12 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Kelpies & The Helix (in Falkirk) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Strathblane Falconry, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Glasgow is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Glasgow, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, things will get slightly colder in Glasgow: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Belfast.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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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.
On the 24th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, then examine the collection at SS Nomadic, and then examine the collection at Titanic Belfast.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Belfast trip planner.

Fly from Glasgow to Belfast in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Galway.

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Galway, Ireland

— 2 nights

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.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Quay Street, then appreciate the history behind Galway City Museum, then get a dose of the wild on Ireland's School of Falconry, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Galway trip maker site.

You can drive from Belfast to Galway in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Galway are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, stroll around St Stephens Green, take a stroll through Temple Bar, then pause for some photo ops at James Joyce Statue, and finally don't miss a visit to The Spire.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip maker app.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May in Dublin, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
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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.

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.