14 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

14 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Dundee, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Glencoe, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
6
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Belfast, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Limerick, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Shannon, Ireland

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night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Yacht Britannia, Arthur's Seat, Grassmarket, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, contemplate the long history of Grassmarket, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Edinburgh holiday builder site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for St. Andrews.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom

St. Andrews ©
You've now added St. Fillan's Cave to your itinerary.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our St. Andrews attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to St. Andrews takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in St. Andrews sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dundee.

Things to do in St. Andrews

Historic Sites Nature Golf

Side Trip

St. Fillan's Cave
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St Andrews Links ©
St Andrews Links
St. Fillan's Cave ©
St. Fillan's Cave

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hours
Dundee, United Kingdom

Dundee
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dundee holiday builder .

Dundee is very close to St. Andrews. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dundee when traveling from St. Andrews in May, with lows around 48°F. You will leave for Edinburgh on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Dundee

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Edinburgh Old Town as well as The Kelpies & The Helix.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Dundee to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dundee in May since evenings lows in Edinburgh dip to 43°F. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

The Kelpies & The Helix
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Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
The Kelpies & The Helix ©
The Kelpies & The Helix

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hours
Glencoe, United Kingdom

Glencoe
To see traveler tips and tourist information, read Glencoe trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glencoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Glencoe can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glencoe

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
night
Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fort William trip itinerary maker app .

Fort William is just a stone's throw from Glencoe. You will leave for Inverness on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Fort William

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glenfinnan Viaduct
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Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

1
night
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Loch Ness by Jacobite, Urquhart Castle and The Falls of Foyers. On the 25th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at The Falls of Foyers, contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, and then get a new perspective on things with Loch Ness by Jacobite.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. You'll set off for Belfast on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Inverness

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

The Falls of Foyers, Urquhart Castle
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The Falls of Foyers ©
The Falls of Foyers
Loch Ness by Jacobite ©
Loch Ness by Jacobite
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

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hours
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast
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.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Belfast road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Belfast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Inverness in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Belfast, with lows around 47°F. You'll set off for Derry on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Belfast

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
night
Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Giant's Causeway and Peadar O'Donnells Bar. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Peadar O'Donnells Bar.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Derry tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Belfast to Derry in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 49°F. You will leave for Sligo on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Derry

Nightlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Giant's Causeway
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Peadar O'Donnells Bar ©
Peadar O'Donnells Bar
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

1
night
Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parke's Castle, Slieve League and Tobernalt Holy Well. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Slieve League, then step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Parke's Castle, and finally explore the activities along Tobernalt Holy Well.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Sligo online holiday builder .

You can drive from Derry to Sligo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel to Galway.

Things to do in Sligo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Donegal Castle, Slieve League, Parke's Castle
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Parke's Castle ©
Parke's Castle

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nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Garavans Bar, O'Connor's Famous Pub, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and other attractions.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Galway road trip planning app .

You can drive from Sligo to Galway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sligo in May since evenings lows in Galway dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Ashford Castle
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Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle

2
nights
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Killone Abbey, St. Patrick's Well, Rock of Cashel, and other attractions you added. On the 30th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Killone Abbey.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Limerick online road trip planner .

You can drive from Galway to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. May in Limerick sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Cashel, Killone Abbey, River Shannon, St. Patrick's Well
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King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Killone Abbey ©
Killone Abbey

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Staigue Fort, Muckross House, Muckross Abbey, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Killarney road trip website .

Getting from Limerick to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. You will leave for home on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

County Kerry, Staigue Fort, Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry

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