23 days in Cork, Galway & United Kingdom Itinerary

23 days in Cork, Galway & United Kingdom Itinerary

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23 days in Cork, Galway & United Kingdom Itinerary

Bogota, Colombia
Fly + bus:  22​h
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Aviemore, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
Brighton, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train + bus + Fly:  24​h
Bogota, Colombia

2
days
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.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Inchydoney Beach, then stop by Blarney Woollen Mills, and then make a trip to Blarney Castle & Gardens.

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

Bogota, Colombia to Cork is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bogota to Cork is 5 hours. In March, Cork is little chillier than Bogota - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Galway.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Blarney, Killarney National Park, Inchydoney Beach
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Joyce Country Sheepdogs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): stop by Hazel Mountain Chocolates, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dromore Wood Nature Reserve, and then admire the natural beauty at Coole Park.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Galway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Hazel Mountain Chocolates, Dromore Wood Nature Reserve, Joyce Country Sheepdogs, Coole Park
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Joyce Country Sheepdogs
Joyce Country Sheepdogs
Coole Park ©
Coole Park
Hazel Mountain Chocolates ©
Hazel Mountain Chocolates

2
days
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): kick back and relax at Talisker Beach, stop by Isle of Skye Oysters, and then explore the historical opulence of Duntulm Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): stop by Skye Batiks, get outside with Skye Adventure, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Columba's Isle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye travel route planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Galway to Isle of Skye in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Aviemore.

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Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Talisker Beach ©
Talisker Beach
Skye Adventure ©
Skye Adventure
Duntulm Castle ©
Duntulm Castle

2
days
Aviemore, United Kingdom

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, then look for gifts at The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then stop by The Bookmark, and then take a peaceful walk through Anagach Woods.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aviemore trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Isle of Skye to Aviemore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Isle of Skye in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Aviemore. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Grantown-on-Spey, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
River Rafting & Tubing

3
days
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rosslyn Chapel and Scottish Seabird Centre. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jenners Edinburgh and Cranachan & Crowdie. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to Real Mary King's Close, tour the pleasant surroundings at Holyrood Park, and get to know the fascinating history of The Royal Mile.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh driving holiday site .

You can drive from Aviemore to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Scottish Seabird Centre, Rosslyn Chapel
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Grassmarket ©
Grassmarket
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel

3
days
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.
Visit Tower of London and South Bank for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Churchill War Rooms and Westminster. Go for a jaunt from London to Kew to see Royal Botanic Gardens Kew about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, make a trip to Big Ben, and steep yourself in history at Greenwich.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read London trip planner .

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in London can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Brighton.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
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Greenwich ©
Greenwich
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms

3
days
Brighton, United Kingdom

Brighton ©
Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
Visiting East Sussex Falconry and WWT Arundel Wetland Centre will get you outdoors. The Lanes and All Saints Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Bateman's (in Burwash), Petworth House and Park (in Petworth) and West Wittering Beach (in West Wittering). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Parish Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brighton online vacation planner .

Getting from London to Brighton by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Brighton can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Brighton

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

West Wittering Beach, All Saints Church, Petworth House and Park, WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, St. Mary's Parish Church
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West Wittering Beach ©
West Wittering Beach
The Lanes ©
The Lanes
East Sussex Falconry ©
East Sussex Falconry

3
days
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Escape the urban bustle at Farmer Palmer's Farm Park and Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salisbury Cathedral and Sherborne Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from Bournemouth: Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Clarks Village (in Street). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Sandy Cristel.

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Drive from Brighton to Bournemouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Bournemouth are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandy Cristel, Stonehenge, Clarks Village, Farmer Palmer's Farm Park, Sherborne Abbey
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Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach) ©
Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach)
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Salisbury Cathedral ©
Salisbury Cathedral

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