21 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
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Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
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Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
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Limerick, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Claddaghduff, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

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 2nd (Fri), meet the residents at Dublin Zoo, then examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Little Museum of Dublin, and finally make a trip to Merrion Square. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Dublin. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in September; daily highs in Dublin reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Galway.
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Galway, Ireland — 2 nights

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 4th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and finally walk around Eyre Square.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Galway online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Belfast.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to City Hall, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Belfast journey maker tool.

Drive from Galway to Belfast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Belfast, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly to Inverness.
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Inverness, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Step out of Inverness to go to Golspie and see Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stroll through Loch Ness, steep yourself in history at Fort George, and get outside with Northern Meeting Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness vacation maker app.

Fly from Belfast to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Inverness when traveling from Belfast in September, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Georgian House, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and finally don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and then see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Falkirk Wheel, and then step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Glasgow are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 1 night

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from Glasgow to Dublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Cork.
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Cork, Ireland — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cork day trip tool.

You can drive from Dublin to Cork in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Killarney.
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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.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip planning tool.

Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Limerick.
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Limerick, Ireland — 2 nights

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at Hunt Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, stop by The Lawrence Collection, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Quin Abbey.

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Drive from Killarney to Limerick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Limerick are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Claddaghduff.
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Claddaghduff, Ireland — 1 night

Claddaghduff is a village in County Galway, Ireland. On the 19th (Mon), make a trip to Killadoon Standing Stone and then step off the mainland to explore Clare Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Fionnghlas Thiar Gallery & Studio, look for gifts at Cottage Handcrafts, and then step off the mainland to explore Omey Island.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Claddaghduff trip planner.

Getting from Limerick to Claddaghduff by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): don't miss a visit to St. Michan's Church, then examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and finally stroll around St Stephens Green.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Claddaghduff to Dublin takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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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.
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