10 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

10 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Portrush, United Kingdom
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Achill Island, Ireland
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Westport, Ireland
— 1 night
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Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
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Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Cork, Ireland
— 1 day
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights

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Portrush, United Kingdom

Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Portrush trip planning site.

Dublin, Ireland to Portrush is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dublin in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Portrush, with lows of 14°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel to Bushmills.
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Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bushmills itinerary planner.

Bushmills is very close to Portrush. In June, daily temperatures in Bushmills can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You'll set off for Derry on the 14th (Tue).
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Derry, United Kingdom — 1 night

Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Derry trip planner.

You can drive from Bushmills to Derry in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll set off for Achill Island on the 15th (Wed).
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Achill Island, Ireland

Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Achill Island trip planner.

You can drive from Derry to Achill Island in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Derry in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Achill Island, with lows around 10°C. You will leave for Westport on the 15th (Wed).
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Westport, Ireland — 1 night

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Westport trip maker app.

Getting from Achill Island to Westport by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June in Westport, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), you're off to Galway.
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Galway, Ireland — 1 night

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.
To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Galway trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll set off for Cork on the 17th (Fri).
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Cork, Ireland — 3 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ardmore Round Tower and St Multose Church. The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre and St Colman’s Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Ardmore (St Declan's Well and Oratory & Ballyquin Beach), Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum (in Kinsale) and Atlantic Whale and Wildlife Tours (in Courtmacsherry). There's more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Oliver's Cemetery and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cork vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Cork takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Cork sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can fly to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 1 night

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
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Traveling by flight from Cork to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will leave for Cork on the 21st (Tue).
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Cork, Ireland — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Elizabeth Fort, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ the King.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cork vacation builder site.

Getting from Edinburgh to Cork by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dublin travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll 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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