17 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Newburgh, United States
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Waterford, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Cork, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Bunratty, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Derry, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Dublin, Ireland
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Fort William, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
Glenfinnan, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
car:  1​h
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Newburgh, United States

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jameson Distillery Bow St, Trinity College Dublin, The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and other attractions you added. On the 14th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, then sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and finally sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

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Newburgh, USA to Dublin is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newburgh to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In July, Dublin is little chillier than Newburgh - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Waterford.

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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
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Guinness Storehouse

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Waterford, Ireland

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reginald's Tower as well as Waterford Crystal.

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Getting from Dublin to Waterford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Waterford when traveling from Dublin in July, with lows around 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Cork.

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Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower
Waterford Crystal ©
Waterford Crystal

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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.
Blarney Castle & Gardens has been added to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cork sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Waterford to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bunratty.

Things to do in Cork

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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Bunratty, Ireland

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Doolin2Aran Ferries as well as Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in a show at Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bunratty trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Cork to Bunratty takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Bunratty, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Bunratty

#Nightlife, #Transportation, #Tours

Side Trips

Doolin2Aran Ferries, Cliffs of Moher
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Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet ©
Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Doolin2Aran Ferries ©
Doolin2Aran Ferries

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Salthill Promenade as well as Quay Street.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Galway road trip tool .

You can drive from Bunratty to Galway in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You will leave for Derry on the 18th (Wed).

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Salthill Promenade ©
Salthill Promenade
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

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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 The Dark Hedges, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge and Causeway Coastal Route. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway, then snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and finally take a memorable drive along The Dark Hedges.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Derry trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Galway to Derry takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Derry sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Derry

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bushmills, The Dark Hedges, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
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Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Castle Ward, Belfast Famous Black Taxi Tours and Titanic Belfast.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Belfast trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Derry to Belfast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You'll set off for Dublin on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Belfast

#Museums, #Tours, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castle Ward
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Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Belfast Famous Black Taxi Tours ©
Belfast Famous Black Taxi Tours
Castle Ward ©
Castle Ward

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Powerscourt Gardens and House has been added to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Dublin

#Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Powerscourt Gardens and House ©
Powerscourt Gardens and House

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You've added Drummond Gardens, Buchanan Street, St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art and then get a taste of the local shopping with Buchanan Street.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Glasgow online itinerary planner .

Getting from Dublin to Glasgow by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. You'll set off for Fort William on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Glasgow

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Doune Castle, Drummond Gardens
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Stirling Castle ©
Stirling Castle
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
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Buchanan Street

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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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Commando Monument, Old Inverlochy Castle and Neptune's Staircase. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, then pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument, and then explore the historical opulence of Old Inverlochy Castle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fort William road trip planning tool .

Drive from Glasgow to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Glenfinnan.

Things to do in Fort William

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Commando Monument
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Old Inverlochy Castle ©
Old Inverlochy Castle
Commando Monument ©
Commando Monument
Neptune's Staircase ©
Neptune's Staircase

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Glenfinnan, United Kingdom

Glenfinnan ©
Glenfinnan is a hamlet in Lochaber area of the Highlands of Scotland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glenfinnan Viaduct as well as Glenfinnan Monument.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Glenfinnan trip planner .

Glenfinnan is just a short distance from Fort William. In July, daytime highs in Glenfinnan are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Inverness.

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Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glenfinnan Monument ©
Glenfinnan Monument

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes River Ness, Chanonry Point, Balmoral Castle, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Culloden Battlefield, then explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Chanonry Point. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, then take a tour by water with Loch Ness by Jacobite, and then explore the activities along River Ness.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Inverness driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Glenfinnan to Inverness takes 2 hours. July in Inverness sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Balmoral Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Chanonry Point
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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Chanonry Point ©
Chanonry Point
River Ness ©
River Ness

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Midhope Castle, Blackness Castle, The Royal Burgh of Culross, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 28th (Sat), you're off toGlasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

#Historic Sites, #Breweries

Side Trip

The Royal Burgh of Culross
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glasgow Cathedral as well as Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace. On the 28th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace and then steep yourself in history at Glasgow Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip planner .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dublin.

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Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace ©
Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Stephen's Green.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dublin attractions planner.

You can fly from Glasgow to Dublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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St. Stephen's Green ©
St. Stephen's Green

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