25 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

25 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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25 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 30​min
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Bus -> ferry:  5​h
6
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
7
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
8
Cork, Ireland
— 4 nights
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
plane:  2​h 30​min
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
End: London, United Kingdom


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4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canongate Kirk, Cadenhead's, John Knox House Museum, and other attractions you added. Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Greyfriars Kirk and Edinburgh Old Town.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral
Holyrood Abbey ©
Holyrood Abbey

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Lighthouse, The Tall Ship at Riverside, Kelvingrove Park, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, shop like a local with The Lighthouse, then step aboard The Tall Ship at Riverside, and finally stroll around Kelvingrove Park.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Parks Shopping
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The Lighthouse ©
The Lighthouse
The Tall Ship at Riverside ©
The Tall Ship at Riverside
Kelvingrove Park ©
Kelvingrove Park

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh
To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh route builder .

Take a train from Glasgow to Edinburgh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glasgow Botanic Gardens, George Square and Barras Weekend Market. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): make a trip to George Square, steep yourself in history at Glasgow Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Barras Weekend Market, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip planner .

Take a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral
George Square ©
George Square

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arthur's Seat, Nelson Monument and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, pause for some photo ops at Nelson Monument, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for Belfast.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Museums Shopping
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Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Nelson Monument ©
Nelson Monument

5
nights
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 list of things to see and do now includes Belfast Botanical Gardens, Giant's Ring, Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne, and other attractions.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast online vacation builder .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Belfast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Belfast are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 13th (Sat), you're off toGalway.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Belfast Castle ©
Belfast Castle
Giant's Ring ©
Giant's Ring

4
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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 Naughton's Pub (Tigh Neachtain), Galway's Latin Quarter, Quay Street, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Galway day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Belfast to Galway takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. You will leave for Cork on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Nightlife
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Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church ©
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
Menlo Castle / Blake's Castle ©
Menlo Castle / Blake's Castle

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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.
You've added St. Peter and Paul's Church, The English Market, Elizabeth Fort, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rock of Cashel and Hore Abbey.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cork day trip planning site .

Drive from Galway to Cork in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 21st (Sun), you're off toDublin.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Cashel
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
St Fin Barre's Cathedral ©
St Fin Barre's Cathedral
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey

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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 Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral and appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dublin holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Cork to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

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night
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.
To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the London trip planner .

Fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Nightlife Tours Fun & Games
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