17 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Montreal Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Montreal Itinerary

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Montreal, Canada
— 1 day
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
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Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
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Cork, Ireland
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Montreal, Canada

— 1 day

Quebec's Metropolis

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
On the 18th (Sat), look for gifts at La Cour des Arts du Vieux-Montreal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, then get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Montreal trip itinerary builder site.

Vancouver to Montreal is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Vancouver to Montreal, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Vancouver in December, with highs in Montreal at -1°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly to London.

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London, United Kingdom

— 1 night

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 19th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, then admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the London sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Montreal to London in 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to London. When traveling from Montreal in December, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in London: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Glasgow.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 20th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Glasgow Cathedral, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and then take a stroll through Buchanan Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Lomond, and then walk around Kelvingrove Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow road trip planner.

Fly from London to Glasgow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Side Trip

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Fort William, United Kingdom

— 1 day
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. On the 22nd (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, and then appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fort William online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Museums

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Isle of Skye online holiday planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature
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Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom

Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Drumnadrochit holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Drumnadrochit takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Isle of Skye in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Drumnadrochit, with lows around 1°C. On the 24th (Fri), you're off to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Drumnadrochit to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Scotland's Style Capital

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow journey website.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Belfast.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks
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Belfast, United Kingdom

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 26th (Sun), get a sense of history and politics at City Hall.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Belfast trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Belfast takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland

— 2 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 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, and then take a stroll through Temple Bar.

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You can drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Dublin, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Galway, Ireland

— 1 night

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 28th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Galway journey planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Galway, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
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Killarney, Ireland

— 1 night
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney day trip planner.

You can drive from Galway to Killarney in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Galway in December, things will get a bit warmer in Killarney: highs are around 12°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Breweries & Distilleries
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Cork, Ireland

Rebel City

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.
On the 30th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol and then browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cork road trip planning site.

Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to London.

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London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Enjoy London some more: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, and walk around Hyde Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read London road trip planning site.

You can fly from Cork to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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.

Loch Ness Region travel guide

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Castles · Gift & Specialty Shops · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.

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.