15 days in Scotland, Ireland & England Itinerary

15 days in Scotland, Ireland & England Itinerary

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15 days in Scotland, Ireland & England Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Kinlochbervie, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Glencoe, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
Kinlochbervie, United Kingdom

Kinlochbervie ©
Kinlochbervie is a harbour village in the north west of Sutherland, in the Highland region of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Scourie Bay, kick back and relax at Durness Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Mudness Ceramics, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Oldshoremore Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Achmelvich Beach, and then explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kinlochbervie trip itinerary planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Kinlochbervie is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get slightly colder in Kinlochbervie: highs are around 17°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in Kinlochbervie

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Durness, Scourie Bay, Ardvreck Castle, Achmelvich Beach
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach

2
nights
Glencoe, United Kingdom

Glencoe ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): trek along Lost Valley Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, and then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Glencoe Lochan, then take in the dramatic natural features at Buachaille Etive Mor, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Glencoe day trip planning app .

Drive from Kinlochbervie to Glencoe in 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Glencoe are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, then examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and finally enjoy the sea views from Calton Hill. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Georgian House.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh visit planner.

You can drive from Glencoe to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, then explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Dublin Writers Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, then take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and finally see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daytime highs in Dublin are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

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nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, get engrossed in the history at American Museum & Gardens, then take an unorthodox tour of Stonehenge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Manvers Street Baptist Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Saviour's Church, then see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum, and finally head outdoors with The Cotswold Range.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bath road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Bath takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cirencester, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Stonehenge, St Saviour's Church
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

3
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.
On the 17th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, then explore the world behind art at Banqueting House, then admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, and finally don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip app .

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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