10 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Stirling, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly
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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Donegal Town, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Edinburgh. Traveling from Toronto in July, things will get slightly colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Glasgow.
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Museums · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Hunterian Museum, deepen your understanding at University of Glasgow, then stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Glasgow trip builder.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Stirling.
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Stirling, United Kingdom — 1 night

Stirling is a city in central Scotland. On the 6th (Thu), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park, then contemplate the long history of Stirling Old Town Jail, and then pause for some photo ops at National Wallace Monument.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Stirling online trip builder.

You can drive from Glasgow to Stirling in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Stirling, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Dublin.
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Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
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Dublin, Ireland — 1 night

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 7th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, stroll around St Stephens Green, then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and finally browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Stirling to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cork.
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Cork, Ireland — 1 night

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, then stroll around Fitzgerald Park, then browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cork trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Cork in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Galway.
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Galway, Ireland — 1 night

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Galway day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cork to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Donegal Town.
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Donegal Town, Ireland — 1 night

Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
On the 10th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Castle Adventure Open Farm, then examine the collection at Donegal Railway Heritage Centre, and then explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Donegal Town online vacation maker.

You can drive from Galway to Donegal Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Donegal Town sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Belfast.
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, then admire the landmark architecture of Queen's University, then take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens, and finally gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at City Hall, learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, and then see the interesting displays at HMS Caroline.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Donegal Town to Belfast in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.
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Ireland travel guide

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Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.
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