15 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Phoenix, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
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London, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Dublin, Ireland
— Few hours
5
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Phoenix, United States

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Courtauld Gallery, then see the interesting displays at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden, and then explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planning tool .

Phoenix, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Phoenix to London, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, London is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 50°F and lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Liverpool.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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The Courtauld Gallery ©
The Courtauld Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
The London Film Museum - Covent Garden ©

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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 13th (Fri), explore the galleries of Western Approaches Museum, then steep yourself in history at Casbah Coffee Club, then steep yourself in history at Speke Hall, and finally contemplate the long history of Sefton Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Liverpool route maker app .

You can take a train from London to Liverpool in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village
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Casbah Coffee Club ©
Casbah Coffee Club
Speke Hall ©
Speke Hall
Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village ©

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online holiday planner .

Take a train from Liverpool to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. March in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Scottish National Portrait Gallery ©
Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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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.
On the 16th (Mon), don't miss a visit to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and then contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Dublin day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites
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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Patricks Church, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Orange Heritage, then get engrossed in the history at Ulster Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Mountain.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Belfast trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Belfast are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Parks Nature
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Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
SS Nomadic ©
SS Nomadic
Saint Patricks Church ©
Saint Patricks Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Kirwan's Lane, see the interesting displays at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, steep yourself in history at Monk's Fishing House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Abbey of Cong, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Legend of the Claddagh Ring, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Galway tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Galway takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Galway are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Cong
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Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong
Monk's Fishing House ©
Monk's Fishing House

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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore hidden gems such as Ross Castle and Kerry Cliffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. John's Cemetery and St. Mary's Cathedral. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at The Black Valley, tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Kenmare Road, pause for some photo ops at Speir Bhean Monument, and shop like a local with Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. March in Killarney sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 40°F at night. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
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Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs

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Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
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 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Timoleague Franciscan Friary. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, appreciate the extensive heritage of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Crawford Art Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Augustine’s Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cork road trip site .

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Timoleague Franciscan Friary, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place

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