose world of Beaumaris Castle, and then admire the striking features of Beaumaris Courthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Conwy Quay, then explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, and then kick back and relax at West Shore Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Llandudno trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Shrewsbury to Llandudno in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. August in Llandudno sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Dublin, Ireland

— 2 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.
On the 19th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, examine the collection at Dublinia, then examine the collection at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience, and finally contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, then examine the collection at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dublin, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Llandudno to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Belfast, United Kingdom

— 1 night
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the striking features of St. Malachy's Church, see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, and then take an in-depth tour of Cultra Manor.

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Drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Belfast are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Glasgow.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Rude, step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, and then contemplate the long history of The Old Town Jail. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, explore the galleries of Provand's Lordship, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip app.

Fly from Belfast to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally get outside with Northern Meeting Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Castle Stuart Golf Links, then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and then contemplate the long history of Clava Cairns.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness vacation maker tool.

Getting from Glasgow to Inverness by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Aberdeen, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at University of Aberdeen Zoology Museum, get curious at Aberdeen Science Centre, and then wander the streets of Old Aberdeen.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Aberdeen trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Inverness to Aberdeen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

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 27th (Sat): take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, then steep yourself in history at Georgian House, and finally contemplate the long history of Dean Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Surgeons' Hall Museums, and then contemplate the long history of Grassmarket.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Aberdeen to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

York, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of The York Army Museum, then examine the collection at Fairfax House, and then have fun and explore at DIG. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Ripley Castle and Gardens, then trek along River Nidd Waterside Walk, and then explore the historical opulence of Knaresborough Castle.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the York road trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in York sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.